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April 16, 2018

Touratech Adjustable Folding Africa Twin Mirrors Review

If you’re serious about off-roading your Honda Africa Twin, you’ll want to consider replacing the stock mirrors with folding mirrors. Folding mirrors avoid breakage during impacts, can be easily adjusted when transitioning from the seated to standing position, and can be folded away when the trails get narrow. My Honda Africa Twin has been outfitted with Touratech Adjustable Folding Mirrors…
April 09, 2018

Metzeler Karoo Street Review: A Dual-Sport Tire for the Masses

As the world of adventure/dual-sport bikes continues to expand, so does the selection of tires, and with them the availability of cross-purpose style tires. While street-oriented ADV tires have been available for some time, the 70/30- or 50/50-use tires have a very promising new contender, the new Metzeler Karoo Streets. Visually, the Street’s tread pattern harkens back to the several-year…
April 05, 2018

Wolfman Enduro Pocket and Daytripper Saddlebags

Pulling onto a hilltop, the desert view opens for miles north and east of us, where a midday haze hangs behind layers of rolling hills reaching for the sky next to their saguaro cactus cohabitants. We’re nine miles into a 110-mile loop of central Arizona bliss. We couldn’t have found a more beautiful location to patch the burnt and leaking…
April 02, 2018

Rottweiler KTM 1190R Stage 4 Intake Upgrade

If you own a KTM 1190 Adventure or R model, you’ve probably heard somebody in your riding group mention air box issues that allow dust getting past the filter on the earlier 1190s. Although I’ve seen various articles discussing it over the last few years, it didn’t prevent me from purchasing my dream bike. I currently ride a 2015 1190R,…
March 26, 2018

Tire Review: Bridgestone BATTLAX Sport Touring T31 and Adventure A41

Bridgestone have launched two brand new tires adding some excellent options for the mostly tarmac travelling adventure rider. The joint launch of the Sport Touring BATTLAX T31 and the Adventure BATTLAX A41 took place in the spectacular area of Ouarzazate, Morocco. Located at the base of the High Atlas Mountains and the edge of the Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate was an…
March 19, 2018

14 Great Africa Twin Upgrades from Twisted Throttle

The long maintenance intervals, electronic aids, innovative materials and go-anywhere attitudes that make our modern adventure bikes such a joy to own are still lacking features on the showroom floor. Should every modern ADV bike come fully loaded with a skid plate, crash bars, lever guards and luggage? I think most would argue "no!" — part of the fun is getting…
March 13, 2018

Lems Boulder Boots: Minimalist Camping Footwear

You might be asking yourself, “What does this minimalist boot have to do with adventure motorcycling?” The fact is, ADVMoto will review anything we think you would enjoy. I first placed an order for the Lems Boulder Boots not knowing I’d be writing a review for them, but I’ve grown to love them so much that I felt inclined to…
March 12, 2018

Shoei NEOTEC-II with SENA SRL Comms System Review

Shoei just released the North American version of the NEOTEC-II long-distance modular touring helmet. Although available in the EU last year, Shoei held up production in the U.S. for additional refinements, most notably is the newly designed “micro-ratchet chinstrap” mechanism and an improved visor system. I’ve been a fan of modulars for over a decade. Although they tend to be…
February 27, 2018

MOESOF Gen 2 Endurance Seat Review

After a few days on the Trans-America Trail, the limiting factor for how long I could ride each day wasn’t the range of my gas tank, or how much daylight remained, but how much my butt hurt. My Yamaha WR250R was equipped with an aftermarket seat, which was worlds better than the rock-hard stocker, but the slim profile of a…