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Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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7.4
Reviewed by peterthreespeed
"Always wondered what a big trailie would be like so read all the reviews etc & settled on a Trium..."
Riding GB's mainland coastline...
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1.0
Reviewed by BushidoBoy
"On reflection, and having done it, there are bits to be missed out, then I guess you can't say yo..."
Tauerntreffen 2017
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8.0
Reviewed by Inselaffe
"For a UK rider the journey there in winter is quite an undertaking in itself. From the Midlands I..."
Aprilia Pegaso 650 Trail
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6.5
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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9.6
Reviewed by buddy
"Recently purchased the Touratech Companero Jacket from Adventure Motorcycles Ireland in Gorey Co ..."
BMW F650GS TWIN
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3.9
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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3.6
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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10.0
Reviewed by farmer
"Awsome!"
Uneasy Rider: Travel Through A Mid-life Crisis
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10.0
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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8.7
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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9.3
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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7.1
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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7.0
Reviewed by Kerabo
"Worth a try "
wrynose pass hardknott pass
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2.0
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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7.0
Reviewed by whippet22
"an adventure!"
buffalo endurance
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9.6
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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7.0
Reviewed by Openroad
"Hi all, I recently rode from Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, southward into the Omo Val..."
AGV AX8 DUAL EVO
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5.0
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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9.1
Reviewed by Big Fish
"See my comments set out below in "Another Underrated Honda""
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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8.6
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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5.0
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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5.0
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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10.0
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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10.0
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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8.1
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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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
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..."
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The top 7 adventure bike destinations to watch in 2017
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Here at ABR, we’ve carefully selected the top seven destinations that need to go straight to the top of your to-do list. We have included a little something for everyone, whether you’re looking to venture off the beaten path or experience the classic motorcycle Meccas that are set to be thriving in 2017.

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Government responds to the petition to stop local authorities from closing legal routes
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Created in December, a petition insisting that legal unsurfaced roads open to motor vehicles cannot legally be closed by local authorities without offering a similar route or facility in its place has now had a response.

 

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Sam Sunderland makes history as first British entrant to win the Dakar Rally
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Sam Sunderland, a UAE-based rider originally from Dorset, made history on Saturday by becoming the first British competitor to win the Dakar Rally in any classification.

Before claiming his title, Sunderland was the first British rider to win a stage of the Dakar since John Deacon back in 1998.

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BMW and Touratech reveal R 1200 GS Rambler prototype
Written by Harriet Jordan   

When it comes to off-roading, the BMW R1200GS is not necessarily the best option thanks to the bike's sheer weight and size.

In recognition of this, BMW has joined forces with Touratech to develop the BMW R1200GS Rambler; a ‘concept’ bike that Touratech says is ‘ready-to-go’. And the result is quite something.

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Interview with Nick Sanders: getting to know the man behind the world records
Written by Harriet Jordan   

When it comes to iconic figures in the adventure motorcycling world, there are none more enigmatic than Nick Sanders. Here we look back at his exhaustive list of achievements, and delve into the mindset necessary for such an extreme life in the saddle.

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Is this the best mobile app for motorcyclists?
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Regardless of whether you leave bike maintenance to the professionals, or if, to you, getting down and dirty with the mechanicals is all part of the fun, it’s indisputable that riding is the most enjoyable element of owning a bike.

To keep the hassle of maintenance to a minimum and, thus, free up more riding time, a new iOS app has entered the market. Created by a fellow biker, the app ‘Moto Report’ aims to keep your motorcycle in tip-top condition, help you save money and enjoy a hassle-free ride.

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The best adventure biking photos from November 2016
Written by Harriet Jordan   

Every so often at Adventure Bike Rider, we’re given a phenomenal image from our readers and contributors, and it sends our craving for an adventure on our bikes skyrocketing.

We are blown away by some of the photos, videos and stories you send in, and while we share a great deal of this in our magazine and on social media, there’s still a whole heap we’ve yet to fit in.

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Spotted: First glimpse at KTM’s 390 and 790 Adventure
Written by Harriet Jordan   

The hotly anticipated KTM 390 Adventure and 790 Adventure have both been spied outside the Austrian manufacturer’s test facility in southern Europe. The bikes’ appearance occurred just one month after a host of other bike firms unveiled their small capacity adventure machines.

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ABR yuletide rally raises over £1000 for air ambulance charity
Written by Harriet Jordan   

This December, ABR forum members held their annual Yuletide rally event. They raised £1200 for the Air Ambulance charity by selling food and drinks, an auction and through on and off-road ride outs.

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The ultimate green-laning Christmas gift guide
Written by Harriet Jordan   

There’s no denying that Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re still to do some (or the entirety) of your Christmas shopping, ABR has got you covered with products from motorcycle dealers, Freestyle Bikes. We’ve picked out the very best gifts centred around green-laning that’ll be perfect for any adventure motorcyclist in the family. The list covers a range of prices, so there’s something here for everyone.

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TomTom introduce a protection plan for their products
Written by Harriet Jordan   

If you’re religiously old school, you might still rely on map reading to get around. The rest of us, however, have invested in a Sat Nav to help navigate while out on two wheels. This month, TomTom announced the introduction of a protection plan for owners of its navigation devices.

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6 of the most extreme winter roads in the world
Written by Sophie Goodall   

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we’ve got you covered, as we teamed up with Keis heated apparel to bring you a list of some of the most death-defying rides that’ll have you grinning (or grimacing) the rest of your lifetime.

With tracks from Europe and America, from Asia and South America; ranging in distance and difficulty, there’s something for every adventure bike rider to enjoy, that’ll surely make your winter months a little more wondrous.

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KTM recalls adventure bikes over brake issue
Written by Harriet Jordan   
KTM has issued a recall for 3 of its popular adventure bike models because of an issue with their braking systems.

The 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure RS and 1290 Super Adventure made until and including models of 2016, have all been flagged by KTM as potentially faulty. alt
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