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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.

Backmarker: Production Bikes vs. MotoGP

Thursday, December 6, 2012
CRT bikes may have failed to compete in MotoGP, but bone stock production bikes have never been closer to GP performance. Our Backmarker weighs in…

Edelweiss Breweries and Castles Tour

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Edelweiss Bike Travel is offering a Breweries and Castles tour through Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Switzerland beginning August 2013.

2012 BMW GS Trophy: South America

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The seven-day 2012 BMW GS Trophy event in South America gave amateur adventure riders the chance to experience a world-class enduro contest complete with numerous special tests across the wilds of Patagonia.

BMW Presents Judges for 'Ride of your Life'

Monday, November 26, 2012
BMW Motorrad presents the judges for the 'Ride of your Life' tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour.

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A First Ride

Friday, November 16, 2012
Motorcycle USA reacquaints itself with a familiar favorite, riding the revamped Yamaha FJR1300 sport-tourer in Northern California.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 First Look

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Borrowing heavily from its Dorsoduro, Aprilia conjures up another entry for the Adventure-Touring market with its new Caponord 1200.

V-Strom 1000 Concept in U.S. by 2014

Monday, November 12, 2012
Suzuki announced that the V-Strom 1000 Concept unveiled at Intermot 2012 will join the company's U.S. line-up in 2014.

2013 Honda CB500X First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda has released details on a mid-sized adventure-styled motorcycle dubbed the 2013 CB500X.

Dr. Frazier: Global ADV Motorcyclists Gather

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Motorcycle USA's globe-trotting adventure tourer, Dr. Gregory Frazier, picked up some tips and tricks and shared laughs with other motorcycle fanatics at the 2012 California Horizon's Unlimited Traveller's Meeting.

Twisted Throttle Mods a Triumph Explorer 1200

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Twisted Throttle got a 2013 Triumph Explorer 1200 and added a full list of upgrades to improve performance and comfort in a wide variety of adventure touring scenarios.

Backmarker: Ralph Wayne Backyard Nationals

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ralph Wayne's Vintage Backyard Nationals is a laid-back gathering of vintage enthusiasts in Kansas City. Our Backmarker investigates.
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