ADV Riding

Top 5 Basic ADV Riding Techniques Worth Mastering

By Ron Lieback Riding an adventure bike is easy. Riding one well is another story. These riding tips are ones every ADV rider should have in their mental toolbox.   Any sport worth doing is worth doing well, and ADV riding is no different. Nobody ever picks up a baseball bat for the first time [...]

ADV Riding Gear Guide: Qualities to Seek and Tips

By Ron Lieback ADV riding gear demands much besides protection, including comfort while standing or sitting. Here’s your guide to ADV riding gear and tips from a seasoned rider.   When adventure touring becomes your lifestyle, so does the pursuit of the ultimate gear. Not just any type, but ADV riding gear that caters to [...]

Finding the Perfect Moto Campsite: 8 Tips for Adventure Riders

By Ron Lieback Photos by Jon Beck Finding a campsite is easy. Finding the perfect campsite is another story. With these tips, we’ll tell you what to look for to find a comfortable, and safe, night’s sleep. At the end of a long day in the ADV saddle, there are few things better than settling [...]

ADV Tubeless Tire Dilemma: 80/20, 60/40, 50/50, 40/60…?

By Ron Lieback With so many ADV tubeless tire ratios available, what’s best for your situation? Here’s a breakdown of the main factors to ease your decision. Nothing gets more frustrating than choosing between tire choices for adventure bikes, whether you’re shopping for midweights like the KTM 890 Adventure or Yamaha Ténéré 700 or the [...]

7 Sportbike Riding Techniques for Dual Sports; Ride Safer & Faster

By Ron Lieback Want to ride safer and faster during those street portions of your adventure rides? Check out these seven sportbike riding tips adapted for bigger ADV bikes.   Adventure bikes didn’t interest me until 2010. Until then, I spent most of my moto life riding sportbikes and training/testing on road-racing circuits. Due to [...]

5 Moto Mindset Changes That Supercharge Rider Happiness

Here are five simple ADV moto-mindset changes that will help you achieve even more happiness while riding every year—both on and off the bike. By Ron Lieback Reading is a constant flow of my entrepreneurism habits, and many of the principles learned to grow my businesses and others have directly strengthened my ability as a [...]

installation: Touratech Plug & Travel Shock: BMW F850GS

Upgrading your suspension is the single biggest improvement you can make to your BMW F850GS or Adventure. A truly plug & play system for the F850GS or ADV, Touratech Plug & Travel fully integrates into the stock wiring, giving you all the same controls and adjustments you've grown to love. On top of that, Touratech [...]

Do I Really Need A Motorcycle-Specific GPS? vs. Your Phone

By Ron Lieback You may think your phone is all you need to get directions, but once you’re off-road, all bets are off. This is why you need a motorcycle-specific GPS. By now you know how powerful a tool your phone is for practically everything we do in our everyday lives. One of its most [...]

Your Essential Guide to Adventure Motorcycle Helmets

By Ron Lieback An adventure bike is made to do a little bit of everything. An adventure helmet should do the same. This guide shows you what to look for.       As we head into the 2022 riding season, adventure motorcycles are once again trending at a WOT pace with nearly every manufacturer [...]

Want to Ride Longer? Here’s Your Guide to Aftermarket Adventure Motorcycle Seats

By Ron Lieback Photos by Jon Beck   Looking to ride longer, safer, and happier? Focus on your butt first. This guide to aftermarket adventure motorcycle seats will help.   Sure you want to ride longer. But two things tend to hold you back—bad weather or being uncomfortable. You can’t control weather, but you can [...]