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The BMW S1000RR is "the" sportbike

The BMW S1000RR is "the" sportbike

August 04, 2020 3 min read

There is something pure about a bike that is built specifically for racing. Many bikes primarily are designed for the consumer market and yes, sometimes they are adapted for racing but they are not pure race machines. Not many people really get the chance to race sport bikes on a track
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Bike Talk With Jennifer O'Grady: BMW G650 XCountry

Bike Talk With Jennifer O'Grady: BMW G650 XCountry

May 01, 2020 4 min read 3 Comments

I get quite a few questions about my motorcycle (Beastie) so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the details about why for me, it is the perfect travel bike. Beastie began life as a standard 2007 BMW G650 XCountry, in this blog I'll go through the changes made!
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Mounting your smartphone to your Triumph Thruxton or other classic

Mounting your smartphone to your Triumph Thruxton or other classic

April 06, 2020 3 min read

But many of us, (myself included!) love the oily smell and hands on nature of the older bikes. There is something special about bikes that have not been in production for decades and need caring for and maintained.
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Riding through Kazakhstan

Riding through Kazakhstan

March 26, 2020 4 min read

Kazakhstan is seen by many adventurers to be a transit country at best but Kazakhstan is full of adventure and is now one of our favourite motorcycle adventure countries that we cannot wait to get back to!
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Navigating with Ultimateaddons for the GS 1200

Navigating with Ultimateaddons for the GS 1200

March 09, 2020 3 min read

The venerable GS is the cornerstone of the Adventure and Touring Market. And for good reason, with its mix of off road credibility and long distance comfort it is a true “do it all” motorcycle. Of course the GS line dates back to the early 80s when the Dakar...

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Introducing mr_Happy_Chippy | UA Ambassadors

Introducing mr_Happy_Chippy | UA Ambassadors

March 04, 2020 2 min read

I’m Lee Ellis and I’m what you would call a winging it adventure rider with all the gear and no idea. In 2018 I purchased my first adventure bike, the amazing KTM 1190 ADV R and some matching KTM clothing as i thought that was the law.

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Riding through Chechnya and Dagestan is as crazy as you might think Part 1

Riding through Chechnya and Dagestan is as crazy as you might think Part 1

June 27, 2019 5 min read

Turns out we had camped the night in some kind of demilitarised zone and that could have been the Russian army looking for us in the dark!
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Trail Riding in Turkey

Trail Riding in Turkey

June 27, 2019 2 min read

Cappadocia is a hot dry desert area almost in the middle of Turkey and standouts out due to it’s strange looking rock formations known as the “fairy chimneys”. 
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Our experience of riding motorcycles through the Balkans

Our experience of riding motorcycles through the Balkans

May 28, 2019 3 min read

Having ventured all around Central Europe and then having travelled much further afield The Balkans was not somewhere I had thought of visiting really.
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A selection of tips to help prepare for your tour of central Europe

A selection of tips to help prepare for your tour of central Europe

May 20, 2019 6 min read

The endless road in front of you, the stunning scenery on each side, wind in your hair; that’s what motorcycle road trips are all about!
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Riding around an abandoned Nuclear proof air base

Riding around an abandoned Nuclear proof air base

March 14, 2019 6 min read

At this point we came across the first warning sign for land mines in the area and decided as a group that we must not stray off the tarmac at all costs!
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Finally leaving the UK on our around the world motorcycle trip!

Finally leaving the UK on our around the world motorcycle trip!

February 01, 2019 3 min read

Even after packing my bike numerous times on the week leading up to our leaving day I never could quite get all the gear in without having to force the bags shut.
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Choosing the route for an Around the World Motorcycle trip

Choosing the route for an Around the World Motorcycle trip

January 09, 2019 6 min read 3 Comments

Staring at the map of the world we can clearly visualise our route as it travels east from the UK, through Europe and across the centre of the Asian land mass.
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What equipment to take on an around the world ride?

What equipment to take on an around the world ride?

December 31, 2018 5 min read 2 Comments

Interested in what type of gear to choose for your around the world trip? We take a closer look from the perspective of some motorcycle adventurers.
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How we chose and prepared our motorcycles to ride the world

How we chose and prepared our motorcycles to ride the world

December 04, 2018 5 min read

From what I had learnt from reading tons of travel blogs and watching youtube series such as races to places is that you need as much fuel as possible available.
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