Life is an adventure go and explore
The adventure motorcycling guide created for You
Learn how to get started on you adventure
DISCOVER YOUR STORY
Hello, I’m Anton, Adventure Geared was created by me.
This website is an adventure motorcycling guide for new riders wanting to get into offroad, dual-sport riding and long-distance touring. Adventure Geared is a curated selection of information that will set you on the right path to adventure motorcycling. Its aim is to provide insight into the various types of motorcycles available and what they are best suited for and to showcase what I believe is good quality gear that would suit your type of adventure riding.
Like many I was inspired to start riding by others, from knowing very little about adventure motorcycling when I first started, I gradually learned more and more until today I feel I am ready to pass some of this knowledge on.
Welcome, join us and find your story.
"I spent all my money on motorcycles, adventures and friends, the rest I just wasted. "
To Get Started at Adventure Motorcycling
You'll need a motorcycle
This is usually the first and most expensive part. You will need two wheels, a frame, engine and some handlebars, with all of it hopefully working together smoothly. For most new riders picking a ride is a confusing process. What size bike will I need? What is an enduro motorcycle? And isn’t Husqvarna a place in Sweden?
Well, we’re here to help. I’ve broken down your choices into three categories named: Enduro, Dual Sport and Trail. These designations are not entirely accurate however for the purposes of this guide they will do. The main consideration in choosing what kind of motorcycle you should get is to decide what kind of riding you will do; commuting, touring, weekend adventures of mostly offroad? Not sure yet? Pick one that can perform at all of these without excelling at any and then refine from there. You have many miles ahead of you!
The adventure motorcycling bike guide is here to help you decide which bike is best suited for you!
Adventure Motorcycling Guide
Choose the right motorcycle for you
Lighweight enduro machines, tough overlander dual sports or powerful adventuring behemoths, the choice is yours.
You'll need some gear
This is the second most expensive part. Although some jackets and helmets can cost more than a used motorcycle, it’s important not to skimp on rider gear. Investing in the appropriate gear can help prevent or mitigate injury in case of a tumble or accident.
Whilst it may seem that all motorcycle gear looks and is made the same, that is not the case. For example, is your jacket made of cheap polyester or is it 1000 Denier Cordura nylon? Do your boots have a shin guard, malleolus protection and a toe box? Your jacket is waterproof, but is it breathable? There is a difference between wearing a bin bag and having a Goretex integrated membrane in your jacket.
Cost is obviously a consideration but the general consensus is that you should buy the best possible gear for your money. It’s also important to purchase the gear most suited to your riding conditions. Use your motorcycle for commuting? A full Motocross style boot might be too much, a shortie boot will provide appropriate protection for street riding. If you live in hot and dry conditions, you might not need a fully waterproof jacket, buy a vented one and get a separate cheap waterproof throw-over. Do you ride in winter or in the rain often? Consider purchasing a helmet with a closable visor rather than a vented MX style lid.
See the adventure motorcycling gear guide below for information on which piece of gear might best suit you and your type of riding!
Get out there, get riding!
Adventure Motorcycling Guide
Pick the right gear for any situation
Finding the good compromise between comfort, performance, protection and price!