Alpine Trails – KTM 690 Enduro R vs Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

Magazines often focus, quite rightly, on the superb high mountain passes of the Alps – the Furka, Grossglockner and San Bernardino but to name just a few are all fantastic roads, offering great riding and great views. But criss-crossing the Alps you will also find miles and miles of off-road trails, which have been used for […]

Tackling The 2015 Stella Alpina Rally – On A Tuono!

Every year when much of the snow has melted, the ski slopes of the Italian Alps play host to the world’s highest motorcycle gathering, as riders come together to socialise, share stories and most importantly, tackle the largely unsurfaced track which leads to the top of the 9,872 foot tall Colle del Sommeiller. The Stella Alpina […]

New Icelandic Tours For GlobeBusters In 2016

Iceland – a country of volcanoes, warriors and now fantastic motorcycle tours! Next year Continental partner GlobeBusters are heading north as they launch two brand new tour routes around this fantastic country, with options to suit both road and off-road riders. The two summertime tours have strictly limited places: The Arctic Desert – 70% On-Road/30% […]

Just How Off-Road Can You Go On A Modern Day Scrambler?

Cast your mind back several decades, to a time before big technology laden adventure bikes and enduro machines ruled the roost, and it was the humble scrambler that was at the pinnacle of off-road riding. Basic and versatile was seemingly a recipe for success, and riders took them everywhere! Recently the whole scrambler theme has been revived, […]