Join Jamie Robinson on his latest MotoGeo Adventure, as he tours the mountains of Spain aboard the new Ducati Multistrada S.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of an exciting and historic collaboration between two premium British biking brands.
Fresh for the start of the 2013 motorcycling season, Triumph Motorcycles has introduced a range of outstanding products engineered for them by the best designer of motorcycle bags they could find, Kriega.
The collection of motorcycle backpacks, waistpacks and packing accessories has been produced exclusively for the legendary British bike manufacturer by Kriega. Selected to perfectly complement any Triumph motorcycle – from their supersports Daytona 675 and sport touring Sprint, through to the dual sport Tiger 800, Thunderbird cruiser, Modern Classic Bonneville and beyond – the Kriega R30, R25, R15, R3 and Kube accessories are identical spec to those offered by Kriega USA, save for the iconic Triumph logo emblazoned upon each one.
Kriega is very pleased to be involved in the launch of a new series of videos dedicated to true adventure touring i.e. just getting on your bike and heading off to do something awesome.
In this first episode, former 250GP and TT racer and current RideApart presenter, Jamie Robinson, does just that. Grabbing his trusty Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack, he hops on the new Triumph Tiger 800 and heads off for a spot of rock climbing in a chilly, but always stunningly beautiful, Yosemite National Park.
Welcome to MotoGeo Adventures!
And the goodness just keeps on coming…
Christophe Noel over at, Expedition Portal, the superb web arm of the highly respected world travellers’ magazine, Overland Journal, has just written an excellent in-depth review of the Kriega Overlander 60 dual sport / adventure motorcycle pannier system. Here’s how it started out:
“As an unabashed gear geek, I’m pretty critical of anything that doesn’t live up to its claims. I am however, also quick to celebrate anything that exceeds my expectations; something that happens all too infrequently. About six months ago I discovered Kriega and I’ve been a raving fanboy ever since. It’s refreshing to find a brand that designs, builds, and sells products with their level of dedication. They say they are riders designing products for riders. That would be trite and cliche if it wasn’t so obviously true and conveyed in every product they make…”
British sportbike magazine, Fastbikes just printed this glowing review of the Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack.
It included the words, “… the best of the best [motorcycle backpacks] for good reason.”
We’re quite happy with that!
Kevin Schwantz is not only one of the greatest competitors from the golden years of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, he also happens to be a top bloke.
Added to that he is clearly a man of impeccable taste, as we can tell from this photo taken at last night’s ‘Dyno-side Chat’ hosted by top Triumph dealership, The Transportation Revolution, New Orleans.
Kevin and the good folks at TTRNO are long-time friends, so when Kevin expressed an interest in owning #34 (Kevin’s famous racing number) of the limited edition Steve McQueen Triumph T100 Bonneville, they offered to help track it down for him.
After an extended hunt, Triumph North America found the bike and delivered it to TTRNO so they could present it to Kevin at their excellent evening event, during which lucky customers were treated to a 90-minute Q&A with the 1993 500cc World Champion… not to mention free Abita beer and mini-muffaletas.
As well as the super-cool motorcycle, Kevin also picked himself up another piece of classic British design in the form of a Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack.
Like we said, classy.
In Kriega’s homeland of Great Britain, ‘filtering’, as we Limeys call the practice of gently slipping through the misery of car-bound gridlock on a motorcycle, is absolutely legal pretty much everywhere, within certain situation (i.e. very slow moving or stationery traffic, as long as the bike’s speed is within a certain range).
Riding in states where the practice is ‘verboten’ (including my home state of Louisiana), not only means it’s extremely temping to break the law and frustrating not to, but – ironically – it also feels far less safe.
Back in ‘Blightly’, if the drivers lining up all around you are being aggressive, unpredictable, inattentive, or even just ridiculously slow, you are allowed to slide past in to a safer space. This also means that you are almost never late due to traffic incidents, which is one of the various, major benefits of urban or highway motorcycle riding.
There’s no doubt that lane splitting is an acquired skill and not without risk, but – in our experience – it is generally dozy car drivers who attach the risk. We think this fair and balanced assessment of the situation, filmed in California where lanesplitting is legal, by the chaps at RideApart, on the YouTube channel Drive pretty much sums it up pretty well.
Here we have a special sneak peak at the upcoming film of adventure motorcycling supremo, Austin Vince‘s latest escapade, Mondo Sahara.
Austin, who was behind the seminal ‘no-budget-just-pack-up-and-go round-the-world’ film, Mondo Enduro, is the real deal. Not to mention quite a character. So we’re really looking forward to this new installment and following the adventures he and his band of friends got up as they traversed the iconic stretch of African sand aboard their Kriega Overlander 30 equipped, second-hand Honda XR650 and XR400s.
Austin, christened as ‘the godfather of DIY Adventure Motorcycling’ by MCN, and director of the legendary Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa films, recently struck out across the largest desert in the world with his team of six riders. Their goal was to penetrate the infamous ‘Empty Quarter’ of the Sahara where no unsupported motorcyclists have ridden before. The film of this journey, Mondo Sahara, will be released soon.
This 5,000-mile expedition is the result of years or planning and preparation. There are no roads, tracks, or any human habitation in this remote region of the Sahara, so an advance party had to be been dispatched to bury fuel, water and food drops at pre-arranged locations, so that the Mondo Sahara team could ride the vast distances without a back-up vehicle.
The team is made up of riders from the UK and America. With the exception of Austin, none of them have tackled the Sahara before and with the brutal heat, pressure to make the drop-points each night and the relentless terrain will make this the most exciting and challenging ride of their lives. Not to mention a fascinating and inspiring film.