Last weekend over 500 riders descended upon the tiny town of Plain, WA for the 2015 Touratech Rally. This was the fifth year of the rally and what started as an informal gathering of adventure motorcycle enthusiasts has turned into the largest adventure rally on the West Coast.
Earlier this month Touratech-USA CEO Paul Guillien and BMW Owners News Editor, Bill Wiegand traveled to Touratech Spain, borrowed a couple of bikes and rode through Europe to the 2015 Touratech Travel Event in Niederashsch, Germany. It's the largest gathering of adventure motorcycle enthusiasts. This is a taste of the event.
A large group of riders (the leaders and sweep riders for the group rides) camped in the mountains to pre-run and proof these routes. We needed to confirm that the routes work and that they concur with the difficulty ratings applied.
Last weekend, riders from the Northwest and beyond descended upon Touratech-USA for our summer open house!
About a month ago, I met with ADV filmmaker Sterling Noren about doing a video for the KLR. The concept is basically that two of our guys will ride it for a couple of days on some different terrain and give it a review.
Touratech is excited to announce that this year’s Touratech Rally West will have two different class programs (including one for ladies only) for attendees to choose from.
We arrived at Nazca just as the sun was setting, and climbed up into one of the roadside view towers to see a couple of the figures in the dirt. It was very cool, but we were excited to see more the next day from an airplane.
This week the adventure touring world was buzzing with the news that the legendary Africa Twin is back.
Last week, Touratech-USA’s Chief Riding Officer, Iain Glynn appeared on Adventure Rider Radio, a Canadian based podcast that focuses on all things ADV Motorcycles.
As we approached the entrance to the canyon and passed through a few last villages, the road turned to dirt. We stopped to air down our tires for the day of off-pavement riding and were on our way. Upon entering the canyon, we were immediately awestruck by the beautiful geology.