Touratech Desierto5 fairing for BMW R 12100 GS

Desierto5 puts new face on BMW adventurers

Touratech have developed a Desierto5 front fairing for the latest generation of the BMW R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure. The German adventure accessory company says the Desierto5 front fairing not only presents a unique look, but also improves weather protection. It costs $1605.72 and is available online. Fairing history Touratech introduced …

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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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Motorcycle predictions for 2018

While 2017 was a rollercoaster year for motorcycles, our predictions for 2018 are much more positive. But let’s start with a quick recap on the rollercoaster ride in motorcycling during 2017. Good and the bad of 2017 For the first time since the GFC, motorcycle sales were down for three consecutive quarters and we don’t …

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Touratech Travel Event madagascar insolvency

Touratech bailed out of insolvency

Adventure riders can breathe a sigh of relief now that famed German motorcycle accessory company Touratech has been bailed out of a voluntary insolvency. Touratech filed for insolvency in August this year after an increased demand in sales saw them unable to fulfil many orders – attributed mostly to the late completion of their new …

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Touratech AG Rambler BMW HP2 Enduro

‘Business as usual’ at Touratech AG

German motorcycle accessory company Touratech AG has filed for insolvency, but riders have been assured it is not voluntary bankruptcy and it is still “business as usual”. It seems insolvency is similar to the American Chapter 11 which allows companies with liquidity problems to trade as normal to resolve financial issues. Robin Box of Touratech …

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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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Touratech AG Rambler BMW HP2 Enduro

Bring back the BMW HP2 Enduro

BMW is creating a host of new models from its successful R nineT range, but they should also add one from the long-popular R 1200 GS – a HP2 Enduro. The Bavarian company made a High Performance Enduro from 2005 to 2008 and I owned one. I also stupidly sold it! The bike was basically …

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Touratech Companero riding suit

Touratech updates Compañero riding suit

Touratech has “fine-tuned” its Compañero adventure riding suit with new materials in some areas. The Compañero World2 for men and women is not cheap at A$1904.99 for the jacket and $1260 pants, but it does feature some high-tech protection and comfort features for all climates. The Compañero Worldwide was developed five years ago. It featured an …

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Touratech Aventuro Mod Compañero flip-up adventure helmet

European helmets approved nationwide

Australians will soon be able ride nationwide with a European-standard helmet after Western Australia yesterday became the final state to approve UNECE 22.05 helmets. South Australia announced Euro helmet approval last month, effective from May. The pressure is now on SA to recognise the approval of helmets UNECE helmets worn by interstate riders particularly given the state has previously demanded other …

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