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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
"aaa"
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 KTM 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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5.0
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..."
Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
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9.8
Reviewed by Jay fitzgerald
"I can't see myself ever selling this bike - 3500km on and off-road through Morocco without any is..."
BMW F 800 GS
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8.8
Reviewed by Barcs1
"Great bike, good fuel economy, comfortable and when fully loaded , hardly notice any change in ha..."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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8.6
Reviewed by londonwelsh
"Coming from a TDM900 [x2]I was looking for something with a little more Adventure capability. Wa..."
Cape to Dar
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4.0
Reviewed by gbags
"Great pictures Rashaad and a good positive account. Did you start in RSA because you live there o..."
Kawasaki KLE 500
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8.6
Reviewed by Matt
"Hi, I recently took my KLE to the Sahara desert from the UK, It performed admirably the whole tr..."
military issue gore-tex over trousers
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6.0
Reviewed by stickysidedown
"The camo gore waterproofs have been updated now the new MTP camo pattern is being rolled out, unl..."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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8.8
Reviewed by kiejoe65
"wanted one of these since they first came on the market, the price for new was the issue, i had t..."
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..."
Aprilia Pegaso Strada
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7.4
Reviewed by Paul Chidgey
"The Aprilia Pegaso 650 ( really a 660) uses the Yamaha 660 engine, used in a few of their models...."
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Devitt launch new £10k Gadget Giveaway
Written by Bryn   

Devitt Insurance Services LTD has launched a £10,000 Gadget Giveaway prize draw to celebrate the launch of their new website.

The massive prize of £10,000 worth of gadgets is up for grabs by anyone that gets a quote directly from Devitt's new website (www.devittinsurance.com) or over the phone. Devitt offer various types of insurance (bike, car, van, home, dealer/training school and business) and although you can only have one entry into the prize draw per insurance product, quotes for different products will give you multiple entries.

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What's to blame for the recent decline in new riders?
Written by Bryn   

There seems to be a feeling within the motorcycle industry that the number of new riders is in decline with less and less people opting to experience life on two wheels. If you were to then ask why this is, there would be a mixture of responses. 'There's not enough to promote the benefits to new riders', 'there's a negative association with motorcycling', 'it's too expensive to learn' and 'the licensing is too confusing and off putting'.

Whether these feeling are justified or not we'll go into a bit later, but given the above it's then surprising to hear that over the last few years the number of people taking their module 1 & 2 tests has actually been increasing.

According to stats put forward by the DSA the number of people taking their tests has been increasing steadily since 2009, as shown in the table below, apart from the most recent data available, from 2013-2014, which shows a huge decrease in the number of tests taken.

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Bridgestone's Battlecross X30 gains Extance's seal of approval
Written by Bryn   

Bridgestone’s new motocross tyre has been given a huge seal of approval by one of the UK’s most successful riders ever, who declared: “It saves seconds in laps, significant sums of money in replacements and is the best tyre I’ve ridden on.”

The world’s leading tyre manufacturer enlisted the help of seven times Dakar Rally competitor Mick Extance and his son Adam, who both put the exclusive Battlecross X30 through its paces at a specially created track in the Welsh mountains.

 

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Pope's Harley sells for €210,000
Written by Bryn   

The Pope's Harley Davidson, which was up for auction last month, sold for an astounding €210,000 last week.

The Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide was donated by the Pope for an auction to help raise money for the Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen in Rome's Termini railway station.

 

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Powertraveller reveal 'revolutionary' portable charger
Written by Bryn   

Powertraveller has developed a new portable charging device that they claim will revolutionise portable charging technology.

The Powermonkey Expedition brings together multiple ways of naturally and efficiently generating energy which can be used in just about any situation and location you might find yourself in.

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5 eye opening lessons adventure riding taught us
Written by Andy   

Andy and Emilie recently rode a Royal Enfield motorcycle from Delhi, India to Yangon, Myanmar, passing through Nepal and Bhutan along the way. This made them the first foreigners to cross independently and under their own steam from India into Myanmar in several decades.

The seven week, 6,500 km odyssey took them through high mountains and dense jungle and across some of the dodgiest regions and worst roads that the world has to offer. Having finally made it safe and sound back to Yangon, in this article they tell us five big lessons that they learned from the trip.

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Triumph launch TriStar finance scheme
Written by Bryn   

Triumph UK are set to launch their new TriStar finance scheme and complimentary accessory packages this February.

From February 1st the Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) packages will be available on a range of Triumph bikes and the cheapest offers can see customers paying as little as £89 a month for a new ride.

 

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Motorcycles and 4x4s banned from two green lanes in the Peak District
Written by Bryn   

The Peak District National Park Authority has revealed legal orders to exclude trail bikes and 4x4s from two green lanes in the Peak District.

The Roych and Chapel Gate green lanes will be off limits to motorists with Permanent Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) being put in place to protect a 3.5km section of the Roych (a section of the Pennine Bridle way) and a 3km section of Chapel Gate (a green lane which skirts Rushup Edge.

 

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Suzuki reveal V-Strom 1000 availability and service schedule
Written by Bryn   

Suzuki has announced the availability of the new V-Strom 1000 as well as confirming the service intervals of the bike.

The new V-Strom 1000, which was officially revealed to journalists last month (check the ABR verdict in issue 20), is set to arrive in showrooms from February 17th with dealers already taking deposits on the machine.

 

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Video: Knee dragging to head dragging
Written by Bryn   

You've heard of 'getting your knee down' when cornering, but have you ever heard of getting your head down?

Aside from unintentional helmet to concrete accidents, I didn't think so, which is what makes this video so awesome. It shows two guys riding around a track doing some pretty impressive cornering and the lead rider decides to lean so far that his helmet grazes the tarmac – insane riders and insane viewing! Watch the video by clicking 'read more'.

 

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Date set for auction of Pope's Harley Davidson
Written by Bryn   

The Pope's Harley Davidson is set to be auctioned in Paris next month in order to raise money for charity.

The Dyna Supa Glide, which was presented to the Pope by Harley Davidson last June on the company's 110th anniversary, will be up for auction on Thursday, February 7th at the Bonhams auction house in Paris.

 

 

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Vehicle tax will no longer be transferable between owners
Written by Bryn   

Vehicle tax will no longer carry over to the next owner from October 2014.

As the DVLA plan to introduce a paperless vehicle tax they have also revealed vehicle tax will not carry over to new owners if the vehicle is sold.

The DVLA will be scrapping the paper tax disc in October 2014 and along with the move to axe the 93 year old proof of vehicle tax, any remaining months of tax leftover will no longer be able to carry on to the new owner like it currently can. If you sell a vehicle you will be able to get a refund on the remaining full months, but if you're buying then you could be in a bit of a pickle.

 

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Figures reveal nearly 200 drivers aged over 100 on UK roads
Written by Bryn   

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has released figures showing that nearly 200 drivers on UK roads are aged over 100-years-old, with the oldest being 106.

The figures, which were gathered by road safety charity IAM and published by the DVLA, reveal that, as of November 2013, there were 195 drivers over the age of 100-years-old, over one million over 80-years-old and seven million over-65.

 

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