When people learn my husband, Dave, and I traveled around the world by motorcycle, the assumption might be I sat on the back of his bike. I enjoy mentioning there were two bikes. Dave rode a BMW F 800 GS. I was on a G 650 GS then upgraded to an F 800. I’m not…
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….
This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2020 issue. One of the wonderful things about adventure motorcycle travel is the simplicity, eschewing the complexities and excesses of daily life. As a rider, we can only bring so much, and the more we travel, the more we tend to leave behind. The less we…
The Overland Journal Podcast #20 Principles of Overlanding: The Basic Overland Gear Everyone Should Have Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding, Matt and Scott review the top 10 pieces of kit that help support local and international overland travel. Topics include navigation, communications, recovery equipment, medical kits, training, tools, and more. This list is all…
This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Gear 2020 issue. After being on the road for 20 months through Latin America, when people ask me what I missed most about home, I have to answer that it’s my tools. Specifically, a shop full of tools with ample space to maintain and repair my motorcycle….
If you haven’t heard of RawHyde’s Adventure Days yet, it is an overland and adventure motorcycle training event planned for February. Their location is about an hour north of Los Angeles in the beautiful Mojave Desert. This location provides easy access for all of our friends in the Southwest, especially SoCal.
In my article Top 10 advice for new travelers, I ranked first advice to travel as light as possible. And I mean it. I can do without many things, even if they seem vitally important, and I can gratefully use something simple without complaining about lack of comfort or pretentious brand name. Sometimes I even…
Scott Brady contends Kawasaki’s new KLR650 may be the best (and cheapest) dual-sport for an around-the-world trek—and offers $1,000 to the first to do it.
How to prepare for the most common motorcycle mechanicals.
Blending a love of mountain bikes and motorcycles for a five day romp.
There are so many motorcycles to choose from, but which is right for you?
We delve into the dos and don’ts of adventure motorcycle preparation.
Have you ever “bunny-hopped” a 1200 GS over a log?
Christophe shows us how to keep our packs small and simple so we’re ready for adventure at the drop of a hat
Tired of your old boring lights? Convert to new LEDs with these easy steps!
Answering the most important questions first
Chris Scott’s ultimate and always practical motorcycle planning guide. If you ride adventure motorcycles you need to read this book.
Things have changed quite a bit in the Overland world since…
The 2009 edition was held at the Yavapai Fairgrounds in Prescott Valley
AT Overland Equipment outfits a fair number of on-board air systems to vehicles, we also sell portable compressors to take care of tire and air bag inflation, so it was wonderful to spend a day with George Carousos from Extreme Outback and tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of air systems. George has a unique perspective on the…