Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dirt Rider Magazine Adventure Bike shoot

Dirt Rider Magazine was recently sent a group of bikes for evaluation in an upcoming special issue. Editor-at-large Jimmy Lewis, myself, and two other pro MX/desert riders put the machines through their paces in remote California and Nevada terrain. The results are encouraging for all those looking to escape the beaten path for a time.

Left-right: Triumph Tiger 800XC, KTM 990 Adventure, Yamaha Tenere, and BMW 1200 GS Adventure.

I rode the Triumph 800XC for the initial portion of the test. We all later took turns switching bikes to get an idea what the new offerings from each company were all about.

Jimmy referencing his maps. Experience counts here. While we did carry GPS units, they weren't used. The entire route was based on paper maps.