BMW Adventure fuel tank

Do you really need a bigger fuel tank?

Some adventure bikes are big and heavy enough already, so adding a larger fuel tank seems an unnecessary addition of weight. Do you really need up to 500km of range when service stations are a maximum of about 250-300km apart even in the remote outback? It’s also extra weight right over the front wheel; just …

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Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles missing

Why are adventure bikes getting bigger?

When Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor rode around the world in 2004 on BMW R 1150 GS Adventure bikes we saw how difficult the bigger bikes were in tough terrain. Since then, BMW has gone to an R 1200 GS and now an even bigger R 1250 GS. Meanwhile, Ducati from a Multistrada 1200 to 1260 …

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Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres

Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres

French tyre company Michelin has made a new Anakee Adventure tyre specifically for those riders who don’t like as much adventure as they do touring. The new Michelin Anakee Adventure will be unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan this week (November 6-11). It will be available in Australia from January. It has been …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives mid-2019 season

Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives mid-2019

Moto Guzzi Australia has confirmed the V85 TT arrives here in the middle of 2019, but there is no word yet on price, models or technical specifications. TT stands for “tutto terreno” (all terrain in Italian), so it features several all-terrain features. They include a high beak, high exhaust pipe, twin headlights, wired wheels, handguards, tubular steel …

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Test V-Strom on Suzuki border ride

Test V-Strom on Suzuki border ride

Suzuki Australia is giving adventure riders an opportunity to test a new V-Strom on their third Suzuki Adventure Ride in the Queensland-NSW border region. The two-day adventure ride from the Gold Coast to Kyogle leaves at 9.30am on 20 October 2018. Saturday’s 200km route will cross the Border Ranges National Park via Canungra, Tamrookum, Cougal and Cawongla. …

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Meet Dakar Legend Toby Price at RIDE-KTM Adventure Days

KTM riders to meet Dakar legend Toby Price

KTM riders can meet Dakar legend Toby Price (pictured) at two of three Ride KTM Adventure Days from September-November where they can also test ride bikes. Toby will be at the Victoria event on September 23 at Three Bridges and the New South Wales event on October 14 at Belanglo. Queensland riders can meet Motonomad …

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GS Safari Enduro

BMW GS Safari Enduro heads for Tasmania

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched ticket sales for the 2018 GS Safari Enduro in Tasmania from 11-16 October. The company has been running safaris for 24 years, starting wth a combined road and off-road safari in Tasmania. After a few years, the safaris were split into TS (road) and GS (off-road). In recent years a …

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