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Metzeler Karoo 3 Dual Sport Tire Review

Testing the Metzeler Karoo 3 tires
When Metzeler set out to improve their Karoo 2 dual sport tire, they took a bold step by moving away from a traditional off-road knobby design. Metzeler relied on their cutting edge technology to develop a distinctive tread pattern for the Karoo... Read More

10 Affordable Farkles for Under $40

KLR650 Budget Affordable Farkes
When two worlds collide — one functional, one fanciful — what's left floating in their places are the gadgets and "do-hickeys" that make our bikes individuals. "Function" and "sparkle" combine, into one of the most awkward words you'll ever say... Read More

This Modified KTM 690 Rally May Be the Ultimate ADV Bike

Lyndon Poskitt KTM 690 Rally Adventure Bike Basil
There’s no mystery to building an around-the-world bike. You want reliability, range and carrying capacity. Simplicity is a bonus when you’re days away from the nearest mechanic. And lighter is better if you plan to explore the far reaches of Siberia or... Read More

CSC Cyclone RX-3 Officially Approved for Sale in the USA

CSC Cyclone RX-3 Off Road Test
It's not an easy task getting a new motorcycle approved for sale in the USA for street use. After going through several months of the process, CSC Motorcycles announced today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved their Cyclone RX-3... Read More

Doing the LA Barstow to Vegas Ride on Big Bikes

Riding the LA Barstow to Vegas on a KTM 990 Adventure R
The LA Barstow to Vegas Ride is a long-running tradition for dual sport riders in Southern California. Each year, more than 500 riders rise early the day after Thanksgiving to take part in this historic two-day organized dual sport ride. It's a... Read More

Wolfman vs. Giant Loop 60L Tail Bag Comparison Test

Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag vs. Wolfman Luggage Boulder Beta Bag
Die hard off-road riders live by the mantra ‘Less is more.’ Leaving behind any unnecessary gear pays dividends once out on the trail. The lighter the load, the easier it is to ride fast and negotiate tough terrain; but at what cost... Read More

From Newbie to Stud In Just Two Days of Off-Road Training?

off-road training in the sandpit
In this business, finding a great photographer that can "also" ride is not easy. Our main photographer Bill Lieras is a rock star when it comes to taking photos, but he's still fairly new to riding off-road. A few years... Read More

The 2015 BMW S1000XR Signals a Split in the ADV Category

BMW S1000XR Adventure Sport Bike
Let's face it, Adventure Bikes, with their dual sport capability, are full of compromises. Features that make them better dirt bikes like long-travel suspension, off-road tires, upright seating position and heavy crash protection are at odds with what works for high-performance riding... Read More
Wolfman Luggage Extreme Bag Test

Giant Loop vs. Wolfman Luggage 60L Tail Bag Jiggle Test

In a recent test we compared two of the top off-road-oriented 60-liter tail bags...

IDBDR Bridge

Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route Is Now Complete

The Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR) is the latest addition to a growin...

New Shoei Hornet X2 Dual Sport helmet

First Look: Shoei Hornet X2 Dual-Sport Helmet

Shoei recently announced the new Hornet X2, the first major update to its popula...

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