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Featured Bike :: 2020 Indian FTR Rally

Back in the ’20s, insane British racers were bombing down dirt trails on rigid bikes (or so I’ve been led to believe). The bikes they were riding weren’t designed for this type of terrain, leading to modification and redesigns which would later become known as scramblers. These custom bikes emphasized simplicity and a bit of…

The Gryffin 250 Vintage Scrambler

For this motorcycle Monday, we engage a bit of whimsy and look at an American-made 250 Scrambler. Janus Motorcycles  was founded by Devin Biek and Richard Worsham, and the bikes are produced by hand in Goshen, Indiana. The majority of the components are produced by Janus themselves, while a significant number are also sourced domestically…

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Winter 2018. Photography by Jason Spafford Triumph launched the Tiger in 1937 with a 4-speed transmission and 20 horsepower; the model was produced until the night of November 14, 1940, when German bombers leveled much of the city of Coventry, England. Triumph’s off-pavement legacy continued…

Moto Guzzi Unveils V85 TT

More and more manufacturers have been embracing the adventure bike concept as of late, and it has certainly created plenty of buzz. I mean who expected Harley Davidson to step up to the plate with their Pan America? But out of all the amazing bikes entering the arena, this new release from Moto Guzzi is definitely one…

Road Tested: Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

When Aprilia released their Caponord 1200 Travel Pack in the spring of 2014, they had the good sense to not lump it in with the expanding crowd of touring machines aimed at the off-road rider.  Masters of tarmac, they stuck with what they know and created a platform with exceptional pavement performance, but fitted with…

Featured Vehicle: Kalaber Creations Ural Gear Up

For the adventure inclined, the Ural has always held strong allure. Originally designed to ferry soldiers across the battlefields of WWII, the Russian Ural has been in continuous production for nearly eight decades. The same attributes that made it suitable to traverse the bombed-out roads of Europe in the late 1940s make it perfectly suited…

First Ride: Kawasaki Versys X 300

When news of Kawasaki’s Versys X 300 started to circulate, many people thought it was just another also-ran in a growing category of diminutive motorcycles aimed at new or fair weather riders. Others thought it might be the KLR’s replacement, which are big shoes to fill. After spending a few days atop the Versys X…

Touratech Unveils Enduro Bike Concept Called the R1200GS Rambler

There has been a lot of buzz as of late around new motorcycles and hot concepts. Most of the latter are interesting enough, but none of them are quite as tapped into the adventure vibe as Touratech’s project built around a water-cooled BMW R1200 engine and chassis. It’s a beautiful machine sure to resonate with many a dirt-crazed big…

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