SWM Superdual X

SWM adds two Superdual thumper models

Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM is adding two new models to its 600cc Superdual adventure thumper. The Superdual X features 21/18-inch wheels instead of the 19/17-inch combination of the standard model. Those wheels are fitted with Metzeler Sahara 3 tyres for hardcore adventure and the bike has switchable ABS. It arrives later this month at …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports more rugged

2018 Honda Africa Twin more rugged

Honda is taking on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure with a more rugged Africa Twin CRF100L Adventure Sports boasting a bigger 30-litre tank. The bike was shown ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan today. Other Honda models on display include restyled CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R naked bikes, the GL1800 Goldwing which debuted …

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KTM Adventure Rallye 2018 Outback Run

KTM Rallye heads into remote outback

The third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye will head into the Northern Territory outback on previously unridden tracks and trails. The event is so remote, the organisers will have a helicopter available if med-evac or bike-evac is required. The two first two events were held on the east coast. For the 2018 Rallye Outback Run …

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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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