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2021 Yamaha Tenere 700: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on June 19, 2021

The new Yamaha Ténéré 700 borrows its name from the Tuareg languages of Northern Africa: “Ténéré” meaning either “desert” or “solitude” depending on the context in the region. 

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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots for Every Riding Style

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 7, 2021

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I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the term “adventure motorcycle boots” I’d have some pretty gnarly flashbacks to the kind of gear my old man wore on his 1100 GS back in the day.

You know the kind I’m talking about: Boots that look right at home with a one-piece Roadcrafter and a Schuberth Helmet. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those pieces of gear, of course. They’re both high-quality brands on the cutting edge of geriatric style. 

Thankfully nowadays, when we shop for adventure motorcycle boots, we’re looking at some of the most stylish, protective, and well-rounded motorcycle footwear on the market. But where do we even begin to decide on the right boot for our riding style?

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The Best Adventure Motorcycle Gear For Any RIDE

Posted by RIDE Adventures on April 3, 2021

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We often get comments on our page and YouTube channel asking what kind of adventure motorcycle gear we depend on when we’re guiding motorcycle tours on long trips well off the beaten path. 

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The Best (and Worst) Times to Be Standing on a Motorcycle

Posted by Eric Lange on March 1, 2021

There’s an old adage out there often repeated by motorcycle riders and (sadly) even a handful of off-road riding schools about standing on a motorcycle that says “If you’re off pavement, you should be on your feet.

In this article, we’re going to discuss why that’s not the “hard-and-fast” rule that it’s often made out to be.

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Motorcycle Bags: Which System Is Right for You?

Posted by Garrett Galván on October 31, 2020

Unlike mankind according to the Declaration of Independence, not all motorcycle bags are created equal. When it comes to motorcycle luggage there are many different options and, while they all serve the same essential function of storing and protecting your precious cargo, they accomplish that function in unique ways. Each with its own pros and cons. When choosing which bags are right for you, you must first decide on which type: Motorcycle Soft Bags or Hard Cases

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2020 Africa Twin Review: All You Need to Know

Posted by Adam Eckert on June 15, 2020

The explosion of the big-bore adventure bike segment over the past decade has brought us new releases from nearly every major manufacturer, but few bikes caused the stir that Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin did upon its announcement and introduction in 2016.

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Our Position and Status of Operations regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Eric Lange on April 23, 2020

As our world is faced with a challenge somewhat unique to any previously endured, motorcycle riders will still ride. Whether by breaking rules of quarantine and going for a joy ride, or doing so for work or food, it's going to happen. It's what we do.

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SHOEI HORNET X2 Review – The Best Dual Sport Helmet Yet?

Posted by Garrett Galván on March 17, 2020

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Dual sport riders are no doubt a unique bunch. After all, the adventurous bikes we enjoy have to pull double duty when piloted by riders with the skills and knowledge to cover a variety of terrains. As such, the rest of the riding gear we depend on, from head to toe, needs to be appropriate for a wide variety of scenarios we get ourselves into. 

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2019 KTM 790 Adventure Review: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Garrett Galván on February 11, 2020

The new KTM 790 Adventure presents an excellent mix of on-road comfort with sporty handling, and off-road capability. Consider it a slightly more pavement-focused version of KTM’s new flagship bike that is the 790 Adventure R model.

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The Best off Road GPS Combo That Never Let Me Down

Posted by Adam Eckert on January 20, 2020

When I first began planning the ride that would become a four-month, 13,000-mile trip through the southern United States, nearly all of Central America, and the entire length of South America, one thing I knew was that I would need a solid and 100% reliable means of navigation. 

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