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Stay dry with Touratech’s exclusive breathable seat technology. Your riding gear is designed to allow moisture to escape your body but it can’t do its job in the most important area unless you have a seat that breathes.

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The tires of our heavily-laden bikes bite into the freshly fallen snow that blankets the ground. We cautiously pull past the weather worn sign on the outskirts of Ushuaia which proudly reads “Bienvenidos a la Ciudad mas austral del mundo”, or “ Welcome to the southern-most city in the world.” 

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We travel South on the margin of civilization, deep within the disputed territories of the Western Sahara, a vast uninhabited and inhospitable stretch of barren desert, long fought over, with Morocco and Mauritania laying hostile claim. To our left the Sahara silently reaches out, shifting sand lit by the fast rising sun. It is 9:00am and already 100 degrees.

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Curious what a fully outfitted adventure motorcycle weighs? We wondered the same thing and have since strapped a variety of ADV motorcycles to the digital scale here at our shop in Seattle.

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With the holidays right around the corner, we decided to put together a 'Winter Wishlist,' highlighting a handful of the ADV items and accessories we're excited about this season. Follow the link and take a look.

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Simon and Lisa Thomas of 2RideTheWorld have spent the last ten years riding their BMW motorcycles around the world. In that time they have traveled more than 320,000 miles across six continents, through 78 countries. They've recently returned to the United States and stopped by our Seattle showroom. Follow the link and read our latest 'ADV Interview.'

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Follow the link to read our latest 'ADV Interview' with Terry and Sandy Borden from the Adventure Trio.

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This past June, Touratech-USA hosted its fourth annual rally near the sleepy town of Plain, Washington. Like the three years prior, the 2013 Touratech Rally provided participants with an opportunity to ride a variety of roads and trails throughout Washington's beautiful backcountry, as well as learn more about adventure motorcycling.

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This review was written in Spanish. Click HERE for the English edition.

Hank Arriazola en un mecánico independiente de motocicletas de Dilley, Texas, que se especializa en preparar motocicletas para turismo de aventura. Hank viaja extensivamente por México, Centro y Sudamérica en su BMW R1100GS modelo 1995 cuyo odómetro marca más de 770,000 kilómetros. Conocido por muchos como Motohank, el Sr. Arriazola es también un fotógrafo excepcional y un experimentado guía. Con la presentación de la Suspensión Touratech, la primera suspensión fabricada espesíficamente para las motocicletas de turismo de aventura, nos alegró saber que Hank pudo probar un juego de nuestros amortiguadores en un reciente viaje a Real de Catorce en San Luis Potosí, México.

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With the release of Touratech Suspension, the world's first purpose-built suspension for adventure touring motorcycles, we were happy to hear that MotoHank was able to test a new set of shocks during his recent ride to Real de Catorce. Follow the link to hear what Hank had to say about his new suspension.

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