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September 11, 2017

Family Off Road Adventures: Charitable Team and Creators of the Yosemite Tour

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 fall, but it also raises funds for charity. " started with some friends riding Jawbone Canyon,” says FORA founder Lawrence Borgens. "We got together each year to ride in the…
September 11, 2017

Inside Look: RideOnADV Custom Adventure Bike Parts

Jaxon Fyffe is a wild card. I'd been trying to interview him for a month, and when we finally connected it was because he'd had an ATV accident and was forced to sit still for a few days. Bruised and battered, but still laughing about it, he related what a wild ride this business of motorcycling has been.Jaxon Fyffe is…
August 29, 2017

Winning Dakar: Inside KTM Racing

KTM’s racing success is hard to dispute, it’s at the very heart of their machines—both on- and off-road. ADVMoto wanted to find out what has made KTM’s Dakar racing team the most winning brand in recent years. Going straight to the horse’s mouth, we spoke with Alex Doringer, KTM’s Dakar team manager, to get his thoughts on how the Big…
August 14, 2017

MotoStays - The Hosts with the Most

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 that’s sometimes difficult to put a finger on but one we know is there. Organizations like Couch Surfing, AirBnB, Uber, Freecycle.org, take advantage of the “sharing economy,” in which participants…
July 31, 2017

Helge Pedersen GlobeRiders Interview

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 including the Himalayan Expeditions at GlobeRiders.com In 2015, adventure motorcycle touring icon Helge Pedersen embarked upon two more challenging and exciting rides with GlobeRiders. In January, Pedersen brought his 2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure into the TouratechUSA headquarters and…
July 18, 2017

Behind the Scenes at Giant Loop

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 where he is now. Throughout his career he’s accumulated the sales, marketing, business, and media skills to be an entrepreneur, although he didn’t set out to be one. His family is…
June 29, 2017

Cogent Dynamics Suspension Specialists

Suspension: Done wrong, it not only feels sloppy but also endangers the rider; done right, it transforms a motorcycle into a remarkably more responsive and safer machine. If your bike’s suspension is terrible or less than optimum, a significant suspension upgrade can make a radical difference—often turning a mediocre ride into a keeper. I don’t use the word “remarkable” loosely.…
June 29, 2017

VIP Bike Rentals in Hanoi: More than a Bike Shop

Australian Andrew Souto first visited Vietnam in 2005. Although he came as a tourist, he had his heart set on volunteering. “At the time, they needed doctors, nurses and other professionals, but I’m just a mechanic,” he explained. “So I decided to just travel around the country and see what would happen. During that trip I met a director of…
June 28, 2017

Rally Management Services: An Interview with Dave Peckham

What are Dave Peckham’s fantasies? To buy farmland in Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula to raise goats and make cheese… to live sustainably, comfortably and quietly with his wife… and oh—to take his underdog racing team, Rally Pan Am, to every podium around the globe! According to Dave, he broke into the off-road riding scene “a little late in the game.” But he has striven to…