Yamaha launched the DT125 back in 1974, and despite not undergoing any major change since the 80’s, they continued to be popular learner-legal machines well into the new millennium. In truth, most DT125s don’t stray from the road, but as Practical Sportsbikes editor Jim Moore knows full well, they’re more than capable off it too. […]
This weekend marks the first ever KTM UK Adventure Rally, which follows on from the success the Austrian bike manufacturer has had with similar events across the globe. KTM UK’s event will be held at the 6,600 acre Sweetlamb complex, in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July. […]
Quest True Adventure – when man and machine come together to take on one of the world’s most hostile environments.
It’s almost time for the annual APC Rally in Australia, and keen to test out their new off-road kits for the BMW G310GS the team at Rally Raid in Northampton have shipped some half-way around the world to take on the challenge. Every year APC Rally hold various events around the world, with courses designed […]
There can be absolutely no doubt that the re-introduction of the Africa Twin has been a roaring success over the last two years. Honda’s original bike developed a real cult following, but the latest model has real universal appeal – bigger than some middleweight competitors, but smoother and less imposing off-road than some of the heavyweights. […]
The adventure bike market is booming, but for many riders the thought of taking a heavyweight BMW, Triumph or KTM off-road is more than a little intimidating. Step forward Honda’s plucky little CB500 X, which with a few clever modifications from our friends at Rally Raid Products in Wellingborough might just be the perfect mid-sized […]
The arrival of Honda’s all-new Africa Twin caused a real shake-up in the big-bore adventure bike market last year with all-day comfort, looks, good suspension and a great engine brought together in one very capable package at an attractive price. Move on one year and KTM have brought out the new 1090 Adventure R, which is […]
Next month we’ll once again be attending the annual Touratech Travel Event at their Ystradynglais HQ in South Wales. The latest range of Continental tyres for adventure motorcycles will be on display on Saturday 6th May alongside the most unlikely of off-roaders in the shape of a Yamaha FZ8, although the event itself will run from […]