Metzeler’s Karoo 3 Tires for Enduros

Jun 08, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s Karoo 3 are a new concept of adventure and enduro on/off tires dedicated to off-road expeditions. The tires feature improved off-road traction and on-road stability, and excellent mileage. Suitable for light and heavy enduros, the Karoo 3s are available in three front and six rear sizes. The tires boast a new tread pattern, larger […]

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DirtDaze Rally to Offer Most Adventure Bike Demos in the U.S.

May 22, 2017 View Comments by

DirtDaze will feature the most adventure bike demo rides of any event in the U.S. Suzuki, Ducati, Beta, Zero, and AJP will be onsite offering demos on pavement and single-track routes. BMW, Yamaha, and Honda will offer off-site demos on pavement. This year’s event is June 7-10, 2017. The rally, held on 53 private acres, offers great adventure […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2017 Comes to Central Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017 View Comments by

This Fourth of July weekend, AltRider is inviting riders to join Conserve the Ride 2017 and experience some of the best adventure riding the East Coast has to offer. With an all-new location in Palmerton, PA, at the Blue Mountain Resort, this three-day getaway will offer routes for riders of every skill level. From winding dirt trails in […]

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Review: Touratech Aventuro Carbon Helmet

Apr 21, 2017 View Comments by

Touratech is well known for its efforts to equip adventure riders with the right stuff, from shock absorbers to crash bars, even all-weather riding gear. Helmets are a relatively new offering from the Bavarian-based supplier. As part of their first installment, the Aventuro carbon helmet nails the needs of adventure riders. That’s no easy task. […]

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New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route: The Desert Crucible

Apr 04, 2017 View Comments by

The art of creating Damascus steel, that extraordinary blade with the wavy design seen in antique knives and swords from the Middle East, is lost to mankind. Speculation suggests multiple layers of metals were forged, folded, and welded together to form a single blade of exceptional quality. Certain aspects of adventure travel have a similar […]

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Sidetracked: My Brother’s Keeper, A “Lost” Art

Mar 11, 2017 View Comments by

Getting lost in the backcountry is no joke. Whose job is it to keep the group together when the ride leaves the pavement? What responsibility does the individual have? “Where’s Rick?” asks Ken, our ride leader. Our group of 11 men is on the way to Copper Canyon, Mexico. It’s springtime and it’s hot this […]

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14th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally Details Announced

Dec 09, 2016 View Comments by

Due to popular demand, KTM’s three-day rally will return to the picturesque village of Crested Butte for a second time. Entering its 14th year, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is an opportunity for riders of all skill levels to learn from and ride with adventurers from all over the world. Designed for KTM Adventure and Enduro […]

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Motorcycle Navigation: Navigating Off-Road with Digital Topo Maps

Aug 02, 2016 View Comments by

Barry is an expert yacht builder and adventure motorcyclist from Maine. Although we share many similarities and a passion for riding, in many ways he is my alter ego. I’m always trying to be on the cutting edge of digital technology, surrounded by e-stuff as I design and develop complex software for a living, whereas […]

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Pirelli SCORPION
 Trail II Review

Dec 30, 2015 View Comments by

Pirelli’s new SCORPION Trail II tire lineup is designed for the latest generation of adventure touring and enduro street motorcycles and is a direct successor of the previous SCORPION Trail series. They were developed for models such as the Aprilia Caponord, BMW R 1200 GS, Ducati Multistrada, Honda Crosstourer (VFR1200X in the U.S. market), Kawasaki […]

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2016 Honda VFR1200X: Another Adventure Bike?

Oct 24, 2015 View Comments by

Four New Hondas to be Unveiled– With all the recent hype and anticipation surrounding the forthcoming 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, it came as a bit of a surprise when Honda announced that it would be releasing another all-new adventure bike for 2016. In fact, Honda will be offering a full range of adventure bikes […]

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CSC RX-3 Cyclone: The $3,000 ADV Bike

Sep 28, 2014 View Comments by

Yes, it’s made in China. So are a lot of things. Does that mean it’s value priced and built cheaply? Well the jury’s still out on the build quality, but the price sure is right. The “it” we’re talking about is the RX-3 Cyclone. Its current price is only $2,895 for bikes in the first […]

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