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The New 2021 Yamaha Ténéré Adventure 700

Off-road and ADV (adventure) riders have been asking for years for a good middle-weight on-road/off-road bike, and the new 2021 Yamaha Ténéré Adventure 700 might just be it. First, let’s define “middle-weight” as weighing in at under 500 pounds wet, with twin cylinders for a smoother ride, and enough suspension travel and ground clearance to…

Justin W. Coffey Dakar Rally 2021

What is the Dakar Rally?

Dakar is the largest city in Senegal, and also the country’s capital. Most of the overlanding crowd, however, associates the word “Dakar” with an insane off-road vehicle speed race—or with a fraction less hyperbole, the world’s toughest motorsport challenge. Founded in 1977, the race, originally called the Paris-Dakar Rally, staged from Paris, France across the…

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Triumph’s New Riding Essentials Line

Triumph Motorcycles has launched a new “Riding Essentials” line to keep riders safe and dry. Their new packable gear helps you be seen while riding during these darker, wetter months. The primary focus for the Riding Essentials line design was to have the gear accessible to the rider. Items can be stored within reach at…

WOMEN’S MARRAKESH JACKET

Klim—New and Redesigned Women’s Motorcycle Jackets

The female rider is no stranger to the difficulties of finding woman-designed motorcycle apparel. I’m always excited to see the industry is realizing the need for gear tailored to the female form, and Klim is one such manufacturer recognizing that need (though the jackets still focus on street riders, and not the ADV/off-roading ladies, but,…

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UBCO’s 2×2 Utility Electric Vehicle

UPDATE: check out the UBCO app. Whatever your opinion on electric vehicles, one category is taking off, and that’s the 2×2 UEV (Utility Electric Vehicle). These rugged, on- and off-road e-bikes are so popular that UBCO—a UEV founder—has been backordered for months. Although the bikes are hitting US dealers now, most have been preordered and…

Stacie B. London

Stacie London—In a Straight Line

The first thing that catches me when I watch the film In A Straight Line is that Stacie B. London’s nail polish isn’t scratched or chipped. The film opens with her wrenching on a 1967 Harley Davidson Aermacchi, and those red-hot nails—like fast cars and stilettos—are flawless. This, however, is no indication that the vintage car…

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Riding Solo Episodes by Sterling Noren

Sterling Noren, adventure travel filmmaker, set off in July of 2020 on a BMW GS, riding solo throughout the western US. His 6,000-mile, 30-day journey is available for viewing on the Motorcycle Travel Channel. The Riding Solo series captures the widespread, stark beauty still prevalent in the US, even while it seems these places are…

Overland Expo West Postponed to September 24-26, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana — Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo event series, has postponed Overland Expo West to September 24-26, 2021. Traditionally held mid-May in Flagstaff, AZ, Overland Expo West has been postponed to ensure the health and safety of fans, exhibitors, staff, and the surrounding Flagstaff community. “Overland Expo West is our flagship and…

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New, More Powerful V7 Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi has proudly announced its new 2021 V7 engine. In the late ’60s, Moto Guzzi delivered the V-twin engine that became what the company would be known for. More than 50 years after the first unit’s launch, the new V7 is an important and exciting reveal for this iconic Italian leader in motorcycle design….

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Backcountry Discovery Routes’ Holiday Auction

Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) is holding its fifth annual Holiday Auction. Head over right now until December 20 to place bids on items that will no doubt increase your fun factor—or someone else’s. Choose from brands such as Touratech, Klim, and Mosko Moto. Custom adventure rides are also on the auction block, along with skills…

Honda Trail 125 ABS is a Modern CT125

Since its debut at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, the Honda Trail 125 ABS (CT125) has been on many people’s minds. It immediately sparked requests for a production model, and it appears that Honda was receptive. If we’re lucky, we should begin to see the “Glowing Red” Trail 125 miniMOTO available in dealerships…

Sustainable Electric Transportation on Aotea with Motubikes

Aotea, also known as New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, is a Southern Pacific adventurer’s paradise. If you’re planning a visit, you’ll quickly learn that Aotea is a destination of diverse environments, with remote beaches, windswept sand dunes, rugged hill country, old-growth forests, and wetlands.   When exploring a pristine environment like this, it feels most…

Mystic Myanmar on Dirt Bikes

To live in South Africa as an adventure biker has many advantages. It is a great place to get your motorcycle fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a great starting point for an expedition to some of the wildest and most beautiful countries in Africa, such as Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, and Rwanda….

Learn the Flat Track Slide with Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy

Have you ever wanted to learn how to slide your motorcycle on a flat track but don’t know where to begin? Legendary bike manufacturer Royal Enfield has partnered with Moto Anatomy to bring you Slide School, a 3.5-hour “ultimate intro to flat track experience” where you’ll have the opportunity to learn that coveted slide. Flat…

New Gear and Firmware Updates from Sena

Sena Technologies has been in operation since 1998 and their communication devices are regarded as some of the best on the market for motorcycling (or any sport requiring a helmet with integrated communication). Perhaps it’s their approach to product design that has grown them such a loyal following. “We boldly lay our visions on the…