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Destination Canada for International GS Trophy 2014
For the first time in its history, the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will take place in the northern hemisphere, with 16 teams comprising …
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Cyclops Adventure Sports and Konflict Motorsports partner to try something never before attempted. Race a 24 hour off road event with a team of riders on KTM Adventure and KTM …
Carson Valley offers “Fall Moto” special combining the splendour of fall in the High Sierras, with special room rates for motorcyclists who want to take it in. For those who missed this summer’s Carson Valley / Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Ride, the Nevada beckons.
Caught for speeding in excess of 60kph over the speed limit, RCMP Corporal Michael Milo Arbulic walks away with equivalency fines for excessive speeding after being represented by his lawyer in a North Vancouver, BC courtroom September 17th, 2013.
Twisted Throttle releases two a complete lines of protection and luggage from SW-MOTECH/Bags-Connection and R&G Racing to coincide with the North American Debut of the KTM 1190 Adventure.
With the U.S. release of KTM’s new 1190 Adventure motorcycle mere weeks away, Touratech has revealed it’s product line designed specifically for KTM’s new adventure flagship.
Giant Loop seems positioned to take over the motorcycle luggage bondage market with another new offering in the vertical, the new Rubber Boa Straps for dirtbike fenders.
The marketing blather; The highly anticipated “supermid” 899 Panigale unveiled by Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, on the eve of the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt continues its bigger 1199 sibling’s monocoque concept, Superquadro engine and benchmark electronics. The low down, so freaking gorgeous we fired up a huge gallery of swank for it.
Giant Loop Introduces 100% Waterproof Double Ended Roll Top Dry Bags in Two Sizes; Rogue and Tillamook. Indispensible, Affordable, Made in USA Motorcycle Bags to Keep Gear Dry and Easily Accessible.
BMW Motorrad is the most successful manufacturer of large-capacity touring enduros, but unless you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer there hasn’t been an Adventure variant class midsize bike based on the F800GS to parallel the R1200GS Adventure… until now.
Once again BMW is creating a comfortable test ride environment free of testostrionics and rampant dude-ism with the “BMW Motorrad Exclusively Female Test Ride Event” scheduled for May 4th, 2013 in BC’s lower mainland. We highly encourage moto-centric women of all stripes to attend this consistently fun and well organized event.
At the end of Highway 4’s devil’s picnic of serpent twists and in-helmet laughter sits Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island. The area is well know for surfing and storm watching, but how about dirt and adventure biking? Even better, dualsport riding mashed with a gourmet lunch in the backcountry? Throw in some gun play? This compelling mix isn’t an Anthony Bourdain episode, but Dirty Moto X Gourmet — an eclectic sampler of riding and “wild” cuisine.
Protect your assets, or at least your bike’s tail. R&G has released its Carbon Kevlar Tail Sliders to protect your bike’s tail from light drops and slides, as well as wear from boot scuffs and luggage.
A number of eyebrows were raised when BMW sold Husqvarna to Stefan Pierre of KTM, a mere five years after BMW acquired the Italian dirtbike mark from MV Agusta. BMW’s move makes sense in light of today’s announcement of a long-term cooperation agreement with India’s TVS Motor Company, positioning BMW for reentry into the sub-500cc market.
We’ve been big fans of Barkbusters’ Storms for adventure riding, but not everyone needs a plastic umbrella of coverage per hand. Luckily, Barkbusters has introduced their new JET line for 2013 – an affordable handguard solution for dual-sport, trail and enduro bikes.
Transport Canada has issued a third recall for BMW‘s new liquid cooled R1200GS. According to the government agency, the threaded plugs securing the fork tubes to the upper triple clamp may loosen over time …
The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) is trying to implement a major land use restriction to Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) usage as well as random camping in Southern Alberta. It will affect every aspect of outdoor recreation, eg. Dual-sporting, Dirt biking, Quading, Biking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing ect…. Check out the petition against OHV loss in this region.
The Tacita T-Race is a 100% electric motorcycle, but with a difference, it’s meant for rallies. Canadian Dakar finisher Patrick Trahan just happens to be meant for rallies too. Here are Patrick’s thoughts on the T-Race he tested at the 2012 Merzouga Rally.