Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

Archive for June, 2014

2016 Honda Africa Twin – More Details

This time, from a newer website called IndefinitelyWild details of the rumored 2016 (not 2015) Africa Twin are emerging.  They report on Honda’s purported patent for an airbox external to the frame which would they claim will reduce the width of the bike overall.  They’ve also included a patent drawing showing an oval fixture at the side of the bike just behind the headstock.

For more details visit IndefinitelyWild by clicking here.

Revised Long Range KTM 1190 Adventure To Be Released?

Well the rumors about new adventure bikes have been flying about quite a bit lately.  The latest to arrive is a rumored news (backed up by spy photos) is that KTM is at it again.  It was just 2013 when KTM released an entirely new 1190 Adventure utilizing the engine from their RC-8 superbike.  Now spy photos have appeared and the rumors are flying that a new “long range” touring model of the new 1190 Adventure is in the works.  Reportedly sporting a larger fuel tank and larger windshield, the new 1190 Adventure is supposed to compete with the BMW GS 1200 line of bikes for range and touring ability.

The news has been reported in several motorcycle magazines and with the release of the in motion spy photos, the bike would appear to be more than a rumor.  For more details go to ADVPulse by clicking here or Motorcycle News by clicking here.


We will be using a Spot satellite tracker once under way.


Ride2ADV & Mr. Cotton To Ride Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR)

Ride2ADV along with their faithful companion Mr. Cotton will soon be riding the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (CODBR).  From the 4 corners of the US where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah merge all the way to the Wyoming border.  There are sure to be lots of exciting gravel roads/trails to ride.  We will be posting as we travel so if you want a taste of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery route, be sure to follow the R2ADV site for real-time updates and photos.

We’ll be using a Spot satellite tracker so you can watch us travel read time with position updates every 5 minutes.  The map will become active Saturday, June 21, 2014.