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Expedition 65

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Gear Guide 2018. Photography by Alfonse Palaima, Scott Brady, and Colin Evans Expedition 65 was not a tour; it did not even have a leader. While some might view that as a recipe for ending friendships, it played into a grand experiment and ultimately a…

Until the Break (of Dawn)

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Spring 2018. Dusk is settling into the hills along the Sea of Cortez. The sky is a bruised purple, still streaked with veins of red and yellow, a reminder of the brilliant but difficult day behind us. Our band of friends rides west leaving the coast behind,…

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…

The British Touring Jacket You’ve Always Wanted

I’ve wanted a Belstaff Tourist Trophy motorcycle jacket for a while. That classic, British, belt-waisted jacket made famous by just about every American actor who’s thrown a leg over a motorcycle. Most notably, Mr. McQueen (see: here). My good friend Andy has one, something he scored from a smelly thrift shop in the Pacific Northwest….

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…

Video of the Week: Ural’s Insane Product Testing

When most people see a motorcycle and sidecar rolling down the street, they think it’s a bit of a toy. Sure it might look adventurous, but it must be some vintage bike intended for running around town and driving in parades right? Well, not if it’s a Ural. These monsters possess the grit and durability…

Great Plains Drifter

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Winter 2017. Like all young boys, my childhood was filled with fanciful tales of soldiers clad in shining armor, new lands explored, and the quest for treasure. As a resident of Glasco, Kansas, I assumed such exploits only unfolded in places distant, if not imagined….

Bonafide Moto Adventure to Sani Pass

When we planned this recent adventure we had these crazy ideas and high hopes to summit Sani Pass in the middle of winter with snow all around us. Thankfully that was not the case and somehow we managed to pick the perfect weekend that gave us a nice mix of slightly warm weather in the low lying areas and some very cold moments up at the top of the pass. 

Video of the Week: Harley Davidson’s Surprise

Well, I can’t believe this is about to happen, but here goes nothing. Today’s video is about Harley Davidson—yup. That might sound a little weird, but I assure you it’s well deserved. For a very long time, Harley has been selling loud and ostentatious cruisers as their one and only trick. Sure, they had an…