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West America’s adventure motorcycles

With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s possible to see the world without…

The Dumb Way Round

Norwegians have always had the travel bug. After all, they discovered Iceland in the 9th century and, as Vikings, spent a good amount of time raiding the British Isles. Upholding this fine tradition over a thousand years later are Tormod Amlien and Klaus Ulvestad: as we speak, they’re circumnavigating the globe on two ancient Danish…

The Other End of The Road

One of the top European Harley specialists is W&W Cycles, based in the old Michelin warehouse in Würzburg, Germany. These Bavarians have a real sense of adventure, and decided to ride a 1948 Panhead and a customized 2005-model Shovel up the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The result is a photo essay…

Iron Horse Hotel

In Milwaukee, just over the bridge from the Harley-Davidson Museum, a 100-year-old downtown warehouse has been transformed into a luxury hotel. The Iron Horse Hotel is designed for motorcycle enthusiasts, with secure covered parking, bike washing facilities, and check-in carts for transporting the contents of your tasselled saddle bags. Rooms have tiled entrances with strong…