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Photo Credit: indomotorcycle.com

Photo Credit: indomotorcycle.com

The latest rendition of the BMW F800 GS is the perfect balance between off-road prowess, on-road maneuverability, straight-line power, and hill climbing torque. Slotted between the heavier R1200 GS and the F700 GS, the F800 GS is an ideal marriage of lightweight maneuverability and large bore acceleration. The F800 GS is no compromise; it handles like a sportbike when you want it to and an enduro bike when you need it to.  On and off-road have never been closer together. Prior to the F800 GS’s arrival, the only options for adventurers were 650cc singles and 1200cc twin cylinder bikes. The Bimmer created its own segment that was quickly embraced by enduro riders. This has proven to be a lucrative segment over the last couple of years. The profitability in this segment has urged BMW to revise its hot adventure bike for the first time since its conception.

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2013 BMW F 700 GS – First Ride


SOURCE:  rider Magazine

Greg Drevenstedt
November 26, 2012

When BMW decided to update the F 650 GS for 2013, it was clearly in a generous mood. The folks in Bavaria gave the street-biased enduro model more horsepower and torque, a shorter gear ratio for quicker acceleration, a second front disc brake, new switchgear and instrumentation, and updated styling. Although displacement of its 798cc parallel twin is unchanged, BMW rechristened the bike as the F 700 GS to dispense with confusion over the model name (though F 750 GS would be closer to the truth). And it did all of this while lowering the base price by $165, to $9,990.

The F 700 GS gets updated styling, a new windscreen and new instrumentation.

The F 700 GS gets updated styling, a new windscreen and new instrumentation. Continue reading

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #1


Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist and marginalized by the demands of sustained development in emerging markets. Guides, rangers, researchers, ecotourists, photographers, artists and conservationists around the world apply themselves everyday to sharing, studying, photographing, writing about, protecting, conserving and celebrating the “wild” with their guests, co-workers, colleagues, and local communities. These amazing photographs are a window into their world, a world where the lions, elephants, orangutans and leopards still reign supreme and we can dream of that perfect morning in the wilderness…

The Bush Boyes and Ranger Diaries have teamed up to bring you the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”. These stunning photographs are selected from hundreds of submissions and are intended to bring the beauty, freedom and splendor of the wilderness to as many people as possible around the world. Please submit your best photographs from the wildest places to the Ranger Diaries wall (www.facebook.com/rangerdiaries) and stand a chance of being featured in the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness” published each week. This initiative is all about SHARING and CARING about wild places. Please “Like” this blog post and share this link with as many people as possible… So begins the “Ranger Revolution”… Anyone can be an “honorary ranger” if they share and care about the wilderness, stimulating positive change for wild places around the world… Join the revolution now!

Kyle de Nobrega

“Curious cub” by guide Kyle de Nobrega at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve http://www.rangerdiaries.com/photos/view-photos.html?id=1882 “Nothing quite like the curiosity of a cat.” (Kyle de Nobrega) Continue reading

Spirit of the Great Bear Rainforest


They say if you are lucky enough to see a Spirit Bear you have Luck for LIFE!

Please read this…you will learn a lot about our area of the globe. 

SOURCE:  The Canadian Nature Photographer

Spirit Bear by Steve Williamson ©

Spirit of the rainforest – Nikon D700 200-400mm VR F4 Lens

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Introducing “Mele”


A hybrid between a cafe’ racer and a drag bike, this ride has the spirit of racing running through its veins.  Powered by an all new, hopped-up 1000cc Ironhead.
Featuring a custom DPC x-pipe exhaust system and more goodies than we can mention.Everything that went into the design of this bike has a special meaning, we hope you like it!SOURCE:  dpCustoms

Dual Sport Riding Technique: Sitting position vs. Standing (Cons)


SOURCE:  RIDE Adventures

See PRO’s post here

Posted by Eric Lange on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

Dual Sport RidingIn the previous blog post about dual sport riding technique, we talked about the Pros or reasons to opt for standing position in off road riding.  The point of this 2nd part of the article is to remind riders that, just because the terrain you’re on isn’t paved, that doesn’t mean you need to be standing up on your motorcycle.  (Some riders draw an automatic connection between the two, thinking that: Dirt = Standing.)  While there are plenty of good reasons to ride standing sometimes, of course there are “Cons” to standing as well that we’re about to address for you:

Why NOT to Stand Continue reading

Dual Sport Riding Technique: Sitting position vs. Standing (Pros)


SOURCE:  RIDE Adventures

Posted by Eric Lange on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 @ 09:47 PM

Dual Sport RidingWith the world of dual sport riding booming each year, adventure riders are heading out in droves to test their skills both on and off road.  As the less experienced riders first start to experiencing the changing terrain, weather conditions, and speeds, the question keeps coming up: “Should I be sitting or standing when I’m off road?” Continue reading