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Dakar 2017 Mid-Way Point: Tough Navigating & Costly Mistakes

  My pre-race predictions for the Dakar Rally 2017 consisted in large part of saying that anything could happen. That’s a pretty lame prediction, but in my defense, I was right. In the 5 days of racing leading up to the... Read More

Dakar Rally 2017: 10 Riders With the Strongest Chance to Win

One of the great pleasures of a race as complicated as the Dakar Rally is the opportunity for speculation, analysis, and general bench racing it provides. There are tactics and strategy, personalities and teams, and so many opportunities for the unforeseeable to... Read More

Adventure Bikes Go Head-To-Head This Week at the Baja Rally

Get ready for the 4th Annual BAJA RALLY running this week from October 10th-15th. Competition is fierce this year with 80 racers from 13 countries. The action begins in Ensenada as the flag drops on Tuesday October 11 at 9:00 AM PDT.... Read More

New Rally Raid CB500X Heritage Bike Build

Rally Raid has been busy working on their newest bike build based on a brand new 2016 Honda CB500X. The bike has been built to replace their original (2014 model) UK demonstrator, and it showcases some of the latest additions and refinements... 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

Here’s What It’s Like to Ride a KTM 450 Rally Bike

No manufacturer in the history of the Dakar Rally has dominated quite like KTM. With the completion of Dakar 2016, KTM has now kept their winning streak alive for an astonishing 15 years. Not only did they win again this... Read More

Why the New CB500X ‘Adventure’ Makes a Great Bike for the TAT

The Trans-America Trail (TAT) is a 5,000 mile dual-sport route crossing 10 different states through the heart of rural America. Encompassing a series of primarily dirt roads and jeep trails interconnected with minor highways and byways, it is traditionally run from east... Read More

New Off-Road Kit Makes the Honda CB500X More Dirt Capable

UK-based Rally Raid Products has developed an off-road performance upgrade kit for the Honda CB500X. The CB-X Adventure Kit is a suite of components that turn the stock Honda CB500X into a more dirt-capable, globe-crossing adventure touring motorcycle. Rally Raid Products... Read More
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