Staff Blogs

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Taking the Lafferty Line

A quick story by Touratech-USA, CEO, Paul Guillien about his BMW F850GS ride on the North East BDR. Photos by Eli Woody We are riding an expert-only section somewhere in Maine, while filming the NEBDR documentary. This particular section is known to be very technical and challenging and is being considered for inclusion in the [...]

The Art of Riding in the Rain 2

As I look outside and watch it rain sideways a week before the official end of summer I've realized that Fall has fallen. Touratech USA is based in Seattle, WA and you might have heard, it rains here.  I pinned down a few of our team members and got some tips, tricks and stories about [...]

How to Master Body Position

By Ron Lieback Mastering Body Position for ADV Motorcycle Riding Fundamentals. They’re the cornerstones for your two-wheel abilities, and without them, you’re going to struggle, be frustrated, and likely get a face full of dirt. Long story short, there is no substitute for excellent fundamentals and arguably the most important fundamental of all is body [...]

Motorcycle Camping Tips: Cooking on the Trail

Motorcycle Camping Tips: Cooking By Ron Lieback   When we think of extended motorcycle touring, the idea of “freedom” and “getting away from it all” typically fuels our desires to get out there and go. Though we’re passion-forward with our touring plans, we soon miss one of the simplest comforts of home while camping – [...]