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Rukka Aqua Air Rain Suit
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"This is as much use as a chocolate teapot avoid at all costs, the only thing worse is Motolegends..."
santander to gibralter
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5.0
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"would do it again "
Mega Comfort for fat folk!!
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7.0
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"If you can handle the cost and size, this mat is one of the best on the market."
Honda Transalp XL650V
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7.5
Reviewed by joeymc
"The Transalp 650 is a fantastic budget/beginner adventure bike, as I recently passed my motorbike..."
Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
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8.3
Reviewed by Paul_XRV750
"I bought my RD07a Africa Twin in July 2014 after my XT660Z fried its ECU and sensors in Poland re..."
BMW R 1200 RT
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6.9
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Empty Nest Recce
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2.0
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"Pretty easy. Western Europe is safe and it was summer. I had to make it entry level as it was my ..."
MRA VARIO TOURING SCREEN
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10.0
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"I have a gsf 1200 bandit and a bt 1100 bulldog. Both are naked bikes and I have fitted mra vario ..."
Rukka Victor Jacket
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9.4
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Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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9.0
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" a great do it all bike. very comfortable for rider and pillion. lovely smooth engine with no vib..."
Was someone thinking of me when they built this?
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7.6
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"I have now done15 k miles on the DCT and still marvel at the bike. The engine is fab, especially..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.6
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"After many years of not spending very much at all on jackets on brands like Spada and latterly RS..."
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
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8.6
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"Bought this bike new in 2005 (is a 2003 model but sat in showroom ??) Ok so I have done very few..."
Lads Spanish Adventure
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8.0
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"Absolutely cracking, that's the sort of trip I never quite made in the 80's. Making up for it now :)"
Steve & Mandys Route 66 motorcycle ride.
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5.0
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"Next trip for me is bike week. Florida. March 2015"
KLIM Badlands Pro
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10.0
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"After riding for 30 years in a variety of clothing, I decided I needed a Gore-tex riding suit aft..."
Alpinstarts Tech 3 Motocross boots
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7.4
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"These boots are not comfortable at all, perhaps Ok for a Moto Cross run but if you are planning t..."
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Outwell Dreamboat, silly name, great nights sleep
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9.3
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"Its a silly name, but who cares when there is a means to a great nights sleep. Its success is dow..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.0
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"An excellent suit in every way once you accept the price But lifetime warranty and goretex pro o..."
Lads Spanish Adventure
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9.0
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"an excellant time and a real adventure "
HI GEAR PROTON 3,from GO OUTDOORS
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8.7
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"I would like to add my thoughts to the previous review of this budget tent - High Gear's proton 3..."
Vango Venom 200 square
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8.3
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"Great little down sleeping bag, packs down to only 18 x 16cm (really!), and has a square end for ..."
AGV AX8 DUAL EVO
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7.8
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"I'd buy this lid again in a heartbeat, although I could be tempted by the better looking big brot..."
BMW F 650 GS Dakar
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7.9
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"Okay, mine is a bit pimped out with taller screen (I'm 6'2"), engine bars, bigger tougher sump gu..."
Winton Massif - Outer Limits Tour
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10.0
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Alpinstarts Tech 3 Motocross boots
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8.8
Reviewed by Discoed
"Great boots but don't bank on keeping dry feet. These are the boots I most often reach for despit..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.6
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"The longer I wear/use the Badlands Pro the more I am in love with it! I have tried a number of le..."
KLIM Badlands Pro
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9.2
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"Pricey, but does what it claims to, is comfy from day one and keeps me bone dry! Very rarely need..."
Lois On The Loose
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10.0
Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"Fun fantastic read, recommend it, also try her 2nd book Red Tape"
Old Man On a Bike
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5.0
Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"Well written, but just not my cup of tea, too indepth about politics/country history rather than ..."
the long ride home
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10.0
Reviewed by GlosBoy45
"A great book, well written, you feel like you are on the jouney with him, what an experience, wel..."
Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
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9.8
Reviewed by Jay fitzgerald
"I can't see myself ever selling this bike - 3500km on and off-road through Morocco without any is..."
BMW F 800 GS
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8.8
Reviewed by Barcs1
"Great bike, good fuel economy, comfortable and when fully loaded , hardly notice any change in ha..."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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8.6
Reviewed by londonwelsh
"Coming from a TDM900 [x2]I was looking for something with a little more Adventure capability. Wa..."
Cape to Dar
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4.0
Reviewed by gbags
"Great pictures Rashaad and a good positive account. Did you start in RSA because you live there o..."
Kawasaki KLE 500
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8.6
Reviewed by Matt
"Hi, I recently took my KLE to the Sahara desert from the UK, It performed admirably the whole tr..."
military issue gore-tex over trousers
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6.0
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"The camo gore waterproofs have been updated now the new MTP camo pattern is being rolled out, unl..."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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8.8
Reviewed by kiejoe65
"wanted one of these since they first came on the market, the price for new was the issue, i had t..."
STELLA ALPINA RALLY OH YES!
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"Will be going back on a bike that can get up the mountain to get my Blue Peter Badge and to meet ..."
Ride around Western Europe
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6.0
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"Brilliant ride with my mate and so much to see whilst meeting great people."
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The ABR guide to the highest passes in England
Written by Alun Davies   

If you’re anything like us, you love a decent mountain pass. Amazing scenery, challenging corners and hardly another soul around. There’s just something much more mesmerising about riding at altitude rather than being at sea level.

With that in mind, ABR teamed up with TomTom in the latest edition of the magazine (issue 29 Jul/Aug) in an effort to reveal the three highest passes in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

We honestly believe that as a result of this quest, we have inadvertently created a British road trip of epic proportions. It didn’t really feel right keeping it to ourselves, so we thought we’d give you a glimpse of that with the English section. Without further delay, here are the highest (and some of most rewarding) passes in English.

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ABR's weekend ride: The stunning Buttertubs Pass
Written by Rob Slade   

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Buttertubs Pass runs from Hawes northwards to Thwaite. Although the pass is shorter than many others, it is still a great ride and one that is worth ticking off the list.

Drivers will be treated to over six miles of tight, winding roads that traverse steep drop-offs with some truly spectacular views along the way. In fact, Jeremy once called it Britain’s “only truly spectacular road” and despite what your opinion of the man may be, he has certainly seen a few roads in his time. Click the 'read more' button for the full low-down.

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Video of the week: Around the world in 380 days
Written by Rob Slade   

If you're anything like us then you will have been dreaming of setting off on a round the world trip by motorbike for some time now. In fact, some of you may have even gone that step further and actually done it. But for those of us that are held back by family and work commitments, it's nice to see just how much fun it can be.

Well, that's certainly the case with the latest video of the week. It follows a rider from China as he embarks on a journey of over 31,600 miles, crossing 43 countries in 380 days. It's not a new concept by any means, but watching all of the different landscapes the rider travels through conjures a burning desire to hit the open road as soon as possible. For stunning scenery from around the world, rugged roads and treacherous mountain passes, this is the video for you.

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KTM 1290 Super Adventure review
Written by Alun Davies   

It's been a long time coming but the BMW R1200GS Adventure (GSA) may finally have a serious competitor in the KTM 1290 Super Adventure. The Austrian manufacturer is commonly known and appreciated for its off-road capable machines but their latest adventure bike has been flaunted with terms such as ‘luxury’ and ‘travel’ being the focal point. The question is, does it live up to its billing and is it a match for the BMW? Alun Davies was at the world launch to find out.

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5 of the best gas camping stoves for motorcyclists
Written by Bryn   

After a long day in the saddle, the tent’s pitched, your gear is unpacked and it’s time to fire up that camping stove and cook up a culinary delight that would make Gordon Ramsay weak at the knees, but which stove do you choose for your camping kitchen?

In days gone by dining out in the great outdoors involved collecting a few sticks, setting them alight and roasting whatever food you could get your hands on. These days, on the whole, things are a bit more civilised and when it comes to choosing a stove you’ll no doubt notice that there’s a fair few on the market and deciding which one is right for you can cause quite a headache.

That’s why we thought we would help you out by selecting five of the best that we have had on test. To make it even more useful, all of the stoves that we have tested come in at under £50 meaning the bank balance doesn’t take too much of a hit. With that in mind, here are five of the best gas stoves for motorcyclists.

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On the ABR forum last week...
Written by Rob Slade   

As usual we're looking back at last week's forum activity in an attempt to share the highlights and fuel the debates! The last week has seen some great conversations brewing about the best country roads in the UK, questions about what bike to take to Morocco and talk of Ewan McGregor swapping BMW for Moto Guzzi. Be sure to check out the threads and get involved.

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ABR’s weekend ride: The spectacular Snake Pass
Written by Rob Slade   

With outstanding views and exceptional scenery, Snake Pass (A57) is one of those roads that you’ll want to ride time and time again. The landscape is particularly impressive at the start of the descent into Glossop where you can see as far as Manchester and beyond when the weather allows.

The road runs through the heart of the Peak District from Glossop (near Manchester) all the way into Sheffield and as you can guess from the name, it's particularly twisty and offers some challenging, but fun, corners to keep you busy. There are many elevation changes too with a high point of 512m. Even when the challenges of the road aren’t keeping you occupied, the stunning scenery will take over. To find out everything you need to know, click the 'read more' button below.

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ABR's filtering campaign: Update and reaction
Written by Rob Slade   

Here at ABR, we’re on a mission to get the message out there that filtering is perfectly acceptable for motorcyclists and that other motorists should be aware of that fact.

We started this campaign with a post a couple of weeks ago that received an overwhelming response on social media and as such, we wanted to maintain the momentum of this campaign so it goes even wider and share people’s reactions in the process.

As a motorcyclist, how many times have you been trying to filter through queued traffic only to find cars blocking your way? Many drivers are accommodating to bikers on the roads but there are those who are downright frustrating.

There have been times when we’ve been filtering through traffic only to find a car has moved over to block the path as if to spite us. But the thing is, it’s not wrong. It’s actually our right by law in the UK. Click the 'read more' button for the full details.

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Win a set of Michelin tyres!
Written by Rob Slade   

Adventure Bike Rider has teamed up with Michelin to offer you the chance to win a set of new tyres for your bike. To be in with a chance of winning, you'll need to send us in a letter telling us about this summer's tour, where you're going and what you're doing. It doesn't matter if you've been shooting around the British countryside or crossing continents, we want to hear about it. For details on how to enter and to check out the last winner click the 'read more' button now.

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Would this be the perfect adventure bike?
Written by Rob Slade   

Okay so we’re going for the big time here and we’re going to make an attempt to create the perfect adventure bike (unfortunately just as a concept). As much as one man may love his BMW GS and another will swear by their Honda Africa Twin, there always seems to be those little things that annoy you more and more.

In fact, you only need to take a look at the reaction to the new Honda Africa Twin to realise just how disgruntled people are starting to become. The groans could be heard across the country as people saw a wet weight of 228kg on the standard model. Likewise, it was clear that some people are starting to become frustrated with how horsepower seems to be becoming more important than range.

Hearing all of these grumblings got us thinking, what would we want in our perfect adventure bike? Well that’s the question we are setting out to answer.

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Video of the week: Duo perform death-defying moped stunts
Written by Rob Slade   

Our latest installment of video of the week is slightly left-field compared to some of the other videos we've been sharing but after seeing it (and our jaws dropping to the floor) we decided you needed this in your lives too.

The video shows two friends (presumably in Asia somewhere) who perform a number of outragious stunts as they race along on their moped. What makes it even more ridiculous is that they aren't wearing any helmets but are performing barefoot and in flip flops! In our opinion, the stunts get really impressive at 1:38. So what do you think, would you be mad enough to try something like this?

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The ABR guide to the highest passes in Scotland
Written by Alun Davies   

Motorcyclists have always been drawn to mountain passes. There’s something about the stunning scenery, the challenging twists and turns and the remoteness of them that attracts us. They always seem to make things that bit more exciting than your standard low-lying roads thanks to the natural obstacles that stand in the way.

With that in mind, ABR teamed up with TomTom in the latest edition of the magazine (issue 29 Jul/Aug) in an effort to reveal the three highest passes in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The result was that we had inadvertently created perhaps the ultimate British road trip. It didn’t really feel right keeping it to ourselves, so we thought we’d give you a glimpse of that with the Scottish section. Without further delay, here are the highest (and most rewarding in our opinion) passes in Scotland.

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9 photos that show adventure motorcycling is the best kind of biking there is
Written by Rob Slade   

Over the past decade, adventure bikes have grown considerably more popular and now represent a large chunk of the motorcycle market. That's not to say that other sectors of the market have started to die down though. The motorcycle market is still one that is hotly contested between manufacturers and fans of certain sectors. Of course, we think adventure biking is the best kind of riding there is and here are nine photos to prove it.

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