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Escapar a la Baja Tres: A Vanlife and Overlanding Meetup, Feb 2022

Escapar a la Baja, an Overlanding and Vanlife Meetup Baja season is approaching quickly, and for those heading south of the US border this winter, you’ll definitely want to check out Escapar A La Baja Tres. This weekend-long vanlife and overlanding rendezvous at Playa El Tecolote (just 30 minutes outside La Paz) is scheduled for…

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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.)…

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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…

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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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Lindeco Genuine Powersports—venturing into the US market and partnering with Enduristan Luggage

Though there is heated debate over what’s better—soft bags or hard cases—the moto industry is seeing more companies producing soft bags than ever before. Enduristan, for example, is known for “tough, durable, and truly 100% waterproof luggage” for ADV bikes—their bags are now being sold exclusively through Lindeco Genuine Powersports (LGP), a US distributor. “Enduristan…

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Black Hills Moto Film Festival—Aug. 13-15

From August 13-15, Rev Sisters will present the Black Hills Motorcycle Film Festival, featuring independent filmmakers. And yes, you read it right, the Weekend Festival Pass is free from these generous organizers. If you’re reading this too late, don’t worry; you can still access all the films for $10 here—a small price to pay for…

Rev’It Invests in Travel Startup Motourismo

I’ve enjoyed using Rev’It riding gear for more than half a decade now, so I’m always excited to hear about news and products from the company. This one threw me off a little, only because I didn’t immediately see the connection between a leading apparel brand partnering with an online motorcycle travel company. But, as…

ACR Electronics Bivy Stick Satellite Communication Device and App

If you’re someone who enjoys venturing into the backcountry, then your safety should be a primary consideration, and the ability to share your location and alert emergency services in the event of an accident is crucial. In the past, I’ve been a fan of SPOT Satellite Communication Devices (generally alongside a second “burner” mobile phone,…

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Rescue Build on 1983 Honda CX500 Café Racer

When Tom Gilroy, founder of Gold Coast, Australia’s, Purpose Built Moto, took on a rescue build for a Honda CX500, he inherited a challenge. The bike came to him through a customer who’d had a bad experience with a former custom motorcycle designer, and the dream build didn’t turn out how the customer had imagined….

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Video of the Week: Never Ride Alone

There are few humans out there willing to endure physical hardship like Scott Englund in Never Ride Alone. But watching this film, I understood him; I understand the desire to attain something everyone else thinks is crazy—a goal that takes up so much space in your brain there is no longer room for reason, so…

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Horizons Unlimited HUMM Event and Travellers Meeting, 2021

Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness (HUMM) Cascades 2021 Event Described as “the best 48 hours of my life” by one participant (who later had to apologize to his wife for saying that), Horizons Unlimted’s HUMM event is essentially a make-your-own-adventure, off-road scavenger hunt. Riders form teams of two or four and spend two days chasing tags through…

Gloves Mandatory for Motorcycle Riders in Spain

Spain’s director general of traffic (DGT) has passed a law that requires all motorcycle riders and pillions wear gloves. The DGT was working on mandating every rider wear an airbag, but that idea was dropped in favor of gloves—not quite apples to apples, but perhaps they’re looking to start small and work up.   The…