Yamaha Chase the Next Horizon on the Ténéré 700 World Raid

May 09, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha’s commitment to the adventure segment is as extensive as it is impressive. The first bike ever to win the Paris to Dakar Rally was the Yamaha XT500. Not only was it the first bike to win the Dakar Rally, it was the first vehicle to win it outright. Initially, the rally had no separate […]

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Interview with Eliza Massey: Solo Through the World

Aug 12, 2014 View Comments by

Eliza Massey set out to travel the world on her BMW G 650 GS on October 11, 2012. Her mission was to spread awareness and raise funds for African aid, and Women for Women, while seeing and interacting with people all over the planet. Since her departure, she has journeyed from her hometown of Hope, […]

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Book Review: Down and Out in Patagonia, Kamchatka, and Timbuktu

Jun 02, 2014 View Comments by

Though it’s generally a no no, sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. In the case of Down and Out by Dr. Gregory Frazier, the cover image of a motorcycle lying on its side on a sandy “road” is a fitting and accurate visual representation of the book’s content. Dr. Frazier refers to […]

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Book Review: Anxiety Across the Americas, A Great Read

Nov 10, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always ridden in all kinds of weather and don’t always pack rain gear so I keep a book stowed in my saddlebag for those times when I need to sit out a storm or just want to stop for a hot cup of coffee, get warm, and take a break. Generally my book choices […]

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2014 Harley-Davidson Street 500 and Street 750: Liquid Cooling and Smaller Engines

Nov 05, 2013 View Comments by

In a dramatic follow up to last summer’s Project Rushmore, Harley-Davidson has unveiled two additions to their Dark Custom lineup aimed at young, urban riders. The Street 750 and Street 500 represent the first all new platform from the Motor Company in more than a decade. Powering the bikes are Harley’s new Revolution X liquid […]

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Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928-1936

Mar 15, 2013 View Comments by

Long before there was Ewan and Charley (and their film and support crews) there was Zoltán and Gyula. In the years between the world wars, the two Hungarian boys set out to see the world and chose a sidecar equipped Harley-Davidson to carry them. The trip lasted almost eight years and took them through 68 […]

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BMW Ride of Your Life Contest

Nov 27, 2012 View Comments by

In an effort to publicly prove the enduro mettle of their new for 2013 R 1200 GS, BMW is staging a contest to send five lucky (and experienced) enduro riders on five different adventures: Asia, New Zealand, Africa, America, and Europe. The riders will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges from amongst the […]

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Our Pet

May 06, 2012 View Comments by

One of my all-time favorite movies is Creator (1985), starring Peter O’Toole. It’s a quirky film that appeals to my nostalgic and sympathetic nature. The main character (Dr. Harry Wolper) is talking longingly of his late wife when he says: “When Lucy and I first met, Paul, the world was a pet. It came along […]

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