Archambaults Angle

What is the KTM Ultimate Race Qualifier?

The KTM Adventure Rally in Park City, Utah is this weekend and 2 of Touratech's Adventure Experts are heading down to work in the Touratech booth. When they aren't in the booth Iain and Eric will be participating in the KTM Ultimate Race Qualifier. The qualifier gives riders a chance to participate in the 'Ultimate [...]

Touratech GPS Immersion Series: Navigating with Tracks – Tips & Tricks

With riding season just around the corner it’s time to dust off your GPS and get ready for this summer’s adventures. Join Touratech Adventure Expert and Touratech Rally Ride Coordinator, Eric Archambault for this in-depth, GPS skills class. This class will focus on using tracks as a navigation tool. It will cover what tracks are, [...]

Galfer Stainless Brake Line for Africa Twin

This Stainless brake line kit from Galfer completely replaces both the front and rear rubber hoses on the Africa Twin, greatly increasing the braking feel and consistency on the bike. The Honda stock rubber lines have the tendency to break down and expand, causing a spongy brake feel or worse. Steel lines eliminate expansion which [...]

Touratech Rally East 2017 Blew All Others Away

Touratech Rally East 2017 was a wet, wild and super-fun weekend in central Pennsylvania. The third edition of the event was attended by approximately 300 people and vendors, with Mike Lafferty and KTM set-up onsite. Dakar and Baja legend, Jimmie Lewis was on-hand to talk riding, do amazing demonstrations and lay-out and host the famous [...]

Archambault’s Angle: Outfitting Your New ADV Bike

Buying a new motorcycle is just the first step in making a motorcycle your own.  You have a blank canvas, a base to work off of.  I enjoy the process of dialing in a motorcycle.  This can also be an intimidating task to tackle because the possibilities are almost endless. The Touratech-USA show motorcycles have [...]

Archambault’s Angle: Winterizing Your Riding Gear

Unless you are living somewhere southern and sunny, summer has faded, and fall never lasts long. Here in Seattle that brings months of gloomy, wet days. Odds are, after the summer your riding gear is not in great shape, even the Gore-Tex stuff. Jackets and Pants While I end up having to wash my Klim [...]

Archambault’s Angle: Winterizing Your Motorcycle

It’s September, fall is here in many parts of the country and there is no secret that winter is right around the corner.  In Seattle, the winters are mild and with a good Gore-Tex suit there is no reason to stop riding.  Growing up in New Hampshire, I know that many parts of the country [...]

Archambault’s Angle: LC8 Skidplate

My 2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure has worn the same Touratech skidplate since it was new, and from the photo it is easy to see it has stood the test of time well, and is still completely serviceable.  Even just looking at the few years I have owned this machine, it has gone over countless downed trees, a [...]

Archambaults Angle: Desert Flight

While preparing for the big race on Sunday, Touratech showroom manager, and blogger Eric Archambault put his Touratech equipped KTM 950 Adventure through the paces and found a sweet launching pad!

Archambaults Angle: Finding Nemo (sleeping bags)

Nemo’s 2016 Sleeping Bag and Pad Line-up Nemo has updated their line of sleeping bags and pads for 2016, and the new inventory has just arrived.  There are some new names in the line-up and some improved versions of older models.  If you are not familiar with Nemo, they are a small, enthusiast run company [...]