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Ethiopia's Omo Valley - 10 days
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7.0
Reviewed by Openroad
"Hi all, I recently rode from Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, southward into the Omo Val..."
AGV AX8 DUAL EVO
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5.0
Reviewed by Florence
"I have this helmet in carbon fibre, I like the look and the fit but that's about all. The main is..."
honda cross tourer joe public review
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9.1
Reviewed by Big Fish
"See my comments set out below in "Another Underrated Honda""
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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8.6
Reviewed by Nik Pearce
"Had my Stelvio 1200 NTX since 2012. Love it. Fantastic tourer. Done some very long distance stuff..."
My Short Trip To Wales
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5.0
Reviewed by B1ff0
"Nice article Reg, So glad you find Wales such a beautiful place to visit. The roads you mention m..."
Motorcycle Advenuture Central Aisa + eBook
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5.0
Reviewed by ramar
"One incredible journey through: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan..."
 Running with the moon (A boys own adventure)
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10.0
Reviewed by Russex
"Incredible book, one of my all time favourites, which is saying something, as i've read many adve..."
the long ride home
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10.0
Reviewed by Russex
" i was in Sydney Australia when the book was launched in a book store there. Fantastic book, very..."
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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8.1
Reviewed by rusty2000
"2009 model with Power Commander fitted gets rid of power hole at 4K rpm making thd bike powerful ..."
Rukka Aqua Air Rain Suit
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1.8
Reviewed by stromtrooper
"This is as much use as a chocolate teapot avoid at all costs, the only thing worse is Motolegends..."
santander to gibralter
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5.0
Reviewed by alberthall
"would do it again "
Mega Comfort for fat folk!!
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7.0
Reviewed by SteveR
"If you can handle the cost and size, this mat is one of the best on the market."
Honda Transalp XL650V
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7.5
Reviewed by joeymc
"The Transalp 650 is a fantastic budget/beginner adventure bike, as I recently passed my motorbike..."
Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
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8.3
Reviewed by Paul_XRV750
"I bought my RD07a Africa Twin in July 2014 after my XT660Z fried its ECU and sensors in Poland re..."
BMW R 1200 RT
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6.9
Reviewed by Brost
"So this is only my third bike but it's certainly a huge upgrade from my VTX for the long trips th..."
Empty Nest Recce
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2.0
Reviewed by gbags
"Pretty easy. Western Europe is safe and it was summer. I had to make it entry level as it was my ..."
MRA VARIO TOURING SCREEN
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10.0
Reviewed by Ahasuerus
"I have a gsf 1200 bandit and a bt 1100 bulldog. Both are naked bikes and I have fitted mra vario ..."
Rukka Victor Jacket
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9.4
Reviewed by DanP
"Buy Rukka, you get what you pay for."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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9.0
Reviewed by cakeboy
" a great do it all bike. very comfortable for rider and pillion. lovely smooth engine with no vib..."
Was someone thinking of me when they built this?
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7.6
Reviewed by pafirth@tiscali.co.uk
"I have now done15 k miles on the DCT and still marvel at the bike. The engine is fab, especially..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.6
Reviewed by Discoed
"After many years of not spending very much at all on jackets on brands like Spada and latterly RS..."
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
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8.6
Reviewed by George
"Bought this bike new in 2005 (is a 2003 model but sat in showroom ??) Ok so I have done very few..."
Lads Spanish Adventure
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8.0
Reviewed by boboneleg
"Absolutely cracking, that's the sort of trip I never quite made in the 80's. Making up for it now :)"
Steve & Mandys Route 66 motorcycle ride.
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5.0
Reviewed by stevie
"Next trip for me is bike week. Florida. March 2015"
KLIM Badlands Pro
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10.0
Reviewed by tzr_andy
"After riding for 30 years in a variety of clothing, I decided I needed a Gore-tex riding suit aft..."
Alpinstarts Tech 3 Motocross boots
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7.4
Reviewed by Cleland
"These boots are not comfortable at all, perhaps Ok for a Moto Cross run but if you are planning t..."
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8.0
Reviewed by Steve1129
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Outwell Dreamboat, silly name, great nights sleep
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9.3
Reviewed by Throttled
"Its a silly name, but who cares when there is a means to a great nights sleep. Its success is dow..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.0
Reviewed by tonka
"An excellent suit in every way once you accept the price But lifetime warranty and goretex pro o..."
Lads Spanish Adventure
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9.0
Reviewed by drhypno
"an excellant time and a real adventure "
HI GEAR PROTON 3,from GO OUTDOORS
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8.7
Reviewed by holborn
"I would like to add my thoughts to the previous review of this budget tent - High Gear's proton 3..."
Vango Venom 200 square
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8.3
Reviewed by DocClog
"Great little down sleeping bag, packs down to only 18 x 16cm (really!), and has a square end for ..."
AGV AX8 DUAL EVO
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7.8
Reviewed by DocClog
"I'd buy this lid again in a heartbeat, although I could be tempted by the better looking big brot..."
BMW F 650 GS Dakar
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7.9
Reviewed by DocClog
"Okay, mine is a bit pimped out with taller screen (I'm 6'2"), engine bars, bigger tougher sump gu..."
Winton Massif - Outer Limits Tour
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10.0
Reviewed by yodagoat
"http:// yodagoat.blogspot .co.uk/2013/02/ winton-massif- outer-limits-tour.html"
Alpinstarts Tech 3 Motocross boots
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8.8
Reviewed by Discoed
"Great boots but don't bank on keeping dry feet. These are the boots I most often reach for despit..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.6
Reviewed by Mark
"The longer I wear/use the Badlands Pro the more I am in love with it! I have tried a number of le..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.2
Reviewed by GSA Junkie
"Pricey, but does what it claims to, is comfy from day one and keeps me bone dry! Very rarely need..."
Lois On The Loose
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10.0
Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"Fun fantastic read, recommend it, also try her 2nd book Red Tape"
Old Man On a Bike
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Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"Well written, but just not my cup of tea, too indepth about politics/country history rather than ..."
the long ride home
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10.0
Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"A great book, well written, you feel like you are on the jouney with him, what an experience, wel..."
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Discover Britain: An amazing weekend ride along the South West Coast
Written by Bryn   

In the last issue of Adventure Bike Rider magazine we introduced you to our new series, Discover Britain, in which we've teamed up with TomTom to provide you with a set of weekend routes that will eventually link up to create a complete circumnavigation of England and Wales.

This time we've been exploring the South West Coast, from Minehead to Exeter via Land's End. Along the way we've highlighted the best roads, the greatest views and what you need to see along the way. Enjoy!

Motorcycle touring Cornwall

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Watch: A stunning motorcycle tour through the Alps
Written by Rob Slade   

If you're anything like us, a motorcycle tour of the Alps is probably going to be on your to-do list this summer. In fact, it's probably on your to-do list every summer, as it should be.

Well, let us help you get in the mood with this brilliant video of a motorcycle tour through the Alps.

Motorcycle tour of the Alps

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Woman breaks record for longest motorcycle journey in a single country
Written by Rob Slade   

Danell Lynn’s 48,600-mile motorcycle journey around America has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest motorcycle journey in a single country. Here's what you need to know.

Danell Lynn motorcycle world record holder

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On the ABR forum last week...
Written by Rob Slade   

It has been a busy week on the ABR forum with new threads coming thick and fast. Among the highlights from last week, we've got a thread of motorcycling photos from the past (well worth checking out!) and a discussion about what three pieces of kit you could never live without.

Check out the highlights below and then join in the conversation and help our readers out!

Motorcycle pictures from the past

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Harley Davidson custom adventure bike revealed
Written by Rob Slade   

Harley Davidson aren’t exactly known for producing motorcycles for epic, multi-terrain adventures, but perhaps that’s about to change with this badass custom build.

Harley Davidson Stealth 750

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Watch: Riding the remarkable roads of Norway
Written by Rob Slade   

Norway is one of those countries that seems to be at the top of everyone's bucket list. Whether it's down to the spectacular fjords, the incredible coastline or the unforgettable experience of catching the North Lights, there's no debating it has something for everyone.

Fortunately for us, the country also plays host to some truly incredible roads as demonstrated in this awesome video.

Trollstigen mountain road, Norway

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5 reasons every rider needs to visit an off-road experience day
Written by Craig Niven   

Earlier in March, Adventure Bike Rider was invited to the Mick Extance Off Road Experience Centre to see how the venue had changed since the recent sponsorship investment from Bridgestone Tyres. Without needing to be asked twice, we grabbed our kit and headed to Llangynog in Mid Wales for a day of learning the fine art of mud plugging with seven-time Paris-Dakar entrant Mick Extance as our instructor.

Whether you're looking at riding your big bike on some easy trails, or if you want to tackle some hardcore trails in the Congo, there's no better way to learn than by doing it under expert supervision. Having taken part in Mick's fantastic off-road experience we've compiled a short list of five reasons why you should get yourself on an off-road experience day this year.

 

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Discover Britain with this epic TomTom giveaway
Written by ABR Staff   

We've teamed up with TomTom to create a motorcycle touring route through the best that Britain has to offer. In each issue we report on a new segment which started with Wales in issue 32, followed by the South West Coast in the March/April edition of Adventure Bike Rider.

But it doesn't stop there. As well as providing you with an epic route, we're also giving away free stickers and the chance to win a TomTom Rider 400 Premium worth £399.99. Here's how...

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Honda unveils new Africa Twin Adventure Sports concept
Written by Bryn   

Honda has unveiled a new Africa Twin Adventure Sports concept at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan. Revealed yesterday, it appears that the manufacturer is attempting to add to the existing range of Africa Twin models by offering a more off-road focused, 'adventurised' version.

The concept, which was unveiled on Monday at Japan's Osaka Motorcycle Show, looks set to beef up the existing Africa Twin range, with sources claiming that Honda is aiming to take the CRF1000L base model to a whole new level.

Africa Twin Adventure Sports concept

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Honda CRF250 Rally on show at Osaka Motorcycle Show
Written by Rob Slade   

Honda’s expansion in the adventure motorcycle sector looks set to continue with the appearance of a CRF250 Rally prototype on show at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in Japan.

Honda CRF250 Rally

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5 awesome places to explore along the Shakespeare Way
Written by Bryn   

In issue 34 of Adventure Bike Rider magazine we rode the Shakespeare Way to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The ride, which is approximately 100 miles long, takes you from the birthplace of the world's most famous literary figure, Stratford upon Avon, to the heart of England's capital city and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Along the way you'll ride exciting roads, see some magnificent sights, and discover places and landmarks that you didn't even know existed. While the full write up of the ride can be found in the latest issue of the magazine (which you can get hold of here), in this feature we've rounded up our five must-see locations along the ride.

Blenheim Palace

 

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On the ABR forum last week...
Written by Rob Slade   

It was an unusually quiet week on the ABR forum last week and remarkably, controversial topics were nowhere to be seen.

Instead, we had members asking for about lightweight shelters, your bike's maximum mileage from one tank and which is best between the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650. Read on and join the conversation.

Suzuki V-Strom 650

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5 rules to live by when riding in exotic locations
Written by Rob Slade   

Despite Britain and the rest of Europe playing host to some brilliant roads and green lanes, many of us tend to have a niggle in the back of our mind urging us to head further afield in search of a greater adventure.

The Philippines is just one such example. The scenery is spectacular, people couldn’t be friendlier, and the trails are challenging but rewarding. And there’s nothing better than relaxing on the beach under palm trees, cold beer in hand, watching the sun set after a good day on the trails.

To ensure you make the most of your next adventure, we got Jim Bender from Philippine Offroad Adventures to reveal some crucial tips for riding in exotic locations.

Off-road motorcycline in the Philippines

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