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The Big Trip
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Reviewed by farmer
Uneasy Rider: Travel Through A Mid-life Crisis
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Reviewed by Big Tony
"I was in the local bookshop and just happened to spot this book on the shelf and a quick read of ..."
MSR Pocket Rocket
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Reviewed by 92kk k100lt 193214
"I have 2 of these and they are very practical. The plastic case they come in is excellent and tu..."
Honda XL1000V Varadero
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Reviewed by Whiplash
"Bought it used with a lot of km on it. Its been dependable, gets WAY better milage than any bike..."
Honda Deauville
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Reviewed by Kerabo
"Very reliable bike. Very stable in a straight line,nothing bothers it. Difficult to get comftable..."
England to Malta Return
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Reviewed by Kerabo
"Worth a try "
wrynose pass hardknott pass
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Reviewed by Mikekitts81
"all tarmaced roads a easy ride with some bueatiful views just a few slides as it was wet so some ..."
isle of wight to wales
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Reviewed by whippet22
"an adventure!"
buffalo endurance
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Reviewed by Grizzly462
"I purchased this jacket 18 months ago in preparation for the coming season of 2015. having used i..."
Ethiopia's Omo Valley - 10 days
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Reviewed by Openroad
"Hi all, I recently rode from Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, southward into the Omo Val..."
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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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Reviewed by Big Fish
"See my comments set out below in "Another Underrated Honda""
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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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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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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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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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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" 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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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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"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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Reviewed by alberthall
"would do it again "
Mega Comfort for fat folk!!
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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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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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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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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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Reviewed by gbags
"Pretty easy. Western Europe is safe and it was summer. I had to make it entry level as it was my ..."
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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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Reviewed by DanP
"Buy Rukka, you get what you pay for."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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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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"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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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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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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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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Reviewed by stevie
"Next trip for me is bike week. Florida. March 2015"
KLIM Badlands Pro
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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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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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Reviewed by Steve1129
Outwell Dreamboat, silly name, great nights sleep
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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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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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Reviewed by drhypno
"an excellant time and a real adventure "
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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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"Great little down sleeping bag, packs down to only 18 x 16cm (really!), and has a square end for ..."
Biking through Switzerland and ABR friendships
Written by Lee Hine   

It began in November 2015, with a trip to the Motorcycle Live in Birmingham. At the time, I didn’t have either a licence or a bike, but by the end of a great day my mind was working overtime with the possibility of getting both. Four months later, with my direct access done, I became a proud owner of a 2013 Triumph Tiger 800.

I would never have guessed that my spare time would be consumed by everything bike related, and soon I was watching videos on YouTube, based around the Sustenpass in Switzerland. From the first watch, I was hooked. I’d been to Switzerland 16 years ago, and I’d fallen in love with the place. I always described Switzerland as the Lake District on steroids and that one day I’d go back. But I never dreamed it would be on the back of a motorbike.


Watch: Fire crew’s mannequin challenge shows the dangers of using a mobile while driving
Written by Sophie Goodall   

The mannequin challenge has been a prominent presence across social media, with some videos made just for fun, others to entertain clients and customers, yet it’s the Oxfordshire’s Eynsham Fire Station who have caused the most recent buzz, creating a mannequin challenge to end all challenges, hoping to campaign road safety and eliminate the use of mobiles when driving.

Petition to stop local authorities from closing legal routes
Written by Harriet Jordan   

The green lanes in our countryside should be available for everyone to ride, right? A petition has been created to stop local authorities and local council highways from closing an unsurfaced road without offering a similar route or facility in its place.

9 reasons to ride in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
Written by Ana Holden-Peters   

In October 2016, I finally ticked Bhutan off my list of places to explore by motorbike. The landlocked kingdom, known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon", sits in the Eastern Himalayas between India and China. It has remained relatively isolated from the rest of the world which you can see has protected its strong national identity. At the end of my 9-day trip, this little gem took a permanent top spot on my list - I'll definitely be going back. Here's why:

On the ABR Forum: What did you learn from your trips this year?
Written by Sophie Goodall   

The ABR forum has been a hive of activity recently with many bike and gear related questions, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for you to offer useful advice and much needed recommendations.

Highlights from the past week include questions about heated vests, the Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré, and a thread for you to discuss your 2016 adventures and whether there’s anything you’d change about them. So, if you want to join the conversation, take a scroll.

Motorcycle tour of the Alps

11 epic roads to ride before you die
Written by Harriet Jordan   

The world is filled with awesome roads, and sometimes this makes it difficult to narrow down your choices when compiling a bucket list. Here at ABR, we’re always scouring the web for adventure biking inspiration, and so we've teamed up with Reactive Parts to put together an epic compilation of roads to ride before you die. Whether you’re after breathtaking views, a hidden British treasure, or an ultimate test of endurance, we’ve got it covered with a tasty mix of on and off-road routes.

Below is our list of roads that you will just want to keep riding, and riding, and riding.

Moroccan dunes: a paradise for motorcyclists
Written by Aldona Juozaityte   

On 6-13th of March 2016, the 18th edition of the Tuareg Rally took place in Morocco. In the rally, motorcyclists contend with over 62 miles of vast sand dunes and are exposed to the beautiful trails that Morocco has to offer. There are two main bike classes in the rally: ‘pro’ and ‘amateur’. ‘Pro’ presents the biggest challenge, though ‘amateur’ is still an incredible feat and both reach close to the same overall stage mileage per day.



6 adventure bikes from EICMA we can’t wait to get our hands on
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Christmas recently came early at ABR, as it probably did for most motorcycle fans. Last week, EICMA, the world’s most influential motorcycle show, saw the unveiling of many exciting adventure bikes set to hit the market either in 2017 or upcoming years, with small capacity bikes taking centre stage.

Here, we’ve (begrudgingly) narrowed down our favourites from the show to a mere six. So, without further ado, here is a selection of new metal that has got our hearts racing and hands itching for the throttle.


LEGO teams up with BMW to build replica R1200GS
Written by Sophie Goodall   

LEGO has announced a partnership with BMW Motorrad, revealing their first product: the LEGO Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure motorcycle.

Combining innovative design with the art of engineering, this is the first LEGO Technic model to be produced in cooperation with a motorcycle manufacturer.

Lego BMW R1200GS

10 breath taking roads you didn't know existed!
Written by Harriet Jordan   

The Stelvio, The Pacific Coast Highway, The Transfargarasan. All stunning roads to ride. But what about the forgotten majority? The world is full of roads that you won't have even heard of, that are equally (if not more) stunning than their well-known counterparts. ABR have compiled a list of lesser known roads for you to feast your eyes on and get those feet itching again!

5 important tips for your motorcycle tour in Italy
Written by Laura Knight   

If you’re someone who enjoys the freedom and thrill of travelling on two wheels, then Italy is probably one of the best places to experience by motorcycle. There are almost no flat areas in the country which means that there are plenty of those beautifully twisty roads that bikers adore, and rocky mountains, gentle hills and untamed oceans are all within a few miles of each other. Throw in relatively decent weather and food to die for, and Italy is a biker’s paradise!

Honda officially reveals CRF250 Rally
Written by Rob Slade   

Amongst a raft of new adventure bikes being revealed at EICMA 2016 came a number of small capacity models. Among them was Honda's CRF250 Rally which may just be the best looking and most capable out of the lot. Here's what you need to know.

Honda CRF250 Rally

Honda reveals new Africa Twin Enduro Sports concept
Written by Bryn Davies   

It's been almost a year since the newest incarnation of Honda's legendary Africa Twin was launched. In that time, the machine has been busy gaining a reputation as an adventure bike that's able to offer big bike performance and comfort, while also offering a capability off-road that defies its weight and bulk.

While the CRF1000L Africa Twin may be one of the more competent adventure motorcycles on the market, this new concept from Honda would suggest that the company is looking to step things up a notch.

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