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Adventure/Dual-Sport Motorcycle News, Reviews and Spotlights

Adventure Motorcycle News

Thursday August 17
Following NiteRider’s recent announcement of the ADV 3600 lighting system for adventure motorcycles, the company announces the ADV 1800 Set, a lightweight, low-profile auxiliary lighting system suitable for adventure, dual-sport,…
Monday August 14
The newest generation of off-road riding apparel is here, exceeding the most demanding requirements ever created. Welcome to KLIM’s new Dakar and Mojave collections—apparel purpose-built with intelligent ventilation, bulletproof materials,…
Thursday August 10
On August 12-13th, 2017, US BMW GS Trophy Team member and REV’IT! sponsored rider, Tom Asher is poised to make history as the first-ever rider to compete with a BMW…

Adventure Gear Reviews

While auxiliary tinted visors, built-in communication systems and quick-release ratcheting chin straps can be convenient, there is something to be said about a lightweight, minimalist layout with well-designed features. The…
Using high quality components and innovative technical features are fundamental to Olympia’s core values. This is reflected in the construction of the X Moto 2 dual-sport and adventure riding suit.…
In SoCal, I’ve just spent a couple of months testing the new Yosemite XDR suit, an all-weather textile touring suit for men that’s cut in a more European style, with…

Adventure Bike Reviews

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…
Un-adorned of touring gear, one might think the lines of the new 1150 Adventure resemble some form of wasp-like cyborg from a Sci-fi thriller. Trimmed down and armored up, the 1150 Adventure's features are intended to make it more of…

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

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…
Do you think those trails you ride during adventure bike weekends, hare scrambles, and enduros cut themselves? Think again. Trail maintenance is often done by small local clubs. It doesn’t…
When I first heard about the Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP), I was part of the planning team for the Pacific Northwest March Moto Madness event of 2016. MRP was an…

Adventure Motorcycle Spotlights

There’s something about motorcycling that draws us to each other—a sense of camaraderie based on friendships and freedom. On the road, that sense becomes magnified—a shared philosophic approach to life…
Adventure motorcycling legend Helge Pedersen is an extremely well-travelled rider and founder of the GlobeRiders adventure touring company. Here is an interview with him from 2015. Stay tuned for more adventures…
Harold Olaf Cecil hasn’t said that he believes in destiny, but if you take a look at his life, it’s clear that everything he’s done has synchronistically brought him to…

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