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Adventure Motorcycle News

Tuesday May 23
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…
Monday May 22
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…
Monday May 15
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…

Adventure Gear Reviews

Between the sections of tight singletrack we’re thundering over sandy whoops in a dust cloud that feels like it might as well be a desert race. I’ve got a few…
The stock Honda Africa Twin Showa suspension has been praised for how well it works off road as well as its decent handling on the road. But once you start…
Over an 8,000-mile assessment on and off road in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, the elements have had relentless opportunity to throw every kind of abuse imaginable at the Rukka…

Adventure Bike Reviews

$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…
Riding motorcycles is all about staying in balance. So is designing and buying them. When you decide to buy a new KTM 1090 Adventure R it will be mainly because it was designed for the purist adventure rider who rides…

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 Rider Spotlights

Al Jesse has been making motorcycle specific luggage since ... well since they weren’t available. In 1985 he planned a trip through Europe into Africa, via the Paris-Dakar route. During…
Want to improve your off-road riding skills? Some riders grew up blasting from berm to berm on dirt bikes while others got their introductions to the world of two-wheeled freedom…
After two months of riding our native Mexico, the time had come. Today we would venture north of the border. It was a warm morning in San Felipe, Baja California…

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