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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Motorcycle Navigation: Mounting a GPS Device to Your Motorcycle, Part 2

Dec 19, 2016 View Comments by

In the previous article I described a generic multi-layer mounting stack that can be applied to any combination of GPS device and motorcycle. I also highlighted the importance of selecting a good mounting location and recommended the heads-up display (HUD) position. The recommended design approach for mounting a GPS is to start with the bottom […]

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Combining Hobbies with Riding: Photography

Aug 17, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite […]

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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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2015 Touratech Rally

Feb 16, 2015 View Comments by

Like other types of motorcyclists, adventure riders tend to enjoy gathering together to share their passion for off-road riding, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. One such opportunity for this sort of camaraderie will come June 25–28 in the mountain town of Plain, WA, at the 2015 Touratech Rally. Touratech, for those who don’t know, […]

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Backcountry Discovery Routes Membership Program

Dec 07, 2014 View Comments by

If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER Magazine for a while you’re probably familiar with the Backcountry Discovery Routes non-profit organization. BDR’s goal is to scout out off road paths that traverse entire states and to ensure that these routes are preserved for the use of adventure enthusiasts for years to come. To date RoadRUNNER Magazine has […]

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Review: Touratech Stainless Steel Headlight Guard, GD Hand Guards, and Handlebar Risers for Kawasaki KLR650

Jun 16, 2014 View Comments by

The Kawasaki KLR650 is one of the most versatile motorcycles ever produced, but it does have some off-road weaknesses that need to be addressed. Touratech, a world leader in touring and adventure-oriented aftermarket accessories, offers an extensive array of products for many motorcycles including the KLR. I selected three Touratech items: the headlight guard, hand […]

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Review: Touratech Locking Oil Filler Cap for 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure

May 28, 2014 View Comments by

Sometimes I think that access to the Touratech website should be regulated like a controlled substance, because once I’m in there it’s hard to resist all of the nifty accessories for sale—especially the ones for adventure bikes. When traveling in sketchy areas, which adventure riders sometimes do, the possibility of someone doing harm to your […]

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BMW R 1200 GS Plug & Travel Suspension from Touratech

Apr 21, 2014 View Comments by

Upgrading the suspension is a popular modification for many motorcyclists, especially adventure riders who want to get the most out of their big bore machines. For owners of the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, perhaps the most intriguing suspension option is Touratech’s innovative Plug & Play set up. What makes this system unique is […]

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Comparing KTM’s 1190 Adventure R and 990 Baja Edition

Oct 24, 2013 View Comments by

Lately we’ve been giving KTM’s new 1190 Adventure quite a bit of love, and its combination of power, dirt performance, and touring ability certainly warrants it, but how does it stack up against its predecessor? Check out Touratech’s video comparison below to find out.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, […]

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Back Country Discovery Routes

Oct 30, 2012 View Comments by

Wanting to preserve the ability to cross large parts of the country off-road, Paul Guillien and Tom Myers of Touratech USA along with Rob Watt, Bryce Stevens, Justin Bradshaw, and Sterling Noren have created a non-profit organization called Back Country Discovery Routes. The 501c(4) organization aims to forge off-road trails across entire states using public […]

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