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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…

RESTORING AN ICON: BMW R80G/S PARIS-DAKAR

The iconic BMW Motorrad R80G/S Paris-Dakar. Before we get to the finished product, allow me to take you back to November of 2014 when this story started. I was on my way to the Grand Canyon for a solo motorcycle trip when I received an email response from Greg Hutchinson. A few days prior to leaving on...
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