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Giovanni’s Five essentials for a bike tour

Posted on July 23rd, 2018

 

Pangong salt water lake, Ladakh, India Posing at Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, India

Helmet, jacket, trousers and boots are ready to don, your bike is clean, full of fuel, serviced and fitted with bulging panniers, navigation gizmos and action cam technology. All is in place with insurance, road side assistance and the itinerary.  You just need  to fire up your beloved motorbike, lock the front door to your house and ride off to that far away destination of your dreams. But hang on…wait a minute. There are some less obvious accessories to take along that  should not be overlooked. Consider these if you want add to the SAFETY and long term ENJOYMENT of your ride.

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Five great hacks to make your motorbike tour hassle free.

Posted on June 25th, 2018

Bike on it's side Oops, time for some weight liftin’

Top boxes, tank bags, extra lights and similar all have their special place in the adventure motorcycling scene and serve their purpose well. There are hundreds of online reviews about riding gear, luggage, cushioned seats and the latest tyre technology, all “guaranteed” to make our lifes easier on the road.  Of course we’re free to pick, try out and spend cash to our hearts content, just for the fun of it if we choose to do so. However, there are some simple, very affordable extras (some self made) that can make a huge difference to the comfort and quality of our rides especially on a long tour. A few may be obvious to some bikers, others perhaps not so much. Here are five.

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