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A weekly motorcycle podcast bringing to you the best travel stories, tech tips and pro instruction from experienced moto travellers and industry experts and leaders. The show for all motorbike enthusiasts around the world. Inspirational, motivating and educational.

A weekly motorcycle podcast bringing to you the best travel stories, tech tips and pro instruction from experienced moto travellers and industry experts and leaders. The show for all motorbike enthusiasts around the world. Inspirational, motivating and educational.




A weekly motorcycle podcast bringing to you the best travel stories, tech tips and pro instruction from experienced moto travellers and industry experts and leaders. The show for all motorbike enthusiasts around the world. Inspirational, motivating and educational.




Life Calls for Adventure - Graeme and Sue Duncan

Graeme Duncan is a self described workaholic. It’s a family thing, Graeme, his brothers, his dad and it runs deep. His wife, Sue Duncan, relishes the idea of a vacation, but trying to convince a workaholic to skip work and pour out some hard earned cash for a vacation requires the tactics of a top earning vacuum salesperson. But, Sue did find a way and as you can imagine, it had something to do with a motorcycle. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at...


Pulled, Pushed and Towed - From Germany to New York on Ural Motorcycles

Five young artists decided to take their studios on the road for an expedition - on four Ural Sidecars - from Germany, through Russia and to New York. Their trip included “armies of mosquitos and mountains of bureaucracy”, riding on the Road of Bones and building amphibious motorcycles. They had an incredible 972 breakdowns, which culminated in meeting some strange characters who helped them continue their adventure, but only until the next breakdown. More motorcycle travel episodes...


Rider Skills: Learning to Ride Ruts on Adventure Motorcycles | Clinton Smout

Ruts can be one of the most difficult challenges for motorcyclists and although ruts are usually found when riding in dirt off-road, you may come across them in construction areas and even at the side of the road where the asphalt often has a lip and a dirt shoulder. Riding off to the side of the road over that lip is usually uneventful, but if not done correctly re-entering the roadway and crossing that rut can put a rider down. Riding ruts, tips, tricks and even a few stories from Clinton...


Motorcycle Playlist - The Sheepdogs - Ryan Gullen

If you enjoy listening to music, your playlist may have a big impact on how you feel as you ride. Fast paced music feels great for carving corners or riding rough trails at a moderate pace. Or your playlist may fit well with working on your bike or hanging out with like minded riders. And since music and motorcycles go together so well, we talked to motorcyclist and bassist Ryan Gullen from The Sheepdogs about music, building vintage bikes, and riding motorcycles. So, what’s on your...


Riding the Balkans - The Adventure Continues - Travis and Chantil Gill

After spending years saving and preparing, Travis and Chantil Gill left on a year long motorcycle trip. They planned to explore Morocco and as much of Europe as they could. Then the pandemic struck and they made the tough decision to take a chance and go ahead with their plans. Just a couple of weeks in to their trip, they found themselves stuck in Spain but when things eased up they were able to start travelling again in South Eastern Europe. Because of the pandemic restrictions they’ve...


Can You Justify the Cost of a Motorcycle Airbag Vest?

Airbag vests could be for the upper body what helmets are for the head. And they could mean the difference between life and death. We’ll spend a small fortune on a helmet or a riding jacket and pants, yet we have trouble justifying the price of an airbag vest. On this episode, why should we consider an airbag vest, what will it do for us, what choices do we have and what are we paying for? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at Want...


RIDER SKILLS: Simple Cornering Methods For Adventure Motorcycles

On this episode of RIDER SKILLS, Bill Dragoo from Dragoo Adventure Rider Training walks us through some simple steps that will help improve your cornering skills while riding your adventure motorcycle on the street, either loaded or unloaded. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about...


GEARING UP: Essential ADV Gear - Shawn Thomas

Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Gearing Up segments are all about discovering some great gear, ideas and hacks that may make the difference between calling it quits or continuing your ride. Feeling confident when you ride off the beaten track has everything to do with two things, what skills you possess and what gear are you carrying. But deciding just which skills you should learn and what pieces of gear you should carry comes down to experience. On this episode of Gearing Up we’re going...


Cure the Wanderlust - Geoff Keys

Some of us are born with it, some of us develop it and some of us are just sideswiped by it - it’s something called wanderlust. Geoff Keys had ambitions to travel the world for a long time. Further inspired by adventure travel books and moto documentaries, he decided to follow his dream to tour the world and naturally the mode of transport was motorcycle. As Geoff shared with us, his “reason for travelling is simply to scratch the itch, cure the wanderlust, see what there is to be seen and...


A Huge Fraternity of Motorcyclists - Sean Burch

The motorcycle community is a pretty close knit group of people. We wave when we pass each other, we’re always willing to help out a fellow rider when they have a problem and many of us have an open door for traveling motorcyclists. We connect through social media and forums, with many of us forming lifelong friendships. And sometimes we’re fortunate to come across people who are so generous and so kind that it’s almost surreal. And imagine coming across not just one person, but several...


Australian Desert Forges New Rider - Benji Brundin

A few years ago Benji Brundin went through some major life changes, including losing his dream career and his wife, and decided that the best course of action was to break from conventional life. So, leaving his past behind, challenging his fears and limitations he bought a van and outfitted it for adventure, then headed out to circumnavigate Australia with a dirt bike strapped to the back. Although he had never ridden a motorcycle before, adventure riding has now become Benji’s focus, and...


Harley-Davidson Pan America Enters the ADV Scene - How’s That Going to Pan Out?

Harley-Davidson has announced the Pan America, an “adventure touring” motorcycle which is projected to be released in May, 2021. There’s been mixed reactions amongst the adventure motorcycle community, as Harley-Davidson has traditionally been known for big and loud bikes. We went to Harley-Davidson and to industry expert Tim Calhoun to get some of our biggest questions answered including what’s behind the thought process of the Harley-Davidson breaking in to the adventure motorcycle market...


Rider Skills - Controlling Your Motorcycle in the Sand - Jimmy Lewis

One of the most feared surfaces for riders is sand and although some riders probably hold that fear level a little too high, it stems from the level of difficulty that sand presents for most of us. But, riding in sand is second nature to former racer and now instructor, Jimmy Lewis and on this episode he shares important techniques and tips that will help make you a better rider in the sand. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at Want...


1951 Harley Panhead in Africa - The Impossible Can Become the Possible

If you were planning a motorcycle trip to Africa, where you were going to traverse steep mountain passes, explore lesser travelled roads and visit remote places, travelling solo with a rough plan open to any opportunity, what bike would you choose to take? Would you consider the perfect motorcycle to be a 1951 Harley Panhead, a hard tail? That’s just what Gareth Jones from South Wales rode on his African adventure, a trip he had been wanting to do for a long time. If you’re wondering how he...


When Focusing on Destination Takes Over the Adventure

When planning a motorcycle trip there are a couple of major governing factors to take in to consideration - a destination and a time frame. But, if we focus too much on those two planning points the essence of the trip could get lost. We might forget that the real adventure is in the journey, not the destination. That’s what happened to Ronnie Altice when he set off on an adventure with his son, and it led him down a path he never intended to visit. More motorcycle travel episodes available...


Ted Simon - 90 and Still Riding

Ted Simon has been a motorcycle travel mentor for riders and adventurers around the world for decades. Countless times we’ve heard from people who have said that his book inspired them or that they consulted with him before they travelled or that he helped them write their own book. He’s travelled the world twice, and as he turns 90 he is still riding and still writing. On this episode, a conversation with the adventurer who helped paved the way for long distance motorcycle travel, Ted...


What Does it Really Mean to Have a Travel Sponsor?

Do you ever wonder what’s involved in and how someone gets sponsored for a trip? What do they get and just what do they have to do for the company that is sponsoring them? Each company will have their own specifics for sponsorship and it will likely depend on many things, but to try to get an idea of what it’s all about we asked Michnus and Elsebie Olivier from Piki Piki Overland to sit down and have a chat about sponsorship. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider...


Unprepared for Motorcycle Travel But Determined to Make it Work

Harold Serrano was not a motorcyclist, he didn't have a licence to ride a bike, in fact other than a few little rides messing around Harold had no experience with motorcycles. But he did decide that the easiest and cheapest way to get around South America was on a motorcycle, so he got one. What Harold didn't realize was that he was grossly unprepared for a motorcycle travel adventure. He did however have passion, determination and a goal, and those three things combined are powerful forces...


3 Rider Skills You Can't Master - But Should Try To

The top three riding skills that you will never master on your motorcycle, yet you should always be trying to, are the focus of this episode of Rider Skills. Why should you care about trying to master a skill - if the premise is that you can never do it? To answer that we have Shawn Thomas, a BMW certified off-road and street riding instructor and a BMW ambassador in the US. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at Want to help out?...


Is it Quality or Does it Just Look That Way?

The choice of motorcycle related products on the market is endless, and with that are the decisions to be made. When you’re looking for a specific item, be it an accessory or a part or anything else, you’ll probably find yourself overwhelmed when you start doing the research. With all the choices how do you know when something is good quality? What should you be looking for? We have a lot of questions and to get some answers and ideas we turned to Warren Milner, who has spent a good portion...