Staff Blogs

New Bike Fever: Part 1

By Iain Glynn It’s that time of the year again when one of your buddies buys a new bike and that gets you thinking. You start visiting dealerships and snooping around the new models, you read reviews online until your eyes burn but you haven’t taken that fateful last step yet… The ‘kiss of death’ [...]

Motorcycle Suspension Setup: From Sag to Preload

Like every adventure motorcyclist, you always want your bike to perform a little bit better. Sure, there are various ADV gizmos and gadgets on the market that will improve certain aspects, but if you really want to take your bike to the next level, put your focus into understanding and improving the suspension setup. We [...]

ADV Motorcycle GPS Navigation | Top 10 Tips

The road ahead is unknown—each passing mile is a completely new experience, and every trail presents a different condition. Then, it bites you. Quickly and unexpected, the route becomes too difficult, the roadblock stops you, or traffic comes to a dead halt. Whatever it may be, you’re stuck. You picked your destination on a map [...]

Prep for Spring ADV Riding | 13 Tips for Man and Machine

Preparing for Spring ADV Riding This winter was long for many riders - especially those east of the Mississippi. Many spent the non-rideable months planning their dream ADV treks, whether a large tour across Africa or a smaller section of a Backcountry Discovery Route. For the wrenchers, many also spent endless cold nights in their [...]

European Dream

By Paul Guillien       Photos by Bill Wiegand Since becoming motorcyclist, I have dreamed of riding the legendary mountains of Europe. The dream became a reality for me and BMW Owners News Editor, Bill Wiegand, as we rode from Alicanté, Spain to the Touratech Travel Event in the Black Forest region of Germany. We [...]

Touratech CEO Appears on Chasing the Horizon

Check out Episode 12 of the motorcycle podcast ‘Chasing the Horizon.’ This episode has an indepth conversation with Touratech-USA's CEO, Paul Guillien, about a wide range of topics including his impressions on the KTM 1090 Adventure R, the Honda Africa Twin, and a bit of history about Touratech and the recent new beginnings for the [...]

Happy New Year!

The team at Touratech-USA is very excited about 2018. As some of you may know, 2017 was a bit of an adventure at Touratech Germany with a financial restructuring that began in August. The company has now emerged from this process, and as of January 1st makes a new beginning with an investment by Happich [...]

Top 10 ADV Motorcycle Riding Tips: For the Newbies

Riding Tips for New ADV Motorcyclists For well over a decade now, Adventure motorcycling has continued as the fastest growing segment in the industry. And for good reason. The bigger ADV bikes provide comfort for extended touring, allowing riders to tackle 600-mile days on the asphalt with ease. This is due to their upright ergonomics [...]

15 Fall Camping Tips for ADV Motorcyclists

Fall Camping Tips Most motorcyclists agree that fall is the most beautiful time for riding—especially those in areas that are thick with forests. But when it comes to fall camping, this same sentiment is cut in half or more. The reason is simple—weather is a bit more unpredictable, and the temps, especially at night, are [...]

Touratech RallyeForm Skid Plate Installation

Our friend, Rob Watt of Trailmaster Adventure Gear and Backcountry Discovery Routes just picked up the amazing new Rallyeform Skid Plate for hisBMW  R1200GS. He put this great video together that shows the process of installing the new hydroformed skid plate. The Touratech RallyeForm skid plate for the BMW R1200GS and GSA provides the most [...]