Garmin’s motorcycle line has mostly concentrated on street, but their latest navi, the zumo XT, has a few new features that make it more useful for adventure/DS riders off the tarmac.
In the box with the zumo XT are the instructions, a rubberized ball-mount system (compatible with RAM), electrical cable, and mini-USB cable. This type of USB cable was surprising, given that the movement is solidly toward USB-C, but I would not need the USB cable too often as an included mount enables the navi to be hardwired into the bike’s electrical system. Life on the handlebars isn’t too much for the zumo XT to handle either, given the IPX7 water resistance and a military-spec drop rating.
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DESERT ADVENTURE BIKE TRAINING
The Southwest desert is arguably one of the most uniquely scenic areas of the United States. Its vast majesty, laced with a network of roads of every kind, encompasses six states. These backcountry byways can take us to some amazingly beautiful and desolate destinations. The catch? They are mostly unpaved and many are technical, sandy, rutted, off-camber desert trails with stream crossings and frequently changing slopes. Wind and rain ensure that no two days will see the exact same conditions.
PEACE, LOVE & NAMASTE
A Venture to the Top of the World
WANNABE COWBOYS RIDE THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
It was our first visit to the U.S. While indulging in stale airline snacks in cattle class on our way to Texas from South Africa, we had a good laugh about all the contradicting and varied opinions of the U.S. we’d heard.
2021 DUCATI MULTISTRADA V4
In many ways, the Ducati Multistrada set the bar for sport touring motorcycles when the first model rolled out of the factory in 2003. And while either you loved the ’80s sci-fi aesthetic or hated it, it was a game changer.
LOST IN BAJA(Sort of)
Passing Rosarito Beach on Highw ay 1 is the moment stress melts away. The headache of crowded southern California interstates, the border crossing, and the packed streets of Tijuana (with Google navigating, of course) disappear when you finally see Baja’s western shore for the first time.
GET ME TO GONDAR!
JOURNEY THROUGH ETHIOPIA
TRIUMPH TIGER 900 RALLY PRO
Long-Term Bike Review
When the Road Ends Lost in the Pacific
A film by Dylan Wickrama Distribution and production: Ride2Explore Available from: Journeyman.tv/film/7775 | iTunes | Amazon Video | Video on Demand Fees: Rent – $5 | Buy – $8.50
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.
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.
Every Airplane Requires a Checkout
Embrace the challenge of mastering a new machine.
Steve Jobs and the GTN
Why the ubiquitous works
Break the Error Chain with Your Tablet
Just a little nudge will do it.
Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2: Tiny camera with good image quality
This dash cam’s diminutive stature is its outstanding feature, but good day and night captures and cloud storage are strengths as well.
Fly: Piper M600/SLS Halo A well-coupled turboprop wrapped in the latest safety enhancements
MAKING OLD JETS NEARLY NEW AGAIN
A hot used-jet market makes avionics upgrades popular.
Garmin Dash Cam 57: Small and mighty, now with cloud storage
Garmin adds cloud storage and parking mode to an already-impressive design and feature set.
ONE WATCH TO RULE THEM ALL
GARMIN’S INSTINCT SOLAR TACTICAL EDITION IS SUITED FOR MANY MISSIONS.
Learning How To Travel GA
It’s about mindset more than math.
A WEATHER SHOOT OUT ADS-B vs. SIRIUSXM
A retired airline pilot’s perspective