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honda cross tourer joe public review
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9.1
Reviewed by Big Fish
"See my comments set out below in "Another Underrated Honda""
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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8.6
Reviewed by Nik Pearce
"Had my Stelvio 1200 NTX since 2012. Love it. Fantastic tourer. Done some very long distance stuff..."
My Short Trip To Wales
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5.0
Reviewed by B1ff0
"Nice article Reg, So glad you find Wales such a beautiful place to visit. The roads you mention m..."
Motorcycle Advenuture Central Aisa + eBook
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5.0
Reviewed by ramar
"One incredible journey through: Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan..."
 Running with the moon (A boys own adventure)
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10.0
Reviewed by Russex
"Incredible book, one of my all time favourites, which is saying something, as i've read many adve..."
the long ride home
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10.0
Reviewed by Russex
" i was in Sydney Australia when the book was launched in a book store there. Fantastic book, very..."
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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8.1
Reviewed by rusty2000
"2009 model with Power Commander fitted gets rid of power hole at 4K rpm making thd bike powerful ..."
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
Reviewed by Steve1129
"aaa"
Outwell Dreamboat, silly name, great nights sleep
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9.3
Reviewed by Throttled
"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
Reviewed by tonka
"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
Reviewed by DocClog
"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
Reviewed by DocClog
"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 GSA 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..."
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Guy Martin to pilot Triumph land speed record attempt
Written by Rob Slade   

TT legend and adrenaline junkie Guy Martin has been confirmed as the pilot for Triumph’s attempt at breaking the motorcycle land speed world record in August.

Guy will be at the helm of the Triumph Rocket III Streamliner that is powered by two 2.3 litre Triumph Rocket III engines, producing 1,000bhp. It features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction and sits at 25.5ft long, 2ft wide and 3ft tall.

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

It's that time again to look back at the best from the ABR forum last week. There's some great posts popping up all over the forum including some awesome comparisons of adventure beards, an introduction to a monster of a motorhome and questions about the best road in the world and route choices in Ireland. Can you help anyone out? Is your adventure beard going to put everyone else to shame?

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5 reasons you should consider buying the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
Written by Rob Slade   

If you are looking for a true, hardcore adventure bike that will cover any terrain that comes your way, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer isn’t for you. But if you are looking for a tourer which makes your weekend trips and continental excursions a lot of fun, this might be worth considering.

The Tracer shares the same base platform as the naked MT-09 but has been tourified with a windscreen, higher wider and thicker seat, larger fuel tank, hand guards, wider and higher handlebars, built in pannier mounts and longer suspension travel.

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ABR's weekend ride: The Cat and Fiddle (A537)
Written by Rob Slade   

This week’s featured road is fairly well-known among motorcyclists, drivers and local emergency services, but even so, it still deserves a place on this list.

The Cat and Fiddle (A537) is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in England and there have been many accidents and road closured along the 12-mile stretch. You shouldn’t let that put you off though, as long as you’re not stupid and careless, you are likely to avoid an accident of your own.

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5 things we would like to see in a Long Way Up series
Written by Rob Slade   

Since Long Way Down finished in 2007 the rumour mill has been constantly churning about Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman taking on a third series with a final major trip on two wheels.

Charley has been suggesting there may be a new series in the pipeline for years and rumours point to a Long Way Up through South and North America. There's no guarentees it's going to happen soon (if at all), but if it does, these are the five things we would like to see in a new series.

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6 of the world's most extreme and isolated roads
Written by Bryn   

Across the world there are certain roads which get the juices of adventure bike riders flowing. Roads where extreme isolation, life-threatening weather and dangerously poor riding conditions all come together to create epic journeys that only the most skilled and brave riders dare embark upon.

Whether it's traversing the Siberian taiga through knee deep mud or crossing the dunes of the Sahara in temperatures that would make the Devil himself sweat, these roads take you through some of the wildest areas of the world, where a punctured tyre could mean death from exposure, or a medical emergency means riding 400 miles to find help. Below, we've rounded up six of the most extreme, isolated roads in the world.

 

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7 of the best motorcycle jeans money can buy
Written by Bryn   

For summer riding and blasting around the county on a sunny Sunday afternoon, lined motorcycle jeans are spot on. They are known to provide more abrasion resistance than your standard textile pants, they're lighter, handle heat better and of course, look great when you're off the saddle. With that in mind and the summer swiftly upon us, scroll down for our roundup of seven of the best motorcycle jeans on the market.

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Video of the week: Motorcyclist attempts to cross flash flood
Written by Rob Slade   

This week's installment serves as a word of warning for any plucky motorcyclists who get tempted to cross a flash flood, or even a fast flowing river. We applaud the spirit of Michael Henao as he attempts to make the crossing in Boulder, Colorado, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Watch below and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

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6 of Europe’s most spectacular coastal roads
Written by Rob Slade   

You don't have to head to a mountain pass on your motorbike for amazing views and good old fashioned fun. Europe's coastal roads have a lot to offer as well, with dramatic drops, stunning scenery and often, much better weather. With that in mind, we've taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of six of the best in Europe.

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Adventure motorcyclist company joins Pack for a Purpose scheme in Ecuador
Written by Rob Slade   

Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has now become a member of Pack for a Purpose, a community-based project supporting schools and medical clinics in 56 countries around the world.

Pack for a Purpose provides travellers with up to date information on what supplies are needed in the communities that they are travelling to. The objective is that the travellers will then make space in their luggage to bring supplies for the projects in need, creating a lasting impact on the places they visit.

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

It's time to look back at the best threads from last week on the ABR forum. There's some engaging posts including an interesting solution to the Calais trouble and questions about the most comfortable adventure bikes on the market. Can you help out any of the forum users below?

 

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What to look for in your new motorcycle jeans
Written by Bryn   

With the riding season in full swing and the dark, cold, damp and depressing winter behind us it's time to start preparing for warmer weather and better times on two wheels. Standard textile motorcycle jackets and pants are great at providing weather protection and leathers offer the best in terms of protection, but neither are particularly comfortable when it comes to riding in higher temperatures and they don't look so great when you're off the bike. That's where motorcycle jeans come in.

 

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France ban use of earphones on motorcycles
Written by Rob Slade   

It is now illegal to use any type of in-ear devices that emit sound while riding or driving in France after a new law came into effect at the start of July.

Anyone caught in breach of the new rules will be subject to a fine of £95 following the French government's decision, although it is still legal to make hands-free calls using other equipment.

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