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Until now, BMW Motorrad has applied the “Adventure” moniker only to its large GS models with Boxer engines. In mid-June, however, that changes with the debut of the all-new 2014 BMW F800GS Adventure, a bike designed to be better in the dirt than a standard F800GS while also being a much-improved touring rig. So, what [...]
Our Super Ténéré is already approaching 14,000 miles (well past the planned 10,000), a clear indication that mileage comes easy on this popular adventure-tourer. Constantly in motion as a commuter, weekend explorer and photo-chase bike, the big Yamaha has burned through another set of tires. Avon’s Distanzias lasted 7300 miles and provided good on- and [...]
2014 Triumph Explorer XC – First Ride Hightailing it around the Scottish Highlands on the Brit’s newest adventure bike.
It’s all about the whiskey and the wool here in the Scottish Highlands…and of course, the wide-open spaces that nurture the requisite barley and sheep. Those same rolling hills and lush glens are also brilliant for adventuring. Just ask James Bond. And Triumph Motorcycle’s product manager, Simon Warburton, who’s invited us to the top floor [...]
The exotic island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean has always intrigued Herbert Schwarz. Since 1979, this founder of Touratech has traveled on different motorcycles all over the world, but never on this large island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. Since its separation from the Gondwana supercontinent 180 million years ago, Madagascar has [...]
Essential Knots For Adventure Bike Riders Tow a bike, pitch your tent, or secure a ruptured pannier!
A screwdriver, pliers, hammer and Crescent wrench may not a toolkit make, but with them, you’re off to a darn good start. Same with these knots. Sailors and mountain climbers may require more specialized options, but with these essentials, you’ll be able to tow a bike, pitch your tent, secure a ruptured pannier or lash [...]