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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..."
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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"After riding for 30 years in a variety of clothing, I decided I needed a Gore-tex riding suit aft..."
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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..."
Lads Spanish Adventure
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"an excellant time and a real adventure "
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"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 ..."
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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Fun fantastic read, recommend it, also try her 2nd book Red Tape"
Old Man On a Bike
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"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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"A great book, well written, you feel like you are on the jouney with him, what an experience, wel..."
BMW F 800 GS
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"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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"Coming from a TDM900 [x2]I was looking for something with a little more Adventure capability. Wa..."
Cape to Dar
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"Great pictures Rashaad and a good positive account. Did you start in RSA because you live there o..."
military issue gore-tex over trousers
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"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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"wanted one of these since they first came on the market, the price for new was the issue, i had t..."
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"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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"Brilliant ride with my mate and so much to see whilst meeting great people."
Airdrieonians do Morrocco
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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Check out the website, amazing value for an outstanding service and experience 5 Star :)"
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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"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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"I am very happy with it even after all these years. I have looked around for a substitute but not..."
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"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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"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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"I may be jumping the gun here, however its made a decent first impression! I'm only 19 and yet I'..."
Tuesday's travel tip: Sleeping mats
Written by Bryn   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:49

A wise man once told me that sleep is one of the most important things our body needs in order to function properly. Without it we're boring caffeine-fuelled zombies who are incapable of doing much at all, but with it we're happy, alert, and most importantly, ready to ride.

According to the National Institute of Health, the required amount of sleep for the average adult is eight hours. That means (if you're average) you're spending toughly 33 percent of your adventures tucked up in a sleeping bag catching some Z's.

Given this information, it seems all the more likely that you'll want to make your sleeping area as warm and as comfortable as possible.

Sleeping mats

Acerbis launch new LED handguards
Written by Bryn   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:35


  • Acerbis launch new handguards with built-in LEDs
  • The handguards will help make you more visible in bad conditions
  • Fits most motorcycle models


Acerbis, a motorcycle accessory manufacturer from Italy, has launched a new handguard with built in LEDs.

The LED Vision Handguard, which will retail at £99.99, makes use of two adjustable lights which will help make riders more visible to other road users.


And the winner is.....New Oxford Luggage Set
Written by AE   
Monday, 05 August 2013 00:00

Thank you to all those who entered our recent ABR online competition, to win a brilliant set of new, Oxford Aqua waterproof luggage.  We offered one lucky winner the chance to win a prize package which includes an Aqua 30 roll bag, an Aqua 50 roll bag, an Aqua 25 Rucksack and an Aqua 3 waist pack! The new Aqua range is a convenient, lightweight luggage option using water resistant zips and a roll top opening, ensuring maximum protection in all weather.

Aqua 25 rucksack by Oxford

ABR Weekend Weather
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 02 August 2013 12:46

With the exception of the crazy warm day we had yesterday, this weekend has seen a return to what we would consider a typical British summer, we've had rain, we've had a lot of cloud cover and if its been warm, its been the muggy, suffocating heat that's crying out for a thunderstorm to clear the air.

Will things get more favourable over the weekend though?


Advertising Feature: Tips for biking in Europe
Written by Amber Howard   
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:23

Preparing for a motorcycle tour or holiday can be quite difficult; unlike a trip in the car, you can’t stock up and fill the boot with everything you may need for your trip. Motorcycling is almost like backpacking; you need to do your research and you can only bring as much as you can carry, and only the essentials.

However, how do you decide what is essential from what is just ‘useful’? A good place to start is to check the laws and regulations of your chosen destination(s). There are certain things which you must know, remember and carry to meet the requirements of certain countries.

Ventura Bike-Pack range now available for 2013 R1200GS and 1190 Advenure
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:14

Ventura has announced the addition of two new pieces of luggage to their 'Bike-Pack' range.

The New Zealand based luggage manufacturer today revealed that they've adapted their Bike-Pack luggage system to fit the 2013 models of the BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure.

Bike Pack luggage


On test: Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite Ultralite Cot
Written by Paul Jennison   
Friday, 02 August 2013 09:49

Adventure Bike Rider gear editor Paul Jennison takes a look at Therm-a-Rest's LuxuryLite Ultralite Cot, a travel cot which is light enough, and packs down small enough,to pack in your panniers and take on your adventures.

Click 'Read more' to find out what he thinks of it.


WIN! New Metzeler Tourance Next Tyres!
Written by AE   
Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

Its competition time, ABRs and do we have a great prize for you. One lucky ABR online competition winner will win a brand new set of Metzeler Tourance Next tyres!

The Tourance Next is a new product launched in 2013 for the Next Generation of Adventure Bike riders. Designed primarily with road use in mind with some light off road capability, the Tourance Next is available for a wide variety of big adventure bikes such the original BMW R1100GS, Triumph Explorer, Yamaha Super Tenere and is fitted as original equipment on the new R1200GS. A new tread pattern design combined with a dual compound gives extended mileage and top performance on both wet and dry road and excellent rider feedback.


Metzeler tourance next tyres


On test: Storm Helmet Deodoriser
Written by paul Jennison   
Thursday, 01 August 2013 15:59
Adventure Bike Rider gear editor Paul Jennison takes a look at Storm's helmet deodoriser, a deodorising spray designed specifically for motorcycle helmets. Does it work at keeping your lid smelling sweet and fresh? Click 'Read more' to find out.     The timing couldn’t really have been better when I received some helmet after care products to review. Our summer had arrived with such a ferocity that caught many of us pleasantly off-guard. Temperatures in the high 20’s Celsius have become something of a rarity over the last few so called summers. Prolonged riding in hot weather is going to make the inside of any motorcycle helmet  sweaty, damp and smelling something like the British and Irish Lions post match laundry basket.   Storm DFX has developed a spray on deodoriser which can be used on helmet liners (as well as your boots and gloves if they need it) which kills the odour producing bacteria making the insides cleaner and fresher again. The spray contains silver technology which is a well-known anti-bacterial agent that is also hypoallergenic so it's safe on most skin types. The chemicals in the spray can be used on numerous fabrics and will not degrade the materials. I have used the deodoriser on my regular lid and it freshened up the linings making them a pleasant place to put my head in again. A 75ml bottle has a RRP of £5.50 and stockists can be found by visiting:
ABR Pic of the Week winner announced
Written by Bryn   
Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:46

Entries for this week's 'Pic of the Week' are now closed which means it's time to announce the winner! We were sent in some awesome photo's and, as always, choosing a winner proved to be a very difficult task so we sealed the doors of ABR towers and began our Pic of the Week conclave.

After a few hours of deliberation, white smoke drifted from our chimney and we'd decided which pic was best. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce that this week's winner is...Tony Gill (a.k.a Browndog on the ABR forums) with this fantastic shot which he took on the Stella Alpina earlier this year!

ABR pic of the week winner tony

Congratulations to Tony, the proud new owner of an ABR beanie and two ABR stickers!

As I mentioned, we were sent in some cracking shots this week so click 'Read more' to see this week's runners up.


Givi reveals the biggest case of its collection
Written by Bryn   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:02


  • Givi to release 52 litre case
  • New case will be the biggest the company has to offer
  • Capacity for two helmets makes it ideal for two-up tourers


Givi has announced the launch of the biggest case in its luggage collection.

The new case, called the TRK52N, will be part of Givi's existing Trekker range and at 52 litres it's looking like a very handy piece of kit for long-distance-take-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink ABRs!

Click 'Read more' to find out what TRK52N is all about.


givi launch new luggage


ABR Weekend Weather
Written by Bryn   
Friday, 26 July 2013 09:40

In the past week we've seen a bit of a change from the sweltering heat and blue skies that were so uncharacteristic of UK summers, thunderstorms have been rolling their way through the country and heavy rain has followed. The temperatures remained fairly hot though and we've still had our fair share of beautiful biking days.

The weekend though, is looking a little grim. The only 'nice' thing going for it is the fact that temperatures will stay fairly warm, hovering around the high teens and low twenties, similar to what we've experienced this past week.


'Thankful Villages Run' to begin on Saturday
Written by Bryn   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:58


  • Charity ride out aiming to raise £51,000 for The Royal British Legion
  • Thankful Villages Run to cover 2,500 miles
  • Ride out begins on Saturday 27th July


Two Triumph riders will set out on a 2,500 mile charity ride out around the UK on Saturday 27th July to help raise money for The Royal British Legion.


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