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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviewed by DocClog
"Great little down sleeping bag, packs down to only 18 x 16cm (really!), and has a square end for ..."
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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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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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"http:// yodagoat.blogspot winton-massif- outer-limits-tour.html"
Alpinstarts Tech 3 Motocross boots
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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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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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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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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 ..."
Watch: New York Police Department crush motorcycles with bulldozer to send message to 'knuckleheads'
Written by Bryn Davies   

In an effort to deter the people of New York City from riding dirtbikes on the city's streets, the New York Police Department decided to crush a few hundred confiscated motorcycles and broadcast the event live on Facebook. The demolition was intended to send a 'very strong message to the nitwits and knuckleheads' who ride their dirtbikes around the city, an act which is illegal.

NYPD Commissioner, Bill Bratton, made the promise last month that he would broadcast the bike-smashing live on Facebook as a way to deter those who are considering taking to the streets on their illegal machines.

Triumph Tiger Explorer review
Written by Alun Davies   

Can Triumph's new and improved Tiger Explorer compete with the big boys of the adventure bike market? Alun Davies finds out.

Triumph Tiger Explorer

5 reasons you should be excited for Triumph's Tiger Adventure Week
Written by Rob Slade   

British bike manufacturer Triumph is launching a Tiger Adventure Week this Friday, giving motorcyclists the chance to try out the firm’s full range of adventure motorcycles while receiving a range of benefits as a result.

Starting on 20 May, the event will run through until 31 May and all who attend and take a Tiger model for a test ride at a Triumph dealer will be able to make the most of the event's benefits. Here's five reasons you need to check out Tiger Adventure Week.

Triumph Tiger Explorer

Watch: The unbelievable moment a pickup truck deliberately swerves into biker
Written by Bryn   

We've all experienced car drivers who seem to think that it's unfair that motorcyclists can filter past them in slow moving traffic. I personally have had motorists move over in the lane in an attempt to block my way forward for no reason other than spite. Fortunately, I have never come across anyone like the driver of the pickup truck in the video below.

The clip starts innocently enough, showing slow moving traffic on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles with bikers filtering safely through the lanes. As they pass a pickup truck, the driver seemingly takes offence at being overtaken and veers into their path, knocking one of them off.

Pickup swerves into motorcyclist

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

With lots of new motorcyclists joining the ABR forum, it's great to see the community growing, especially as a lot of these people are only just getting into adventure motorcycling.

Consequently, as well as the standard technical and touring questions on the forum, there are a lot of new members looking for bike advice. Can you help anyone out?

Honda Africa Twin off-road

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin review
Written by Alun Davies   

It was one of the most hotly anticipated adventure bikes ever, but does Honda's CRF1000L Africa Twin live up to the hype? Alun Davies was in South Africa to find out.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Meet the man who became the first person to motorcycle on all seven continents
Written by Bryn Davies   

Ever since the invention of the engine powered motorcycle, riders have been attempting to push the boundaries of what's possible on two wheels. Throughout the early and mid-20th Century adventure bike riders began to set records for epic journeys over long distances. While Carl Stearns Clancy became the first person to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle in 1913, it wasn't until 1998 that someone had managed to ride on all seven continents. That someone was an Aussie named David McGonigal.

Much like Clarke Kent, David McGonigal's 'real world' job is as a journalist, however, when he throws down his notepad and turns off his computer he doesn't don a blue spandex suit, he hops on his bike and becomes a record breaking adventure bike rider.


REALRIDER® launch potentially life-saving app for motorcyclists
Written by ABR Staff   

REALRIDER®, the motorcycle app that keeps riders safe and connected is being relaunched this week following a series of updates. Here's what you need to know about the potentially life-saving technology.

5 Alpine valleys to ride before you die
Written by Bryn Davies   

While there's no feeling quite like nailing a series of switchbacks on the way up a tricky mountain pass, sometimes it's nice to take a more relaxed ride and admire the beauty that surrounds you. While it'd be hard to go to the Alps and not be tempted by some of the world-famous mountain roads, there's something to be said for sticking to the low roads and exploring the many incredible valleys that this mighty mountain range has on offer.

There are so many alpine valleys that are worth riding and it's difficult to pick just five that you must see, but after much deliberation and a few office arguments, we've managed to whittle it down to the selection below. Plan your summer tour around visiting these locations and you won't be disappointed.

Competition: Can you take the world's best adventure bike selfie?
Written by ABR Staff   

To celebrate the launch of the new REALRIDER® App, Adventure Bike Rider magazine and TEAM REALRIDER® have joined forces to launch an epic photo competition in search of the greatest motorcycle selfie.

KTM issues recall for 1290 Super Adventure models
Written by Rob Slade   

KTM has today issued a recall of the 1290 Super Adventure 2015 and 2016 models.

The recall is a result of market investigations by KTM that have found that the semi-active shock absorber on these models could suffer from leakages at the plug.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure

6 things you need to know about the Ducati Multistrada Enduro
Written by ABR Staff   

In the Multistrada 1200, Ducati had a road-going adventure-sports bike that stood up to all in its class. As a continental road tourer, it was exceptional. But it couldn't match the all-round ability of rivals such as the BMW GS Adventure or the KTM 1290 Super Adventure.

Step forward the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. Ducati made hundreds of tweaks and changes to the Multistrada to bring the Enduro up to a point where it delivers all that an adventure bike should. The question is, how good are the results?

A full review of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro can be found in the new issue of Adventure Bike Rider, but for now, here are six things you need to know about Ducati's latest adventure offering.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

How much protection does your helmet really provide?
Written by Dr. John Lloyd   

When riding in most countries it is the law to wear a motorcycle helmet, mainly for your own safety, but how much protection do they really provide?

The common belief among motorcyclists is that a helmet protects the whole head, including the brain. However testing standards in Europe (ECE 22.05) and the US (DOT & Snell), which involve dropping helmeted headforms from heights of two-three meters onto a steel plate, only evaluate motorcycle helmets in terms of their ability to protect against blunt force trauma, such as skull fractures and penetrating head injuries.

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