Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 1

A friend Jeff and I rode in the Topaz 600 motorcycle ride this past weekend. The Topaz 600 Dual Sport Motorcycle and Adventure Touring Ride is put on by DualSportWest.com. Jeff and I rode up to Topaz, Nevada on Thursday morning to take in the 3 days of riding. While my BMW R1200GS is highway … [Read more...]

2011 KTM 450 EXC Review

This is Part 3 of my 2011 KTM 450 EXC review. In Part 1, Deciding on the KTM 450 EXC, I discussed my research and evaluation behind the decision to purchase the KTM 450 EXC. In Part 2, KTM 450 EXC Enhancements, I talked about some mandatory and highly desirable changes to the bike to make into into … [Read more...]

Deciding on the KTM 450 EXC

As I'm approaching 15 engine hours on my 2011 KTM 450 EXC, the first major service interval, I thought it was time to give a detailed review of my first thoughts on this motorcycle. I going to write this review in three parts. I'll give a little background on how I came to decision to purchase the … [Read more...]

Dual Sport Motorcycling Book Review

Off road riding can be a lot of fun. You don't need to worry about cars running into you. And, depending on where you are riding, you don't need to worry about much other than riding and enjoying the scenery. However, if you spend most of the time on the street, like I do, a few off road riding … [Read more...]