Professional lunatic Bill Caswell was still trying to finish his Mad Maxian BMW E30 when I wrote this, less than 24 hours from the start of the 2016 Baja 1000. That’s why I wasn’t expecting to make it over the border with him, but there I was, preparing to do just that. Here’s how to be ready if you get the same phone…
Bored of scrolling past updates about your old roommate’s cousin’s new baby or weird tirades from your crazy uncle? Delete your Facebook and check out Defender Journeys, a site Land Rover set up for owners to share off-road adventure stories.
Did you just have an adventure? Well the first question to ask is “was it hard or dirty or uncertain at times?” If yes, the you might be on to something. Check out this handy chart to further validate your badassity.
Motorcyclists are an interesting bunch, and we often focus on the things that divide us rather than bring us together. Sometimes that causes a lot of problem, but other times it’s just plain funny. This guy’s description of the different groups had me in tears.
The Ducati Multistrada is an incredible motorcycle. It has superbike power in a package you can ride across the country or race with, equally as good at riding at 10 mph as it is 100. Now Ducati is giving it the dirt treatment, hoping to make the Multistrada 1200 Enduro the perfect all-rounder. And it is! But you…
The Honda CB500X is a fantastic little bike and, while it’s shaped and styled like an adventure bike, it definitely doesn’t perform like one. The folks at Rally Raid agreed that a 500cc adventure bike would be awesome, and then they made it so.
It’s time to have a little talk. Again. I’ve come to realize that, despite my best efforts, I just don’t get the adventure bike thing in the way that convinces riders of the BMW GS, KTM 1190, Triumph Tiger and more to spend so much freaking money on these things. I’m going to need you to explain it to me.
European site MoreBikes.co.uk have uncovered drawings that look all sorts of appealing for those of us who want something great both off road an on. From the looks of things, Honda has a mid-sized and faired dual sport/adventure bikes in the works. No, I’m not talking about a faired XR650L, this thing should get fuel…
The KiraVan is apparently what you get from a room full of brilliant engineers with a bottomless budget. And of course, one objective: bring everyone’s high-tech adventure vehicle fantasies to life.
What happens when you throw a 500 pound motorcycle down a dirt road, way out in the desert? Fortunately, we humans have the capacity to improvise tools. This rock looks like a hammer to you too, right?
Those of you who may have noticed me eating a bowl of dry cat food and milk this morning may come to the reasonable conclusion that I’m pretty distracted. This time it’s not because I drank more of that blue liquid I found behind the furnace, it’s because tomorrow I leave for Italy and the Mille Miglia. And I’m very…
This is Mike. Mike quit his job last May and decided to go on an adventure. He’s nearly 30,000 miles in, traveling from Virginia to Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between, and he’s doing it all on the next best thing to a Honda Grom – a Honda Ruckus.
The beauty of the adventure bike is the opportunity to travel off the beaten path, explore the unpaved world, and commune with nature. But nature poses certain risks. Among them: randy giraffes.
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls; former SAS reservist, Mount Everest climber, and recognized pee-drinker of the hit survival TV show Man Vs. Wild is now shilling luxury SUVs for Land Rover in pretty much the most logical co-branding effort ever.
Creek to ford? There are a slew of purpose built adventure bikes for the job. But just like the SUV that never leaves the suburbs, sometimes it's overkill, as this bagger-riding dad deftly demonstrates.
Tired of finally getting a potential mate to come home with you, only to be shut down when they realize you live in a crappy van? Sucks, doesn't it. You need a Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo; it's got the vagabondy swagger of a classic top-popper, with a three-pointed star to on the grille to prove you live on wheels by…
Forget living in your bathing suit and wearing marshmallow on your face for a few days. Taking your car camping in jolly olde England between the First and Second World Wars required a three-piece suit, driver, and a mobile cottage to rough it in.
From OppositeLock: This is part 2 of a 3 part series (here's part 1) chronicling my adventures of driving/riding the White Rim Trial in Canyonlands NP near Moab, Utah.
Reader and truck enthusiast HammerheadFistpunch took his modified Toyota Land Cruiser up one of America's great southwestern off-road routes and came back with some stories. Here's Part 1 of 3.