Backcountry Discovery Routes

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Year, New You: 7 ADV Riding Resolutions for 2022

By Ron Lieback Hey adventure riders, looking for a list of resolutions that are specifically designed for you? Check out these seven and ride happier this year. New year, new you. Those words splatter about every communication channel possible throughout January, touting a refocus on health and fitness. Adventure motorcyclists deserve not so commonplace ideas—ideas [...]

Video: Companero rambler riding suit

Touratech’s Companero Riding Suits have been the “go to” all-weather riding suits for adventure riders for years. With their combination of durability and versatility they make it possible to be protected and comfortable under any conditions. Now Touratech has partnered with industry apparel leaders REV’IT to introduce the Companero Rambler. A suit with superior ventilation [...]

new product alert: Companero Rambler riding suit

We announced the eminent arrival of the Touratech and Rev'It Adventure riding suit in the summer of 2020. It's taking awhile, but the purpose-built, Companero Rambler is finally available in the USA and we couldn't be more excited!  It combines the highest levels of armor protection and GORE-TEX ProShell water-proof comfort while keeping you cool with [...]

Tips for a Bear Encounter

Camping on two-wheels is amazing and an adventure motorcycle can take you places that no one else can go. When you ride out to a remote area, remember you're just a guest. The National Park Service recently provided this terrific guide to the do's and don't of a bear encounter a bear when off of [...]

Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route, scheduled for release in January of 2022

The adventure motorcycling non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) announces plans for the next project, the Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route, scheduled for release in January of 2022.   The WYBDR will be the 11th adventure motorcycle route developed by the organization. The route will cross the state of Wyoming on primitive dirt roads exploring one of [...]

Touratech Essential Accessories: Yamaha Tenere 700

As the CEO of Touratech USA and a founder of Backcountry Discovery Routes, Paul Guillien has ridden just about every adventure motorcycle out there. He's put a lot of miles on a lot of trails and roads so we sent him out to test the Tenere 700 on the WABDR and talk about some of [...]

Mike Lafferty Rides NEBDR on Touratech-Equipped KTM 790 Adventure R

8-time AMA Enduro Champion, Mike Lafferty, rode his Touratech-equipped KTM 790 Adventure R with Touratech-USA’s CEO, Paul Guillien, on the recent North East Backcountry Discovery Route.  The two had a great time riding together for 11 days crossing 7 states in the Northeast. This was Mike’s first multi-day adventure ride camping off-of-the-bike for an extended [...]

Riding Solo Part 3: Monument Valley Motorcycle Camping

This is the third of 25 amazing episodes of Riding Solo presented by Touratech USA! It’s a video series about motorcycling alone in the USA backcountry by Sterling Noren for the Motorcycle Travel Channel  Part 3: Riding from Big Lake, Arizona through Monument Valley. Looking for a good place to camp out in the desert.  Riding Solo [...]