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Lieback's Lounge April 2018: KTM Passenger Comfort Suprise

Lieback’s Lounge: KTM Passenger Comfort Surprise

Pam now got her first ride on the KTM Adventure R, which I purchased for serious off-road ADV riding this year now that Pam’s surgeries are done. I thought she was going to hate it due to its tall seating and off-road attitude. I was completely wrong; she absolutely loved it.
2012 Zero S Recall

2012 Zero Motorcycles Recall: 218 Models Recalled for Potential Short & Fire

2012 Zero Motorcycles Recall: Zero has recalled all 2012 Zero S, Zero DS, and Zero DSP (Police) motorcycles due to possible electrical issues that may cause a fire. The recall affects 218 units.
Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 review KTM 1090 Adventure R

Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 and Sport Touring T31 Tires: Review

Bridgestone’s design objective for its all-new Battlax Adventure A41 and Battlax Sport Touring T31 tires is seemingly simple—increase rider feel and confidence without sacrificing wear and durability. We head to Morocco to put both tires to the test across a wide variety of terrain.
BMW R 1200 GS Rallye Trophy

BMW R 1200 GS Rallye Set for 2018 BMW GS Trophy | Motorcycle Profile

This June the 2018 GS Trophy Rally heads to Mongolia where 18 teams will vie for top points - with most of the riders on BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles. BMW Motorrad has specially prepped exactly 114 of these Rallyes, and they are headed to Mongolia for the sixth BMW GS Trophy.
Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World | Book Review

Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World | Rider’s Library Book Review

The ironic thing about Colette Coleman’s new book, Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World—38 Guided Tours from 6 Continents, is that the less likely it is that you will ever be able to do the incredible, far-flung tours she describes, the more you should have the book.
2018 BMW G 310 GS for sale

2018 BMW G 310 GS Review | 21 Fast Facts

There’s no doubt about it, the 2018 BMW G 310 GS has some serious potential. With great handling characteristics, user-friendly engine, comfortable ergonomics, and ability to tackle a wide variety of situations, the entry-level GS makes an enticing offer.
2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan review

2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle Review | 13 Fast Facts

With an MSRP under $4500, the price point of the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan is very much in keeping with the company's philosophy of affordable, accessible, and fun. I was definitely having fun with the Himalayan, doing everything from quickly carving through country road hairpins to confidently grabbing air.
Joe Rocket Phoenix Ion Summit Jacket

Joe Rocket Phoenix Ion Summit Jacket Released: 3/4 Touring Comfort

For those who do more hot-weather riding, but still want a multi-season three-quarter jacket with waterproofing, Joe Rocket has introduced the Phoenix Ion Summit. The highlights of the sub-$300 jacket are a mesh construction for comfort in hot-weather riding, and a full-sleeve waterproof liner.
2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure touring

2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Look | ADV Touring Under $4500

For 2018, Royal Enfield has ventured into the popular adventure-touring market. Meet the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan, which will arrive in North America this April. The bike is equipped with a 411cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces a modest 25 horsepower.
KTm 1190 Adventure R comes home

Lieback’s Lounge: The Year of the Orange (KTM 1190 Adventure R Comes Home)

For most performance-hungry motorcyclists, the Year of the Orange can mean only one thing—KTM.
KTM 450 Rally pilot Matthias Walkner at 2018 Dakar Rally

2018 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Results: KTM Wins 17 Straight (Best of Bikes Video)

For the 17th-straight time, KTM has claimed victory at the Dakar Rally. Matthias Walkner won his debut Dakar Rally in 2018 aboard the KTM 450 Rally.
Mid-Atlantic BDR Routes

Mid-Atlantic BDR Video Trailer Released: ADV Riding in PA, MD, WV and VA

The Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR), supported by American Honda Motor Co., is set for release on February 1.
2017 Ducati Sales Report: Superleggera

2017 Ducati Sales Report: Positive Growth for 8 Straight Years

Ducati only increased overall sales by 0.75 percent in 2017, but it was enough to post an eighth-straight year of positive growth.
2018 Dakar Rally Stage 6 Results: Honda's Kevin Benavides

KTM’s MEO Claims Dakar Rally Stage 6; Honda’s Benavides in Overall Lead (Video)

A new stage winner emerged Thursday when Red Bull KTM 450 Rally pilot Antoine Meo took the victory at a shortened stage 6 of 2018 Dakar Rally.
2018 Dakar Rally Stage 5: Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren

Honda’s Barreda Wins Dakar Stage 5; Yamaha’s Van Beveren Overall Leader (Video)

Honda's Joan Barreda Bort claimed his second-stage victory at 2018 Dakar, but Yamaha's Adrien Van Beveren now has the overall lead.

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