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Nomad's World Ride: Return to Canada

Friday, January 23, 2015
Motorcycle adventurer John Nomad returns to Canada, his former home, to reunite with his family and rest up for the final two continents of his tour.

Backmarker: Honda NS750 Flat Tracker

Thursday, January 22, 2015
MotoUSA's Backmarker gets the story of Honda's ill-fated NS750 flat tracker from Jerry Griffith, the man that chopped and turned a CX500 engine into the very first NS750 prototype.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 Part 6

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Dr. Frazier finally reaches the 40,000-mile major service on his Globe Killer KLR650, but has to tend to some issues before that thanks to a master link failure on the interstate.

New TomTom Rider Due April 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015
TomTom announces its newest Rider navigation system, expected to be available April 2015.

Nomad's World Ride: Leaving Japan

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
John Nomad's ride around the world continues with a stop at the Yamaha Factory in Iwata, Japan and bittersweet goodbyes to a country that has captured the adventurer's heart.

Backmarker: New Year's Resolutions

Thursday, January 8, 2015
With a new year ahead, our Backmarker offers up some resolutions for MotoAmerica and AMA Pro Racing along with a pledge to turn his new garage into a proper workspace.

2015 Yamaha FJ-09 First Ride

Monday, December 29, 2014
MotoUSA gets its first ride impression aboard the all-new FJ-09, as Yamaha retools its best-selling FZ-09 for sport-touring duty.

Backmarker: Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
For his last submission of 2014, MotoUSA’s Backmarker reflects on the biggest stories of the year.

Nomad's World Ride: Sakata to Mt. Fuji

Friday, December 19, 2014
World traveler John Nomad continues through Japan on his way to Mt. Fuji, falling deeply in love with the country's landscape, its people and its dedication to the future.

Dr. Frazier: ADV Secrets for Canada & Alaska

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dr. Frazier imparts some adventure touring wisdom for riders planning a trip across Canada into Alaska and back again.

Giant Loop Columbia Dry Bag Peek

Friday, December 12, 2014
Giant Loop now offers its Columbia Dry Bag, a 70-liter piece of gear that includes shoulder straps and two molded carry handles.

Backmarker: Breakfast with Preston

Thursday, December 11, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker catches breakfast with Preston Petty, a man that changed the motorcycling world with his work in plastics.

Nomad’s World Ride: Japan

Friday, December 5, 2014
John Nomad’s global trek leaves behind Russia to explore the Land of the Rising Sun and experience the peaceful beauty and refined culture of Japan.

12 Days of AltRider Giveaway

Monday, December 1, 2014
AltRider plans its biggest giveaway yet, with more than $3500 worth of prizes available during the 12 Days of AltRider.

Backmarker: Finding Kel Carruthers' TR2

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Our Backmarker meets with Chris Hill, owner of an iconic TR2 that once belonged to Kel Carruthers. Looking for the story behind the TR2, the two get Carruthers on the phone for some insight.

2014 BMW R1200GS vs KTM 1190 Adventure R

Monday, November 24, 2014
See the 2014 BMW R1200GS face off against the KTM 1190 Adventure R to see which is the better all-around adventure touring mount.

Nomad’s World Ride: Sakhalin Island

Friday, November 21, 2014
Adventure rider John Nomad continues his round-the-world trek, completing his journey across Russia – once again buoyed by the aid of the local riding community.

Dr. Frazier’s Old BMW Pig in a Poke

Thursday, November 20, 2014
When Dr. G. tries to sell and ship a 30-year-old Beemer over the internet, instead the potential buyer decides to make the 1200-mile journey himself to see the pig in the poke with his own eyes and then ride home.

Backmarker: An American in Japan

Thursday, November 13, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker connects with Mike Harper, who discusses his road-racing past in Japan during the birth of the Japanese motorcycle industry.

AltRider's Taste of Dakar 2015

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Get a sense of what its like to ride the Dakar Rally here in the States with the AltRider Taste of Dakar in 2015, scheduled for March 13-15 in Pahrump, Nevada.
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