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Rukka Aqua Air Rain Suit
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1.8
Reviewed by stromtrooper
"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
Reviewed by alberthall
"would do it again "
Mega Comfort for fat folk!!
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7.0
Reviewed by SteveR
"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
Reviewed by Brost
"So this is only my third bike but it's certainly a huge upgrade from my VTX for the long trips th..."
Empty Nest Recce
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2.0
Reviewed by gbags
"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
Reviewed by Ahasuerus
"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
Reviewed by DanP
"Buy Rukka, you get what you pay for."
Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Tenere
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9.0
Reviewed by cakeboy
" 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
Reviewed by pafirth@tiscali.co.uk
"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
Reviewed by Discoed
"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
Reviewed by George
"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
Reviewed by boboneleg
"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
Reviewed by stevie
"Next trip for me is bike week. Florida. March 2015"
KLIM Badlands Pro
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10.0
Reviewed by tzr_andy
"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
Reviewed by Cleland
"These boots are not comfortable at all, perhaps Ok for a Moto Cross run but if you are planning t..."
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8.0
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"aaa"
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
Reviewed by drhypno
"an excellant time and a real adventure "
HI GEAR PROTON 3,from GO OUTDOORS
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8.7
Reviewed by holborn
"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
Reviewed by DocClog
"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
Reviewed by yodagoat
"http:// yodagoat.blogspot .co.uk/2013/02/ winton-massif- outer-limits-tour.html"
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
Reviewed by Mark
"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
Reviewed by KTM Junkie
"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
Reviewed by stickysidedown
"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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3.0
Reviewed by Zintxo
"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
Reviewed by Zintxo
"Brilliant ride with my mate and so much to see whilst meeting great people."
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CCM GP450 Adventure First Ride
Written by Nathan   

This week we were privileged (us and MCN) to ride the near-production ready version of the CCM GP450 Adventure, a bike with high expectations, not just for the Bolton-based company, but also for those of us who ride bikes; it’s perhaps time we had a decent alternative to the giant adventure bikes of BMW, KTM, Triumph et al. What seems to have been missing for so long is a bike with a decent engine, good fuel range, a comfy seat and a dependable motor that can carry us as far as we want, with minimal fuss, and with some excitement along the way if we choose it.

And this CCM, in identifying what has become something of a gap in the market, might just be on to something. From our base in Stratford upon Avon, we took a drive up to Lake Windermere to meet with the CCM team and spend some time with the bike. A full write-up will feature in issue 18 of Adventure Bike Rider, out next month, but for now, a few thoughts on the key aspects of the bike. Remember: this is still a pre-production model; the finished bike is due October/November.

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And the winner is......GPS case, audio and helmet speakers !
Written by AE   

Waterproof GPS caseThank you to all you ABRs who recently entered our online competition to win 3 great GPS prizes; a waterproof GPS case, a GPS audio and helmet speakers. This combined package has a total SRP of £65.98 but three lucky ABR readers have each got one for free!

To be in with a chance to win this fab GPS package, we asked you to answer the following question:

Where are Ridermount, the manufacturers of these GPS products, based:

Is it:

a. Norfolk

b. Suffolk

c. Lincolnshire

The correct answer is ........ b. Suffolk.

 

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WIN! Motul Motorcycle Care Pack!
Written by AE   

Motul Motorcycle Care ProductsIt’s ABR online competition time, folks, and this time, three lucky winners will each win a bumper pack of Motul Motorcycle Care products worth over £100!

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Advertising feature: RiderScan
Written by Em-J   

When ABR Stephen Hunter from Kilmarnock, Scotland, asked his wife if he could strap one of her best frying pans to the handlebars of his bike, she could have been forgiven for thinking her husband had lost the plot. Far from it.

In fact, following a near motorway miss involving a car careering off a slip road and into Stephen’s blind spot while he was mid manoeuvre, Mr Hunter had seen the light.

“That night, while lying in bed, I was going over and over my near accident and thinking ‘there must be a solution,’” Hunter explains. “I had an idea of placing either a concaved or convex mirror in front of the rider within the forward line of vision. Using a pad and pen kept on the bedside table, I made a note of my idea. The next morning, I began looking for something curved and mirror-like...”

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New suspension setup on test at Touratech
Written by Em-J   

Long-term testing is currently underway at Touratech HQ on the company’s latest suspension development. The Touratech Actively Controlled Electronic Suspension (ACE) is a semi-active suspension system designed to detect the conditions of the road and adjusts its setup accordingly.

The ACE is an autonomous, retrofit strut system that works without sensors on the vehicle and is linked to the bike’s electronics solely for power purposes. A built-in high-performance shock absorber solenoid valve provides the values used to calculate the sensor’s control settings.

The system was first unveiled to the public at Touratech’s recent Travel Event in Wales and is currently being put through its paces on two long-term test bikes: a 2006 BMW R 1200 GS and a 2011 R 1200 GSA. Two versions of the new system are expected to be available in the autumn, so watch this space!

 
Advertising Feature: Motorcycling Romania
Written by AE   

Bran, BrasovMotorcycling Romania is a company specialising in renting motorcycles to those who wish to tour Romania. Its a unique way to discover the sights and attractions of Romania. A range of routes and tour suggestions are provided for breath-taking adventures or if you have a penchant for exploring, you can choose your own routes. On the Transfagarasan road, the landscape is  truly fantastic and the difference of altitude combined with steep hairpin turns, long S-curves and sharp descents have made many say it is the best road in the world! From the highest road in the country, Transalpina, to the deep Black Sea, its all fun.

We offer:

  • Free transfer to and from Bacau Airport
  • Unlimited milleage
  • Free luggage storage
  • 52l top box
  • 24 hour support
  • free recovery in case of accident or breakdown

Spre Bran,  RomaniaIt could not be easier as you fly directly from Luton to rental point (Bacau city).

For further information go to : www.motorcycling-romania.co.uk

Tel: 07857689397

 
Advertising feature: Top 10 Road Trips in the World
Written by Amber Howard   

Any true adventure bike rider has their list of roads they want to travel, and conquer, before it’s too late. These can vary from roads which are well known or lesser travelled, in the UK or worldwide.

Perhaps you want to take your friends to explore a historic route, your significant other to experience a magical journey or to complete an exhilarating ride solo; there are hundreds of amazing routes around the world to suit any enthusiast.

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Reviewed-Bandero Biker Masks
Written by Paul Jennison   

You may have seen these Bandero masks being worn by leather-clad bikers, who sport an open-faced helmet like it’s an obligatory part of their uniform.Many of these masks carry bold designs that look as if they’re straight out of a horror movie; others are a little more subtle.

But what in fact are they?

The Bandero is made from neoprene, a stretchy foam rubber type fabric similar to that used in wetsuits, which makes the fit very snug. This material is breathable and water repellent, so you’re unlikely to suffocate; there are also vented masks available if you’re a tad claustrophobic. There’s an adjustable nose band, to stop the mask slipping, and it’s fastened by a Velcro tab at the back of the neck to get the fit just right.

 

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Reviewed-Auritech Biker hearing protection
Written by Paul Jennison   

Our hearing is a precious thing. If it is damaged it is irreparable. I have worn earplugs when riding motorcycles for many
years to a point that I find it weird not to wear them, a bit like driving without a seatbelt. I also find that they reduce
rider fatigue and a loss of concentration.

But there are some people that for their own personal preference cannot ride
with them and that’s normally a comfort thing.

Auritech have over 20 years of experience when it comes to designing hearing protection and have now launched a Biker specific protector.

Their research shows that hearing damage can occur when noise levels exceed 85dB (decibels). Wind noiseon a motorcycle produces noise levels of 95dB at 60mph. So prolonged riding at or in excess of this speed may overtime cause deterioration of a person’s hearing.

 

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Charity bikers complete 2013 Sunset tour
Written by AE   

Riders setting off from South Stack, HolyheadLast weekend, 86 bikers successfully completed the fifth annual Sunset to Sunrise Tour, the overnight charity bike ride from Holyhead to Skegness, organised by Bikers4Macmillan in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  The charity bikers who came from across the UK, road off into the night at Sunset on Saturday the 22nd June, to arrive in Skegness in time to watch the sunrise.

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The ABR Online Shop is Back!!!!
Written by AE   

ABR clothes and goodies

 

As some of you ABRs may know, we have recently experienced a few technical difficulties with the online purchasing of ABR clothing and stickers. Well, we are pleased to announce that it has all been sorted and that the ABR online shop is now up and running and ready for your order!!

Our range of ABR merchandise includes badges, stickers, hoodies, t-shirts, polo necks and beanies.  All items are currently in stock and where postal charges apply, will be despatched within 48 hours using the recorded postal service. They are the perfect present for any ABR or just as a gift to yourself.

To view our cool range of ABR gear go to the ‘clothing and stickers’ section of our ‘shops&subs’ page or simply click here.  You can pay via your PayPal account or by debit or credit card.

So go on, check it out and treat yourself, or a fellow ABR to some cool gear.  You know they will love it and so will you!

 
And the winner is...Motoscotland Competition!
Written by AE   

Thank you to all of you who entered our recent competition to win a two-day foundation course at the newly opened Motoscotland training centre.

The two-day foundation training course is normally sold at £398 and includes off-road/enduro style motorbike hire, fuel, clothing and safety kit, a safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches, road risk insurance and accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery. The winner will also receive refreshments, a certificate of completion and a low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention.

To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, we asked you where is Motoscotland.com located?

The answer is………near Inveraray.

As expected, we were overwhelmed by entries for the competition.  But there can only be one winner and we can now reveal that the winner is ……..Tony Steel (forum name ‘Barftone’) Congratulations, Tony! We are sure you will have a great time!

To everyone else who entered but was not lucky enough to win, why not enter our latest competition to win a pair of GPS case with GPS audio and helmet speakers. There are three pairs up for grabs and you have until Thursday 4th July 2013 to enter. The three lucky winners will be announced on this website on Monday 8th July 2013.

Good luck ABRs and keep watching this space!

 
WIN! GPS case, GPS audio and helmet speakers!
Written by AE   

Waterproof GPS caseIt’s competition time again, ABRs, and this time, three lucky entrants will each win a GPS case with GPSaudio and helmet speakers! If you want to use your car satnav on your motorcycle then this is the competition prize for you.

GPS case with mount

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