Nishua Carbon Enduro helmet review
Oh my word this helmet is light. Weighing in at 1040g, and just 100g more with all the accessories attached, this Carbon Enduro helmet from…
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT – Lockdown Update
When the lockdown is over and non-essential travel becomes possible again, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT we’ve had on long-term test will be returning home to…
Yamaha XTZ 1200 Super Ténére review
At Overland we believe that a bike review should be a realistic test. Riding around for a couple of hours or a long weekend is not the same as living with a machine everyday and experiencing it on various terrain, in a loaded state. So we headed to North America where Yamaha Canada kindly leant us a 2012 model XTZ 1200 Super Ténéré for a 4,000-mile fortnight on mixed surfaces, circumnavigating the Great Lakes.
Much of the Honda NC700X design is based on an underlying principle of challenging motorcycling convention. A New Concept (NC) as the name claims.
ARMR-moto windguard base layer
When you’re travelling, a baselayer like this one is ideal; one multi-function item of clothing that doesn’t take up a lot of space, that can keep you warm, block wind and keep you cool in the heat.
DVD Review: Mondo Enduro by Austin Vince
Meeting the characters early on, we get a feel for just how the expedition will play; fun is the main ingredient interwoven into all the proceeding 43,000 miles.
Weise Onyx textile jacket review
The jacket features a soft touch outer shell, and an offset zip with a flap behind to keep out water, but the main waterproofing feature is a ‘drop-liner’ beneath the surface.
Arai Tour X3 – helmet review
My Arai Tour X-3 has been with me for about 3 years now and has had everything from 45 degree sun shining on it to a 2 inch icicle hanging from its peak.
‘Old Men Can’t Wait’ by Simon Gandolfi
Simon is afraid. Afraid that born in 1933 he’s too old, too fragile now, that what he’s about to do can’t be done: ride from…
Shoei Neotec – helmet review
Everyone’s head is different and although I’ve got one that fits snugly inside Shoei helmets, I have been astounded by the fit provided by Shoei’s…
Continental TKC80 – Tyre review
Overland tyres are necessarily a compromise. ‘Knobblies’ on the road aren’t ideal by their very nature, as the blocks of rubber that bite so easily into the earth, offer reduced grip on smooth hard tarmac
Acerbis Dual Road handguards
Although the sticker on the inside of these tough plastic handguards helpfully explains that they are not a safety feature and will not save your…
‘Rolling Through The Isles’ by Ted Simon
Ted Simon is an inspiration to many, through his bestselling ‘Jupiter’s Travels’, which documented his round the world exploits in the 1970s. His newest book lets readers get to know the man and more importantly the country, that had such an impact on his formative years, and thus shaped his life. It has been a revelation.
‘The Incredible Ride’ by Nick Sanders
It’s all-exciting for the reader, no matter the country he’s crossing. Nick has never struck me as someone prepared to goad US rednecks in a bar, but perhaps he is human after all and exhaustion can lower even his tolerance of stupidity.
‘The University of Gravel Roads’ by Rene Cormier
Rene’s story of redundancy leading to a four-year trip around the world may not sound like it’s anything out of the ordinary, but that’s the thing about independent travel – no matter what the circumstances that lead to you starting a big trip, that trip is bound to be unique.
‘Running With The Moon’ by Jonny Bealby
Jonny never takes the easy option. If he can take a route that will provide him with new adventure and experiences, and travel without other overlanders, then he will. This results in exciting illegal border crossings and heart stopping moments where his discovery by man or beast is only a breath away.