Adventure 52

RIDE & DRIVE

Willis Resilience Expedition’s Toyota 6×6 Hilux

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 built by Arctic Trucks in Iceland. Because Parker will carry out a lot of scientific…

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 across 35 states. This video shows more about the Panigale R launch than it does…

Globebusters Silk Road motorcycle adventure

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 from £13,995, take 54 days to complete and you’ll be led by the famed adventure motorcyclist,…

KTM makes new Super Duke R 1290 website live

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 now, here’s what we’ve seen so far about the new motorcycle… www.superduker1290.com

New Jaguar C-X17 adventure car

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. While sales of Land Rover’s Evoque have been booming, the C-X17 is kinda similar, but…

Skoda Yeti Adventure special edition on sale

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 manual transmission only and comes with a choice of two engines. The two-wheel drive is £18,640…

Relentless: Latest Videos Explore The Concept

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 our goals. This isn’t giving up though; the game just changes. Which is why the…

Biker Films Himself Riding Off A 4000ft Cliff In Chile

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 his motorbike, the ramp and team members to the top of the cliff. Check out…

Hot Wheels V-Drop Track Set Brought To Life

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 door that’s 100 feet tall and then soar across the infield of the Indianapolis Motor…

MyVelo…in Lime Green Too

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 is popular amongst cyclists who “love the idea of being able to choose their colours personalise their…

Supersonic Ducati Rider Loses A Wheel

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 and I was lucky because it broke into a slow corner. I found myself on…

Keira Knightley’s Beige Ducati Chanel Advert

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 Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume, Keira (we’re on first name terms) wears a beige outfit to match…

View From Inside The MX-5 GT

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 capable of nought to sixty in just three seconds – and here’s what it looks…

Angry Zoom Zoom

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 Endurance Championship. The Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship is contested over nine races from March…

Alberto Granado, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Companion Passes Away

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 motorycle that was pissing oil before they even began their 5000km tour of South America….

The Mini Rocketman Can Carry A Snowboard

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 rear door splits with a upper section that hinges on the roof and drawer slides…

Cars Dancing On Ice

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 and 26 international teams have just completed a four hour race around a 5km track….

Fresh Tracks

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 the mountain all to themselves for a morning warm-up before it opens to the public….

Rude Road Trip

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 Blake Harrison set off in the yellow Fiat, sporting a red nose for Comic Relief….

Kicking up the dust: Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally

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 is in the lead with the reigning Dakar champions Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. Despres…

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