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Adventure motorcycles or ADVs are becoming a popular choice for those riders looking to go touring and sport-touring. But, why is that the case? There are several reasons as to why ADV bikes are becoming more and more popular amongst riders who enjoy touring. They include many features that make them ideal for eating up miles, on any terrain too, such as large wheels, long travel suspension, good fuel range and comfortable ergonomics to name just a few. Here are our reasons why ADVs make excellent touring bikes and why you should choose the ADV lifestyle. Performance Some riders consider...

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Buying an ADV can be tricky, why? Because there is so much to choose from. There is a huge selection of bikes in this spectrum, so choosing the right one for you can be difficult. We’re here to help though. The spectrum of ADV rides covers everything from barely street-legal endure bikes to $30,000+ machines built with high-tech parts ready to tackle any travelling on any terrain. Many dealerships will have machines in stock that really shouldn’t be there. Bikes with minimal mileage, all the right gear and maybe some with minimal damage, but very much still usable and will...

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Here at VMR we love a good custom build and we understand the feeling and passion that goes into every individual build. It’s about making a bike your own with your own style. Whenever you start a new custom project, you need a good base bike. Most will buy a slightly battered used bike to give it a new breath of life with more than just a paintjob using high-quality professional motorcycle paint. However, that opens the door for the question: which is the best bike to use as a base? The Classic Bikes Taking a classic bike and giving...

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Riding in winter, whilst it can be tricky, is great fun. Many of you may be fortunate enough that winter doesn’t affect your riding season, but for many others, it does. If you haven’t discovered the joys of riding through winter or would just rather not ride in the snow, then we want to help you make sure your bike is kept safe and will be ready to use once the spring comes round. The truth is that winter salt will try and destroy your bike, turning all your nuts, bolts and fasteners furry and grizzly like the polar bear...

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Motorcycles are fun, that is one reason why we ride them. But they are often considered a more cost-effective mode of transport. Is that true though? This article is about breaking down the real costs of owning a motorcycle to see if they really are a cheaper form of transport. Lessons & Training The first thing any rider needs before being allowed to ride a motorcycle is the proper training. This could be the biggest expense of your biking career, besides buying a new bike. Basic Handling Skills Before being able to apply for your learner licence and ride, you...

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