Yvonne Everett Road of Death dirt bike learning

Riding the infamous Bolivian Death Road

Aussie woman Yvonne Everett rode the Bolivian Death Road with Motorbike Adventure Touring, while on a 5000km motorcycle adventure with Compass Expeditions across the Andes. Here’s her story. My partner’s reassuring voice is in my ear: “Don’t stop, keep moving”.  He’s behind me, chatting through the intercom mounted in our helmets as I splash through …

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Husqvarana TR 650 terra goes through its paces in South America

Husqvarnas used in epic eco tour

Two riders from Wales and Oregon have travelled the length of the Americas on lightweight Husqvarna 650s in an attempt to show adventure touring doesn’t need to be on juggernaut 1200s. Lee Clark and Phil Barnes, left Portland, on September 30 and have recently finished their trip of more than 30,000 miles (48,000km), visiting 14 …

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Compass Expeditions

Compass Expeditions expands BMW fleet

Compass Expeditions has added new BMWs to their South American fleet to extend their suitability to shorter riders and two-up tourers. The Australian-based company, which offers tours on most continents, has added the BMW F800GS, R1200GS and a lowered-suspension model F700GS to their fleet of F700GS motorcycles in South America. Now riders of all sizes …

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Dakar Rally video preview

Dakar motorcycle legends including Marc Coma and defending champion Cyril Despres star in a five-minute Red Bull YouTube video to psyche everyone for the Dakar Rally next month. The Spaghetti Western spoof, called “A Fistful of Trophies”, features the riders and truck and car category winners in a cowboy setting playing cards when challengers ride …

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