BMW Motorrad GS 40th birthday

BMW celebrates GS models’ 40th birthday

Two letters that have become the very meaning of adventure motorcycling are GS and they are celebrating their 40th birthday this Northern autumn. Long before Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor made the GS name famous, BMW’s GS models were conquering the Dakar Rally and taking adventurous riders to remote parts of the world. GS stands …

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Roving Land Rover Royal Enfield Himalayan

Roving weekend for Himalayans and Rovers

With the borders opening, Royal Enfield plans a Himalayan & Adventure Weekend of roving around the Byron Bay hinterland on their bikes and in Land Rovers. The border between Queensland and NSW opens on July 10, just in time for this roving adventure on July 18-19. However, Queensland riders will still have to obtain an entry …

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Royal Enfield Himalayan colours

Royal Enfield Himalayan new colours

Even the coronavirus hasn’t stopped the rugged Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike in its tracks with sales booming and two new colours for 2020. RE closed all its production facilities around the world from March 23 for nine days. The bike recorded a 116% increase in sales in February, but the nine-day production setback may …

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Save 10% on Extreme Bike Tours Himalaya trek

Save 10% on Extreme Bike Tours Himalaya trek

Extreme Bike Tours will be on a new Himalayan Expedition from 11-25 July 2020 and is offering a 10% discount only to Motorbike Writer readers!  This “once in a lifetime” ride that will take you in some of the most remote and dramatic areas of the Spiti Valley (pictured above) and Ladakh, in north India. It …

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Ewan McGregor and Jimmy Fallon

Ewan McGregor admits hitching rides with cars

Ewan McGregor admits he ran out of “juice” a couple of times on his Long Way Up trip on Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles and even hitched rides with cars by hanging on to the B pillar. The admissions came in an interview on the American Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. McGregor and his “Long Way” partner, Charley …

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KTM plans 10 new models in 2020

Leaked documents show KTM plans to introduce 10 new models with engines ranging from 125cc to 890cc and an extra electric, according to VisorDown. The image from KTM’s 2020 model plans shows upcoming models as blurred bikes, including the new electric Freeride E AM trials bike. In the 125, 250 and 390 range there is …

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Royal Enfield Himalayan

It’s about the journey, not the destination

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Of course, you have heard this statement before; it’s not the destination, but the journey. Whether you’re a serious adventurer or a more relaxed kind of biker, you can choose the motorcycle trip customized to your level and the type of experience you are looking for. From the …

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