BDR Tested Riding Gear

On a motorcycle journey, sometimes the difference between a good experience and a great experience is the quality of your Gear. To help you navigate the world of adventure motorcycling gear, we've compiled a list of BDR tested adv moto travel essentials -- from motorcycle accessories and camping must-haves, to riding gear and road food favourites.   Let us know what you think and send us your favourite adv products to be included here.  

  • Touratech Zega Pro Panniers

    Touratech Zega Pro aluminum panniers are available for most adventure touring motorcycles including BMW R1200GS, F800GS, F650GS KTM 690/990/1190, Ducati Multistrada, Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki V-Strom, Kawasaki KLR 650 and many others. Touratech is the #1 brand for quality aluminum motorcycle luggage. Zega Pro panniers have a proven design and are the choice of long-distance motorcycle travelers the world over. See their complete line of motorcycle panniers, luggage and accessories with most items in stock with fast shipping.

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  • Rocky Mountain ATV/MC - ADV Buyers Guide

    Deciding what gear to spend your money on isn’t easy. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC makes your experience of buying adventure gear and accessories hassle free with their ADV Buyers Guide Series.  Passionate and experienced adventure riders, they comb through their massive inventory, to take stock of what’s new before each guide. So whether you’re looking for a new jacket, luggage, or other piece of gear, let these guides be your road map to stocking up with great gear.

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  • Camel Tank

    Add 40% more range to your BMW F650/700/800GS and 27% to your KTM 1050/1190/1290 with the auxiliary gas tanks from Camel Tank. Whether you need more fuel so you can iron-butt it to your next destination, explore the backcountry on a long range adventure, or simply want peace of mind knowing that you’ve got gas to spare, Camel Tank has you covered. Their durable roto-molded auxiliary fuel tanks work with most pannier systems. Explore more with Camel Tank.

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  • Princeton Tec Lights

    Battle tested and adventure ready - Princeton Tec lights are relied on by the military, law enforcement personnel and industrial professionals. Their 70 lumen Byte headlamp and 90 lumen Amp1L flashlight are compact enough to stash away during travel and powerful enough to help light your way in the backcountry, while you’re out riding and camping. An American manufacturer since 1975, Princeton Tec is inspired by the spirit of exploration and dedicated to continually pushing the bar to create intuitively operated, durable products here in the USA.

     

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  • Moto-Skiveez® Technical Riding Shirt

    The official riding shirt of the NVBDR expedition team!  Moto-Skiveez®'s Technical Riding Shirt is specifically designed to keep a rider cool and comfortable.  The shirt consists of two fabrics: a rapid moisture transfer fabric and a strategically positioned mesh fabric that maximize airflow along the forearms, shoulders and back, and provides a cooling effect. Just like the Moto-Skiveez® Riding Shorts, this product is a necessity on long distance BDR adventures.

     

  • Doubletake Mirror

    The brain child of the American rally racer and 2012 Dakar Rally finisher Ned Suesse, Doubletake Mirror has set the standard for indestructible motorcycle mirrors that combine rearward visibility with enduro-proven toughness.  The Adventure Mirror model, features a versitaile RAM mounting system and a longer arm for infinite adjustability extended or folded, and will move upon impact to avoid damage. The SAE spec convex glass provides a better field of view than a flat piece, retaining the ability to focus on details. With its universal fit you can easily swap the mirror between bikes, and position it exactly where you want it. Doubletake warrants the housing against breakage forever. Made in the USA.

     

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  • Sena Bluetooth 20S

    The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system features several industry firsts.  The Bluetooth 4.0 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules offers increased performance, reliability and high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking™ allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience inlike the traditional interruption based audio technology.  20S users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phones, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders.  20S is perfect for a BDR expedition because it can connect up to 8 riders in the range of 1.2 miles.

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  • Wolfman Tank Bags

    Wolfman is well known for its line of adventure and on/off-road motorcycle soft luggage. If you own a Wolfman bag you know that their products are virtually indestructable.  Our favourite is Wolfman's line of Tank Bags, key to keeping frequently used items like you wallet, phone, and camera easily accessible when riding.  They snap on and off the bike in seconds, so you can take your valuables with you when stopping for lunch or leaving the bike in a crowded place. Wolfman offers nine purpose built tank bags, designed and manufactured with the highest quality, versatility and functional features, and a strong focus on proper fit, water resistance and capacity for your ride.  And best of all, they are 100% made in the USA!

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  • Black Dog ULTIMATE Skid Plates

    Shred loose gravel, bomb boulder fields, or even occasionally scrape an urban curb... go ahead, throw everything you've got at the BDCW skid plate—it’ll take it. Designed to withstand years of abuse on the most rugged terrain, it’s the ULTIMATE ARMOR for your bike. The undisputed most durable, most capable, skid plate on the planet — it’s the best bike protection you can get.  The MOST engine coverage.  Full header protection.  Frame (not engine!) mounted.  Smooth bottom for easier clearing of obstacles.  It’s super easy to put on and take off.  Now you can ride into the backcountry and make it home with confidence. Consider the BDCW skid plate cheap insurance for your bike. Tested, designed and manufactured in the U.S.—and trusted WORLDWIDE.

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  • Touratech Suspension

    Touratech Suspension is the world's first purpose-built shock absorber for long-distance touring with a fully-loaded motorcycle. Right out of the box, it has the strength, features and adjustments to go the distance, even while hauling luggage. Touratech Shocks are constructed with heavy-duty materials and over-sized components.

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  • Rottweiler Performance

    Does 10 HP, 6 lb weight savings, 45 second pre filter changes and an extra 128 cubic inches of storage on your KTM bike sound good to you? We think that sounds pretty good to anyone, so check out Rottweiler Performance for some of the industries newest and most exciting innovations for the KTM adventurer. Instructional videos, free downloads, and in depth walk through tutorials on most of the products, and a 100% performance rpomise guarantee. Time to "Power Your Adventure!”

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  • ADV Lights by Cyclops

    Want more light for your dual sport bike, and more options on how and where to mount your lights?  Do what Enduro champions, motorsports competitors, and ADV pros do - get your DOT approved dual sport kits and lighting basics from Cyclops Adventure Sports, the leading provider of High Performance LED, HID and halogen Lighting systems.  You’ll turn night into day with Cyclops selection of long range LED lights, HID helmet lights and mounts designed specifically for dual sport and adventure travel. 

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  • NEMO Losi 2P Tent

    On a motorcycle expedition your tent is your home away from home.  When space and weight are an issue, we choose the NEMO Losi 2P ten, because its light, sturdy, spacious, and packs really small.  With a full mesh canopy for summer evenings and large side vents for continuous airflow on rainy nights, Losi 2P is essential for the avid motorcycle traveler.

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  • Touratech Expedition Plate

    Touratech’s Expedition Skid Plate offers unprecedented protection for adventure motorcycle's engine. The heavy gauge stainless steel mounting plate absorbs impact while supporting the oversized 4mm contoured aluminum skid plate, which has integrated polyamid nylon rails that absorb impact, protect bolt heads and provide a smooth sliding surface for overcoming obstacles.

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  • Klim Badlands Pro Suit

    The KLIM Badlands Pro Motorcycle suit is the ultimate in adventure motorcycling gear and protection.  The suit focuses on a sleek, un-inhibiting fit, durable-yet-comfortable fabrics, high-end integrated armor and the undeniable performance guarnateed to keep you dry.  With too many unqiue features to mention, we'll just say that its one of the best rally touring suits on the market.

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  • Everything GPS at Touratech-USA

    For the largest selection of GPS Units, GPS mounts, wiring kits, maps & map holders and accessories for motorcycle navigation, head over to Touratech-USA.  They carry Garmin, Touratech, RAM, SPOT, CycoActive and many other brands.  We appreciate their knowledgable staff, all of whom ride and can recommend the best products on the market they themselves have tested.

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  • NEMO Astro Insulated Pad

    Light weight and small packed size are critical on a motorcycle adventure.  While this award-winning insulated sleeping pad is both, it also boasts generous 2.5” thicknes (compared to the standard one inch backcountry pad), durable polyester fabric and a raised portion at the head end to supplement your pillow. It has a layer of PrimaLoft insulation built in for protection against cold or hot ground, and comes with a stuff sack, compression strap, and repair patches.

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  • Klim Adventure Gloves

    KLIM's Adventure Glove incorporates the comfortable versatility and durability of a leather glove with the technology and fit of a high-end enduro glove. Featuring Pittards premium water-resistant leather and corded nylon stretch construction, the Adventure Glove combines flex and toughness in all the right places. 

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  • SIDI Crossfire Off-Road Boot

    The SIDI Crossfire TA off-road motorcycle boot is the ultimate in protection for enduro and off-road riding.  They've saved us from many potential foot injuries during BDR expeditions. The level of protection, comfort, and features of the Crossfire TA make it quite possibly the best off-road motorcycle boot ever made. While these are not 100% waterproof,  we consider these boots the best choice for BDR because of their unprescedented protection and comfort for walking.  

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  • Arai XD4 Dual-Sport Helmet

    The Arai XD4 is the ultimate dual-sport or adventure motorcycle helmet, and the preferred helmet of the BDR team. Combining the best features of both off-road and street helmets, the XD4 is great for any style of riding from single track trails to street touring.

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  • Touratech Crash Bars

    Touratech crash bars will protect your engine with a stainless steel cage structure that provides complete engine coverage. Made of 1-inch diameter stainless steel tubing, these Crash Bars are engineered to take a beating and never let you down. In addition to offering the ultimate in protection, the stainless steel tubing follows the natural lines of your motorcycle, accenting its distinctive look.

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