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Mosko Moto’s Woodland Motorcycle Luggage Collection

I love Mosko Moto luggage, and I’m not just saying that. Riding around the world, I tried three different pannier setups—hard and soft—and Mosko’s were my favorite. That said, Mosko has a lot of competition on their hands, as ADV and dual-sport riding catches on like internet cafes in the 2000s. Nevertheless, Mosko is keepin’…

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Destinations :: Cumberland, British Columbia

On the east coast of central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you’ll find Cumberland, a gateway to Comox Lake 60 miles northwest of Nanaimo. What makes Cumberland and its 3,000-plus residents unique is the welcoming community and world-class recreation possibilities. Unlike other touristy stops on Vancouver Island, like Tofino and Coombs, Cumberland has kept its quaint…

Seven Adventure Motorcycle Podcasts for the Fall

It’s that time of year—podcast season! Wait, were you thinking Thanksgiving? Christmas? Sure, those are good too, but what about the fall days when it’s too wet or cold to ride, yet too warm and stormy for snow sports? That’s podcast season for me. I usually take to nearby walking paths and tap into some…

New Headquarters for Norton Motorcycles

After a long time holding it a secret, Norton Motorcycles has finally disclosed its new headquarters, located in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. The 73,000 square foot building is said to be the company’s most advanced facility in its 123-year history with the capacity to manufacture up to 8,000 motorcycles annually. It looks like every aspect…

Best Auxillary Light Options for Motorcycles

As we start getting into low-light riding conditions with less daylight and a lot more rain (at least here in the Pacific Northwest), I thought this would be a good chance to remind us all to use caution on the roads and make sure we’re seen. Many of us can still ride year-round, and nothing…

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The New 2022 Himalayan from Royal Enfield

I love the style of Royal Enfields, but they’ve always looked uncomfortable for anything longer than a day trip. However, it looks like that may have changed. Since its international debut in 2018, the Himalayan has undergone significant changes to appeal to more long-distance riders. (PS-there’s even talk of RE developing a 650 cc engine.)…

Finish and Publish Your Moto Travel Stories

Do you have an incredible tale of adventure? Have you been told you should publish your stories? Does the thought of pitching to magazines or publishers sound daunting? If so, you need to check out Carla King’s Your Moto Diaries writing workshop. I took the YMD workshop at the beginning of 2021 to help with…

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Second Annual South Jersey Motorcycle Film Festival

One of my favorite rainy fall activities is getting cozy under a duvet and watching films; if they’re motorcycle adventure films, even better! In August, Rev Sisters organized the Black Hills Moto Film Festival. This November, they’re putting on another online motorcycle festival in South Jersey. Read the press release below for more information, including…

Video of the Week: Alibaba One-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle

Maybe you’ve been thinking motorcycles aren’t dangerous enough, or that it’s far too easy to balance on two wheels. If so, then maybe the Alibaba one-wheeled electric motorcycle is for you. I don’t see this as the next round-the-world form of transportation that can pretty much fit in your carry-on luggage, but it might be…

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Telkwa Pass—British Columbia’s “Shortcut” between Smithers and Terrace

Photos provided by ridingfullcircle.com, Uncle “M” (advrider.com), and Jillian Kofoed (Totem Auto Group) He’s about to suggest riding something I won’t like and will do everything he can to convince me. Dave’s been scouring Google Earth and paper maps for a few hours now and has found a little side tour over Telkwa Pass—a rugged 71-mile…

Chickistan—Michelle Lamphere Talks About Being One of Nine Women Riding Pakistan

A week ago, I arrived in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michelle Lamphere—author of The Butterfly Route, organizer of Black Hills Film Moto Festival, and part-founder of Rev Sisters—graciously picked me up at the airport. Michelle owns the Chalet Motel in Custer and had invited me to spend almost three weeks there on a self-imposed writer’s retreat, working on…

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Cross Egypt Challenge—October 7-16, 2021

Cross Egypt Challenge was first organized in 2011 as an initiative to promote tourism to Egypt—a stunning country on the Mediterranean and Red seas filled with temples, pyramids, and other millennia-old monuments. The rally offers a breathtaking experience for both riders and spectators, routing from Alexandria, near the Mediterranean shores in the north to Egypt’s…

Suzuki Announces Fall 2022 ADV/Dual-Sport Lineup

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like with the recent success (like it or not) of Harley’s PanAmerica, ADV and dual-sport motorcycle manufacturers the world over seem to have stepped up their game. Suzuki’s 2022 lineup for these bikes is impressive: make room in your next bike choice for the V-Strom 650 and 650XT,…

Coming to America—the All-new Royal Enfield Classic 350

One hundred and twenty years ago, Royal Enfield began building timeless motorcycles. The Classic 350 is one such legend, reborn from the age-old company dedicated to releasing attractive midsize bikes for all experience levels. All these years later, the Classic still catches the eye and pleases crowds, and it’s coming to America in 2022, promising…

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Teasing Test Shots of the New Triumph Tiger

Lighter, agile, transformed—this is some of the wording used to describe the new Triumph Tiger 1200, now in prototype testing. Many ADV bikes have been updated for 2021 like BMW’s 1250 GS, KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S, Ducati’s Multistrada V4, and of course, Harley’s PanAmerica. Triumph’s Tiger hasn’t come out with an update model for…

Overland Expo Reveals Ultimate Motorcycle Overland Build for Africa Twin

Overland Expo is the world’s premier overlanding event series. This year it has revealed an Ultimate Overland Build for a Honda Africa Twin given a workover by Overland Expo’s Adventure Motorcycle Ambassador, Eva Rupert. Nice work, Eva! Unedited Press release—Loveland, CO Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT “What an absolute pleasure it has been…

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Field Tested: Micro-Start—The World’s Smallest Jump Starter

Created by Antigravity Batteries, known for high-end lithium batteries, the Micro-start is the first, original mini jump starter. These days, we rely on electronic devices more than ever—even in the middle of nowhere—which is what makes the Micro-start an essential item whenever I walk, drive, or ride two wheels off into an adventure. This pocket-sized…