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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.

King of the Mtn - 2012 Ducati Diavel vs Shasta

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We tackle the roads around Nor-Cal's majestic Mt. Shasta on the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon as we test the merits of Ducati's cruiser as a tourer.

Chappie-Shasta OHV by Teryx

Friday, July 13, 2012
Climb on with Motorcycle USA, Kawasaki and the Blue Ribbon Coalition for a guided tour of the Chappie-Shasta OHV park from the seat of a 2012 Teryx4.

Dr. Frazier’s Continental Divide Ride

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dr. G recounts his adventure riding escapades crossing the Continental Divide, which includes angry border guards, roving dogs and benevolent air compressor operators.

BIG DOG 2012 Ride Set for August 10-12

Monday, July 9, 2012
The 23rd Annual Running of the Dogs, otherwise known as the Big Dog Adventure Ride, is set to take place August 10-12, 2012.

Backmarker: Motorcyclepedia Museum

Thursday, July 5, 2012
This month our Backmarker tells the backstory of the Motorcyclepedia museum, run by the father/son team of Gerald and Ted Doering.

2012 650 Adventure Touring Shootout

Monday, July 2, 2012
MotoUSA tests a trio of 650cc Adventure Touring motorcycles to see how these smaller displacement rides stack up for exploration on and off the pavement.

2013 Triumph Trophy First Look

Friday, June 22, 2012
Triumph Motorcycles continues to expand its model lineup, adding a sport-touring platform with the all-new 2013 Triumph Trophy.

SENA Sponors MC Touring Documentary

Monday, June 18, 2012
Sena Techologies Inc. sponsors a motorcycle adventure documentary duo on an 8,500 mile journey across the United States and back.
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