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Adventure Rider Training Expeditions

ADV Training Expeditions: Develop your Off-Road Riding Skills and Confidence!

ADV Training Expeditions: Develop your Off-Road Riding Skills and Confidence!

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Whether you are a seasoned street rider looking to build your off-road skills from the ground-up, an intermediate ADV rider wanting to take your technique to the next level, or a local rider lacking confidence to take that epic dream ride into remote territories and foreign countries, you've come to the right place! 

FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS. The difference between a novice rider, an intermediate rider and an expert rider, is their level of mastery, finesse and confidence with the basic fundamentals. These basic fundamentals translate across all aspects and levels of riding, and that is what we will work on. 

"Practice makes perfect," as the old saying goes, and that's why our Training Expeditions weave together key training drills with exciting adventure riding in real world scenarios while enjoying beautiful scenic landscapes. Instead of just riding around a closed course with imitation obstacles, we ride on real terrain, stopping to work on specific techniques in a variety of situations. Our expert instructors will be with you coaching and encouraging you every step of the way. 

We're going to hone your technique and build your confidence for what lies ahead, just like was discussed in some of the videos in our Adventure Motorcycle Training Series on YouTube:

  • 4 Ways to Turn Your Adventure Motorcycle Around - Whether you have plenty of time available, or a hungry bear is about to charge, let's work on 4 great ways to get your bike headed the opposite direction.
  • How to "Bounce" Your Adventure Bike - Almost nothing gets in your way when the right timing, traction, suspension dynamics, and body movements are considered properly in anticipation of what lies ahead.
  • Mastering Hillclimbs - The most fun aspect of riding for many of us, don't get turned around by forgetting "your 2 best friends" on every hillclimb. We'll make sure you can conquer what your bike is capable of.
  • 6 Essential Riding Techniques - The simple, useful, and fun little moves we make, from pressuring the footpegs, to floating the front wheel, and "steering with your rear." Let's have a blast exploring the incredible array of options that come with owning or riding an adventure bike. 
  • When and Why You Should Stand while riding an ADV Motorcycle - Let's consider during each of our training sessions how you can best choose the right body position for each situation. 

Itinerary

*Reminder: Please only come to our training with complete and proper riding gear, fully-protected knees, ankles/shins, elbows, helmet and all. Exactly copying Eric’s Ultimate All-Weather Set-Up from this video is not necessary, but think about your own safety, and that training off-pavement often involves a tumble or two. Also consider the points in our “9 Motorcycle Riding Gear Mistakes” video, and do some testing and break that gear in before you arrive!

ARRIVAL DAY

  • Arrive in (training location), the earlier the better! 
  • 5:30 PM - Rental Customers: Meet with RIDE staff to sign rental contracts. Remember to bring your riding gear and motorcycle license, as you’ll be riding back to your hotel on the rental bike!! 
  • 6:00 PM - (Optional) Informal Meet & Greet, food and drinks. 

 

RIDE EXPEDITION DAY 1: FOCUSING ON THE FUNDAMENTALS 

  • 8:00 AM - Please come fully geared-up with full fuel tanks and lunch packed, ready to RIDE!
    • Enjoy a coffee, espresso and pastries
    • Bring your snacks/lunch and hydration for lunch  on the trail! 
    • Motorcycle fitment & adjustment
  • 8:45 AM - Pre-ride briefing
  • 9:00 AM - Kickstands up, let’s RIDE!!! 
  • 1:00 PM - Lunch - On the trail, don’t forget to pack snacks & plenty of water!
  • 4:00 PM - Back to meeting area
  • 6:00 PM - (Optional) Dinner  -  for those interested in dining together after a fun day on the trails.

RIDE EXPEDITION DAY 2:  REINFORCING THE FUNDAMENTALS

  • 8:00 AM - Please come fully geared-up with full fuel tanks and lunch packed, ready to RIDE!
    • Enjoy a coffee, espresso and pastries 
    • Bring your snacks/lunch and hydration  for lunch  on the trail!
    • Review & Discussion of previous days events and what lies ahead 
  • 8:45 AM - Pre-ride briefing
  • 9:00 AM - Kickstands up, let’s RIDE!!! 
  • 1:00 PM - Lunch - On the trail, don’t forget to pack snacks & water!
  • 4:00 PM - Back to the meeting area
  • 6:00 PM - (Optional) Dinner  -  for those interested in dining together after another fun day on the trails.

DEPARTURE DAY

  • We invite you to stay and RIDE more to continue mastering your new skills while enjoying the incredible riding and landscapes in the area,  otherwise you are free to go.
    ***If you wish to rent a motorcycle to continue riding, make sure to reserve extra rental days with us, but be sure to do so in advance!

THANK YOU for spending your weekend with us and we look forward to being a part of your next adventure!

Bikes Available

2019+ Honda CB500x

2019+ Honda CB500x

Another recent assertion by Honda Motorcycles into the Adventure Riding world, riders seeking a compact-sized adventure bike have been raving about the CB500X. With plenty of power emanating from the parallel-twin engine, and an agile disposition, everything from paved twisties to gravel, dirt, and sand can be conquered with this fun adventuring option. Starting in 2019 with the 19" front wheel, this bike has proven itself for us in places like Patagonia, and will be a great option for riders exploring beyond.

  • Wet Weight - 430lbs
  • Seat Height - 32.7 inches
  • Fuel Capacity - 4.6 gal

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Seat Height:
32.7 in
Curb Weight:
430lbs
Fuel Capacity:
4.6 gal
Displacement:
471cc Parallel Twin
Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin

Finally, the return of a legend! The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda has been talked about for years, finally making itself available in various markets around the world in 2015. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. 

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Seat Height:
33.5/34.3 in
Curb Weight:
511 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.96 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Finally, the return of a legend, and this version, a little bit more prepared for long adventure rides than it's smaller twin. The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda finally became available in rental fleets around the world in 2015, forever winning our hearts over with incredible reliability while being extremely fun to ride the first few seasons. This "Adventure Sports" version is about an inch taller with 1.5 gallons greater fuel capacity than the standard Africa Twin. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and routes.

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Seat Height:
35.4/36.2 in
Curb Weight:
533 lb
Fuel Capacity:
6.4 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+)

Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+)

Just a few years after this legendary bike was reintroduced as a 1000cc world traveler in 2016, Honda made the Africa Twin CRF 1100 just a little bit better starting the 2020 model year. With four-valve Unicam® cylinder heads atop a 22.5degree parallel-twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. An upgraded electronics package vs. the previous version includes cruise control, a 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit,) and a 6.5 inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth integration. Pack it up for a long trip, or take the bags off for a day on the trails, nothing but fun lies ahead!

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Seat Height:
33.5/34.3 in
Curb Weight:
505 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.0 gal
Displacement:
1084 cc
KTM 790 Adventure

KTM 790 Adventure

Among the most highly-anticipated adventure bike releases we've seen in recent years, KTM's 790 Adventure has burst onto the scene and filled a much-needed space as a mid-weight, luggage packable, extremely fun riding option. With 799 cc's of power available from down low to the top end, either pack up for a multi-week adventure ride, or take the luggage off and have a blast in the dirt. Features like the slipper clutch, switchable ABS, and that agility KTM's are so famous for make for one incredible all-around adventure bike.

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Seat Height:
33.5/32.7 in / 851/831 mm
Curb Weight:
464 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.3 gal / 20 L
Displacement:
799 cc
KTM 790 Adventure R

KTM 790 Adventure R

The bike that adventure riders just about couldn't wait to see released, KTM's 790 Adventure R has burst onto the scene and filled a much-needed space as a mid-weight, luggage packable, extremely fun riding option. This "R" version still has 799 cc's of power available from down low to the top end, and also a bit more suspension travel  to gobble-up the whoops or uneven terrains riders will come across on their epic voyage. Either pack up for a multi-week adventure ride, or take the luggage off and have a blast in the dirt. Features like the slipper clutch, switchable ABS, and that agility KTM's are so famous for make for one incredible all-around adventure bike.

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Seat Height:
34.6 in / 879 mm
Curb Weight:
464 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.3 gal / 20 L
Displacement:
799 cc
Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha Ténéré 700

This highly-anticipated "masterpiece of value" has finally been released, giving dual sport adventure riders around the world one more incredible middle-weight adventure bike to choose from. With 73+ smooth, linear horsepower pouring through one of most beautiful exhaust notes out there, the Ténéré 700's unique anti-squat design puts that power into the ground, instead of into the rear shock. The result is one of the best handling, adventure bikes on the market, all backed by typical Yamaha-reliability. Take this agile machine on short trips or long, paved twisties or dirt roads, and know that this may be as close to the "perfect" adventure bike as we have seen in a while. With an attractive entry price, and corresponding rental rate, we expect the number of Ténéré 700's in our fleet operations to grow steadily and remain a factor for a long time. 

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Seat Height:
34.4 in / 874mm
Curb Weight:
452 lb / 205kg
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
689 cc