2018-KTM-Adventure-Rallye KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders.

KTM Rallye video shows rider rescues

KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders. The short teaser video doesn’t shy away from the obvious “adventure” or danger of the third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Rider rescues Instead, it shows the harsh terrain and rescues …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Updated Honda Africa Twin price hike

Honda Motorcycles Australia says it is “pleased to announce the pricing for the anticipated 2018 Africa Twin variants”, however there is nothing pleasing about the price hike on the big adventure motorcycles. The Africa Twin CRF100L has been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control …

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000 adventure rides

Suzuki plans adventure rides around country

Suzuki plans to extend its two-day adventure rides throughout Australia with their third adventure ride heading to Bathurst from Lithgow at 9am on May 26. The event is free and open to riders on any adventure motorcycles, says Suzuki Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Lewis Croft. “Ideally the ride group works well with around 60 – …

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Guido Koch's two-wheel-drive KTM 990 prototype

Will two-wheel-drive motorcycles take off?

Four-wheel drive works in cars, so why hasn’t two-wheel drive taken off? Several manufacturers have courted the idea for motocross or trail bikes. However, none has taken it up seriously because it makes the bike heavy, expensive and it’s only really useful in mud and sand, although having a light front wheel is also important …

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2017 KTM NZ Rallye film

Full-length KTM Adventure Rallye on film

If you’ve got nearly an hour to spare and want to watch some great adventure riding in the scenic New Zealand South Island, settle in for the second annual KTM NZ Adventure Rallye film. The 112 riders who took part in the rally included some Aussies and Americans who rode through the stunning Southern Alps …

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Touratech Adventure Challenge motorcycle gymkhana returns

Touratech Travel Expo returns

The Touratech Travel Event, Expo & Adventure Challenge returns in March 2018, this time being held at a new location in Myrtleford, Victoria. The expo is usually held at nearby Bright, but will now be held on March 16-18 in the Myrtleford Showgrounds, where an “Adventure Village” will be created under the shady elm trees …

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2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XRt and XCx

Upgraded Triumph Tiger costs more

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 has more than 100 upgrades and a 10kg saving, but it will cost between $2400 and $2600 more. Now called the Tiger 1200, dropping the Explorer from the name, the new bikes arrive in Australia from February. The XRx will be $24,200 (previously $22,700), the XCx is $25,600 (was $24,200), …

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Suzuki Adventure Ride V-Strom

Test V-Strom on Suzuki Adventure Ride

Suzuki Australia is giving adventure riders an opportunity to test a new V-Strom and win some prizes on their second Suzuki Adventure Ride. The first Suzuki Adventure Ride was held in November last year in Dargo, Victoria. The next is a two-day Wirrina Cove adventure ride departing from Kessner Suzuki in Klemzig at 8am on …

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