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Day 2: Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Day 2 the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders along the Mediterranean Coast from Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh.

Day 3: Marsa Matrouh to Siwa Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 3 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders off the beaten path from Marsa Matrouh to Siwa Oasis.

Day 4: Siwa Oasis to Desert Campsite

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge riders headed deeper into the desert on Day 4, riding from Siwa Oasis to a desert campsite 320 kilometers away.

Day 5: Desert Camp to Farafra Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Riders in the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge leave the desert camp for Farafra Oasis on Day 5.

Day 6: Farafra Oasis to Dakhla Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 6 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders from Farafra Oasis to Dakhla Oasis.

Day 7: Dakhla Oasis to Kharga Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 7 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge saw riders encounter a number of checkpoints and other hang-ups on the road from Dakhla Oasis to Kharga Oasis.

Day 8: Kharga Oasis to Luxor

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 8 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge marked the final leg of the adventure, taking riders from Kharga Oasis to the finish line in Luxor.

Cross-Egypt Scooter Challenge

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Adventure riding, eight days through the sands of Egypt… on a 125cc scooter?! Follow one man’s entertaining journey through the Cross Egypt Challenge.

New TomTom Rider Navigation System

Monday, February 25, 2013
TomTom launches the TomTom Rider, a new navigation device for bikers.

Backmarker: Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our Backmarker catches up with Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils, who has painted race bikes for legends, missile launchers for the government, and he even gave Gary Nixon's Suzuki a pair of pink nipples.

2013 BMW R1200GS Priced at $15,800

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
BMW announces surprising prices for its much-anticipated 2013 R1200GS – with the base $15,800 MSRP $350 less than its predecessor.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 Part 4

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Dr. Frazier reaches 30,000 miles on his KLR650 and takes some time to give his bike some well needed maintenance after a number of North American rides.

Backmarker: "Dharma Bum" Locke McCorkle

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Channeling his inner Kerouac, Motorcycle USA's Backmarer, Mark Gardiner, profiles the man who served as inspiration for Sean Monahan in "Dharma Bums," Locke McCorkle

2013 BMW R1200GS First Ride

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Redesigned from top to bottom, the 2013 BMW R1200GS takes a great bike and makes it even better. We flew to South Africa to get our hands on the Beemer for some GS adventuring.

Dr Frazier Plans 'Round the World Ride

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Dr. Frazier is resolved to attempt another ride around the world, starting with an extended trek across the United States.

Giant Loop Offers Lifetime Warranty

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Giant Loop extends the Limited Lifetime Warranty to their line of motorcycle saddlebags, tank bags, and soft luggage as their Made-In-USA quality exceeds expectations.

Backmarker: Return of MC Print?

Thursday, January 3, 2013
This month our Backmarker examines the changing editorial landscape of motorcycle journalism. Could there be a resurgence of print media in this digital age?

Best Touring Motorcycle 2012: BMW K1600 GTL

Thursday, December 27, 2012
BMW’s all-new six-cylinder-powered K1600 GTL is selected as Motorcycle-USA’s Touring Motorcycle of the Year for 2012.

Best Adventure Motorcycle 2012: Triumph Tiger Explorer

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Motorcycle USA gives Best Adventure Motorcycle honors to the Triumph Tiger Explorer in 2012.

Dr. Frazier: Hunted Near Spook City

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dr. G’s KLR adventure ride finds him searching for a Colorado ghost town known as Spook City – but the GPS and local fauna don’t prove helpful as tour guides.
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