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2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition Blog Photo Gallery
The venerable GS returns for another go round in the Adventure-Touring Shootout - the Beemer defining the AT segment.
Look over Motorcycle USA's shoulder as we embark on our 2011 Adventure-Touring Shootout in the Adventure-Touring Expedition photo gallery.
'I think it said 131 horsepower!' The Ducati's power has it in a whole different ballgame when it comes to engine performance.
The sleek Multistrada cuts a fine figure in MotoUSA's diverse garage, the Ducati stacked in between moto, flat track, cruiser and full touring rigs.
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118... They call it Death Valley for a reason!
Five bikes. Five different takes on the Adventure-Touring motorcycle.
Red rock formations on Utah's Highway 12.
2011 Adventure-Touring contenders.
The Ducati Multistrada, too pretty for the dirt, but up for anything.
Pictographs on 9 Mile Canyon - Utah
Southern Utah has proven it can offer spectacular roads and equally impressive vistas.
Nine Mile Canyon runs through the much of the same old road, originally built in the 1880s.
Sometimes the road is long and straight... We humped down I-15 for a long stretch to make up time.
The KTM rainbow at Henry's Lake was cool. Not as cool as JC's soon to be released KTM Double Rainbow YouTube video.
Henry's Fork of the Snake River at Mack's Inn. Site of our take-out pizza banquet.
We stopped on the river side for dinner.
Pizza dinner take-out. A formidable feast on the river banks.
Lone Peak looms over the entire Big Sky Resort, with the tram lifting skiers up to its sheer rocky face when the snow's out.
After catching the sunrise it was time to cross the great divide. - Red Rock Pass
Sunrise on Henrys Lake - 2011 Adventure-Touring Shootout
During its mammoth Adventure Touring Shootout MotoUSA cruised into Big Sky, Montana to catch a round of the 2011 Western Hare Scramble Championship.
MotoUSA's crew scouted the prime vantages to watch the Big Sky XC.
How close can spectators get to the action at Big Sky? How about chatting with the competitors during the race. This fellow spoke things over during a breather on the rock climb.
The Big Sky XC is three hours long, unless riders get past the finish line before the three hour mark and get to run another exhausting lap.
The rock climb at the Big Sky XC provided hours of entertainment for the spectators that made the hike up the mountain.
Virginia City stop on our AT tour.
Scenic byway through the Pioneer Mountains between Wise River and Polaris, Montana.
After 101 miles of dirt, including getting spit off and banged up, the smooth asphalt looked mighty inviting.
The Magruder Corridor features spectaular views from its high road.
View of the Frank Church Wilderness, with more than 2.3 million acres of pristine wild lands.
The Magruder Corridor gets its name from Lloyd Magruder, a merchent who was murdered in 1863 along the route - which connects Elk City to Virginia City.
The Beemer and Yamaha make there way along the Magruder Corridor.
Find the Ducati... Magruder Corridor.
It was a long road home to MotoUSA HQ - more than 2500 miles of freeway, backroad highways and off-road adventures.
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