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Aprilia Pegaso 650 Trail
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Reviewed by buddy
"Have to agree with most of the previous comments but I think some reviewers are being a bit harsh..."
touratech companero jacket
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Reviewed by buddy
"Recently purchased the Touratech Companero Jacket from Adventure Motorcycles Ireland in Gorey Co ..."
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Reviewed by bmwhater
"bought this bike new in 2008. I have so far done 6,800 miles only. It is garaged and has been r..."
Shark Spartan Carbon
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Reviewed by Joe Thumper
"Smart looking, light weight sports touring helmet with very poor build quality. I had to send mi..."
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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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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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..."
Is this the most exciting pass in the Alps?
Written by Bryn Davies   

If you're making your way over to the Alps at all then you'll no doubt have your personal bucket list of high mountain passes that you'll be aiming to ride. Most will include the biking Mecca that is the Stelvio Pass, then there's the impressive Furka Pass, the Col de l'Iseran, or the highest paved pass in the Alps, the Cime de la Bonette.

But if it's dramatic scenery, exciting riding and roads that showcase the very best of Italian engineering, then the Splügen Pass is a must.

The Splugen Pass

Adventure Bike Rider issue 36 out now!
Written by Rob Slade   

The September/October edition of Adventure Bike Rider is out now and you can get your hands on it by heading to our online store or by heading into your nearest WHSmith store. In the meantime, here's what you can expect to find inside.

Adventure Bike Rider issue 36

Honda confirm adventure scooter for 2017
Written by Rob Slade   

Honda has officially confirmed the production of its new adventure scooter, the X-ADV, which is set to join its model line up in 2017. Here's what you need to know.

Honda X-ADV adventure scooter

The reason you're told to get off your bike when filling up
Written by Bryn Davies   

Do you sit on your bike when you fill up at the petrol station? Lots of people do, so it's OK to admit it. In fact, I've done it more times than I care to remember. I'm pretty lazy and it just seems like less hassle to rock up, reach over, grab the nozzle and start pumping (despite the fact that I'm going to be walking into the petrol station after I've filled up in order to grab some pork scratchings and pay).

SWM SuperDual to debut at Motorcycle Live
Written by Rob Slade   

SWM's intriguing new adventure bike is set to make its debut at Motorcycle Live this November ahead of its launch to UK dealers. Here's what you need to know.

SWM SuperDual

5 reasons to ride the Peakland Way
Written by Bryn Davies   

In each issue of Adventure Bike Rider magazine we set out to ride one of the UK's long distance footpaths by motorcycle. Of course, we can't literally ride on the paths (with the exception of the first half of the Ridgeway), so we plot our route to follow as closely to the original trail as possible.

In issue 35 of Adventure Bike Rider we took a journey along the 120-mile long Peakland Way, a fantastic ride that takes you on a tour of the beautiful Peak District, circumnavigating the national park and taking in all of the best roads and attractions that it has to offer.

Adventure motorcyclist sets up Kickstarter page to fund feature-length overlanding film
Written by Rob Slade   

Not so long ago, adventure motorcyclist Daniel Greening rode 23,000 miles from Sydney to London on his BMW F650GS Dakar. Along the way, he filmed the incredible roads he encountered, the unique interactions he experienced and and stunning scenery he passed through.

He has released clips to YouTube, but now he's planning to turn his footage into a feature-length documentary and he needs your help. Here's what you need to know.

Riding from Sydney to London

Meet Ola, one of the world's pioneering female adventure motorcyclists
Written by Egle Gerulaityte   

Alexandra ‘Ola’ Trzaskowska, 36, is probably one of the toughest women bikers I’ve ever met: she rides in the most extreme corners of the world, knows Central Asia like it’s her back garden, and leads women-only motorcycle tours in the Himalayas. She’s ridden in Afghanistan, Bolivia, and India; she’s constantly looking for new challenges and setting out on adventures all over the globe.

We caught up with Ola to discuss her thoughts on adventure motorcycling, why you should visit the lesser travelled countries before you head to Europe or the US, and why size doesn't matter.

7 reasons why Sweden deserves to be on your biking bucket list
Written by Mats Jonsson   

With incredible scenery, quiet roads and a whole host of fantastic riding locations, Sweden is a great country for adventure bike riding, especially for off-road riding.

But don't just take our word for it. Mats Jonsson of adventure motorcycle tour company MagicMotor Experience knows the country better than anyone. He specialises in off-road riding experiences and guides riders through the best trails and gravel tracks in Sweden. Here, he outlines seven reasons why Sweden deserves to be on your motorcycling bucket list...

Riding Sweden

On the ABR forum: The best bike for riding Morocco?
Written by Rob Slade   

The past week has seen many interesting threads pop up on the Adventure Bike Rider forum with plenty of opportunities to get stuck into some decent conversation as well as picking up some useful advice.

Highlights from the last seven days include questions about the ideal van for bike transport, the best bike with motorway riding in mind and about how well a nine-year-old will cope on his first motorcycle trip. Can you help anyone out?

Off-road motorcycling in Morocco

10 definitive reasons you need to ride Iceland
Written by Alun Davies   

Iceland is a wonder of volcanoes and glaciers, geysers and ice caps, 24-hour daylight and, er, hot dogs. It’s also got hardly any people and exciting riding, making it a top destination for an adventure motorbike tour. Here, Alun Davies tell us his favourite bits…

Riding Iceland

How to ride the challenging terrain of Morocco
Written by Mick Extance   

Morocco is a Mecca for adventure motorcyclists wanting to take their trips to the next level, but it does present a range of challenges to those who aren't familiar with the riding conditions.

Whatever the terrain, Dakar legend Mick Extance has tackled it and come out laughing on the other side and now he's sharing his tips for riding Morocco’s five main surfaces...

Riding sand dunes, Morocco

Is this the world's most absurd adventure motorcycle rally?
Written by Rob Slade   

Adventure means different things for different people. To one person, it may be a tour of Europe, mainly sticking to the black top and kipping in B&Bs, while to another it may be an off-road epic in Morocco.

Essentially then, adventure is in the eye of the beholder. Even so, we don’t think there are many who would deny that this interesting little event is a bit crazy.

The Monkey Run

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