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May 26, 2017

2017 SWM SuperDual Specs and Photos

ADVMoto recently chatted with Pete Vetrano of Motoman Distibuting, who will be the key importer for the SWM Motorcycles, based in Oak Hills California. Among the full line of dual sports that SWM will offer, the 600cc SuperDual is most exciting for us. Pete tells us that the bike will be available with two different wheel sizes – 19/17 and…
May 23, 2017

Honda Issues Statement of Condolence on the Loss of Nicky Hayden

It is with profound sadness that American Honda marks the passing of longtime Honda racer Nicky Hayden, following a bicycle accident in Italy last Wednesday, May 17.Born to Earl and Rose Hayden in what would be his lifelong hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, on July 30, 1981, Hayden was the middle sibling to Tommy, Jenny, Roger and Kathleen. The family was…
May 22, 2017

Graduates Rave about Baja Rally School

ENSENADA BAJA CA MEXICO- The 3rd session of BAJA RALLY SCHOOL commenced this past weekend and 6 new graduates passed their final exam stage earning certificates signed by off road Godfather & BAJA RALLY Chairman Emeritus, Nico Saad. This brings the total number of certified BRS graduates to 14 for 2017.And the graduates are raving about their experience: Noted Mexican…
May 15, 2017

SPIDI Adds Globetracker Jacket to Adventure Touring Collection

Globetracker is the latest evolution of SPIDI’s world famous adventure touring collection. This EN13595-1 certified waterproof jacket will be your best companion in all the weather conditions and at any latitude. SPIDI tested this garment from Iceland to the Sahara desert with outstanding results. It has been designed by SPIDI Safety Lab with the aim to raise the standards of…
May 12, 2017

Giant Loop Waterproof MotoTrekk Panniers

Adventure proof packing systems and gear innovator Giant Loop brings rack-mounted, waterproof motorcycle soft luggage to virtually any bike and rack system with the new MotoTrekk Panniers. Developed in collaboration with GL's Australian importer, Adventure Moto AU, MotoTrekk Panniers offer rugged, stable, affordable, top-loading solution, crash tested in Australia's Outback. RF-welded roll-top MotoTrekk Panniers measure 21 liters each side, with…
May 11, 2017

CSC's Announces New Lightweight Motorcycle - The RXR

CSC Motorcycles announced their new RXR motorcycle this week, a no-frills variant of their iconic RX3 adventure touring motorcycle. The new RXR has the same powertrain, chassis, seat, wheels, and bodywork as the RX3, but it does not include luggage, top case, rear rack, engine and rear frame guards, body panel decals, passenger footpegs, and front fork panels. The RXR…
May 10, 2017

STS Universal Self Cancelling Turn Signals

Two million crashes happen every year in the USA due to the misuse of turn signals. Although motorcycle riders represent a small group of this statistic, 40 % of all riders endanger themselves and others by forgetting to cancel their signals. In an automobile, every time a driver rotates the steering wheel back into its original position, the turn signal…
May 09, 2017

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Exhaust and Fender Eliminator

New for 2017 is the Kawasaki Versys-X 300, an entry level adventure bike that is sure to make waves in the ADV market. Derived from the iconicNinja 300 platform, the Versys-X 300 is going to be a sure fire performer! No stranger to the Ninja 300 or ADV bikes, we set off to not only lighten up the back end…
May 08, 2017

Chris Birch Goes Big Bike Racing

A simple YouTube search is enough to convince anyone that Chris Birch can ride the wheels off KTM’s big adventure bikes. This year, the Austrian company brings its latest 1090 Adventure R to the market, the same bike Birch plans to compete with at the Hellas Rally in Greece. Afterwards, he’ll enter the Iron Class at Red Bull Romanics in…
May 03, 2017

Touratech Destino Riding Boot

On a long-distance motorcycle adventure the rider faces a lot of changes in terrain, weather and circumstance. Whatever the situation, the rider wants to be as prepared as possible and the optimum footwear is paramount. That’s why Touratech developed the Destino Adventure Boot. It’s a riding boot designed to excel on pavement, over distance, through dirt, mud and water. The…

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