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2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Part 3

Friday, October 19, 2012
The 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project continues with performance upgrades, as MotoUSA samples the LeoVince X3 slip-on and components from Progressive Suspension.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Two-Up Review

Friday, October 12, 2012
MotoUSA put the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere to the test as a two-up adventure touring mount in Southern Utah's Dixie National Forest.

Backmarker: Cannonball Run 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Cannonball Run returns in 2012, featuring vintage motorcycles crossing the country, and our Backmarker shadows the ride as it meanders through Sturgis.

Dr. Frazier Ponders Another Global Ride

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The sixth time’s a charm? Maybe so for Dr. G. who ponders another round-the-world adventure motorcycle ride.

Backmarker: Bridgepoint’s Messy Marriage

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bridgepoint Capital shook up the motorcycle racing scene with its acquisition of the MotoGP and World Superbike series. Now with news of a further merger of the two premier road racing series, our Backmarker weighs in.

2013 BMW R1200GS First Look

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BMW updates the most prolific seller in company history, giving the R1200GS a long-awaited redesign – featuring the anticipated switch to a liquid-cooled Boxer engine.

Clancy Centenary Ride October 23, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012
The Clancy Centenary Ride is set to start October 23, 2012 from Dublin, Ireland. The ride commemorates Carl Stearns Clancy, the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a motorcycle.

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R First Look

Thursday, September 20, 2012
KTM has leaked photos and details about the European version of the 2013 KTM Adventure R. This ADV motorcycle will reach America as a 2014 model.

2012 Adventure Touring Comparison

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Triumph Tiger Explorer takes aim at our defending Adventure Touring champion to see how it compares to the BMW R1200GS. These heavyweight ADV bikes represent latest and greates versus an industry benchmark.

Dr. Frazier: Two Dot Adventure Ride

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dr. Frazier careens down memory lane and finds the backroad to Two Dot, Montana where he had a brief adventure with a beer-drinking cowboy 25 years ago.

Backmarker: Café Culture

Thursday, September 6, 2012
While at the 'Meet at the Ace' concours and vintage road ride at America's Car Museum, our Backmarker discovered, to his delight, that Café Culture is growing here in the States.

Motorcyclists Lean Into Eureka Springs

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Traveling the Arkansas Ozarks on two wheels is an adventure thanks to so many curvy roads, all of which can be accessed with Eureka Springs as the hub for daily excursions.

Triumph Announces Tiger Explorer XC

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Triumph Motorcycles will increase its range in the Adventure Touring market with the launch of the Tiger Explorer XC.

Sena Sponsors Virginia Motorcycle Tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sena Technologies, Inc. is helping rev motorcycle tourism in the state of Virginia.

Paul Westman Receives KLR650 Loyalty Award

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Paul Westman was recently recognized by Big Dog Adventure Ride for his loyalty to Kawasaki models and for having owned and ridden KLR650 models for the 25 years.

Dr. Frazier’s Elephant Ride Adventure

Friday, August 17, 2012
Dr. Frazier recounts the birth and death of the "Elephant Ride," a mid-winter trek over a Rocky Mountain pass in Colorado.

Backmarker: Passing of Racing Legends

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Our Backmarker puzzles over the decision of Valentino Rossi and the ending of a Grand Prix career, as well as a eulogy for an Isle of Man institution – Vern Wallis.

Sena Updates Bluetooth Motorcycle Headsets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sena Technologies Inc. introduces a major firmware upgrade to its best-selling motorcycle bluetooth headset and intercom.

Explore the Hoh Rainforest in Washington

Monday, July 23, 2012
There's still time to register for the 2nd Annual Hoh Rainforest Ride in Washington State's Olympic National Park. The ride is set to begin August 24, 2012 and end on the 26th.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s KLR650 project bike gets another round of aftermarket updates, including touring-friendly seat and windscreen, as well as some crash protection.
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