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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack – First Ride Review

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

Greg Drevenstedt
April 16, 2014

The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack is a very capable sport tourer with adventure bike styling and ergonomics. Photography by Kevin Wing Not that long ago, back when only a select few knew how to get the clock on their VCR to stop blinking after a power outage, all you had to do was get on... Read more »

AltRider’s 2014 Taste of Dakar

South America too far away? Head to Pahrump, Nevada, instead. (Photo by Dave Wachs)

Greg Drevenstedt
March 28, 2014

South America too far away? Head to Pahrump, Nevada, instead. (Photo by Dave Wachs) Sun, rain, wind. Hot and cold. Sand, mud, gravel, snow, even some asphalt. Long hours in the saddle, challenging routes, motorcycle field repairs. Grizzled rally veterans, group meals and camping. Sounds a lot like the... Read more »

RawHyde Adventure Demo Experience

RawHyde Adventure Demo Experience

Rider Magazine
February 21, 2014

Folks, let’s be honest… motorcycles are toys… and typically anyone that’s thinking about buying a new toy wants a chance to play with it before purchasing. Right? And, if you’re in the market for a new adventure bike you’ll quickly find that’s impossible to get a legitimate test... Read more »

Rider Blog: Good Samaritans

A large-scale effort was mounted to help get TJ to safety.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2013

Laine MacTague, showing us how to put our tire lofting skills into practice. As experienced dual-sport/adventure riders, we knew to ride in a group, to be prepared with plenty of water and snacks, tools and first-aid kits, and multiple devices to communicate with the outside world. We had dealt with... Read more »

RawHyde Goes Urban

RawHyde Jim Hyde

Steven M. Green
November 18, 2013

Jim Hyde was one of the judges following each rider through the indoor debris course with a point being charged for each dab or hit of an obstacle. The riders were not allowed to view the course in advance of their run. When the email arrived announcing that RawHyde, best known for adventure bike training... Read more »

LS2 MX453 Dual-Sport Helmet


Greg Drevenstedt
February 28, 2013

Not familiar with LS2 helmets? Neither was I until two of them—the MX453 dual-sport and FT2 FF396 full-face models—showed up at the office late last year. The LS2 brand was launched in Europe in 2007 by MHR Helmet Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Xiqing Plastics, a Chinese company that has been making helmets... Read more »

RawHyde’s Adventure Bike Nights Coming Soon

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Press Release
July 3, 2012

RawHyde Adventures has launched of a new program called Adventure Life which has only one goal: to make the world of adventure riding more enjoyable for those that are already involved and more accessible for those that are just getting started. The Adventure Life truck is now on the road, roaming... Read more »

Dual Sport Riding Techniques DVD Review


Arden Kysely
July 10, 2008

The off-road craze that began when Yamaha sold the first DT-1 Enduro in 1968 shows no signs of abating, but who would have guessed back then that dirt-worthy motorcycles would hit 1,200cc and top 500 pounds 40 years on? It’s the adventure-sized bikes, 650s and above, that prompted Ned Suesse and friends... Read more »