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There's Mad and then there's riding to the south pole mad

There’s Mad and then there’s riding to the south pole mad

Two Royal Enfield Himalayans, 500 miles, 39 days, two men with a death wish

What better way of proving a motorcycle than with a near-impossible journey? And what could be more impossible than riding to the south pole, in -40°C temperatures? Which will give out first, the bikes or the riders?

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Is Triumph Setting Itself Up For a Fall With The New Tiger 1200?

Is Triumph Setting Itself Up For a Fall With The New Tiger 1200?

Triumph must pick its rivals with care

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?

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Ducati Desert X Extreme Adventure Bike World Premiere on 30th September

Ducati Desert X Extreme Adventure Bike World Premiere on 30th September

Bi-Weekly Web Series Will Introduce 2022 Models

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.

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Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces

New Teaser Video Shows New Tiger 1200 Doing Things The Old Model Probably Couldn’t

Triumph is going all-out to promote the vastly upgraded Tiger 1200. In this latest teaser video, multiple MX World Champion Ricky Carmichael gets his hands on a test mule and puts it through its paces.

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Triumph Releases Tiger 900 James Bond Limited Edition

Triumph Releases Tiger 900 James Bond Limited Edition

Very Black, But Sadly, No Gadgets

In the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, both the baddies and Bond ride Triumphs. To commemorate (and cash in!) on the event, Triumph has released the Tiger 900 007 limited edition model. Only 250 available worldwide...

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2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Will Get GroundBraking T-Plane Engine

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Will Get GroundBraking T-Plane Engine

First seen in Tiger 900, T-Plane crankshaft offers best of both worlds

Triumph’s bid to turn the Tiger 1200 into the best adventure bike on the planet is revealed to be on track with the news that the engine will gain a T-plane crankshaft which offers the best all-round performance.

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James Bond Now Rides a Triumph!

James Bond Now Rides a Triumph!

New film No Time To Die features Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 models

James Bond is quintessentially British and, apart from a brief flirtation with BMW in the ’90s, has driven British cars. In the latest film, Bond turns to a motorcycle and, naturally, it’s a Triumph.

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2022 Honda Africa Twin Reveals More Punch And Technology

2022 Honda Africa Twin Reveals More Punch And Technology

A typically arty video introduces us to the 2022 Honda adventure bike

Teaser videos are becoming all the rage and Honda is the latest manufacturer to introduce us to its latest model, the 2022 Africa Twin adventure bike. It’s short on details but big on inspiration.

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2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Sharpens Its Claws

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Sharpens Its Claws

Testing Shots Show The Big Tiger In Its Element

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.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America Tops Sales Charts in the USA

Harley-Davidson Pan America Tops Sales Charts in the USA

It Seems the Adventure Bike Gamble Is Paying Off For Harley-Davidson $$$

It was a huge departure for the historic American manufacturer, but it seems as if the gamble has paid off as the Pan America adventure bike tops the sales charts in the Adventure Sports segment in the US, mere months after the bike was launched.

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Husqvarna Keep Teasing The Norden 901 Arrival... In Iceland?

Husqvarna Keep Teasing The Norden 901 Arrival... In Iceland?

The Iceland documentary trip is hopefully coming to an end soon!

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.

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Husqvarna Norden 901 Launch Video Part 3

Husqvarna Norden 901 Launch Video Part 3

Can’t they just give us the motorbike already?

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.

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Husqvarna Norden 901; More Details Revealed

Husqvarna Norden 901; More Details Revealed

Second video released goes into more details

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.

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Aprilia Tuareg 660 Adventure Looks Awefully Similar To The T7

Aprilia Tuareg 660 Adventure Looks Awefully Similar To The T7

The Middleweight Adventure Segment Hots Up

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.

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Husqvarna Norden 901 Ready To Launch

Husqvarna Norden 901 Ready To Launch

Long-Awaited Adventure Bike First Seen In 2019 Set To Be Launched This Year

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.

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Why You Shouldn't Rejoice at 2021 Motorcycle Sales Figures

Why You Shouldn’t Rejoice at 2021 Motorcycle Sales Figures

You Have To Read Between The Lines

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.

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Ducati Sales Up 43% in 2021 Over Same Period in 2020

Ducati Sales Up 43% in 2021 Over Same Period in 2020

Best June Sales ever

It might not be a fair comparison, given the difficult trading conditions at the beginning of 2020, but a better indication is that sales are up 9% against the same six months in 2019, the last ’normal’ year of trading.

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ADV: Overland Exhibition at the Petersen Museum Exhibition

ADV: Overland Exhibition at the Petersen Museum Exhibition

Celebrating Global and Celestial Adventure

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.

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2021 BMW F900XR Road Test

2021 BMW F900XR Road Test

Is There A Problem?

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.

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