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Waterproof Your Adventure

For its 50th Anniversary in June, SHAD debuted its newest motorcycle soft bag in Barcelona, Spain, and now Shad TR40 Terra Adventure Saddlebags are available in the United States. Each lightweight bag offers a 32-liter capacity and up to 22 pounds of load per bag. Installation of the rack was easy with a little help…

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Ruby: The Gem of Lighting

The sign said, “Go ahead. Blind yourself.” I accepted the challenge and pushed the button. I had heard about Ruby Moto auxiliary lighting from a friend who had recently outfitted his 2021 BMW 1250 GSA with them. They were pretty on that bike, but since we had never ridden at night, I wasn’t aware of…

Pigs in the Forest :: Annual Dirt Ride Slated for September 17

Photography by Matt Callaway An estimated 300 dual sport and adventure motorcycles will make their way through the north Mississippi hill country September 17, rain or shine, in a weekend of camaraderie and love for backcountry riding. And there’s still time to get in on the event. Shannon Smith of Byhalia, Mississippi, created the Pigs…

Air-Flow Seat Covers

Like everyone who buys a new bike with a stock seat, I quickly began looking for a solution to soften my ride. I had looked at replacing the seat on my 2020 factory-lowered BMW F 750 GS but found the price would leave me with few options in affording the multitude of accessories I dreamed…

The Canyons of the Ancients

If you had lived in southern Colorado during the Ice Age, chances are you’d be hunting camels for your dinner. Luckily, a lot has changed since the Pleistocene era, the epoch geological timespan when glaciers ruled North America. Ten thousand years after its first settlers dined on camels and woolly mammoths, modern-day visitors to the…

Puig Touring Plus Windshield

Clearly I had underestimated the importance of choosing the right-sized windscreen for my 2020 BMW F 750 GS. With fellow adventure riders Parker Mims of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Patrick Reid Hobby of Greenville, South Carolina, I tore off across the lower Texas landscape from the border town of Ruidoso. The spring winds had been…

Necessity Fuels Innovative Creations at 2022 Overland Expo West

There were nearly 400 exhibitors at this year’s Overland Expo West held in Flagstaff, Arizona. Amid high-dollar overland vehicles and numerous impressive motorcycle displays, it was the work of homegrown entrepreneurs that stole the show. These ingenious products take on the challenge of overlanding travails and provide useful, productive, and practical solutions to make life…

BMW MOA National Rally to Celebrate 50 Years

It would be kind of hard to find a bad road to traverse the Arkansas or Missouri Ozarks, as long as you avoid the interstates, that is. The tree-laden roads, laced with rivers, hills, valleys, and traces of Americana in its eateries and rest areas, will be the welcome paths for motorcyclists making their way…

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