Kawasaki has given the Versys-X 300 somewhat of an identity crisis. The all-new 2017 model is positioned as a street bike, and is listed as such on Kawasaki’s Canadian website. But then there are the dirt-leaning dual sport looks, and the marketing imagery of the bike being ridden in the dirt and splashing through mud. You’d be forgiven for being as perplexed as I was about who exactly this motorcycle is intended for.
Friday, 12 May 2017 13:36 Published in Feature Stories
For the international launch of its flagship new adventure model, the 2017 1290 Super Adventure R, KTM picked the desert landscape of Paracas, Peru, four hours south of the capital city Lima. The desert terrain doesn’t reflect what we typically encounter here in Canada, but with this region having hosted Dakar stages in 2012, we knew that there were going to be excellent opportunities to test the off-road capabilities of the R version of the 1290 Super Adventure.
Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:51 Published in Feature Stories
The new BMW F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure – authentic characters featuring optimized functionality. For years the GS models of the F series have embodied carefree motorcycling pleasure and sporty dynamics on the road, combined with a high level of travel suitability and robust off-road competence. For the model year 2017, BMW Motorrad has now taken the quality of this successful mid-range enduro motorbike a stage further.
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:59 Published in Industry News
After taking hold of the Dualsport Plus name last year, the good folks at Carrier Centers are keeping alive the tradition of an annual open house on Saturday, May 2 at the new Dualsport Plus location in Brantford, ON.
This year's edition of the annual customer/industry get-together will feature an early dual sport ride hosted by Dakar veteran and author Lawrence Hacking (10 am-12 pm), live riding demos by Superbike legend and Trials champion Jordan Szoke, hourly draws, one-day special sales in the store, refreshments and more. The open house runs from 10-4 on Saturday, May 2.
Dualsport Plus is located at 581 West Street in Brantford. For more information visit www.dualsportplus.com or call 1-888-990-9013.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:22 Published in Industry News
Dual Sport Plus owner Rob Long, General Manager Clint MacBride and their friendly staff welcomed hundreds of adventure enthusiasts to the new location at 581 West Street in Brantford, ON on November 8 for an open house to celebrate the next era of Dual Sport Plus. Former owners Les Clarke and Catharine St. Denis took a break from their No Agenda World Tour, flying up from Arizona to greet new and former customers. Industry stalwarts present included Larry Bastedo, Warren Milner, BMW’s Chris Duff, Honda’s Kim Moore and several others.
Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:14 Published in Feature Stories
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Adventure Touring Accessories manufacturer AltRider is announcing game-changing designs in the world of soft luggage. The AltRider Hemisphere Line pushes the boundaries of form and function with their new saddlebag, tank bag and soft pannier. This new line of 100% American-made luggage was deliberately designed for durability and waterproofing.
Monday, 26 May 2014 09:44 Published in Products
The 2014 edition promises to be another weekend to remember with many features designed to celebrate the Adventure Rider lifestyle.
Monday, 17 March 2014 13:01 Published in Industry News
Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - February 26, 2012 - Saddlemen has released the newest addition to its line of seats for Adventure bike applications. Joining the already popular Adventure TRACK seats will be the comfort-focused Adventure TOUR seats.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:42 Published in Products