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2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition Blog Photo Gallery

Look over Motorcycle USA's shoulder as we embark on our 2011 Adventure-Touring Shootout in the Adventure-Touring Expedition photo gallery.

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'I think it said 131 horsepower!' The Ducati's power has it in a whole different ballgame when it comes to engine performance.
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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.
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113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118... They call it Death Valley for a reason!
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Five bikes. Five different takes on the Adventure-Touring motorcycle.
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Red rock formations on Utah's Highway 12.
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2011 Adventure-Touring contenders.
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The Ducati Multistrada, too pretty for the dirt, but up for anything.
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Pictographs on 9 Mile Canyon - Utah
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Southern Utah has proven it can offer spectacular roads and equally impressive vistas.
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Nine Mile Canyon runs through the much of the same old road, originally built in the 1880s.
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Sometimes the road is long and straight... We humped down I-15 for a long stretch to make up time.
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The KTM rainbow at Henry's Lake was cool. Not as cool as JC's soon to be released KTM Double Rainbow YouTube video.
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Henry's Fork of the Snake River at Mack's Inn. Site of our take-out pizza banquet.
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We stopped on the river side for dinner.
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Pizza dinner take-out. A formidable feast on the river banks.
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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.
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After catching the sunrise it was time to cross the great divide. - Red Rock Pass
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Sunrise on Henrys Lake - 2011 Adventure-Touring Shootout
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During its mammoth Adventure Touring Shootout MotoUSA cruised into Big Sky, Montana to catch a round of the 2011 Western Hare Scramble Championship.
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MotoUSA's crew scouted the prime vantages to watch the Big Sky XC.
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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.
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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.
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The rock climb at the Big Sky XC provided hours of entertainment for the spectators that made the hike up the mountain.
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Virginia City stop on our AT tour.
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Scenic byway through the Pioneer Mountains between Wise River and Polaris, Montana.
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After 101 miles of dirt, including getting spit off and banged up, the smooth asphalt looked mighty inviting.
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The Magruder Corridor features spectaular views from its high road.
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View of the Frank Church Wilderness, with more than 2.3 million acres of pristine wild lands.
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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.
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The Beemer and Yamaha make there way along the Magruder Corridor.
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Find the Ducati... Magruder Corridor.
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It was a long road home to MotoUSA HQ - more than 2500 miles of freeway, backroad highways and off-road adventures.