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ADVrider was launched in 2001 to provide adventure motorcycle riders their own dedicated online community. The site was debuted as an adventure riding forum and has grown to become the most visited website in the world for motorcycle enthusiasts. ADVrider currently has over 350,000 registered members who have submitted 33 million original posts. Read more about the story of how ADVrider came to be from our fearless leader, Baldy.
 

We have now expanded beyond ADV’s roots to become an industry leading media network for the moto community. In addition to the forum, this new ADVrider site will act as an editorial voice for the community and provide users free information on ride reports, bike & gear reviews, first-person rider stories and a variety of other content. We have some big plans and hope you will join us on this ride.

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Can-Am Shows Off New Electric Dual Sport, Street Bike

Can-Am took to a virtual showcase this afternoon to put its new electric motorcycles on display (see the original story here). Now we know what Can-Am is building, we know what they’re called, we know what they look like—and, uh, that’s about it. [embedded content] Two bikes for different roles Can-Am showed off two separate machines, the Pulse and the Origin. The intro to this marketeering spiel was full of reference to Can-Am’s dirt bike history, so it makes sense that the Origin is a sort

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Police Ram Riders To Avoid Chase

On July 30, 2022, South Yorkshire Police stopped a motorcycle pursuit before it began, by terminating it with… extreme prejudice. As you’ll see in the video below, unmarked cars rammed two motorcyclists at a gas station as they tried to escape. Their crime? Three riders had allegedly been riding on sidewalks and pedestrian walkways. Police charged one rider with driving while disqualified and with no insurance. The third suspect escaped. Police have impounded the motorcycle he was riding and ha

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Ducati World Première of New Product for 2023 Going Online Again

Ducati’s World Première of new products for 2023 will once again be done online, as it has been for the last two years. Our friends at Motorcycle.com report that the presentations will occur over the span of seven online episodes, beginning September 2nd and finishing November 7th. The first episode comes just before the San Marino round of the MotoGP Championship, and the last is just before EICMA show in Milan. Each episode comes with an enigmatic title that hints at the possible subject matt

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Roam Air Electric Motorcycle Unveiled

Just like their gas-powered counterparts, electric motorcycles come in all manner of shapes, sizes, and prices. At the upper end of the food chain, the Harley-Davidson Livewire, a $40,000 bike meant to bring H-D back to relevance and ensure future profitability. At the other end of the spectrum, and a world away, is the new Roam Air, an electric motorcycle designed and built in Africa, for the tidy sum of $1,500, and meant to get the masses rolling with efficiency and versatility. The only thing

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A New Summer Jacket From iXS

If you’ve never heard of Swiss motorcycle gear manufacturer iXS, let me offer you a quick primer: it’s well made, good quality stuff, and relatively inexpensive. I own several pieces of iXS gear. I live in the US, though, and it can be difficult to source. What’s New The new Gerona Air from iXS, a men’s summer jacket, is super sharp looking. It has full mesh panels where it counts: front and back of torso, and front and back of arms. The rising popularity of mesh summer jackets is a boon to th

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New Backpacks, Tank Bags, And More From Mosko Moto

Mosko Moto’s website has a bunch of new kit listed right now, all available on the Pre-order section. The new lineup includes new backpacks, tank bags and other useful-looking gear, in a variety of colors. You can see some more info on some of the equipment below; the terms and conditions of the Pre-order gear is here. Wildcat Backpack Available in both 8-liter and 12-liter configurations, the Wildcat is made to be worn over anything from an MX jersey with or without external armor, all the wa

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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Launches, With Retro Standard Styling

Royal Enfield expanded its 350 line today, with official confirmation of the Hunter 350 for India’s market this fall. The announcement came from Royal Enfield leader Siddhartha Lal via Instagram, with a video revealing the new machine: What do we have here, then? Exactly what everyone in India’s motojournalism industry was predicting: A straight-up retro bike based on the same engine as the Meteor 350. That means we will get a long-stroke air-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC thumper, making 20 ho

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Mimoto Parking Garages: Motorcycles Only

Sometimes our choice on whether we ride our motorcycle or not comes down to how presentable we need to be at our destination. Sometimes there’s no telling whether there will be safe, adequate motorcycle parking at the end of our journey. A Spanish company, Mimoto, is solving both problems. Mimoto garages have popped up in five different spots in Spain. They have proven so popular that the company plans to open more locations as soon as they can. Why so popular? They solve several problems that

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No CRF250 Rally For You: COVID, Supply Chain Woes Halts Some Hondas

Honda says spiking COVID cases, supply chain issues, shipping bottlenecks and a slow-moving logistics nightmare are causing the world leader in motorcycle production to hit pause on taking orders for several popular models, including the popular Rebel series, the CRF250L and Rally, Forza and ADV150 scooters, Grom, Monkey and the Hunter Cub (aka  Trail 125) 125cc citybikes. In an August 1st press release, Big Red claims that “due to multiple factors such as lockdowns due to the new coronavirus i

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Innovator Swobbee To Help Piaggio/Honda/KTM/Yamaha Develop Swappable batteries

Remember when we told you about a new global consortium of motorcycle manufacturers, aimed at developing swappable batteries for electric motorcycles? Well, that consortium just grew, adding a new member from outside the world of motorcycles—but this new member, a German tech outfit named Swobbee, has the potential to bring a lot to the table. When it was announced in September, the consortium included Piaggio, Honda, KTM and Yamaha. The goal? To develop cross-manufacturer, cross-platform swapp

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Daggerfish Handreel: Perfect For Moto Travel?

Ride to Fish, Fish to Ride! Maybe you hate fishing, but for me and my buddies over the years, motorcycles have often proven a low-cost, high-fun way to get to backcountry brook trout holes… except for one problem. It’s kind of a pain in the neck to bring a fishing rod. Maybe the Daggerfish Handreel can help? The Daggerfish Handreel is basically a glorified handline setup (and even calling it “glorified” might be a stretch, since this thing is dead simple). Basically, it’s a handle that serves a

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Big-Bore ADV Bikes Gone Racing

Back in April of last year, when I was riding the newly unveiled and untested Harley-Davidson Pan America at the RawHyde Ranch facility for our review, we put the new machines through its expected paces: sand sections, technical training courses, and open-road blasts. But the most fun occurred when we giddily ran the bikes around a small MX course that included multiple jumps. Could we send the 540-pound PanAm like a 450 motocross machine? While some of the riders (ahem) were able to get a wee

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Bajaj-Triumph Models Expected Soon

Are you ready for a made-in-India Triumph? According to the moto-press in that country, it’s only a matter of months, maybe weeks, until we finally see that happen, as the long-awaited relationship between Bajaj and Triumph prepares to show off its first motorcycles. At least, that’s the claim, and we’d expect those bikes to appear on this year’s show circuit. A long wait The first confirmation of the Bajaj-Triumph collaboration came all the way back in… 2017. Whoa. This is a deal that’s been

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No Major Changes For Honda’s CRF Playbikes

The 2023 Honda lineup is being announced, piece by piece, and the offroad playbike lineup is getting the same treatment as the Africa Twin series, it seems. Yep, a big slathering of Bold New Graphics. We haven’t seen this confirmed for North American customers, but the UK’s Honda newsroom posted details for the CRF50, CRF110 and CRF125 yesterday. As per the press releases: And … And … So, your kids might not get any power boost for next year, but at least they’ll look like they’re riding

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Tesla 3 Runs Over Motorcyclist While On Auto-Pilot, Feds Open Investigation

Another high-publicity crash involving a Tesla electric car on auto-pilot has resulted in yet another federal investigation into the incident. This time, a Tesla 3 killed a motorcyclist while in auto-pilot mode, according to its driver. The incident occurred in late July, near Draper, Utah, in the early hours of the morning. The Tesla 3 struck a motorcyclist who was using the high-occupancy lane; the Tesla’s driver said he did not see the motorcyclist, and obviously the auto-pilot system, if it

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Free Rubber! Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa Tires Giveaway

Got rubber? Even if you have fresh new motorcycle tires now, they’re a here-today, gone-tomorrow sort of deal. And if you’ve got a sporty machine in the garage (we know a lot of you have more than just a single motorcycle!), then Motorcycle.com has a free set of tires for you. Actually, two sets of tires—MO is currently running a giveaway for two sets of Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa sportbike tires. Obviously, while some of you bolder inmates might try matching these up to your Kawasaki Versys

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Uniracing Offers Protection, Fun Colors

There are times when paint sells a motorcycle. For those times that you can’t get the bike you want, in the color you want, or maybe when it’s time for a change, Uniracing might have you… er… covered. They’re Also Protection These decals aren’t just a pretty face though. They’re designed as protection. Uniracing uses something called “GrasTec,” which consists of a layer of adhesive, covered by a layer of paint/graphics, topped with an anti-scratch coating. Lots Of Fitments The Barcelona-base

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The Midlothian Castle

Let’s just say you are out riding on a dreary, misty day.  Although the weather is crap, you have a destination to get to, so you are taking the opportunity to ride some dirt and deserted back roads. The road is a bit soft, but it makes it all the more fun as your bike squirms beneath you. There are no houses, or telephone poles, just lush green trees, verdant vegetation, and small lakes dotting the sides of the roads. Not far from this dirt road are the ghosts of the Midlothian Castle. Photo:

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For Just $135,000 You Can Be An Arc Vector Beta Tester

Electric motorcycle startup Arc, whose signature offering, the Arc Vector, promises to be at least an interesting machine if not downright impressive, is launching a beta-testing program of sorts for ten buyers of the sci-fi movie worthy motorbike. Small caveat: Said “angels” will need to buy an Arc Vector, which is no small ask. Last we checked, the British-made Vector was running £110,000, or about $135,000, so we’d imagine the preorder pool at this point is… limited. So far, the bike is still

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Kawasaki Goes Electric: Two Battery Bikes For 2023 (And 4-Cyl ZX-4R!)

Kawasaki plans to sell two electric street bikes in 2023, according to paperwork filed with regulators in the US. As usual, the news comes from the sleuths at Motorcycle.com, where top detective Dennis Chung found documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that indicate two new electric motorcycles coming next year. You can see all his investigative work at MO, but here’s a quick summary below: Chung then shows a screengrab from the regulator’s website that i

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CFMoto 800 Adventura Confirmed For North America!

As CFMoto continues its push into the North American motorcycle market, we now have confirmation the 800 Adventura is coming to our market—at least, to the US. The bike itself is nothing new, although it is interesting. The 800 Adventura is one of the results of the collaboration between CFMoto and KTM, which has been common knowledge for years. Indeed, when KTM debuted the 790 series about five years back, there was considerable muttering that the bike was going to be built in China. Official

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ICYMI: Mosko Moto Offering Break From Pandemic Pricing

Here at ADVrider, we’ve run a few stories about how pandemic pricing, rising gas costs and other expenses are making life difficult for ADVers. But, our world isn’t all price hikes and empty wallets. One company, a company well-known on the forum here, is running a seasonal sale to give buyers a break. Mosko Moto has a pretty decent summer sale on, with free shipping for many customers, and it’s all in an effort to help out its faithful customers. The TL/DR is, Mosko Moto managed to save a f

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New Look For 2023 Honda Africa Twin, But That’s It

The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin will see minimal updates for 2023. Although we haven’t seen a North American press release yet, the Euro press releases issued earlier this morning only give details for new paint schemes for next season. Here’s the company line: The separate presser for the Adventure Sports variant basically says: “You got your updates last year; this year, you get Bold New Graphics.” That’s a paraphrase, of course, but it’s the gist of it. North Americans may get slightly dif

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KTM Recalls Thousands Of Closed Course Motos

Under CPSC recall number: 22-762, KTM is recalling more than 3,310 closed course competition motorcycles. This recall comes under US’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) since the bikes are not street legal. The issue concerns the engine’s connecting rod, which can break during intended usage. Motorcycles affected by this recall include: 2022 KTM 125 SX, 125 XC, 150 SX 2022 Husqvarna TC 125 2022 GASGAS MC 125 Unfortunately, the recall notice does not provide much information about

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Top Secret Report From Japan: Honda CL500, CL300 Scramblers Incoming!

Those rumors of a new Honda CL series won’t go away. Decades after the last of the great CL scramblers went off the market, they’re expected to return in the near future. Now, the perennial pot-stirrers over at Young Machine (a Japanese moto mag) are calling for these bikes to be unveiled on this fall’s show circuit, as a 2023 release. And, they’ve put together a very convincing render. Visit the story here, or see a screengrab of the site below, including some very garbled Google Translate tex

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