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Here it is: The all-new Discovery

“A can-do car for can-do customers.”

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GlobeBusters announces two motorcycling tours in Iceland

‘The Arctic Desert’ and ‘Beyond the Wall’ tours are 12 days long


Monty Halls’ Marine Defender

Divers dream vehicle

Monty Halls to lead expedition to track The Sardine Run

And he’s driving a specially modified Defender to do it…

No Man's Land expedition

Land Rover supports the No Man’s Land Expedition

A 6,000 mile drive from Devon to Egypt/Sudan.

Defender driven 20,000km to the Pole of Cold

“It has been our security and our talisman.”

Volvo XC coupe design is ‘inspired by adventure sports gear’

‘strong connection with an active outdoor lifestyle’

Willis Resilience Expedition Toyota Hilux 6x6 - adventure 52 magazine

Willis Resilience Expedition’s Toyota 6×6 Hilux

WE wrote about Parker Liautaud and his South Pole expedition last month. But what we didn’t tell you about was the incredible support car which will be going along for the journey too. It’s a Toyota 6×6 Hilux that’s been […]

Dennis Matson's Ducati 1199 Panigale Adventure

Dennis Matson’s Ducati 1199 Panigale adventure

DENNIS Matson was one of the first to buy a Ducati 1199 Panigale S in the United States. Despite others telling him it wasn’t the right bike for an adventure, he went on and did one anyway, covering 16,000 miles […]

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SW-MOTECH hardcase for iPhone

Fits to your motorcycle

Globebusters Silk Road motorcycle adventure

RIDING the Silk Road is a dream for many adventure motorcyclists but it’s been notoriously difficult to do it on your own.  But in May next year there’s a group heading that way – and you can join them. It will cost […]

Test ride an 1190 Adventure

Based on reviews so far – and from sales – the 1190 Adventure is fast becoming THE adventure bike to have this year.

Rapier jacket for adventure motorcyclists

A new four-season jacket that costs £139.99

Aether combines skiing and motorcycling in its video called Chasing Winter

AETHER certainly gets the adventure lifestyle concept. In this video, called Chasing Winter, the guys combine motorcycling and skiing and go on a trip where they carry their ski and snowboard boots in their top boxes and strap their skis […]

KTM makes new Super Duke R 1290 website live

KTM has made a dedicated website for its new Super Duke R 1290 go live. There’s not much there apart from a countdown timer. The clock is ticking….so we should see more about the bike in 12 days time. For […]

Belstaff opens a new store on Bond Street

Experience adventure motorcycling in the new Belstaff store on Bond Street

2014 Kia Soul adventure car

Improved ride and handling

New Jaguar C-X17 adventure car

THE adventure potential of the new Jaguar C-X17 is looking good – it has 213mm of ground clearance and an intelligent all-wheel drive system. It even has a head up display projected in the windscreen just like a fighter jet. […]

New SKODA Yeti for outdoor enthusiasts

Improvements make it more appealing to adventure-seekers

Rock climbing and the 2014 Z1000SX

If I can carry my climbing kit on the new Z1000SX, then I think Kawasaki may well have picked up their first order…

Land Rover supports yacht ‘GREAT Britain’

Yacht called ‘Great Britain’ will be sailed in the Clipper Round the World Race

Skoda Yeti Adventure special edition on sale

IT’S based on the SE trim version but comes with an extra £2250 of kit at no extra cost. The Skoda Yeti Adventure special edition is on sale from 22 July 2013 and available in two and four-wheel drive versions with […]

First drive: 2014 Range Rover Sport prototype

We drove four laps around Gaydon and boy does it shift

Land Rover extreme sailing series

Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series

Land Rover is sponsoring the Extreme Sailing Series for the next three years

2013 Range Rover review in the Cotswolds

Capable and incredible

Have you been to Diesel Island?

Diesel embraces the adventure life

Relentless: Latest Videos Explore The Concept

NEVER, ever give up. This is a mantra commonly used, particularly by adventurers and explorers, but more often by every one of us. Often through our efforts to achieve, circumstances can change so much that we may not ever reach […]

Biker Films Himself Riding Off A 4000ft Cliff In Chile

AN EXPERIENCED base jumper has ridden his motorcycle off a 4,000 cliff in the Chilean Andes to “promote the country”. The stunt took the experienced base jumper, Julio Munoz, three years to plan and involved using a helicopter to get […]

Win VIP tickets to the British Moto GP

Surfdome.com and Alpinestars are running a competition to win a pair of tickets

Typhoon display team gets a little extra zoom zoom

Now sponsored by Mazda

Celebs ride motorcycles to deliver medical support in Lesotho

Motorcycles are the best way to reach villages high up in the mountains.

Hot Wheels V-Drop Track Set Brought To Life

THE Indy 500 celebrates its Centennial in a month’s time on the 29th May 2011. And what better way to draw the crowds than to watch a car speed down a 90 foot ramp connected to a re-creation of a bedroom […]

Join the flying adventure to AviationEXPO in Bitburg

RB12 will be one of the most ambitious land, sea and air races ever held

Continental Recognises The Adventure Generation And Releases Fuel Saving Tyres For SUVs And 4x4s

FUEL duty has gone up SIX TIMES since the middle of 2008. Unleaded now averages 133p per litre with diesel around 140p per litre. As people that love adventure, we often use our vehicles to get to exciting locations but […]

MyVelo…in Lime Green Too

WE’VE had the car and the plane in lime-green this week so why not end off Week 14 with a lime-green bike? This one, announced yesterday, is made by MyVelo, the personalised bike brand. As company founder Raj Tandon explains, MyVelo […]

Supersonic Ducati Rider Loses A Wheel

WE’VE had the second World Superbike Race of the season at Donington Park and for newbie Maxime Berger it’ll be a race to remember – his rear rim shattered and the wheel came off. Maxime Berger said, “I’m disappointed and incredulous. The ring broke […]

Keira Knightley’s Beige Ducati Chanel Advert

PRETTY girls on motorcycles have long been used to promote products but Chanel’s latest advert manages to blend the old and the new with a waft of the retro-modern style that is so popular at present. As well as wearing […]

View From Inside The MX-5 GT

THE past weekend saw the inaugural race for the Mazda MX-5 GT in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship at Silverstone. As we announced on Adventure 52 last week, the GT version is somewhat of a beast having 275hp and […]

F1 Season Begins and Mark Webber Announces The Return Of The Tasmania Challenge

AT the end of a Formula 1 season you’d think a rest would be on the cards. Not for Mark Webber because he’ll jet directly from the final round of the Formula One series in Brazil to Tasmania for his […]

Angry Zoom Zoom

LOOKS like one of Mazda’s MX-5 has been exposed to some Gamma radiation. The result is this Hulk-green GT version of the MX-5 which will take to the track in anger at Silverstone this weekend in the Britcar MSA British […]

Bringing Vintage Bikes Back To Life

‘Cat’ From Red Dwarf Is On A Motorcycle Adventure


Alberto Granado, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Companion Passes Away

THINGS don’t always have to be in perfect working condition before we set out on an adventure. When Che Guevera and Alberto Granado set out on their famous motorcycle adventure in 1952, they did so on a ‘leaky’ Norton 500 […]

The Mini Rocketman Can Carry A Snowboard

IT’S nice of Mini to think about us snowboarders. This week it’s the Geneva Motor Show and the company unveiled it’s new Rocketman concept. For all the cool features it has, the best thing is that it carry a snowboard. The […]

Cars Dancing On Ice

IT’S the week for driving on frozen lakes. Mazda is in Sweden racing MX-5s fitted with spiked tyres and Bentley is in Finland setting new world speed records on ice. Twenty Mazda MX-5s have been modified to drive on ice […]

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Ernest Bell’s 1954 motorcycle adventure

A 26,000 mile trip on a 1952 Norton Dominator

Fresh Tracks

AHH, there’s nothing quite like making fresh tracks on the first lift up of the day. More often than not, lifts start running early to make sure they’re working ok and in some cases, allowing the ski instructors to have […]

Rude Road Trip

AHH, there’s nothing quite like a road trip, but for the guys from the Inbetweeners, their 48-hour mission to drive to the rudest sounding streets in Britain comes to an end today. Actors Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and […]

Kicking up the dust: Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally

THIS video of Stage 3 of the Dakar rally shows roads which will make the motorcyclists amongst us start dreaming about Argentina. The stage shows riders racing from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy. Yet again, KTM […]

Dakar Rally begins today

Today marks the start of the Dakar Rally and adventure motorcyclists will race over the next fifteen days.

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