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Friday October 20
Open-Explorers, Daniel Rintz and Josephine Flohr, have just returned from another three years on the road traversing Africa and the Americas. As a filmmaker, Daniel originally set off in 2008…
Wednesday October 18
Since ADVMoto couldn't be in Austria for the 2018 KTM Freeride E-XC Media Launch, we did the next best thing and attended their digital media launch. KTM's global marketing team…
Thursday October 12
Forcefield Action Shorts The Forcefield Action Shorts are a unique mix of CE approved body armour and next to skin technical base layer shorts, designed for maximum protection and comfort.…

Adventure Gear Reviews

I used to work at a motorcycle dealership where part of my job was to help outfit riders. As I escorted customers down the helmet aisle, we’d talk about how…
Each year the motorcycle industry introduces all sorts of new, innovative safety products and riding gear, providing us with more choices and better protection than ever before. One area I…
In these modern times of efficiency, performance and streamlining, do you really need eight inches of lighting power for your dual-sport or enduro? Don’t be surprised if seven inches does…

Adventure Bike Reviews

The last time we met Tom Nolan, he was given a perfect specimen from which to build a one-of-a-kind XR650 Rally convertible —The Big Rally Pig (ADVMoto Sept. 2015, No. 88)—that doubles as a racer and dual-sport overlander. It’s been…
Many thought it was odd that I would buy an RX-3 when I had an R1200GS in the stable. But when this bike was announced, I was immediately hooked. The RX-3 is a 250cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected adventure bike imported by…
$5,400 and 300cc's of power can get you more than ever with Kawasaki's new Versys-X 300.  With two days and several hundred miles of the finest Utah roads and landscapes, we found the highs and lows of Kawasaki's latest addition…

Adventure Bike Guides

With all sorts of adventure bike options ranging from simple, air cooled dual sports to race proven, liquid cooled powerhouses, the adventure bikes in this class can do almost everything. Best of all, many of these can be resold at…
With more power than the smaller bikes and less weight than the bigger adventure bikes midweight 400cc dual-sport motorcycles can be exciting performers off road. Add some luggage and you’ve got the recipe for serious backcountry adventure potential on these…
Don’t be discouraged by small displacement motorcycles. Many of these adventure/dual-sport models are beginner friendly, fun for experienced riders and won’t let you down. These bikes were chosen because they span the versatile middle of the dirt-to street-friendly spectrum and…

Adventure Ride Spotlights

Until recently, I’d only limited experience riding on ice. After acquiring a set of studded Mitas tires I was able to ride in local wooded areas near my home in…
On a Friday morning in Lancaster, CA, we had eight riders loaded up and ready to head out to the Mojave Desert to begin a 3-day dirt bike adventure. Some…
There’s something about waking up to rain on a tent that makes it difficult to find motivation for the day ahead. It’s a simple peacefulness that I don’t often appreciate…

Adventure Motorcycle Spotlights

When you dream about adventure riding, your mind hardly wanders to the “big city” of Jacksonville, Florida. But in those dreams you’ll want to ride in comfort and style…. Meet…
Sterling Noren has a story to tell. Several actually, and you’ve heard at least one of them if you’ve watched any of Helge Pedersen’s Globe Riders films or the Backcountry…
Family Off-Road Adventures (FORA) is best known for organizing and promoting the Yosemite Adventure Tour and the Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure, which are held in Northern California each spring and…

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