BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

The cheapest GS yet is the new BMW G 310 GS at just $6900 plus on-road costs arriving in mid-October 2017. The G 310 GS will be available in “Cosmic” black, “Racing” red and “Pearl” white metallic, the latter adding $75 to the price. We’re not sure why certain colours cost more, but BMW Motorrad …

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Crash ends Stuart Ball's record crossing attempt

Crash ends Stuart Ball’s record crossing attempt

Intrepid Queensland adventure motorcyclist Stuart Ball has crashed out of his second attempt to set a sub-70-hour west-east motorcycle crossing of Australia. However, he is well and determined to give it another go. “It’s never over,” he told us this morning. “It knocks you for six when it does fail, but what you have to …

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Rider Stuart Ball attempts west to east record

Rider attempts west to east crossing record

Adventure rider and founder of the Great Australian Ride, Stuart Ball, will attempt to set a new record for a west-to-east crossing of Australia via the Gunbarrel Highway and Simpson Desert. (UPDATE: Stuart crashed out but hopes to have a third attempt.) He left last night (September 7, 2017) and hopes to be on the …

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Yamaha T7 Concept

Yamaha T7 adventure bike coming soon

Yamaha is expected to unveil its new T7 adventure bike based on the MT-07 on September 6. The company has released the following teaser video which simple says “Your adventure awaits”. Several motorcycle companies now release similarly spurious teaser videos about upcoming products. Yamaha also did it recently before unveiling their Star Venture tourer. We suspect …

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Touratech Dri Ride breathable seat

Touratech offers breathable seats

Touratech claims their Dri Ride Breathable seats are more comfortable and will keep you dry when you get hot in the saddle this summer. Let’s face it, if your backside isn’t comfortable, then you aren’t comfortable and your riding suffers. Unfortunately, too many motorcycle manufacturers make stock seats with cheap foam, even on expensive models. …

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SWM Superdual

SWM adds Superdual adventurer

Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM will enter the growing mid-sized adventure bike market with the arrival of the Superdual this month (May 2017). A pre-production model was displayed at the 2016 Moto Expo in Melbourne and SWM Australia spokesman Stephen “Tuffy” Tuff says it attracted a lot of interest. It arrives in the next few …

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CFMoto 650MT

CFMoto 650MT adventurer coming

It’s taken more than three years, but CFMoto is finally releasing its 650MT adventure tourer in Australia at a bargain price. CFMoto Australia is offering the bike from launch in mid-May until end of July 2017 at a $500 discount on the ride-away price. The bike comes in two models: $6990 ride away for the …

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Kawasaki Versys-X 300 available light bulb

Kawasaki baby adventurer available

The adventure market is opening up to novice riders now that the learner-approved Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is available in the Australian market. It will be available in candy lime green and metallic carbon grey or metallic graphite grey and flat ebony for $6399 (plus on-road costs). The new breed of baby adventurers to hit the market also includes …

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Yamaha T7 Tenere

Midweight Yamaha Ténéré for tragics?

Yamaha is reportedly working on a midweight Ténéré adventure bike powered by MT-09 849cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Advrider website is reporting the midweight Yamaha would basically be a more dirt-oriented version of the MT-09 Tracer. The report is a departure to what has been expected from Yamaha after it revealed the T7 Ténéré concept (pictured …

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KTM 790 Duke and Adventure coming

KTM launched the 790 Duke Prototype at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and has now produced a great video of the bike in action. Meanwhile, an adventure model with the same twin-cylinder engine looks like it will also be coming. UK magazine MCN has released a spy shot of the adventure model in testing …

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