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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Review: Sidi Adventure Rain and GORE-TEX Boots

Oct 17, 2015 View Comments by

High End Adventure Footwear from Sidi – Sidi Adventure boots are widely considered the gold standard for durable on and off-road touring footwear. Whether on the bike or walking, I never felt hindered by their formidable protection. An articulating ankle system makes walking a simple task while providing plenty of protection against hyperextension during a […]

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12th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally (video)

Oct 14, 2015 View Comments by

The Epitome of ADV Riding – The KTM Adventure Rally is one of the nation’s premiere motorcycle adventure touring events. Held from September 18–20 in Crested Butte, CO, the rally included some of the biggest names in off-road riding including Jimmy Lewis, Mike Lafferty, Russell Bobbitt, Chris Filmore, Andrew Short, and Quinn Cody. 2015 marks […]

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TraX Adventure Series Luggage Now Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2015 View Comments by

The Latest from SW-MOTECH – The next generation of adventure oriented motorcycle luggage from SW-MOTECH has now arrived on our shores. The TraX Adventure series is an upgrade over the previous EVO line of side cases. According to SW-MOTECH engineers the new bags are stronger, more durable, easier to carry off the bike, and offer […]

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Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by

Budget Friendly Adventure Gear – I wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. […]

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Honda Releases Specs for the 2016 CRF1000L

Aug 04, 2015 View Comments by

The Lowdown on the New Africa Twin – We announced the resurrection of the Honda’s famed Africa Twin awhile back, but details on the all-new 1,000cc adventure bike from Big Red were scarce. Now we have a bit more to reveal about the new machine. Firstly, and this is no surprise, the CRF1000L will be […]

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World Traveler Allan Karl is Back on the Road

Jul 13, 2015 View Comments by

The World Rider Hits the Road Again – Allan Karl, the special guest speaker at last year’s RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend and author of the motorcycle adventure book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, is exploring again. If you’ve read Forks you know that Karl has a pension for adventure and story telling. His […]

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Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

Jul 04, 2015 View Comments by

An Ideal Camping Companion – When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]

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Overland Expo West 2015

Jun 18, 2015 View Comments by

Off-road Warriors Unite! – I recently had the opportunity to attend what is billed as “The premier event for overland adventure travel” otherwise known as the Overland Expo. Held for the third year in a row in Flagstaff, AZ, the Expo offers plenty to see and do for those of us who like to stray […]

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Redverz Solo Expedition Tent

May 30, 2015 View Comments by

Just for You and Your Bike – Redverz is famous for making tents not just for people, but for motorcycles too. The Redverz Atacama Expedition II, for instance, can fit up to three people and one fully loaded adventure bike. As nice as the Atacama’s roominess is, it’s a bit of overkill for a solo […]

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Coming Soon: The Honda CRF1000L

May 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Africa Twin is Back! – Honda’s Africa Twin is a legendary bike that’s been out of production for a dozen years or so now. The motorcycling world has missed the Dakar bred dual sport since its departure, especially with the rise in popularity of the adventure segment over the last few years. Well, the […]

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Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments by

Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]

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AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally

Apr 16, 2015 View Comments by

Adventure riding and off-road enthusiasts will want to mark June 12-14 on their calendars as the dates of AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally. Conserve the Ride will be held in central Pennsylvania where riders will enjoy around 160 miles of trail riding. Participants will pitch their tents on Woodward Caves Campground for the three-day […]

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Book Review – FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection by Allan Karl

Mar 17, 2015 View Comments by

It seems like there could be an entire section of a library or bookstore devoted to motorcycle travel books. Perhaps it’s the legacy of Ted Simon’s famous work Jupiter’s Travels that has created the abundance of motorcycle travel literature over the past few decades. Nevertheless, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS, manages to stand out in the […]

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Review: KLIM Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants

Mar 08, 2015 View Comments by

KLIM serves the premium motorcycling market with a full line of high-tech adventure riding gear. The Badlands Pro Jacket and Pants are sleekly styled, comfortable, and with their high-end armor and durable GORE-TEX three-layer shell, provide significant rider protection. Jacket Some of the more notable features of the jacket include: Viper Pro Level II back […]

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