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THE YOUNGEST TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD? JACK GROVES

In the age of electronics, hyper-communications, and convenience, it’s untrue that the world’s youth have lost the taste for adventure. There will always be an element within the human spirit that demands and grows from new life experiences—an instinct as old as Mankind. And you don’t have to look far to find it.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Drystar

Motocross boots have evolved considerably over the last 20 years, but that hasn’t been the case in the ADV segment, and we often have to sacrifice proper protection for dry feet. Meet the new Alpinestars Tech 7 Drystar enduro boot. We’ve been waiting for a boot like this for quite some time and, to this day, it still boggles my mind that it took so long.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

SLIDING FOR ADVENTURE

For the last 25 years I’ve been riding off road on everything from a 450cc lightweight to a heavily laden 1200cc adventure motorcycle. Although I was usually able to handle anything through rough terrain at slower speeds, I struggled at higher speeds on loose surfaces. And the biggest pucker moments occurred while approaching tight turns on gravel roads at high speed—barely navigating them safely.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

National Cycle VStream Sport Windscreen for Honda Africa Twin

There are many ways to improve motorcycle rider comfort, covering everything from bar risers to footpegs. Having done almost all of them, I decided to switch out my stock windscreen to see if it made a difference, especially on long trips.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

TIN CAN TO TIN CUP A LONG OVERDUE TRIP

Long before the modern U.S. highway system was built, with rest stops, 24-hour fuel, and every imaginable packaged food choice on hand, there were the “Tin Can Tourists,” the original American motorized overlanders. As early as the 1900s, these wanderers faced many of the same challenges we live with today. But life was far simpler for the Tin Can Tourist traveling dusty, rutted tracks in meagerly powered vehicles, camping off roadsides in canvas tents, and eating cans of beans over Sterno stoves. Fifteen months ago, we sold our house to join this rambling lifestyle.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

R&R for an RN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

A mid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, I needed to find the quiet serenity that comes on two wheels. As a nurse educator in a trauma-based tertiary hospital, I’m deep in the trenches, responsible for disseminating information and implementing health regulations to frontline workers. Inundated with fear from global news, increasing numbers of the infected, lack of resources, and a palpable universal panic as the world began to shut down, I needed to be away from it all for a while.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

RAM Tough-Charge X-Grip Waterproof Wireless Charging Motorcycle Mount

RAM Mounts were first introduced in 1995, and over the last 25 years their ball and socket system has become the most ubiquitous way to mount devices wherever you need them. Recently they increased functionality to include Qi wireless charging with the Tough-Charge line of mounts.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

HOW TO SURVIVE an Adventure Ride

I’m no expert endurance rider or a professional fitness instructor, but what I can do is ride my motorcycle continuously for five long days and feel physically content at the end of the trip. Okay, maybe after the celebratory beers, I might not feel as good on the morning of the sixth day, but at least my muscles will be relaxed. So, what can you do to prepare for an upcoming off-road adventure to stay strong, enjoy the ride and be able to dismount at the end of the day without calling friends over to pry you off your bike? Here are a few tips from personal experiences that will help you succeed.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

Touratech Aventuro Traveller Carbon Helmet

Touratech has a long history of taking great helmets and adding their own features to make them stand apart. Their newest offering, the Aventuro Traveller Carbon, is no different. It’s built upon the Nexx X.Vilijord, a helmet not sold in North America but one that sits at the pinnacle of the Portuguese brand’s line-up. The Aventuro Traveller becomes its own with a full carbon shell, signature Touratech look, and easy accommodation for just about any communication system available.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

2Up and Overloaded

Chicago to Panama

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
March - April 2021

ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN

A PRODUCT OF PASSION AND PERFORMANCE

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

READY-SET-GO ANZA-BORREGO!

FROM THE OCEAN TO THE DESERT ON A YAMAHA TW200

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

TALES OF KAZAKHSTAN ON TWO WHEELS

It’s noon in the blistering heat. I drop the bike again on the sand track over the Taukum Desert. After some cursing, I recall the warning voices of Marat, the owner of the rental bikes, and several others who told us not to come here. “Every time there’s trouble—people get lost, can’t find fuel, get hurt or break the bikes. Further, there are private hunting reserves in the area that can also cause headaches. It’s best not to go.”

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

LESSONS FROM LUIS THE MONEY LAUNDERER

What drives one to cross continents the hard way? Is this what Overlanding is about? That persistent feeling that we'll never be caught if nothing can catch us? The optimist in me sure hoped that was the case. And after riding a battered old KLR650 35,000km from Canada to the southern tip of South America I'm still unsure what the purpose or motivation was. Worthwhile? Absolutely. Why? No idea.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

Around the World by SCOOTER AND SIDECAR

On October 21, 2017, I found myself rid ing off from London’s iconic Ace Cafe on a Honda SH300i scooter with sidecar. Beside me was my childhood pal, Reece Gilkes. Our destination was the exact spot we were departing from, as the plan was to be the first to ride around the world on a scooter and s idecar.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

GAP YEAR ADVENTURES in the Age of CV19

Welcome to 2021, where it seems that masks are no longer just for Halloween. Few would dispute that 2020 was a year of major ups and downs. And, for many, the conditions sparked the question, “What am I doing with my life?”

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

A Short Ride to The Middle Of Nowhere

Hagerman Pass, Co

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
January - February 2021

Klim Badlands Pro Jacket and Pant

Many companies offer ADV gear, but when you whittle it down to RTW-expedition-grade quality, only a handful of brands stand up to the test.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

YAMAHA TENERE 700

The wait is finally over. The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is probably one of the most anticipated bikes to come out of the Yamaha factory in quite some time. Yamaha teased us with what appeared to be a production-ready model three years ago and every model year came and went without show. We were starting to wonder if it would ever show up on the showroom floor. Well folks, the day is finally here, and it was worth the wait. The middle-weight class has been gaining a lot of attention over the last three years and is likely to be the most popular segment for years to come.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

HOLIDAY HEROES

Nonprofits in the Moto CommunityWho Deserve Your Support

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

DESERT ODYSSEY

The security guard at the gate had a particular look on her face, one I’d become accustomed to over the previous month. I met her gaze with a big, cheesy grin. She looked confused. “What the hell are you doing out here mate, and where the hell have you been?”

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

Trails End Dual-Sport and Adventure Tail Bag

I’ve said it many times, I’ve never been a big fan of tank bags. However, they’re a creature comfort hard to resist once you’ve ridden with one that’s well designed.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

Garmin zūmo XT

Garmin has long been the big fish in the pool of GPS, and their zumo line of products has graced motorcycle handlebars for years.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

A REACH TOO FAR

This is not the story I thought I’d be writing when I began my motorcycling adventure on Namibia’s gravel roads.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

3 KEYS TO HAVING A STUDENT MINDSET

We all do it. We get comfortable riding what and how we ride. Why bother stretching ourselves? Why try something different, more challenging, and unusual? Because having a student mindset focused on learning and growing will make you a safer rider. And, it’s downright fun!

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
November - December 2020

2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE

BIG BIKE IMPACT IN A SMALL(ER) BIKE’S FRAME

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
September-October 2020

BACKCOUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTES MARATHON

It was late afternoon, high on a ridge in the Rockie s, and I must have come into signal range, as my phone lit up with a message. Stopped in the middle of the trail, it indicated that my youngest had tried calling. She wanted me to come home, as she was ill. Although concerned, I also felt relief that this would give me a valid reason to jump ship. Fo r several weeks I’d been riding nothing but gnarly trails day in and day out and had begun to question whether taking on one Backcountry Discovery Route after another was a good idea.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
September-October 2020

Gaerne SG-12 MX Boots

As I’d been happily wearing the hinged Gaerne SG-10 MX/off-road boot for many years, I bought a new pair for a 10,000-mile off-road marathon last summer.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
September-October 2020

Mosko Moto Reckless 80L (V3.0) Revolver

After completing a three-month, 10,000-mile off-road ride across western North America, I was convinced I’d found the ultimate luggage for hardcore adventure moto travel.

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Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
September-October 2020

8 GREAT UPGRADES FOR THE YAMAHA WR250R

Yamaha’s WR250R has been one of the most capable small dual-sports on the market for more than 10 years. In January 2020 ADVMoto issue, we kitted one up for long-distance travel with a much larger tank, windscreen, luggage and engine mods. So, while we were in the mode, we decided to build a sportier version of the WR250R which would keep things simple but still provide some fun around home base, at a rally, or even be capable of a little racing. Subsequently, we located a used WR250R for $2,600 and got to work on the makeover.

7 mins read
Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)
September-October 2020

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