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Enduro Africa 2010 open for entries

James Keen, 10 June 2009 11:28

Enduro Africa is now open for entries for the October 2010 South Africa rally. This is your chance to ride the route that Princes Harry and William tackled in 2008. The Enduro Africa off road adventure is now famous around the world and in just 3 years the event has raised over a £1,000,000 for various good causes. The ride itself is tough ...

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Touring Europe on a Street Triple

Dan Aspel, 13 August 2010 16:19

Next time you’re struggling to fit luggage on your naked street bike spare a thought for Maxime Duponchel and Jean-François Baude. The two French friends are riding the length and breadth of Europe with all their clothes, kit, supplies and rations strapped to their diminutive Street Triples. Magnetic luggage sits on their tanks, soft luggage hangs from the sides, top ...

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Top 5 Motorcycle Travel Books

Dan Aspel, 06 August 2010 15:24

If you’re thinking of making a long summer motorcycle trek, but haven’t quite committed yet, here are some books that will have you on the road before you’ve finished the first chapter. 1. Jupiter’s travels by Ted Simon is arguably the most famous and most influential book about motorcycle travel ever written. Over four years, 63,000 miles and 54 countries, ...

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Would you ditch your touring bike for a Can-Am Spyder RT?

Guy Procter, 16 September 2009 13:21

Can-Am has released a full-on touring version of its £14,500 V-twin-powered three-wheeler – but will it tempt you off your R1200GS or Pan European? Dubbed the RT (for Roadster Touring) the new machine is based on the standard Spyder, which is powered by a 100bhp Rotax V-twin engine complete with switchable manual/semi-automatic gearbox, but has had the touring goodies ladled ...

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How to cover long distances on a sportsbike

Rupert Paul, 17 July 2009 16:06

Any idiot can do 600 miles a day on a sportsbike. But only smart riders can hold a civilised conversation afterwards, or stand up without assistance.  ZX-10s, 1098 Ducatis, R1s and the rest are famously uncomfortable on motorways. Here’s your one-hour guide to making them twice as nice.  1. Lower the footrestsIf your bike has adjustable footrests, use them. This ...

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Top 5 touring mistakes

MCN, 31 July 2009 11:59

If one nation knows about distance riding, it’s the US. So it pays to listen when they’re doling out the tips. We picked this up from the Seattle Examiner’s Phil Herring : I can ride from LA to NY in... 3 daysTouring is expensive in both time and money, so it's easy to be too ambitious about the time required to ...

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One-way cross-country USA bike rental with Jupiter's Motorcycles

James Keen, 10 November 2010 12:08

Jupiter’s NYC is the only bike rental company offering one-way cross-country rentals from New York to Los Angeles (and visa versa). Jupiter's specialise in BMWs and Triumphs, so the fleet includes the Triumph Bonneville, BMW R1200GS, BMW F650GS, Triumph Speed Triple, BMW R1200RT and the BMW F800ST. You can pick up the bike of your choice from their shop in LA, have ...

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We all love motorcycle travelling

Radek Kriegler, 11 September 2008 08:37

We organize sidecar rides for handicapped fellows - this year it was a ride from Prague to Casablanca which was supported by BMW Club Praha members and many other sponsors. We coordinate our activities in this area with travellers from all over the world. Read about our recent trip on our website here: Cee Motorcycle Tours  

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Rent a KTM in Tenerife!

MCN, 30 July 2012 09:42

Many of us have hired the ubiquitous poorly-maintained twist-and-go when we holiday in warmer climes, but a new firm in Tenerife is offering something much more appealing if razor-sharp handling and decent power are your thing. Canarias Moto Rent have a fleet of KTM 690 Dukes and 990 Adventures to make your holiday memorable. Near-perfect riding conditions all year round ...

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The Stella Alpina Rally

Lizzie Lane, 06 February 2012 11:16

As people are starting to think about what they'll be doing in the summer, I just thought I'd let you all know about the Stella Alpina Rally in Italy! The 'Stella Alpina Motociclistica Internazionale', known as the Stella Alpina Rally to most of us, is a motorcycling event held in Bardonecchia, Italy. The main event is a ride up an ...


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