Crossing South America on a Motorcycle

After criss-crossing the continental United States in a Winnebago for two years, I decided to take a break to explore more of South America. Not exactly RV country, or “casa rodante” as they call them in Argentina, motorcycles were the obvious choice for a cross country road trip.
Before I left to spend the winter in Argentina, [...]

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Ducati deal hard to refuse, says Cal Crutchlow’s boss

Cal Crutchlow’s Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal believes the British rider can’t knock back the opportunity to join Ducati’s factory squad in 2013.
With the chance of a factory Yamaha ride not materialising, Crutchlow will have to remain in the satellite Tech 3 squad on the same financial terms if he rejects Ducati’s lucrative two-year [...]

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BMW makes ABS standard on all motorcycles

BMW’s Motorrad division has made a number of changes to its 2013 model-year range, most of it having to do with paint colors. The preeminent development is that all of its bikes, worldwide, will come with ABS standard.
The move comes three years ahead the European Union’s 2016 requirement that all motorcycles sold there come with [...]

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How To Pack For Adventure

“Man, people sure drag a bunch of stuff they don’t need up the Dalton Highway,” IM’d a friend, once he was back from his adventure up there. That’s funny, because he’d been planning on packing his Ram so full of survival gear, you’d think he was visiting the apocalypse, not Alaska.
I’d talked him out of [...]

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MOTOGP » Valentino Rossi: Audi ‘counting on me’ at Ducati

Valentino Rossi has given a further indication that he will remain at Ducati beyond the end of this season, after meeting with representatives from the company’s new owner Audi during the German MotoGP weekend.
“I spoke directly with the boss of Audi and they have a strong intent about supporting Ducati in the future to regain its competitive [...]

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MOTOGP: ‘Ducati Now Has A Plan’

Valentino Rossi has been involved in yet another round of crisis talks in a bid to cajole Ducati’s technical boss, Filippo Preziosi, to come up with some new ideas to build a winning bike.Intriguingly, Rossi now claims there is a Ducati plan that has made him “more comfortable.” This just six days after he lamented at the [...]

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MV Augsta F3 Fueling Problems Fixed

The MV Agusta F3 was one of the most eagerly anticipated sports bikes in recent years, but when it was launched back in February it was a huge disappointment.
Chronic fuelling problems and poor running blighted the Italian firm’s new supersport rocket, putting it way behind the Japanese competition and most worryingly for them, its intended [...]

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Scotland Motorcycle Tour on BMW R1200RT with Touratech’s Herbert & Ramona Schwarz

Touratech’s Herbert & Ramona Schwarz retrace steps from a motorcycle journey taken 30 years ago. They ride a 2010 BMW R1200RT through France, England and Scotland stopping along the way to soak up the history and sample the local traditions and culture. Read the full story in RoadRunner magazine.
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2013 BMW F 700 GS & F 800 GS | Intro

2013 BMW GS Motorcycles
Since 2007, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS have provided a light and controllable chassis for enduro riders. But throughout the years, the models have remained relatively unchanged.
But this all changes for 2012; BMW Motorrad has updated its entry and mid-level GS enduro models for 2013, the 650 growing to [...]

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2012 Motorcycle of the Year | 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S

Ducati is a company that values tradition, and for more than three decades, tradition has dictated the Italian manufacturer’s sportbikes have a desmodromic, 90-degree V-twin, tubular-steel trellis frame and rattling, dry clutch. The formula’s effectiveness is indisputable, as the Borgo Panigale-based firm has won no fewer than 14 World Superbike Championships. With such a successful [...]

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Charley Boorman’s South African Extreme Frontiers Adventure

BMW GS-riding adventurer, actor and author Charley Boorman has set off on his second Extreme Frontiers adventure, this time to South Africa. In the follow-up to his popular TV series, which saw him travel around the most remote and wild parts of Canada, Boorman is spending six weeks journeying around the most southern nation in [...]

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