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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
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"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
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Outwell Dreamboat, silly name, great nights sleep
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9.3
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"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
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"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."
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Video: 2016 Africa Twin revealed
Written by Rob Slade   

A new video has emerged revealing the finished 2016 Honda Africa Twin. It features clips of the bike in action as well as Honda Motorcycle Europe’s head of planning, Dave Hancock, discussing the new machine with a group of engineers and test riders.

It is unclear whether or not the video has been leaked or released by Honda, but it does give a fascinating insight to the much anticipated release in 2016. Click read more to see the video and find out the latest on the 2016 Africa Twin.

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Video of the week: Around the World with Austin Vince
Written by Rob Slade   

"When you get up in the morning you’ve only gotta' worry about three things. One, we need petrol, where are we gonna' get it. Two, we need some food, where are we gonna' get it. Three, we need beer, where are we gonna get it. And that’s all you have to worry about all day every day until something goes wrong, and that’s when the fun starts."

Those are the words of Gerald Vince who, along with brother Austin Vince and seven of their mates, departed on a motorcycle journey taking one of the longest routes around the world in 1995. They covered 40,000 miles, 44 countries and did it completely unsupported. They called it Mondo Enduro and you can see footage and hear from Austin and Gerald in this week's video.

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How Alpinestars' airbag system was born
Written by Rob Slade   

It’s been 14 years of thorough research and development for the team at Alpinestars but now they have finally released the first fully self-contained airbag system for everyday motorcycling in Europe, the Tech-Air vest.

The project started in 2001 but really took off in 2003 when they introduced a data-logging project into MotoGP to understand the forces and crash dynamics of racers. As it is now hitting the European market, we're looking back at how the Tech-Air came to be.

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ABR's guide to buying your next sleeping bag
Written by Bryn   

If you're heading off on a multi-day tour and you're not planning on staying in a hotel then chances are one of the first things you pack into your panniers is your sleeping bag.

The sleeping bag you decide to bring can either make or break your adventure because it doesn't matter if you're stopping off at a campsite in Snowdonia or roughing it in the wilds of Siberia, a good night's sleep is essential. With that in mind, here's our guide to everything you need to know about sleeping bags.

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How to handle a broken leg on the trails
Written by Johnathan Edwards   

Unfortunately, accidents do happen and if you or your riding partner breaks their leg on a ride out it's worth knowing what the best course of action is. Doc Edwards talks us through what to do.

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Issue 29 of Adventure Bike Rider out now!
Written by Rob Slade   

Issue 29 (July/August) of Adventure Bike Rider is out now and you can get your hands on it by heading to the online store, popping into one of a selection of newsagents in the UK or through the Adventure Bike Rider app.

The latest and best looking issue is packed full of interesting, inspiring and informative features to make sure you’ll be eager to get back in the saddle after just a few pages.

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Everything you need to know about the Kawasaki Versys 650
Written by Rob Slade   

As much as we love our fast and powerful go-anywhere adventure bikes, there are times when it’s perfectly acceptable to take it a bit slower, relax and enjoy the ride.

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is one such machine that’s capable of doing so. While it’s not suited to off-road riding, the mid-range tourer offers a great option as a commuter and weekend or continental tourer. Here's everything you need to know.

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9 tips to perfect your rut riding technique
Written by Dylan Jones   

If you fancy a spot of green lane riding or are thinking of heading off to ride in the great unknown, it's worth knowing how to ride safely in ruts. Dylan Jones from the Yamaha Off Road Experience explains the technique.

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ABR's weekend ride: Cheltenham to Stratford upon Avon
Written by Rob Slade   

This week's installment of ABR's weekend ride takes you between Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon along the B4632. It's an extremely scenic drive set in the heart of England that runs through the best of the Cotswolds. What it lacks in mountains it makes up for in stunning Cotswold scenery. The road flows through picturesque woodland, past colourful meadows and through some of England’s most picture-perfect villages.

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9 of the best tents on the market for motorcyclists
Written by Bryn   

You may be on a RTW adventure or just staying the night at an ABR Rally, but we're pretty sure you'll be strapping a tent to the back of your bike. Whether you'll use it or not is an entirely different matter as hotels tend to seem more appealing after a long day in the saddle. But maybe that can change...

Following on from our buying guide on the most important features of a tent, we've compiled a round up of some of the best ones we have tested recently. In this group test, you'll find small tents ideal for those travelling solo, spacious tents for those of you with a missus and plenty of gear, and even a tent that you can park your bike in.

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6 of the toughest, most extreme adventure races on Earth
Written by Rob Slade   

We all love a bit of an adventure. Even more so if it's on two wheels, takes in spectacular scenery and is truly challenging. But how far are you prepared to go in your quest for adventure? We've compiled a list of the toughest, most extreme adventure races in the world. Would you take any of them on?

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Video of the week: Riding the highest road in the world
Written by Rob Slade   

This week’s instalment follows GoPro production artists Kames Kirkham and Zak Shelhamer as they join Alex Chacon on a journey from Jaipur to the highest road in the world, Khardung La, India.

Instead of being on your ‘go anywhere’ adventure bikes, the group take on the journey using Royal Enfields. Over the course of the trip, they travel through bustling cities and spectacular scenery along roads that are falling apart, including one that has a waterfall flowing over it. After watching this, you'll be wanting to hit the mountains too.

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Up close with Russ Malkin
Written by Bryn   

Producer and director Russ Malkin has made a living out of adventure motorcycling. He's the man behind the Long Way Round, Long Way Down and the Race to Dakar, we caught up with him to see what's new and what's next for the Long Way series…

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