Socks are one of the least glamorous, and often overlooked pieces of riding gear. Hidden away in boots, no thought is given to socks unless they don't work.
More important than wrenches, spare parts, waterproof bags, or GPS units, COMMUNICATION is going be the most used tool during our trip through South America.
Iain Glynn, Touratech-USA staff member and Chief Riding Officer is spending September 24 – 28 participating in the second annual Baja Rally. It, of course is being run in the heat of the rugged Baja, California region. He’s down there with a team of riders and technical supporters from the Seattle area.
The factory lower crash bars for the water-cooled R1200GS and Adventure model look great, but lack a critical rear brace. If your motorcycle takes a hard fall, the factory bars can fold right into the engine, causing damage to the valve cover and the cylinder of your water-boxer.
Every so often, I hatch a scheme to escape my everyday life and hit the road for a while, alone, on two wheels. This year that meant leaving my home in Seattle, to explore the stunning coastline, rugged mountains, and comically large trees of Northern California.
Eric Archambault and Morgan Goldbloom (a couple of our Sales and Customer Service Pros) are in Taos, New Mexico to work the Touratech booth at 2014 KTM Adventure Riders Rally. If you're heading down there, make sure you stop by say hello!
Eric sent this photo of the set up this morning. That is a gorgeous blue sky!
On September 13, the BMW Mottorad International GS Trophy concluded in Western Canada. Touratech outfitted each of the R1200GS Water Boxers in the event with skid plates, crash bars and other protective accessories and we tracked the event from start to finish.
The new Continental TKC 70 tire is finally available for pre-order at Touratech-USA! The TKC 70 fills the gap between the Trail Attack and the TKC 80 by giving riders a 60/40 option tire that should last a long time on the pavement without giving up too much traction in the dirt.
After seven days and well over 2,300 km of tough riding interspersed with 20 special stages, Team Central and Eastern Europe (CEEU), were crowned champions of the 2014 GS Trophy, having led the competition from wire to wire.
A few years ago, some things happened that changed my life forever: I fell in love and married a girl who rode motorcycles, I left my career in aerospace and I got a job in the motorcycle industry. I've never been happier! My wife, Brayde and I make it a point to go on at least one ride a year and we've explored most of the Western United States, Canada, Northern Mexico, Baja and Europe in the last 4 years.
I ride a 2006 BMW R1200GS and Brayde rides a 2007 BMW F650GS. They're perfectly matched bikes for traveling together and this fall we’re going to finally take one of our dream rides: Seattle to Tierra del Fuego.