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RIDE Adventures Blog

2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC Adventure Bike Review by Damon Bourne

Posted by Eric Lange on September 28, 2012

From time to time, we're asking riders we know to chime and offer us a "behind the scenes" look at their motorcycles, products, and riding gear.  This particular post comes from Damon Bourne of Madison, Wisconsin, following his first trip on the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail this past weekend:


The 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure bike is here! Well, almost...

Posted by Eric Lange on September 19, 2012

(Photos courtesy of motorcycle.com and ktm.com/se)


Dual Sport & Adventure Riders want lower seats. Your options?

Posted by Eric Lange on June 20, 2012

The world of Adventure Motorcycle Riding is exploding these days, but not everyone can find an "adventure motorcycle" that fits their size or riding ability. 


RIDE Adventures article featured in South African newspaper

Posted by Eric Lange on March 28, 2012

The RIDE Adventures blog post pitting the KTM 990 Adventure against the BMW R1200GS has gained such popularity on the web that a South African Powersports Newspaper has asked to copy it for use in one of their issues!  In fact, it was just printed and is now on the stands in the Kruger National Park area, Nelspruit (Lowveld Region) of South Africa.


The BMW F800GS vs. KTM 990 Adventure: Which bike is better?

Posted by Eric Lange on March 21, 2012

The BMW F800GS vs. KTM 990 Adventure: Which bike is better?

Following the success of our previous blog comparison of the KTM 990 Adventure vs. the BMW R1200GS, it only seems natural that we now share our un-biased opinion on how the reputable KTM stacks up against one of BMW’s more recent designs: The F800GS.


Motorcycle Parts Review: Horsepower gains on the KTM 990 Dakar

Posted by Eric Lange on March 13, 2012
In late 2011, a motorcycle tour through Patagoniagave us the chance to meet Dave Diamond along with a great crew of other riders.  This 18-day tour through the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina actually sparked new interest in dual sport riding for Dave, and he returned to Los Angeles and bought a new KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Special Edition to compliment his existing Ducati 998s.  Dave rode the BMW F800GS in Patagonia, but for a handful of reasons, opted for the Orange option after doing his research.

After putting on the "dream farkle package" of skidplates, laser-etched custom levers, carbon fiber protectors, custom wheels from Woody's Wheel Works, and a shopping cart full of other goodies, Dave quickly dove into the subject of "MORE POWER" with the KTM, and has achieved over 12 horsepower gains through some basic steps outlined here:


What's the seat height on that adventure motorcycle?

Posted by Eric Lange on September 13, 2011

(Above: The “lowest” of all seats…the kind with frost on it as we start a cold day of riding in Argentina, heading into the richness of Patagonia further south.)

We as motorcycle guides are often asked "which is the best motorcycle to rent" as inquiring travelers plan their adventures with our services. Choosing the right size bike can be as important to your overall riding experience as any other factor, so often riders are concerned about the seat height. While intuition tells us “a larger engine means a larger bike and taller seat,” however as you'll see below, this is not necessarily true across the board. 

As such, we’ve been inspired to list for you below the seat height specifications for some of the most common motorcycles people are renting from us around the world:


Electric Motorcycle Prototype Test Ride: How did it feel?

Posted by Eric Lange on June 15, 2011

Having recently tested a prototype electric motorcycle, first impressions and thoughts about the future of electric bikes now need to be shared!


The BMW R1200GS vs The KTM 990 Adventure: Which motorcycle is better?

Posted by Eric Lange on January 10, 2011

The BMW R1200GS vs The KTM 990 Adventure: Which bike is better?


Triumph's Tiger 800 XC: New adventure motorcycle option is here!

Posted by Eric Lange on November 15, 2010

With the release of Yamaha's 1200 Super Tenere some time ago, and now Triumph's new Tiger 800 XC, it's quite clear that manufacturers are noticing the rising trend in dual-sport adventure riding taking place everywhere.  Looks like we all have one more horse to adorn our stable with, soon.


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