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Army Paratroopers Undertake Expedition Thru Dangerous Darien Gap

Many adventure riders have made the trip from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. It’s a ride spanning everything from tundra, to jungles, to windswept plains, but thanks to the Pan American Highway road network,... Read More

Answering Alaska’s “Call of the Wild” From the Seat of a KLR650

I arrive in Anchorage, weary from the long mainland flight. It’s my first trip to Alaska, and the view from the plane—while beautiful—is not quite the rugged moose-laden landscape I was hoping for. Phil Freeman, my guide and the founder of Read More

Making the Suzuki V-Strom 650 Off-Road Ready?

When we evaluated the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT last year, we came away from the test with mixed feelings. In many ways, the then new Wee-Strom hit the mark as a practical long-distance adventure touring bike with comfortable ergonomics... Read More

Financial Advisor Leaves Job to Seek Adventure on 2 Wheels

Financial advisor Jason Richter had a great job in Los Angeles, but put it all on the line for the trip of a lifetime across Central and South America.At age 34, Jason Richter had worked eleven years as a financial consultant. In... Read More

Rally Raid CB500X Adventure First Ride

The Honda CB500X is often criticized for not being a "True" adventure bike, primarily because it rides on 17" cast aluminum wheels and has very little ground clearance or suspension travel. But that's not to say it doesn't have some great qualities... Read More

SW-Motech’s KLR 650 Crash Bars and Guards Review

People often praise the Kawasaki KLR 650 for being a versatile Adventure Bike with better than average off-road performance. But there's a caveat: The second-generation KLRs have fragile plastic bodywork and minimal off-road protection.Sure, the stock KLR 650 goes pretty good... Read More

KLR 650 with ‘Suspension Upgrade’ vs. KTM 990 Adventure R

Fan or not, most acknowledge the Kawasaki KLR 650 is a versatile machine. From single track to your daily commute or a tour across South America, it will take you just about anywhere you want to go. While it's known for being... Read More

Wolfman vs. Giant Loop 60L Tail Bag Comparison Test

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
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