Category Archives: Adventure Motorcycling Gear Reviews

Stuff I’ve actually used

Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman jacket

Tested: Adventure Spec Linesman softshell jacket Where: 1600km off-road tour in southern Algeria, a few days in Morocco in April and another month riding in Morocco in November. UK price: £249 Supplied free for testing by Adv Spec Weight: 1011g + … Continue reading

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Tested: TCX Baja Mid boots in the Sahara

Tested: TCX Baja Mid boots Where: Algerian Sahara, High Atlas Morocco, UK Cost: £200 Supplied free for review by TCX UK Weight: 1017g each What they say: Designed for Adventure both on and off road, and on and off the bike, the TCX … Continue reading

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Tested: X-Lite X551 GT Adv helmet review

Tested: X-Lite X551 GT Adv helmet Where: Scotland, Spain Morocco Paid: £250 on ebay from Germany See also: X-Lite X420 GT What they say: This is X-lite’s on/off full-face helmet. Its compact volume (thanks to the availability of three outer … Continue reading

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Quick spin: 2017 Honda X-ADV review

The reaction to Honda’s category-bending X-ADV ‘X-cooter’ seems to have been positive; most reviewers get it or accept it for what it is. Credit to Honda for trying new stuff, though it’s said good sales haven’t followed, probably due to … Continue reading

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XSR 700 Scrambler – final mods

XSR 700 Scrambler front page My XScrambleR sets off in a month for Morocco and, bar some luggage, is ready to go. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bike ready so far in advance. Using some left-over or unused components, … Continue reading

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Tested: Kriega Overlander S – OS-32

Kriega’s new Overlander-S is their second iteration of a luggage system suited to bike travel. A few years ago they brought out a similar plate-on-rack idea (below right) but, with modularity using their existing 15-litre packs (or Rotopax), which were semi-permanently riveted to the HDPE plate … Continue reading

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Review: Giant Loop Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Updated February 2019. Lower price at Adventure Spec UK For my kind of riding I’ve not been a great fan of tankbags. When you get off the bike it’s another thing to unclip and lug around with you, along with your lid. … Continue reading

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