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Klim Kodiak touring jacket long-term review

While it’s always satisfying to bag a bargain and save some cash, sometimes in life, you get what your pay for.

This is especially true when it comes to motorcycle gear. Trust me, I know because budget buys were all I could afford in my early motorcycling years.

Sure, I managed to hunt out some decent gear at a reasonable prices, but I also spent plenty of time feeling cold and wet in the saddle during winter journeys, or stingingly hot on summer tours due to a lack of quality or features.

So, when the opportunity presented itself to ride with Klim’s Kodiak touring jacket a year ago, I was excited to see just what you get when you splash out on a top-end touring jacket.

From the highs of summer greenlaning adventures to the freezing lows of snowy commutes, I’ve put it to the test in just about every scenario an adventure biker could think of over the past year. Here’s how it performed.

Klim Kodiak touring jacket

Klim Kodiak touring jacket

First up, let’s address the elephant in the room.

At £1,299.99, the Kodiak costs more than I spent on my first motorcycle. In fact, throw in the trousers at £749.99 and the entire ensemble costs more than my first and second bikes, combined.

To put it simply, the Kodiak jacket comes at a premium price, so it needs to perform exceptionally well to justify it.

That approach won’t be for everyone, and if that revelation has left you requiring smelling salts, then it’s probably not the one for you. But, if instead you’re wondering ‘is it worth it?’, then you’ll want to read on.

Looks, fit, and protection

Klim Kodiak

The Kodiak certainly looks the part. There are three colors to choose from (black, navy, and grey) and are all subtly stylish, with a look that evokes road touring rather than hardcore adventures.

On the gray jacket I’ve been wearing, fluorescent yellow trim and reflective silver sections increase visibility to other road users, while perforated goat leather patches on the shoulders and elbows add a classy touch (while also helping to keep me safe, but more on that later).

The fit was perfect for my 6′ frame straight out of the box, with a slim design that’s designed to minimize flapping fabric as you blast along the highway. If it’s not quite right, adjustment straps at the forearms, biceps, and waist help to tailor the fit. The cuffs, which are easy to slide gauntlet gloves underneath, also feature velcro straps to stop wind from getting in, and there’s an elasticated hem.

All in all, the Kodiak has proved a very comfortable jacket to wear for long days in the saddle. However, it is quite weighty. There’s a reason for that though and it seems like a fair compromise, as Klim has packed a huge amount of protection into the jacket.

D30 level 2 armor can be found at the elbows, shoulders, and back to provide impact protection in an off, while there are also two chest protectors included and a kidney belt. Kidney belts aren’t quite what they sound like; rather than protecting your kidneys they instead provide support to your lower back and core, which makes them perfect for long days touring in the saddle.

Those goat leather patches at the key impact zones of the shoulder and elbow will also help with abrasion resistance in a slide, rounding off the most comprehensive bill of protection I’ve seen on a road-focused touring jacket to date.

I’ve had a couple of light falls on greenlanes and emerged unscathed thanks to the armour, but I’m pleased to say I’ve not called the Kodiak into action yet at speed on the road. Nevertheless, it’s reassuring to know the substantial protection is there and that Klim hasn’t scrimped when it comes to rider safety.

How does it perform in the saddle

I’ve worn the Kodiak for the best part of a year and it has performed seriously well in just about everything the British weather could throw at it.

Starting with conditions that bikers actually enjoy riding through, the Kodiak has kept me cool in hot weather. Zippable vents on the cuffs and biceps are very effective and allow for plenty of airflow up through the sleeves, a notoriously sweaty area. Meanwhile, two chest zips and two rear exhaust vents also allow air to pass around my torso.

The collar also opens up and can be hooked at the shoulders to allow air to freely hit my chest, which has proved a lifesaver in heatwave temperatures. It’ll never offer the same ventilation as a mesh summer jacket, but when you consider how the Kodiak excels in bad weather, it’s very capable when the mercury rises.

And boy, does it do well when the weather turns. When I zip up those vents and fix the removable storm collar I’m protected behind a three-layer laminated Gore-Tex Pro shell that’s waterproof and windproof. I’m yet to feel a hint of damp after a year, despite riding through some biblical rainstorms with it on.

If that’s not enough, Klim includes its goose down mid-layer (this is no zip in liner but a fully fledged piece of technical clothing that retails at £230 on its own) to provide winter warmth. It’s a combination that has kept me toasty into the depths of January, an impressive feat that justifies that initial cost.

The Klim Kodiak is a genuine four-season jacket and has coped with everything I’ve thrown at it, including winter rides, sunny days, and touring monsoons. Aside from weatherproofing, there are also plenty of features that also make life easier in the saddle.

There’s a ton of storage, with eleven pockets distributed around the jacket. There are five inside (including a hidden one for valuables like passports), three on the outside chest (including one for a tracker/radio), two hand warmer pockets, and a small ID/emergency information pocket on the left wrist, ideal for Quick access at a toll booth.

It may seem like overkill, particularly as I travel light, but it’s nice to have the option. I would prefer it if the handwarmer pockets were top opening instead of side opening though, to stop me panicking about things falling out if I forget to zip them up.

longevity

Klim Kodiak

Finally, there’s the question of longevity. After a year now (which is a fraction of the time would-be buyers will hope theirs last for, I know) everything points towards it lasting for a very long time indeed. Even after a year of intense use, it’s in superb condition.

The velcro fastenings are as sticky as the day they came out of the box, and the textile outer and leather patches are pristine. Even the fluorescent yellow sections, which typically attract dirt like a bright bulb to a moth, have only seen a tiny bit of darkening.

I’ll hold my hands up and say that I’m no obsessive cleaner either, the Kodiak has just aged like Jennifer Aniston.

The GORE-TEX waterproofing has also held out, with the added peace of mind that the entire jacket is covered by the brand’s lifetime warranty should anything go wrong on that front.

It’s here that the Kodiak really starts to justify that price.

I’ve owned £300 jackets that have endured two years of hard use before finally giving up the ghost, so roughly an outlay of £150 a year. If the Kodiak keeps going for eight, then it’s providing similar value. Keep it going for 10 years and suddenly you’re in bargain territory. Okay, a step too far perhaps, but you get the picture.

Klim Kodiak touring jacket: Conclusion

So, is the Klim Kodiak worth the money? To put it simply, yes it is.

To justify that price it has to perform better than 99% of the four-season touring jackets out there, and it does. It looks great, the fit is perfect, the protection is comprehensive, and it copes with every weather forecast a rider could experience in the UK. Plus, after a year of regular riding it’s still pristine, which bodes well for the future.

If you’ve got the money, you’ll be making one heck of an investment. And if you don’t, well, perhaps you have a kidney you could sell?

Find out more about the Klim Kodiak jacket on the brand’s website today here.

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Off-Road Vehicle Regulation Bill Introduced For Third Time in Senate

A bill that would add numerous regulations to off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on public land was introduced in the Senate for the third time in three years on Monday, with supporters hoping that the bill will make it through both houses and be signed by the governor this time around.

Senate Bill 894, authored by Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), would end the requirement for motorcycles to have special identification devices, as well as their corresponding fees, beginning in January 2024. Other OHVs, such as ATVs, would not be exempt . The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would also ease the way for the issuance and renewal of competition identification for newer, post-2021 vehicles. A special $42 dollar fee would also be added for those newer OHVs, with funds going into a trust fund for the Department and Recreation to use on OHV matters. Exemptions for mufflers, spark arresters, silencers and other devices that limit noise would also be significantly reduced, leading to quieter competitions.

SB 894 is almost identical to the previous iterations of the bill, both also authored by Jones. in August 2020, SB 1024 passed in the Assembly a day before the session ended, but due to a rush of economic and COVID-19 related bills, the bill failed to make it to a deciding Senate vote in time. A year later it was tried again with SB 227, but, once again, the bill had a late start. Just before a critical Assembly Appropriations bill, SB 227 was placed on the suspense file thanks to a crunch of other bills and never came back up again.

This time around, the bill for a new OHV program has been deemed urgent by many supporters. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) red sticker program, which previously allowed off-road competitions, ended last year with no replace to it. Since it ended, things have gone into disarray, with some areas still issuing stickers, some not, and many not sure if the off-road competitions are permissible.

As these competitions often bring in economic boons to many rural and unincorporated areas in the state, with many still recovering from the COVID-19 economic downturn, SB 894 aims to bring back a program and bring back fully cleared competitions to these areas, with noise reduction measures in to help assume any noise concerns from locals.

“As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day,’” said Senator Jones on Monday. “OHV stakeholders, government agencies, and many others have worked hard the last few years on this issue. Last year, the environmental community joined these discussions, and we were able to work out a compromise that removed their previous opposition. Unfortunately, the Assembly Appropriations Committee held the bill in committee. Our bi-partisan coalition looks forward to getting this year’s measure to the Governor’s Desk for signature.”

Support for SB894

The bill has received support from many outdoors and OHV groups such as the Coalition for Public Access and the California Motorcycle Dealers Association, with many locals nearby popular competition areas and OHV riders championing the bill.

“Whenever we come into town, shop owners are pretty glad to see us,” explained Matt Hollander, an ATV racer and instructor in San Bernardino County. “It can be weird to see a bunch of people who look like punks keep entering convenience stores or gas stations or other businesses, but whatever misgivings they have is usually forgiven when we clear out thousands of sales in a day. Auto parts stores too, as we usually go there too.

“During the bad days of COVID, where we did this as one of the few safe social distancing activities, we were a Godsend to many who were struggling through this. Some restaurants, we would do these large orders and one even asked if we were kidding because they had not had an order that big for years.

“This is a fun thing for us, and it benefits a lot of people. This has seemed like a no-brainer for me for the last few years. Plus now, we really do need it.”

Currently there is no Senate or Assembly opposition to the bill. SB 894 is expected to be brought to a Senate Committee in the near future.

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Off-Road Vehicle Regulation Bill Introduced For Third Time in Senate

A bill that would add numerous regulations to off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on public land was introduced in the Senate for the third time in three years on Monday, with supporters hoping that the bill will make it through both houses and be signed by the governor this time around.

Senate Bill 894, authored by Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), would end the requirement for motorcycles to have special identification devices, as well as their corresponding fees, beginning in January 2024. Other OHVs, such as ATVs, would not be exempt . The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would also ease the way for the issuance and renewal of competition identification for newer, post-2021 vehicles. A special $42 dollar fee would also be added for those newer OHVs, with funds going into a trust fund for the Department and Recreation to use on OHV matters. Exemptions for mufflers, spark arresters, silencers and other devices that limit noise would also be significantly reduced, leading to quieter competitions.

SB 894 is almost identical to the previous iterations of the bill, both also authored by Jones. in August 2020, SB 1024 passed in the Assembly a day before the session ended, but due to a rush of economic and COVID-19 related bills, the bill failed to make it to a deciding Senate vote in time. A year later it was tried again with SB 227, but, once again, the bill had a late start. Just before a critical Assembly Appropriations bill, SB 227 was placed on the suspense file thanks to a crunch of other bills and never came back up again.

This time around, the bill for a new OHV program has been deemed urgent by many supporters. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) red sticker program, which previously allowed off-road competitions, ended last year with no replace to it. Since it ended, things have gone into disarray, with some areas still issuing stickers, some not, and many not sure if the off-road competitions are permissible.

As these competitions often bring in economic boons to many rural and unincorporated areas in the state, with many still recovering from the COVID-19 economic downturn, SB 894 aims to bring back a program and bring back fully cleared competitions to these areas, with noise reduction measures in to help assume any noise concerns from locals.

“As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day,’” said Senator Jones on Monday. “OHV stakeholders, government agencies, and many others have worked hard the last few years on this issue. Last year, the environmental community joined these discussions, and we were able to work out a compromise that removed their previous opposition. Unfortunately, the Assembly Appropriations Committee held the bill in committee. Our bi-partisan coalition looks forward to getting this year’s measure to the Governor’s Desk for signature.”

Support for SB894

The bill has received support from many outdoors and OHV groups such as the Coalition for Public Access and the California Motorcycle Dealers Association, with many locals nearby popular competition areas and OHV riders championing the bill.

“Whenever we come into town, shop owners are pretty glad to see us,” explained Matt Hollander, an ATV racer and instructor in San Bernardino County. “It can be weird to see a bunch of people who look like punks keep entering convenience stores or gas stations or other businesses, but whatever misgivings they have is usually forgiven when we clear out thousands of sales in a day. Auto parts stores too, as we usually go there too.

“During the bad days of COVID, where we did this as one of the few safe social distancing activities, we were a Godsend to many who were struggling through this. Some restaurants, we would do these large orders and one even asked if we were kidding because they had not had an order that big for years.

“This is a fun thing for us, and it benefits a lot of people. This has seemed like a no-brainer for me for the last few years. Plus now, we really do need it.”

Currently there is no Senate or Assembly opposition to the bill. SB 894 is expected to be brought to a Senate Committee in the near future.

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Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tires First Look [For Street Adventures]



Riders of adventure motorcycles who want a high level of sport-touring performance on pavement will want to take a look at the new Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tires. Although Metzeler claims that the tread pattern is designed to “improve lateral thrust for high-end off-road performance,” the pattern looks very much like a street bike tire—not a bad thing for someone planning a tour on an adventure bike focusing heavily on paved roads with the occasional foray onto a high-quality unpaved road.Metzeler Tourance Next 2: Sport Touring Motorcycle TiresMetzeler put plenty of street-oriented technology into the Tourance Next 2 tire. The front tread compound is 85 percent silica with styrene-butadiene rubber polymers intended to improve performance on wet surfaces. Rear tires have the front tire’s compound down the center with full-silica shoulders.Metzeler Tourance Next 2: Adventure Motorcycle TiresDepending on the size of the rear tire, the tread compounds are distributed by either Metzeler’s Cap&Base or Hyperbase formulas. Cap&Base puts a soft compound over a harder-compound base for consistent performance and thermal balance through the tire. Hyperbase uses a full-carbon-black rubber compound that gives the tire dynamic stability as it keeps temperatures steady.All Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tires, save the narrowest 19-inch front tire (a 100/90), are radials. The radials use Metzeler’s Interact technology, a zero degrees steel belt for neutral cornering behavior. The 120/70 x 19 front and 170/60 x 17 rear tires get the W rating—168 mph—with the rest getting by with the V rating, which is good for 149 mph.Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Motorcycle Tire SizesAccording to butcher, Dymatec—Dynamic Mold Angle Technology—creates a tire that retains consistent performance throughout its lifetime. Wear uniformity is a priority, both on- and off-pavement, thanks to the design of the tread and compound blocks. Metzeler employs its Multi-Pitch Knob Layout technology, which uses differently sized compound blocks to reduce noise and smooth out the tire’s roll down the road. Another node to street use, the Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tire is designed to accommodate passengers on high-mileage rides.Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tire SizesFront:

  • 100/90×19
  • 110/80×19
  • 120/70 x 19 (R and ZR ratings)
  • 90/90×21

Rear:

  • 130/80×17
  • 140/80×17
  • 150/70×17
  • 170/60 x 17 (R and ZR ratings)
  • 150/70×18

Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tires Photo Gallery




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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, “Whatever bike I’m on.”

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Watch: Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid – What you need to know in 5 minutes

The new, long-distance ready Ténéré 700 World Raid is on its way. Almost three years on from the release of the base spec Ténéré, Yamaha has revealed a specced-up new model that looks set to take on a ride around the world, and emerge victorious.

With changes to the fuel tanks, suspension, dash, and protection, Yamaha has given the new model much more than just a lick of paint too.

Watch below as I go through everything you need to know about the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid in just five minutes.

Want to find out more about the Adventure Bike Rider Festival 2022?

Head to www.abrfestival.com to get the lowdown on the greatest biking weekend the UK has ever seen, and to get your tickets.

And, if you want to find out more from the world of adventure biking, including reviews of the latest and greatest bikes, video podcasts, and a look at rides from around the world, then don’t forget to subscribe to the Adventure Bike Rider channel today, and turn on notifications to keep up to date.

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Off-Road Vehicle Regulation Bill Introduced For Third Time in Senate

A bill that would add numerous regulations to off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on public land was introduced in the Senate for the third time in three years on Monday, with supporters hoping that the bill will make it through both houses and be signed by the governor this time around.

Senate Bill 894, authored by Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), would end the requirement for motorcycles to have special identification devices, as well as their corresponding fees, beginning in January 2024. Other OHVs, such as ATVs, would not be exempt . The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would also ease the way for the issuance and renewal of competition identification for newer, post-2021 vehicles. A special $42 dollar fee would also be added for those newer OHVs, with funds going into a trust fund for the Department and Recreation to use on OHV matters. Exemptions for mufflers, spark arresters, silencers and other devices that limit noise would also be significantly reduced, leading to quieter competitions.

SB 894 is almost identical to the previous iterations of the bill, both also authored by Jones. in August 2020, SB 1024 passed in the Assembly a day before the session ended, but due to a rush of economic and COVID-19 related bills, the bill failed to make it to a deciding Senate vote in time. A year later it was tried again with SB 227, but, once again, the bill had a late start. Just before a critical Assembly Appropriations bill, SB 227 was placed on the suspense file thanks to a crunch of other bills and never came back up again.

This time around, the bill for a new OHV program has been deemed urgent by many supporters. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) red sticker program, which previously allowed off-road competitions, ended last year with no replace to it. Since it ended, things have gone into disarray, with some areas still issuing stickers, some not, and many not sure if the off-road competitions are permissible.

As these competitions often bring in economic boons to many rural and unincorporated areas in the state, with many still recovering from the COVID-19 economic downturn, SB 894 aims to bring back a program and bring back fully cleared competitions to these areas, with noise reduction measures in to help assume any noise concerns from locals.

“As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day,’” said Senator Jones on Monday. “OHV stakeholders, government agencies, and many others have worked hard the last few years on this issue. Last year, the environmental community joined these discussions, and we were able to work out a compromise that removed their previous opposition. Unfortunately, the Assembly Appropriations Committee held the bill in committee. Our bi-partisan coalition looks forward to getting this year’s measure to the Governor’s Desk for signature.”

Support for SB894

The bill has received support from many outdoors and OHV groups such as the Coalition for Public Access and the California Motorcycle Dealers Association, with many locals nearby popular competition areas and OHV riders championing the bill.

“Whenever we come into town, shop owners are pretty glad to see us,” explained Matt Hollander, an ATV racer and instructor in San Bernardino County. “It can be weird to see a bunch of people who look like punks keep entering convenience stores or gas stations or other businesses, but whatever misgivings they have is usually forgiven when we clear out thousands of sales in a day. Auto parts stores too, as we usually go there too.

“During the bad days of COVID, where we did this as one of the few safe social distancing activities, we were a Godsend to many who were struggling through this. Some restaurants, we would do these large orders and one even asked if we were kidding because they had not had an order that big for years.

“This is a fun thing for us, and it benefits a lot of people. This has seemed like a no-brainer for me for the last few years. Plus now, we really do need it.”

Currently there is no Senate or Assembly opposition to the bill. SB 894 is expected to be brought to a Senate Committee in the near future.

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Off-Road Vehicle Regulation Bill Introduced For Third Time in Senate

A bill that would add numerous regulations to off-highway vehicle (OHV) events on public land was introduced in the Senate for the third time in three years on Monday, with supporters hoping that the bill will make it through both houses and be signed by the governor this time around.

Senate Bill 894, authored by Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), would end the requirement for motorcycles to have special identification devices, as well as their corresponding fees, beginning in January 2024. Other OHVs, such as ATVs, would not be exempt . The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would also ease the way for the issuance and renewal of competition identification for newer, post-2021 vehicles. A special $42 dollar fee would also be added for those newer OHVs, with funds going into a trust fund for the Department and Recreation to use on OHV matters. Exemptions for mufflers, spark arresters, silencers and other devices that limit noise would also be significantly reduced, leading to quieter competitions.

SB 894 is almost identical to the previous iterations of the bill, both also authored by Jones. in August 2020, SB 1024 passed in the Assembly a day before the session ended, but due to a rush of economic and COVID-19 related bills, the bill failed to make it to a deciding Senate vote in time. A year later it was tried again with SB 227, but, once again, the bill had a late start. Just before a critical Assembly Appropriations bill, SB 227 was placed on the suspense file thanks to a crunch of other bills and never came back up again.

This time around, the bill for a new OHV program has been deemed urgent by many supporters. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) red sticker program, which previously allowed off-road competitions, ended last year with no replace to it. Since it ended, things have gone into disarray, with some areas still issuing stickers, some not, and many not sure if the off-road competitions are permissible.

As these competitions often bring in economic boons to many rural and unincorporated areas in the state, with many still recovering from the COVID-19 economic downturn, SB 894 aims to bring back a program and bring back fully cleared competitions to these areas, with noise reduction measures in to help assume any noise concerns from locals.

“As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day,’” said Senator Jones on Monday. “OHV stakeholders, government agencies, and many others have worked hard the last few years on this issue. Last year, the environmental community joined these discussions, and we were able to work out a compromise that removed their previous opposition. Unfortunately, the Assembly Appropriations Committee held the bill in committee. Our bi-partisan coalition looks forward to getting this year’s measure to the Governor’s Desk for signature.”

Support for SB894

The bill has received support from many outdoors and OHV groups such as the Coalition for Public Access and the California Motorcycle Dealers Association, with many locals nearby popular competition areas and OHV riders championing the bill.

“Whenever we come into town, shop owners are pretty glad to see us,” explained Matt Hollander, an ATV racer and instructor in San Bernardino County. “It can be weird to see a bunch of people who look like punks keep entering convenience stores or gas stations or other businesses, but whatever misgivings they have is usually forgiven when we clear out thousands of sales in a day. Auto parts stores too, as we usually go there too.

“During the bad days of COVID, where we did this as one of the few safe social distancing activities, we were a Godsend to many who were struggling through this. Some restaurants, we would do these large orders and one even asked if we were kidding because they had not had an order that big for years.

“This is a fun thing for us, and it benefits a lot of people. This has seemed like a no-brainer for me for the last few years. Plus now, we really do need it.”

Currently there is no Senate or Assembly opposition to the bill. SB 894 is expected to be brought to a Senate Committee in the near future.

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Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tires First Look [For Street Adventures]



Riders of adventure motorcycles who want a high level of sport-touring performance on pavement will want to take a look at the new Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tires. Although Metzeler claims that the tread pattern is designed to “improve lateral thrust for high-end off-road performance,” the pattern looks very much like a street bike tire—not a bad thing for someone planning a tour on an adventure bike focusing heavily on paved roads with the occasional foray onto a high-quality unpaved road.Metzeler Tourance Next 2: Sport Touring Motorcycle TiresMetzeler put plenty of street-oriented technology into the Tourance Next 2 tire. The front tread compound is 85 percent silica with styrene-butadiene rubber polymers intended to improve performance on wet surfaces. Rear tires have the front tire’s compound down the center with full-silica shoulders.Metzeler Tourance Next 2: Adventure Motorcycle TiresDepending on the size of the rear tire, the tread compounds are distributed by either Metzeler’s Cap&Base or Hyperbase formulas. Cap&Base puts a soft compound over a harder-compound base for consistent performance and thermal balance through the tire. Hyperbase uses a full-carbon-black rubber compound that gives the tire dynamic stability as it keeps temperatures steady.All Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tires, save the narrowest 19-inch front tire (a 100/90), are radials. The radials use Metzeler’s Interact technology, a zero degrees steel belt for neutral cornering behavior. The 120/70 x 19 front and 170/60 x 17 rear tires get the W rating—168 mph—with the rest getting by with the V rating, which is good for 149 mph.Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Motorcycle Tire SizesAccording to butcher, Dymatec—Dynamic Mold Angle Technology—creates a tire that retains consistent performance throughout its lifetime. Wear uniformity is a priority, both on- and off-pavement, thanks to the design of the tread and compound blocks. Metzeler employs its Multi-Pitch Knob Layout technology, which uses differently sized compound blocks to reduce noise and smooth out the tire’s roll down the road. Another node to street use, the Metzeler Tourance Next 2 tire is designed to accommodate passengers on high-mileage rides.Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tire SizesFront:

  • 100/90×19
  • 110/80×19
  • 120/70 x 19 (R and ZR ratings)
  • 90/90×21

Rear:

  • 130/80×17
  • 140/80×17
  • 150/70×17
  • 170/60 x 17 (R and ZR ratings)
  • 150/70×18

Metzeler Tourance Next 2 Tires Photo Gallery




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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, “Whatever bike I’m on.”

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Watch: Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid – What you need to know in 5 minutes

The new, long-distance ready Ténéré 700 World Raid is on its way. Almost three years on from the release of the base spec Ténéré, Yamaha has revealed a specced-up new model that looks set to take on a ride around the world, and emerge victorious.

With changes to the fuel tanks, suspension, dash, and protection, Yamaha has given the new model much more than just a lick of paint too.

Watch below as I go through everything you need to know about the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid in just five minutes.

Want to find out more about the Adventure Bike Rider Festival 2022?

Head to www.abrfestival.com to get the lowdown on the greatest biking weekend the UK has ever seen, and to get your tickets.

And, if you want to find out more from the world of adventure biking, including reviews of the latest and greatest bikes, video podcasts, and a look at rides from around the world, then don’t forget to subscribe to the Adventure Bike Rider channel today, and turn on notifications to keep up to date.

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Watch: Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid – What you need to know in 5 minutes

The new, long-distance ready Ténéré 700 World Raid is on its way. Almost three years on from the release of the base spec Ténéré, Yamaha has revealed a specced-up new model that looks set to take on a ride around the world, and emerge victorious.

With changes to the fuel tanks, suspension, dash, and protection, Yamaha has given the new model much more than just a lick of paint too.

Watch below as I go through everything you need to know about the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid in just five minutes.

Want to find out more about the Adventure Bike Rider Festival 2022?

Head to www.abrfestival.com to get the lowdown on the greatest biking weekend the UK has ever seen, and to get your tickets.

And, if you want to find out more from the world of adventure biking, including reviews of the latest and greatest bikes, video podcasts, and a look at rides from around the world, then don’t forget to subscribe to the Adventure Bike Rider channel today, and turn on notifications to keep up to date.