Andy Strapz Panniersky

Panniersky keeps your six-pack cold

The Panniersky cooler bag — an esky for your panniers — will keep your food and/or drinks cold until the end of the day’s ride, says Andy White of Andy Strapz. He’s been making adventure rider luggage and accessories since 1995, so he should know.  Andy says he developed the prototype on a few trips over …

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Even pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides

Pillions can enjoy exotic adventure rides, too

Just because you only pillion doesn’t mean you have to miss out on adventure riding in exotic locations such as the Himalayas, says Sydney professional travel writer Maria Visconti. “I have, for the last year, been riding in the Indian Himalayas. Spiti Valley (pictured above), Zanskar Valley, Gangotri where the source of the Ganges is, …

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Tiger 1200 XC

Triumph boosts Tiger 1200 and 800 appeal

Triumph Motorcycles has boosted the appeal of its Tiger 1200 and 800 adventure models with lighter weight and more technology. The bikes have been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Triumph claims the Tiger has more than 200 upgrades including LED lighting, lighter exhausts, better ergos, six riding modes, up/down quick shifter, updated …

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Honda introduces the CBF190X Night Hawk adventure motorcycle

Meet Honda’s 190cc Night Hawk adventurer

The description of what constitutes an adventure motorcycle has been stretched even further by Honda which introduces its entry-level CBF190X or Night Hawk. The bike looks like a cross between their CB500X and new Africa Twin, particular in its tri-colour paint scheme. It comes after Honda recently announced they would produce the world’s first adventure …

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Touratech Adventure Challenge motorcycle gymkhana returns

Competitors needed for motorcycle gymkhana

Touratech Australia has added an exciting Adventure Challenge motorcycle gymkhana to the annual Touratech Travel Event in Victoria in March 2016. There are still plenty of places left for competitors in the Touratech Adventure Challenge on Saturday, March 19, which is open to all riders, with classes for single and multi-cylinder motorcycles. Touratech Australia’s Robin Box says riders will …

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Adventure riding requires adventure

If you want a holiday, try a Women’s Weekly cruise, but if you want some adventure, try a Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris tour. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS We are currently in day four of the inaugural three-week Tacos ’n’ Tequila Tour of Mexico and it is living up to the adventure moniker with perfect motorcycle nirvana …

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Honda NC750X adventure bikes

Honda updates midsize adventure bikes

Honda has unveiled the updated 2016  CB500X and NC750X adventure bikes at the Tokyo Motor Show today (August 28, 2015). Upgrades for the learner-approved CB500X include a 100mm taller windscreen, LED lights front and rear, pre-load adjustable front suspension and new colours. We’ve seen lots of these kicking up dust in the outback as a …

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Cruiser riders concerned about safety

The most safety conscious group of motorcyclists and the most frequent riders are cruiser riders, according to the recent global MotorbikeWriter online survey. Our survey of 739 riders found the five main groups were cruisers (151), naked (130), adventure (125), sports (119) and touring (115). We asked our readers various questions about how often they …

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Murphy’s Law of adventure motorcycling

If you haven’t seen Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman riding across the world on their big adventure bikes and wanted to do the same, then where is your pulse? Adventure riding is exactly that – an adventure. And that means things are going to go wrong. Otherwise, there would be no adventure and therefore no …

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Triumph adds free panniers

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has announced free panniers for their adventure bikes. It is the type of deal many manufacturers offer from time to time and good reason why you should not jump in and buy a new model as soon as it is released. The Triumph offer covers sales of new models of the Tiger …

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