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The Kawasaki KLR 650 is a bike that has a reputation as the “gateway drug” for the Adventure Motorcycle culture. Riders with a desire to ride dual-sport can pick one up at a price that’s relatively lower then most entries in the segment and once they’re hooked they move to a BMW GS or KTM 990 and never look back.

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Today, Touratech releases a video like no other in the adventure motorcycle market. The Zega Mundo video happens in less than two minutes, mixing a driving beat, twisting roads, mud, gravel, rushing water, epic backdrops and two adventure motorcycles roaring through the woods… and the soundtrack is performed entirely on Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers.

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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. 

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How have you personalized your #Touratech Panniers? Are they covered in stickers or road rashes? 

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Our friends, photographer Shawn Thomas and rider Jason Houle, were at a recent Rawhyde event and set out to prove....

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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