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STELLA ALPINA RALLY OH YES!
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3.0
Reviewed by Zintxo
"Will be going back on a bike that can get up the mountain to get my Blue Peter Badge and to meet ..."
Ride around Western Europe
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6.0
Reviewed by Zintxo
"Brilliant ride with my mate and so much to see whilst meeting great people."
Airdrieonians do Morrocco
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8.0
Reviewed by 8848
"John, Fantastic read about your trip to Morrocco, it sound like you had a good trip with the boy..."
Aprilia Pegaso Strada
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7.3
Reviewed by Chidgey
"Good points handles well , feels like a super motard you sit over the front, great under seat s..."
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer ABS
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8.8
Reviewed by ExplorerRob
"no problems 20k miles powder coating and any black paint very thin powder coating on rear diff co..."
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer ABS
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8.9
Reviewed by redbullaholic
"This bike is an out and out mile muncher, well planted on the tarmac and able to hustle in twisti..."
Bum bag for bikers ( 3um3ag43ikers )
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2.3
Reviewed by bikenav
"bought a progrip bumbag dont know the model name or anything standard type black one main compart..."
2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer ABS
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8.3
Reviewed by slowhand
"THE TALK I bought this bike in September 2012 as a replacement for my Aprilia Pegaso Trail (revi..."
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
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8.8
Reviewed by BigBashBonanza
"I've always had sports bikes (Fireblades mainly!) and although I'd heard lots of positive vibs ab..."
Honda NC700X - What's not to like
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8.1
Reviewed by crofty
"This is listed as a adventure bike by Honda but it is obviously a road going bike However i have ..."
Rukka Armas Gortex Pro Shell
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8.8
Reviewed by adieboy
"On first inspection the Jacket is, as you would expect of very high quality. All the zips and clo..."
Triumph Tiger 1050
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7.6
Reviewed by haggis
"It may be aging now but I have had a long long relationship with the 1050. I've clocked up long m..."
Kenya with Fredlink
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5.0
Reviewed by Chip
"Check out the website, amazing value for an outstanding service and experience 5 Star :)"
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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8.9
Reviewed by sexysi
"Had this Bike for about 6 months and I have had my ups and downs with it. The goods points, exce..."
Yamaha TDM900
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8.1
Reviewed by Pippobug
"I am very happy with it even after all these years. I have looked around for a substitute but not..."
MRA VARIO TOURING SCREEN
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6.0
Reviewed by Throttled
"Mine came with my Versys Touring. I have tried all the settings whilst running up and down a stre..."
Honda Transalp XL650V
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8.4
Reviewed by wimj
"I bought this bike in 2004, 3 years after it was sold the 1st time. It had done 7000 km at that t..."
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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9.6
Reviewed by Arran22
"I may be jumping the gun here, however its made a decent first impression! I'm only 19 and yet I'..."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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5.8
Reviewed by jonno
"Yamaha Super Tenere review from new purchase to sale after 3 years and 24,000 miles Background – ..."
Frank thomas force aqua trousers
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8.6
Reviewed by inkyjim92
"Perfect for commuting, not so much for touring or heavy rain."
RST Paragon
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8.2
Reviewed by Mike101
"I bought a set of Paragon 3's and have done 2k on them. The jacket has some great points but som..."
Bum bag for bikers ( 3um3ag43ikers )
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10.0
Reviewed by Throttled
"I have used this seat pad for a year. It is the cheapest product on the market, easy to fit, it l..."
MRA VARIO TOURING SCREEN
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8.7
Reviewed by vintry
"Recently bought the MRA vario X-creen for the Tiger. This has got the larger spoiler and is recom..."
Continental Trail Attack 2 tyres
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9.7
Reviewed by Bryn
"Review by Craig Whitney With a 3500 mile trip ahead of me it was time to select the right tyres ..."
Forma Adventure Boots
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9.0
Reviewed by Shalrok
"I'd been looking to replace my old boots and have the ability to walk around when getting to my d..."
ARDcases x2 and halon racks
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9.3
Reviewed by Heff
"I had been using the BMW System panniers on the Gs and found these to be style over function, so ..."
Fenda Extenda
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10.0
Reviewed by Throttled
"UK bikes need Fenda extenders IMO due to our wet weather. There are various makes from the likes ..."
Vango Banshee 200 Tent
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8.7
Reviewed by Throttled
"I use this tent for good weather camping. The dark colour helps keep out the light on short summe..."
TrialsDay.com - trial riding experience in Staffordshire
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4.0
Reviewed by HarveyCamm
"Monday morning 7am – the urge to stand up on the pegs this morning is strong – however the bars o..."
My First Bike Ride
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2.0
Reviewed by Doofry
"Thanks for your story it really brightened up my lunch in work with me laughing at a fair few poi..."
Crivet Flip Front helmet
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7.4
Reviewed by Shinglekicker
"Mindful of the old adage about a £50 helmet for a £50 head I was a bit dubious about buying this ..."
BMW Airflow 2 Boots
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7.6
Reviewed by Shinglekicker
"An impulse buy in a sale, these boots have spent much of the last 2 years kicking around the hous..."
Nolan N91 S n-com
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4.6
Reviewed by Shinglekicker
"Having a large odd shaped head, I was looking for a flip front helmet that was comfortable, offer..."
Kenya Safari
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1.0
Reviewed by gbags
"Not really much of a review is it?"
Forma Adventure Boots
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8.6
Reviewed by Shinglekicker
"A nice looking boot - especially (according to my wife) in the brown/black combination- these had..."
Mini Trangia
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8.3
Reviewed by Brenhden
"OK so I've used a full sized Millets rip off of a Trangia for the last ten years including 5 mont..."
Alpkit Airo 180
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8.3
Reviewed by Brenhden
"OK so I got this as not only am I adventuring and camping but I am also parking my bike on the ou..."
Adventure with a capital
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7.5
Reviewed by philsil
"I swapped my R1100RS for this little big bike. A pretty thing with a revvy engine I was eager to ..."
Edelrid Hexon Multi Fuel
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10.0
Reviewed by northlondoncookie
"Had this stove for over a year and has worked well. Easy to take apart and service and well thoug..."
Coleman 533
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1.0
Reviewed by northlondoncookie
"Despite many claiming what a wonderful stove this was mine arrived with wonky welded legs, rust a..."
Coleman Cobra 3
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9.0
Reviewed by Kenjikojo
"I have just come back from a few days camping in Normandy. The tent was brilliant. Lightweight an..."
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Suzuki announce winter sales campaign
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 13 December 2013 16:30

Suzuki has announced its winter sales campaign for 2014 which will give customers the chance to save some money when they buy from the manufacturer.

The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, that is launching the highly anticipated V-Strom 1000 in February 2014, has announced a winter sales campaign which will benefit most people looking to buy a Suzuki in the new year.

 

 

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Bennetts launch 12 Dreams of Christmas campaign
Written by Bryn   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:13

Bennetts, a motorcycle insurance company, has today launched its 12 Dreams of Christmas campaign.

The festive themed campaign will grant a dozen lucky bikers from around the UK their biking wishes between the 11th - 24th December and you don't have to hold a Bennetts insurance policy to submit your dream.

 

Bennetts dream

 

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Suzuki reveal first motorcycle augmented reality app
Written by Bryn   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:37

In anticipation of the launch of the V-Strom 1000 Suzuki has released the first motorcycle augmented reality app for smartphones and tablets.

The new app, which is available now on iOS devices and will be available soon on Android, allows users to view the new adventure bike in full 3D through their device's screen as if it was parked right in front of them. Users can then modify the colour of the bike, view a range of accessories and take a look at the full specs of the bike.

V strom augmented reality

 

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An open letter to worried partners - This is why we ride (and why you need to stop worrying)
Written by Miley Stevens   
Monday, 25 November 2013 10:14

When I first told my partner that I was going to start riding a motorcycle, it's fair to say that it didn't go down well.

Of course she'd heard countless horror stories of people falling off their bikes, and the thought of sitting at home worrying while I was speeding down busy roads was something that she just couldn't stand the thought of. Furthermore, she couldn't understand why I would feel compelled to put myself in such danger, and to spend so much money for the privilege. What’s the upshot?"

So I thought I'd do my bit for the community and share my monologue with you here. Show this to your worried partners and hopefully it will help them to understand a bit about why you feel the need to ride, because I wish that something like this was available when was in the throes of that debate. You're welcome…

Why we ride

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Charley Boorman to lead two Australian tours
Written by Bryn   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:22

Compass Expeditions has announced that Charley Boorman will be leading two motorcycle tours in Australia next year.

The celebrity adventure bike rider will be leading two 10-day tours in Australia in February and March of 2014 for Compass Expeditions and, if you've got the money, you can join him.

Charley Boorman

 

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An awesome day out on your bike (that you probably shouldn't tell anyone about)
Written by Leo Mollan   
Monday, 18 November 2013 10:31

I've always been of the opinion that you should do the things that make you happy and that you enjoy. It doesn't matter whether they are the 'done thing' or whether they are considered 'normal' - the only question you have to ask yourself, assuming you aren't hurting anyone, is 'do I want to do it?'.

This is why my friend and I recently had a day out on our motorcycles that was just awesome… but technically wasn't and perhaps got us a little teasing from friends. Here's what we got up to, and why I think you should give it a go too…

Bike pics

 

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An off road adventure like no other
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 15 November 2013 15:00

Simon and Lisa Thomas have now ridden some 325,000 miles, skidded, fallen and traversed 78 countries on their way to claiming the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous ride by a motorcycle team ever.

It’s an impressive feat by anyone’s standards, but their adventures started in the same place as many of the world’s modern adventure riders, BMW Off Road Skills in South Wales.

Simon Pavey

 

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SHARK launch new multi-function adventure helmet
Written by Bryn   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 14:05

Motorcycle helmet manufacturer SHARK has released a new multi-functional helmet that looks perfect for adventure motorcycling.

The new Explore-R helmet, which is set to cost around £320, is a brand new concept for SHARK and it offers both full-face and off-road helmet functionalities. Depending on the terrain and style of your riding, a removable visor, peak and goggles can all be altered to best suit the situation meaning there should be no need to buy more than one lid for different uses. Click 'Read More' to find out more about this exciting new helmet.

Shark Helmet

 

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On test: CTEK XS 0.8 Battery Charger
Written by Paul Jennison   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:27

 

 

It’s getting to that time of year when the mercury hovers either just above or below the freezing mark on the thermometer and cold starts in the morning can begin take a lot of charge out of your bike's battery and if your battery is down on voltage it may be problematic. On the other hand the arrival of cold weather may mean that your machine is put into hibernation and is only going to see the light of day once the winter is behind us. Either way, keeping the battery in a healthy state of readiness is essential.

ctek xs 0.8

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And the winners are....Free tickets to Motorcycle Live 2013!
Written by AE   
Monday, 04 November 2013 12:35

Thank you to all those who entered our recent ABR Online Competition to win a pair of tickets to Motorcycle Live, the UKs largest motorcycle show, which is back at The NEC, Birmingham from 23 November to 1 December 2013.

Motorcycle Live at the NEC, Birmingham

 

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Vampire enthusiast tours Transylvania dressed as Dracula
Written by Bryn   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:32

An ABR has toured around Transylvania dressed as Dracula while riding a motorcycle with a coffin shaped sidecar.

Nick Cunningham, a father of two from London, decided to fulfil his passion for classic bikes and horror films by dressing as Dracula and touring around Transylvania, he was joined by his friend Nick Jackson who accompanied him in a coffin shaped sidecar dressed as Frankenstein's Monster.

Dracula bike ride

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CCM to debut production ready GP450 Adventure at Motorcycle Live
Written by Bryn   
Monday, 28 October 2013 17:21

CCM is set to reveal the production ready model of the GP450 Adventure at this year's Motorcycle Live show at the NEC.

The Bolton based motorcycle manufacturers will be showing off the production ready model of their unique mid-ranged adventure bike, offering test rides and some special offers if you pre-order at the show.

 

CCM 450GP

 

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The tale of Bundu Motorcycle Adventures
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 18 October 2013 10:28

It was March 2009. Steve Wilkinson, founding member of Bundu Motorcycle Adventures (MK1), was riding his Yamaha XT600 home from work near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, where he managed a vineyard. It had been topping 40C that day and the work was very physical and without shade as the harvest approached.

As Steve left the unmade gravel road onto the N2, the main road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, a group of BMW Adventure Bikers rode past being led by what was obviously a tour guide.  In a flash of inspiration Steve thought “That’s what I want to do!”  When Steve got home, he told his wife of his moment of enlightenment and instead of calling him a bloody fool as, let’s face it, most wives would do, she said “Brilliant idea, let’s do it”.

Bundu motorcycle adventures

 

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