Product Review: AltRider DualControl Brake System

Aug 28, 2017 View Comments by

Adventure and dual-sport riders know that cornering maneuvers involve standing on the footpegs and at times heavily depending on the rear brake. Controlling the rear brake becomes an essential skill to master. The problem with most adventure motorcycles, such as the Tiger 800 XCx, is that they are compromise bikes by definition and lean toward […]

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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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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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Product Review: AltRider KLR 650 Skid Plate Review

Sep 16, 2014 View Comments by

For those wishing to explore the off road capabilities of their Kawasaki KLR 650, the stock plastic skid plate should be replaced with something more substantial. The stock plastic item may be tougher than it looks, but in a rock versus plastic grudge match, my money goes on the rock every time. With something as […]

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Review: PDM-60 Power Distribution Module

Feb 25, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re one of the many touring riders who can’t resist a good farkle or two, or 10, you may have reached the point where your bike’s battery is obscured by the spaghetti-like tangle of wires connected to it. While this setup may be somewhat functional, it’s neither ideal nor particularly safe. And if, heaven […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2014

Dec 22, 2013 View Comments by

In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]

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AltRider’s Taste of Dakar

Feb 16, 2013 View Comments by

Competing in the Dakar will, for most of us, remain a dream for another life. Racing the Dakar requires not only lots of skill and support, but also tens of thousands of dollars and an approved application from the mysterious and secretive selection committee in Paris. Thankfully, though the actual Dakar may be out of […]

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AltRider’s Conserve The Ride 2012

Aug 14, 2012 View Comments by

When I got the call about an adventure ride in central Pennsylvania, it didn’t take me long to decide to attend. Organized by Altrider, manufacturer of heavy-duty bolt-on accessories, and Seven Mountain Conservation Committee (SMCC) the event was all about riding, supporting a cause, and making new friends. The SMCC is dedicated to the promotion […]

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