5 Mistakes Riders Often Make in Season Prep
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by Alexander Ljungqvist
3M ago
As we're eager for the upcoming motorcycle season to start, it's important to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience through careful preparation. Today, we're taking a closer look on how to properly prepare for the motorcycle season and how to avoid common pitfalls.   Mistake #1 – Not doing a bike inspection Starting your motorcycle season without conducting a comprehensive inspection of your bike is like asking for trouble. If your motorcycle has been parked away for months, the risk is quite high that it's not quite ready yet to be taken out onto the ..read more
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Yamaha Tenere 700 Explore and Extreme ADV Bikes Released: Specs & Pricing
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by Ron Lieback
7M ago
When it comes to the world of adventure motorcycles, the Yamaha Tenere 700 has always been a name that resonates with riders seeking to explore uncharted territories.  With a rich history dating back to the iconic XT600Z Tenere of the 1980s, Yamaha has been a trailblazer in the adventure biking segment. The Yamaha XT600Z Tenere set the stage for Yamaha's adventure legacy. It was a rugged, no-nonsense machine built to conquer the vast deserts and challenging terrains.  Fast forward to the present, and the Yamaha Tenere 700 carries on this tradition while incorporating modern technolog ..read more
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Ducati DesertX Rally Unveiled: Where Adventure Knows No Bounds
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by Ron Lieback
8M ago
Following high demand and a positive response from off-road riders regarding Ducati's first true adventure bike launched in spring of 2022, the DesertX, the Bologna-based brand will take the bike one step further. Meet the 2024 Ducati DesertX Rally. Derived from the DesertX, which was the first Ducati to feature a 21-inch front rim and an 18-inch rear, the DesertX Rally takes this legacy a step further. It boasts top-of-the-line, race-inspired components, ensuring it performs brilliantly both off-road and on. Tested extensively, the DesertX Rally prototype triumphed at the Iron Road Prolog dur ..read more
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2024 BMW F 900 GS & F 800 GS Unveiled in Typical Bavarian Style
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by Ron Lieback
9M ago
BMW has always pushed the ADV boundaries of what's possible on two wheels. With the iconic R 1250 GS and the eagerly anticipated R 1300 GS, BMW continues to lead the charge in the ever-evolving adventure riding experience. Now, while the spotlight understandably shines brightly on the larger model, it's essential to note that BMW hasn't forgotten about the middleweight category either. For 2024, BMW will offer a trio of machines that continue this midweight evolution legacy, each designed to cater to the unique desires of riders seeking the thrill of the open road and the challenges of the unb ..read more
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ADV Motorcycle Cooking Checklist: Campfire Cuisine Made Easy
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by Ron Lieback
10M ago
Whether you’re navigating the rugged terrains of Patagonia, exploring an untamed Backcountry Discovery Route in the USA, or venturing deep into the heart of Africa, this checklist is your culinary compass for the camping ADV motorcyclists.  We've curated a list of essential cooking gear, easy-to-pack foods, and other unforgettables that cater to the needs of those who've tasted the thrill of worldwide motorcycle camping. Here’s the ADV Motorcyclist Cooking Checklist, so you don’t forget anything en route to some campfire cooking ahead of your next epic adventure tour. We’ve also included ..read more
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8 Reasons Semi-Rigid Outperforms Hard Case ADV Luggage
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by Ron Lieback
10M ago
If there’s one thing adventure riders can agree on, it’s that soft luggage has no place on their bike.  That may not be entirely true. Yes, there’s great debate about which is better – soft luggage or hard. There are pros and cons to both options, but at Lone Rider we think the best solution is a hybrid one like our MotoBags semi-rigid motorcycle bags.  This is exactly what it sounds like. We’ve combined the best of both worlds into one piece of luggage that can do it all. But if you’re convinced that hard luggage is better, let us explain the eight advantages of our semi-rigid lugga ..read more
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Tips for Riding ADV Motorcycles with 50/50 Tires in Rain
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by Ron Lieback
11M ago
Due to modern motorcycle and tire technology that seems to improve weekly, adventure bikes spooned with 50/50 rubber have no problem tackling various terrains both on and off-road. It goes without saying nowadays that the rider is the only thing holding performance back. But even the best-trained rider on the most capable bike donning the most amazing tires will be presented with unique challenges in riding the pavement in the wet stuff.  Let’s explore essential tips and techniques for safely navigating rain on asphalt and other inclement weather conditions on your adventure motorcycle eq ..read more
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8 Essential Tips For Trouble-Free Motorcycle Camping
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by Carla Martin
1y ago
When motorcycling and camping unite, something magical happens. Each activity alone—whether riding across desolate areas of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego, stopping for a night an American BDR route, or camping under the Northern Lights—gets emotions flowing in its own way. But, again, when they are combined, something magical happens. This is especially true when everything goes smoothly. The route to smooth motorcycle camping? Proactive planning. We’ve spent years perfecting the art of motorcycle and camping, and we’ll continue to explore these topics on our blog. But let’s begin with absolute ..read more
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Top 7 Adventure Motorcycles of 2023 [The Big Boys]
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by Frederic SCHEFFER
1y ago
You’d have to be living under a rock to not notice the boom in popularity of the Adventure bike market. Nearly every major manufacturer makes one – even Harley-Davidson! In a way, the appeal makes sense. Humans have always had a fascination with exploration and discovery. Seeing what’s beyond your immediate borders is a thrill to many, and it wasn’t until modern day that the path beyond was paved in asphalt. With so much of the world still made up of dirt and rocks, you need a machine capable of navigating it. That’s where Adventure bikes come in. They’re perfectly fine humming along on paved ..read more
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7 Best Middleweight Adventure Motorcycles of 2023
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by Frederic SCHEFFER
1y ago
It’s time to get real for a minute: big adventure bikes can be intimidating. They’re tall and heavy, and have powerful engines that can easily get out of control if you don’t know what you’re doing. Wouldn’t something a little smaller take a lot of the edge off our favorite activity? We know what you’re thinking. “Smaller” means losing some of your ADV cred. Being “the one” who can wrestle the biggest bikes around through any terrain, anywhere on Earth will win you over with the throngs of adventure riders the world over. It’s what you see in the brochures, in the videos, and all over social m ..read more
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