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.”
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.
Today’s ride is one of the longer ones, but the roads are twisty, and the scenery is breathtaking as we wind our way up to the upper Sierras.
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.
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.
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.'
In late July, our friends Nita and Issa from We Love MotoGeo stopped by Touratech in Niedereschach, Germany to upgrade the stock suspension on both their bikes; a BMW R1200GS and an F650GS Twin. Follow the link and read their first impressions of their new Touratech Suspension.
Follow the link to read our latest 'ADV Interview' with Terry and Sandy Borden from the Adventure Trio.
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.
A little more than a year ago, Issa and Nita Breibish left their hometown Calgary in Canada with a BMW F650GS and R1200GS in order to discover something new. After more than 40,000 km they made a pit stop at Touratech in Niedereschach to equip their bikes with new shock absorbers and fork springs.