From the primitive, but effective ammo cans, to the sleek, modern, boxes of today that look like they belong at the space station, the pannier has always been as important to the adventure motorcycle traveller as dice are to Vegas.
How have you personalized your #Touratech Panniers? Are they covered in stickers or road rashes?
Our friends, photographer Shawn Thomas and rider Jason Houle, were at a recent Rawhyde event and set out to prove....
Martin stopped by Friday. Earlier this month he flew to Los Angeles from his home in Argentina and bought a 2014 Kawasaki KLR650. He didn’t get any luggage with it so he strapped on a giant Rubbermaid container, gave it a snakeskin duct tape wrap and headed up the coast to Seattle and Touratech-USA to pick up a Zega Pro Pannier System.
Long before we set off from London on our 105 - day Road of Bones Expedition it was decided to fit a range of Touratech products to our R1200 GS lead bike. For such a demanding journey in such remote regions, reliability, bike protection and performing “as advertised” is essential.
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.
A few months ago, Touratech-USA's General Manager, Paul Guillen and Chief Riding Officer, Iain Glynn, traveled to the China Peak Mountain Resort for the first annual 'Adventure Rally Sierra Edition.' Follow the link for our rally recap.
The AZBDR is a 750-mile scenic ride across the state of Arizona, beginning at the Mexico border and finishing at the Utah border. The route consists of mostly remote dirt roads, that pass through iconic locations. Follow the link to learn more.
Finally a rugged quick-release pannier system built for ADV! Touratech's new Zega Pro 2 panniers feature an integrated nylon strap, stainless steel backing plate, improved lid profile and are setup for accessories direct from the factory.
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.