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Dr. Frazier: Cannonball Extreme Adventure

Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr. Frazier recounts some of the great adventures experienced during the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run.

Backmarker: MotoAmerica & Flat Track

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wayne Rainey’s new MotoAmerica road racing series is the blockbuster news story in U.S. motorcycle racing. Our Backmarker ponders the possible implications MotoAmerica has for AMA Flat Track racing.

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure First Look

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
KTM revealed details of its 2015 1290 Super Adventure during the Intermot Show in Germany, with an engine sourced from the 1290 Super Duke and a sophisticated electronics package among highlighted features.

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally First Look

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Aprilia revealed its 2015 Caponord 1200 Rally, a more off-road worthy version of its flagship adventure-touring mount.

Nomad’s World Ride: Moscow to Ufa

Friday, September 19, 2014
Adventure rider John Nomad’s global trek continues, traveling from Moscow through Tatarstan and Bashkortostan – making more friends along the way.

Backmarker: Situational Awareness for Riders

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Our Backmarker imparts rider safety advice with tips for maintaining situational awareness out on the road.

Nomad's World Ride: Moscow

Friday, September 12, 2014
World traveler John Nomad continues on his global trek, rediscovering that the greatest reward of traveling is forging new friendships – as a benevolent rider comes to his aid in Moscow.

Dr. Frazier: Adventure Rider Genes

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Dr. Frazier makes his annual adventure ride with the Big Dogs, spending three days with like-minded riders in the high-passes of Colorado.

RawHyde Adventures Base Camp Alpha Tour

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Having survived the Intro to Adventure training, MotoUSA saddled up for the optional Base Camp Alpha Tour - a two-day adventure-touring trek into the Mojave Desert.

Backmarker: “I Hate It When That Happens”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Our Backmarker weighs in on a heartbreakingly sober road safety campaign video.

Backmarker: Rainey's MotoAmerica

Thursday, September 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker continues to lay out his proposal to develop U.S. road racing talent amidst recent news of Wayne Rainey's MotoAmerica series.

2014 Middleweight Sport-Touring Shootout

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Honda’s VFR800F Interceptor faces off against the Ninja 1000 ABS by Kawasaki and Aprilia’s Mana 850 GT ABS in this unconventional sport-touring shootout.

Nomad’s World Ride: Baltics & Russia

Friday, August 29, 2014
Global adventure rider John Nomad continues his round-the-world trek, crossing from Finland to Russia via Estonia – but not before some serious misadventures in the Baltics…

Backmarker: North American Novice Cup

Thursday, August 21, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker offers up the beginnings of a solution to the lack of American riders competitive in world championship road racing.

KTM Confirms 1290 Super Adventure

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
KTM will add the 1290 Super Adventure to its 2015 model lineup, with the Austrian marque billing its forthcoming mount as a luxury sport-touring platform.

Edelweiss Offers Emission Free Tours with Zero

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Edelweiss is now offering Alpine tours aboard electric Zero Motorcycles.

Road of Bones 2014: Week 6 Recap

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Compass Expeditions-led Road of Bones ride takes participants on the Silk Road to the antique towns of Samarkand and Bukhara.

Nomad’s World Ride: Norway

Friday, August 15, 2014
Round-the-world adventures John and Carmen Nomad make their way north, way north, riding through Nordkapp – the roof of Scandanavia.

Dr. Frazier: Search for Limitless Horizons

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dr. Frazier attends Horizons Unilmited's 2014 Campfire and Ride Meeting in Grant, Colorado, hearing and sharing stories of motorcycle adventure as his search for limitless horizons continues.

Road of Bones 2014: Week 5 Recap

Monday, August 11, 2014
The 2014 Road of Bones tour led by Compass Expeditions continues on through Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan during the fifth week of travel.
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