There’s Mad and then there’s riding to the south pole mad
Is Triumph Setting Itself Up For a Fall With The New Tiger 1200?
Triumph has made oblique references as to which adventure bikes it is gunning for with the heavily revised 2022 Tiger 1200 and it is the BMW GS. However, if it’s not careful, it will find itself going head-to-head with the KTM 1290 Adventure and is that a battle it can win?
Ducati Desert X Extreme Adventure Bike World Premiere on 30th September
Ducati will be hosting a series of six web-based premieres of its 2022 model line-up, starting on the 30th September. What could be the most interesting is being saved for last, as the Desert X middleweight adventure bike shown at the 2020 EICMA show is due to be revealed in production form.
Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces
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2022 Honda Africa Twin Reveals More Punch And Technology
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Sharpens Its Claws
Ever since the Triumph Tiger 900 arrived, speculation has been rife that the Tiger 1200 was about to receive a significant makeover. Triumph has now released a short teaser video and press release confirming that the new Tiger 1200 will have sharper claws.
Harley-Davidson Pan America Tops Sales Charts in the USA
Husqvarna Keep Teasing The Norden 901 Arrival... In Iceland?
Husqvarna is really stringing the launch of the Norden 901 adventure bike out. We’ve met everyone at the factory and for the last two videos, we’ve been messing about in Iceland. Can we just see the bike close up now, please? You know, a bit of detail and specification? That would be nice.
Husqvarna Norden 901 Launch Video Part 3
Husqvarna is really ramping up the tension before the launch of the new Norden 901 adventure bike. In this video, we learn about how the marketing team at Husqvarna worked to create a campaign to introduce the bike to the world. Next week, we’ll probably meet the cleaners who serviced the toilets of the design and engineering teams.
Husqvarna Norden 901; More Details Revealed
Husqvarna is slowly releasing more details about its upcoming Norden 901 Adventure bike. Using the running gear from the KTM 890 Adventure, this will be the biggest Husqvarna ever and the company’s first adventure bike. This second video looks at the process of research and development, detailing how all the various departments are coordinated towards reaching the same goal over the two year process, finally delivering the bike the customer wants.
Aprilia Tuareg 660 Adventure Looks Awefully Similar To The T7
Aprilia has finally revealed its Tuareg 660 adventure bike. 660cc, 80bhp, 51.5 lb ft and 187kgs puts it directly head-to-head with Yamaha’s Tenere 700 although the electronics are more sophisticated and extensive. No word on price or when it will be available in the showrooms, but the Italian/Japanese battle has been joined.
Husqvarna Norden 901 Ready To Launch
Husqvarna showed the concept Norden 901 at the EICMA show back in 2019. Since then, nothing much has been heard of it, until now. The first in a series of videos introducing the bike before an imminent launch has been released on Husqvarna’s website and its Youtube channel. It doesn’t show the bike, but talks to the two designers responsible for taking the bike from concept to production-ready.
Why You Shouldn’t Rejoice at 2021 Motorcycle Sales Figures
Manufacturers around the world are posting impressive sales gains in 2021 over the same period in 2020. These can be slightly misleading, however, due to the enormous differences in trading conditions from last year to this but the increases could be seen as a return of consumer confidence and a desire to just get on with life once again.
Ducati Sales Up 43% in 2021 Over Same Period in 2020
ADV: Overland Exhibition at the Petersen Museum Exhibition
A new exhibition at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles celebrating the spirit of adventure, from 1903 to the present day and beyond. Two- and four-wheeled vehicles, both earthbound and on other planets are on display, which celebrate not only the vehicles but the adventurers who rode and drove them.
2021 BMW F900XR Road Test
BMW has extended the XR range with the new F900XR joining the S1000XR in the adventure-sports category. It’s an impressive bike but is there a problem lurking underneath the bodywork? The engine, built by Loncin in China, has no glaring flaws but BMW might have a problem on its hands due to buyer’s perceptions of the engine. Will it harm sales? Will the engine prove to be as bulletproof as previous BMW engine designs? Only time will tell and, if sales are harmed, that will be a pity as the F900XR has a lot going for it.