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 as well.
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.
As smartphones now appear to play a significant role in the human experience, more motorcycle riders than ever before are depending on these handheld devices as their primary GPS navigation tool. After all, why fumble around with a dedicated GPS device, when our phones, these tools that do so much more than just GPS routing, can do the same. Often better, and more reliably.
I picked up the Klim Krios Karbon Adventure helmet just before our recent scouting trip to Thailand and Laos, and in doing so, went against a very obvious and basic rule I've said before: Always take the time to actually ride with a helmet and check fitting before any big trip. Waiting until you're a couple of days into an international adventure to discover that the fitting is wrong may result in a headache worse than that time you said "I'll take the cheapest tequila you've got." Once you're in the destination country, finding a replacement helmet will be an unnecessary and expensive challenge, and since the non-fitting helmet will definitely "used" by then, it'll be worth very little in terms of possible exchange or sale to another rider.
It may have been all the rage bouncing around farm tracks in a woolen sweater with your cap turned backwards 100 years ago, but heading off-road on one of today's 500lb-plus dual-sport motorcycles is slightly more demanding on your clothing, thus the need for this adventure boots review.
“It’s like catching up with an old friend,” I said with a big smile on my face the other day when I put my Alpinestars gear on for a local ride near home in Central Oregon.
It’s been a few weeks since I returned from my adventure down in Patagonia. My husband and I rode two-up, along with six other rider friends, approximately 2,200 miles from Villarica, Chile down to
The latest from the Garmin 600 Montana series, released in the summer of 2015, was the GPS giant’s upgraded lineup of outdoor handheld devices. In this Garmin Montana 680t review, we'll discuss how the top of the range GPS system has been treated to a new 'ruggedized' shell, specifically designed to take off-road adventures to new heights, depths, and through all the twisty bits in between.
Versatile, secure, durable, and affordable…what more could we have asked for in a motorcycle transport and wheel chocking system?
I first saw the Beast Rack system at a motorcycle rally earlier this year, and immediately noticed the advantages it has over traditional floor-mounted wheel chocks. We went ahead and purchased a Beast Rack system right away, and have since spent the last few months traveling from one motorcycle rally to another, meeting our fellow riders out there in the world. After this extensive testing period, we have nothing but good things to say about this product.
For this rider, Shoei's Hornet DS Dual Sport Helmet is the best, and is going to be tough to beat.