Category: Off-Road

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From Bixby to Bangkok — Area GS Riders Compete to Represent the USA

Fourteen competitors from as far away as Anchorage, Alaska converged on Bixby, Mo. last weekend for their shot at representing the United States in the GS Trophy – a bi-annual competition to be held in Thailand from Feb. 28 through March 5, 2016. In addition to Bixby there are East Coast and West Coast qualifiers in the U.S. as well as qualifiers for 18 other countries. The guy who took the top spot at Bixby is an independent motorcycle mechanic from Columbus, Ohio – on his 1999 R1100GS. “I always liked the extreme challenges, you know – when I was FULL STORY

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How to Care for Your KLIM Gear

Regular cleaning of your GORE-TEX® Outerwear is extremely important to maintain durable waterproofness and supreme breathability. The best rule of thumb as to when you should wash your gear is this: Wash your KLIM GORE-TEX garment whenever the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) is no longer effective at beading water on the surface fabric or as soon as your gear looks and smells dirty. While dirt, dust and other contaminants, as well as exhausted DWR, will have little effect on actual waterproofness and breathability, they can have a tremendous effect on comfort and all-weather performance. Here’s how to wash your gear FULL STORY

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Introducing the S 1000 XR

Every year, we all get excited for BMW to introduce the latest and greatest updates to their full line of motorcycles. Every now and then, they come out with brand-new model, like the 2015 S 1000 XR. The XR brings together the best from off-road adventure bikes and sporty road bikes. Pounding the pavement When the road opens up, you’ll find 160 horsepower on tap from a familiar 999 cc engine from the S 1000R. To keep you grounded, BMW fitted the XR with two standard riding modes for Rain and Road along side the Automatic Stability Control to ensure you always have optimal traction. That same safety-minded performance FULL STORY

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The GS Challenge is for You – Trust Us

With all of the GS owners we know, including some recent additions to our off-roading friends, we get a lot of questions about the GS Challenge. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to the mud and gravel, we can assure you, the Challenge is perfect for you. It’s designed to help you push your limits and become a better, more well-rounded rider – no matter your experience level, from beginner to advanced. The Beginner – Morty “When I went to the 2014 GS Challenge, I had close to zero experience off-road,” said Martin “Morty” Rischall, who is signed up FULL STORY