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Black Dog Cycle Works Celebrates 15 Years!

  Everyone likes to celebrate longevity, and Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) is no exception. This month marks 15 years in business for the company that began accumulating admirers with their very first product, the Ultimate skid plate for the KTM 950 Adventure. A friend of mine rode that combo on the Great Divide route…

Overland News of the Week

Snow Peak Home and Camp Lantern Continuing their tradition of designing outdoor gear that bridges the gap between function and form, Snow Peak brings us the Home and Camp Lantern. This camp light has modern features, like dimmable LED bulbs and a USB-rechargeable battery in a retro silhouette. Maximum light output is 400 lumens and…

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It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2021 Issue. Riding to the end of the world, aka Ushuaia, was never our original plan. We did not ride the Dalton Highway to the tip of Alaska. Hence, the popular route from the northernmost point to the southernmost point of the Americas was something…

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Decked x Pathfinder Cooking Kit Decked and Pathfinder Survival have been busy. Since we featured the Pathfinder survival kit two weeks ago, a new module has already been released: the Decked x Pathfinder. This all-in-one cooking kit solution is neatly organized in a Decked D-bag and designed specifically to fit in the Decked truck bed…

Rev’it Broadens Apparel for Spring/Summer 2022 Collection

Rev’it has hit the ground running for the upcoming riding season by expanding on its motorcycle apparel collection. New products will appear in seven segments, including Adventure Sport and Touring. Rev’it even has some cool-looking footwear for a well-rounded approach to riding gear. I’ve had great success with their suits in the past. True to…

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Benchmade 5370FE Shootout OTF OTF automatic knives can be deployed single-handed in an instant, making them the perfect blades for use in high-stress situations. But many of them are heavy and prohibitively expensive due to complex mechanisms. Benchmade’s new Shootout aims to change that, with a $300 price point and a lightweight build that is…

Zakar ADV Days Rawhyde 2022

RawHyde Adventure Days at Zakar—April 21-24

Rawhyde Adventures, known for enduro and adventure motorcycle training, has some rescheduled 2022 dates for their ADV Days. You’ll be able to check out the Rally and Expo at their new facility at Zakar, which stands for Zombie Apocalypse Kompund at Rawhyde. The 2021 Adventure Days had to be canceled due to fires, but now…

100 Years of Moto Guzzi—a Documentary

A friendship between two aircraft pilots and one mechanic has turned into a century-old business within the motorcycle industry. Despite one of the friends being killed in an airplane accident, the two other friends carried on with the dream. In 1921, Moto Guzzi hit the road. The Moto Guzzi factory is located in Mandello del…

Outdoor Retailer 2022 snow show

New Gear for Overland Travelers at Outdoor Retailer 2022 Snow Show

Considered by many to be the premier outdoor industry trade show in North America, Outdoor Retailer brings together brands, store owners, athletes, PR, media—pretty much anyone that has anything to do with outdoor recreation. The winter version of this get-together, referred to as the OR Snow Show, just took place at the Denver Convention center….

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2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2021 Issue. The large-displacement adventure motorcycle segment is a critical landscape for manufacturers, providing the financial margin and consumer excitement needed to sustain future opportunities in this rapidly changing market. Traditional superbike producers like Ducati have expanded their offerings to include scramblers and adventure…

Go Ruffly—an Off-Pavement Carrier for Your Dog

I stumbled on this while reading a post on Women ADV Riders Facebook page. The article from Jess Stone—about riding off-pavement with a dog on the back—drew my interest. But in reading her story, I was even more interested to learn Jess has started up a company called Go Ruffly, where she sells motorcycle dog…

Lauren Trantham of Ride My Road Advocates to End Human Trafficking

If you’re like me, you may have ignorantly and erroneously assumed human trafficking was problematic more in developing worlds or for immigrants. I’ve learned this is not true; human trafficking happens to people everywhere right under your nose—in the US, Europe, Asia… everywhere. Lauren Trantham is a motorcyclist who’s combined her passion for riding with…

New Yezdi Adventure Bike

If you saw the main image for this article and thought I’d made a typo, you’re probably not the first. The new Yezdi Adventure bike looks very similar to a Royal Enfield. Is that the point? Maybe. I’m not about picking sides in the war against what ADV bikes are the best. Instead, I’ll outline…