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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

ADV Riders Set Endurance Record Only Achievable in Ecuador

Eight-time endurance driving record holder Carl Reese of California and his companion Sebastián Montero of Ecuador have set a new world endurance record for motorcycles. The pair rode BMW R1200GS adventure bikes from the closest point on Earth to the sun, down... Read More

Expedition 65: Seeking the End of the World on ADV Bikes

You might recall my story last month detailing a lengthy decision making process in preparing for a ride to the end of the world. In that story, I opted for the standard BMW R1200GS over the R1200GS Adventure. For various... Read More

Watching This Video Will Make You Want to Ride Ecuador Next

  By now you may have heard about Ecuador as a near-perfect South American adventure riding destination. It’s cheap, safe, relatively close to the U.S. and stunningly beautiful. But if you’re still not convinced, a recent video from Ecuador Freedom should help you... Read More

Riding South America Solo, With No GPS, Hoping to Get Lost

You may have heard of Spencer Conway before. Six years ago he circumnavigated Africa riding through 34 countries, covering 34,000 miles (55,000 km) solo and unsupported, on a Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré. The Travel Channel made a six-part series about his... Read More

Here’s What It’s Like to Ride Central and South America

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job, hopping on your motorcycle and traveling Central and South America, check out Turkish rider Tolga Basol’s videos. His adventures are good enough to make you really do it.Tolga is a 35-year-old adventure rider from... 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

Bucket List South American Motorcycle Tour on a Budget

Adventure Riders love talking about bucket list trips and South America is a destination that often comes up near the top of the list. It's a region with a rich history, incredible cuisine and unbelievable landscapes that all come together to make... Read More

Adventure Riders are Touring Colombia Once Again

Not long ago, Colombia was considered one of the most dangerous places to tour on a motorcycle. In the early 2000's, Colombia was still in the midst of conflict. Kidnappings, bombings and urban gun battles were a common occurrence. But... Read More
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