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SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Pegs: Comfort and Stability, Combined

SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Pegs: Comfort and Stability, Combined

Motorcycle ergonomics are one of those black arts, it seems, and not every bike manufacturer is a perfect practitioner. Either your pristine new adventure machine—be it a shiny BMW R1200GS, rugged Honda Africa Twin, or unbreakable Kawasaki KLR650—fits you or it doesn’t. In the case that it doesn’t, it’s time for ergonomic changes. One of theRead more about SW-MOTECH EVO Adjustable Foot Pegs: Comfort and Stability, Combined[…]

Dual-Sport Motorcycle Accessories Guide: Getting Started

Dual-Sport Motorcycle Accessories Guide: Getting Started

Maybe you’ve heard this from a “credible” source, but that doesn’t make it any less true: dual-sport motorcycles are awesome. Really, they are. If you don’t already know, you’ll soon discover that dual sports are not only great for finding fun off-road, they make great commuters and lightweight adventure bikes, too. But as good asRead more about Dual-Sport Motorcycle Accessories Guide: Getting Started[…]

9 Things You Need to Know About Motorcycle Dry Bags

9 Things You Need to Know About Motorcycle Dry Bags

These days, if I’m doing any kind of multi-day trip, I bring dry bags. You get the advantages of soft luggage – light weight and compact size – with the simplicity of having a single layer of weather protection (versus rain covers or separate waterproof liners). You never know what the road will bring, and dryRead more about 9 Things You Need to Know About Motorcycle Dry Bags[…]

Preparing for the Worst: Outfitting KLRs for the Motorcycle Adventure of a Lifetime

Preparing for the Worst: Outfitting KLRs for the Motorcycle Adventure of a Lifetime

You are planning to ride a motorcycle from frozen tundra to untamed jungle, covering nearly 20,000 miles in between. You will ride in darkness, in bitter cold, in sweltering heat, and through wilderness to reach the very end of the road on the South American continent. Why? Just to see if you can. This mightRead more about Preparing for the Worst: Outfitting KLRs for the Motorcycle Adventure of a Lifetime[…]

Choosing The Best Dual Sport Tire For Your Adventure Bike

Choosing The Best Dual Sport Tire For Your Adventure Bike

Motorcycle tires face an impossible task set: Provide predictable, reliable grip across a wide range of surfaces while lasting a long time and providing ideal handling qualities whatever the bike or the terrain. Here’s the deal: No one tire will be ideal for all conditions, so it’s a matter of deciding what’s most important toRead more about Choosing The Best Dual Sport Tire For Your Adventure Bike[…]