Tips

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 [...]

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 [...]

Installation: Touratech Skid Plate Grill for KTM 790/890 Adventure/R

Increase the coverage of your OEM skid plate or Touratech RallyeForm skid plate with this laser-cut stainless steel guard for your KTM 890/790 Adventure or Adventure R. Don't leave your horn and headers exposed and vulnerable to rocks, sticks, or other debris that could damage these components. The KTM 890/790 front grill is easy to [...]

ADV Riding Without A Quality Skid Plate Causes Pain: Here’s Why

By Ron Lieback Bashes happen. It’s all part of the ride. Here’s why you should make a skid plate a necessary upgrade to your ADV ride—a first upgrade hopefully. Your Adventure bike’s most vulnerable section resides at the gut of the engine. For ADV riders, this gut often gets kicked with rocks, stumps, and those [...]

Winter ADV Riding Tips That Will Resolve the Fear

Sick of missing out on adventure riding during the winter? Check out these mindset/bike tips and riding techniques that will keep you safe and smiling. By Ron Lieback For some, the fear of winter riding equates to taking a big-ole BMW GS or any large displacement motorcycle off-road for the first time. The thought of [...]

DORK IN THE ROAD AT THE TOURATECH RALLY – PART 4

At this year’s West Coast Touratech Rally we welcomed the Dork in the Road. You might have seen his adventure riding videos on youtube. He did a popular presentation at the event and is posting video’s following his experiences at the rally. This is part four: The fourth and final day of the 2021 Touratech [...]

find your fit with the touratech staff

Kimmo Lassila Touratech-USA VP of Sales & Customer Service Motorcycle: KTM 790- my current favorite in our shop fleet! Height: 5'10" Weight: 210lbs Favorite Adventure: Pretty much any BDR route! What size jacket and pant do you wear in other brands?: KLIM XL jacket, 36 regular pant T-shirt and jeans size: XL, 36x32" jeans What [...]

DirtBike Test – Tech Tip: How To Change A Flat Tire On The Trail

Our friends, Jimmy Lewis and Trevor Hunter at DirtBike Test provided this post! Changing tires is hard enough for most riders in perfect conditions, but what do you do if forced to do it out on the trail? We’ll give you some insight based on years of experience learning the rights and wrongs of the [...]