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SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 3: workshop time complete?

Blog: SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 3: workshop time complete?

23rd Aug 2018

RUST #38 is just around the corner, but here's a quick video update on progress with the V-Strom adventure project

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SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 2 and a bit: an update

Blog: SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 2 and a bit: an update

6th Aug 2018

Quick update here on progress, ahead of the next instalment in RUST #38

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RV'S RETIREMENT

Inspiration: RV'S RETIREMENT

24th Jul 2018

RUST is just back from a quick trip to California. Dropped by Milestone MX Park while we were there, saw this guy cutting some serious laps. It's Ryan Villopoto, he's been retired since 2015 but you wouldn't know it to watch him. Good to see he still loves to ride. For the fun, like most of us...

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SALVINI'S SALVATION

Inspiration: SALVINI'S SALVATION

7th Jul 2018

Wow the big guy from Bologna has certainly hit form this year. Yep, since signing for Team Jolly Zanardo, Alex Salvini has been on top form. Seems he loves his Husqvarna – so much so he's topping the enduro world championship. He's a great guy, a hard worker and always up for some fun. Yeah, we like him! Image: Future7Media / RedBullContentPool

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SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 2: the road miles

Blog: SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project part 2: the road miles

6th Jul 2018

Part two of our long term review of the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT. It's road miles first, dirt to follow...

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Dave Thorpe and the Honda Adventure Centre

Blog: Dave Thorpe and the Honda Adventure Centre

4th Jul 2018

RUST recently sampled the Honda Adventure Centre in the UK. Here's an audio recording of the boss Dave Thorpe explaining what it's all about

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2018 TRIUMPH TIGER 1200

Videos: 2018 TRIUMPH TIGER 1200

3rd Jul 2018

JB also offers his top five hits on Triumph's 2018 Tiger 1200

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2018 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 REVIEWED

Videos: 2018 TRIUMPH TIGER 800 REVIEWED

29th Jun 2018

JB offers his top five hits on Triumph's much-updated 2018 Tiger 800

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BOU'S CENTURY

Inspiration: BOU'S CENTURY

25th Jun 2018

BOU'S CENTURY: Congratulations to Toni Bou on his 100th world trials victory at the weekend (at the Portuguese GP), he's now the all time most successful trials rider, surpassing Dougie Lampkin's 99 wins. Bou's 100 comes from 200 world trials rounds ridden, but in fact he's been on the podium on 145 of those. Some record. Some man. Photo: HRC

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RUST'S #37 COMING SOON

News: RUST'S #37 COMING SOON

19th Jun 2018

RUST #37 is coming very soon – and it's going to be a belter...

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DESERT SONS (& DAUGHTERS)

Inspiration: DESERT SONS (& DAUGHTERS)

13th Jun 2018

Editor JB is just back from Mongolia and the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy. Seems he had a ball, as always. He snapped this image along the way. Eight days of epic riding is how he described it...

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2018 HONDA AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS

Videos: 2018 HONDA AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS

27th May 2018

RUST tests the latest Honda Africa Twins at the Honda Adventure Centre – full story to follow in RUST #37

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SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project Part 1: The Plan

Blog: SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT adventure project Part 1: The Plan

27th May 2018

RUST is starting a new project! Taking a Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and entering it in the Trail Desert Challenge of the 2018 Rallye du Maroc

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BREAKING NEWS – HONDA RELEASE CRF450L TRAIL BIKE!

News: BREAKING NEWS – HONDA RELEASE CRF450L TRAIL BIKE!

23rd May 2018

It's the news so many trail bike riders (dual sporters) have been waiting for – yep, the CRF450L is here. Thank you Honda!

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2019 Honda CRF250RX – it's the new CRF250X

News: 2019 Honda CRF250RX – it's the new CRF250X

23rd May 2018

Honda at last have a replacement for their long-running CRF250X – check out the 2019 CRF250RX...

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PEDRO

Inspiration: PEDRO

21st May 2018

We're just back from Portugal where we've been riding with this guy, Pedro Matos. He reminded us of the talent that's out there, virtually undiscovered, at local level all over the world. Guys who can ride to an international level but because of circumstances never get to play major league. Local heroes.

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AMA SX 2018 RD18: ANDERSON IS KING!

News: AMA SX 2018 RD18: ANDERSON IS KING!

9th May 2018

Last AMA SX of 2018 and it was a good one – and the champs bought the titles home

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MR. SSDT

Inspiration: MR. SSDT

4th May 2018

This is Dougie Lampkin, 12-time world champion and starting Monday (May 7) he'll be trying to become a 12-time winner of the Scottish Six Days Trial too. Last year he won it on one mark lost. Could he clean it this year? Great man, brilliant event. Image: Devon Steigerwald / Red Bull

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VIVA LAS VEGAS

Inspiration: VIVA LAS VEGAS

3rd May 2018

Being big AMA SX fans here at RUST, we're looking forward to this weekend's showdown in Vegas. Our money's on Jason Anderson for the big title, he's been the man this year and he deserves it. He's just gotta get the job done... Great image here by Simon Cudby / Husqvarna that simply says it all

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AMA SX 2018 RD16: MUSQUIN'S MASTERCLASS

News: AMA SX 2018 RD16: MUSQUIN'S MASTERCLASS

2nd May 2018

The penultimate round of the championship – what a moment for Marvin Musquin to attack, as Jason Anderson falters for the first time...

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SUNDERLAND AWARDED THE SEAGRAVE TROPHY

Inspiration: SUNDERLAND AWARDED THE SEAGRAVE TROPHY

1st May 2018

Great news today, seeing Sam Sunderland being awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club in recognition of becoming the first Brit to win the Dakar Rally (in 2017). Sam was suitably delighted, "I’m absolutely honoured to receive this prestigious award from the Royal Automobile Club. I am so proud to have my name alongside so many of my racing heroes like John Surtees, Barry Sheene and Joey Dunlop. I have huge respect for everyone who has been a part of the Trophy’s history’.

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TRIUMPH'S NEW ADVENTURE CENTRE

Videos: TRIUMPH'S NEW ADVENTURE CENTRE

25th Apr 2018

With just days to the opening of Triumph's new Adventure Centre, JB interviews director Nick Plumb to find out what it has to offer, and to whom....

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AMA SX 2018 RD14/15: HUSQVARNA'S CRUISE TO VICTORY?

News: AMA SX 2018 RD14/15: HUSQVARNA'S CRUISE TO VICTORY?

23rd Apr 2018

Husqvarna's Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne have control as the AMA SX season approaches to its climax

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TREE

Inspiration: TREE

20th Apr 2018

There's no coincidence in the the amount we feature Marcin Kin's photography in RUST, he's just the best and KTM's allegiance to him is well placed. Great composition here, looks like evening light playing over that beautiful tree. Nature at its best. Cody Webb there, on his way home for supper.

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TRIUMPH STREET TWIN UPDATE: Alex fits Zard N.2 Silencers

Videos: TRIUMPH STREET TWIN UPDATE: Alex fits Zard N.2 Silencers

18th Apr 2018

Alex fits a sweet looking (and sounding) set of slip ons to the Street Twin

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Mercedes Sprinter 314 MWB

Videos: Mercedes Sprinter 314 MWB

18th Apr 2018

JB and Alex spend a week with the Sprinter in snowy Wales.

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NIGHT RIDER

Inspiration: NIGHT RIDER

16th Apr 2018

We love our classics here at RUST. Now you can't see it here, but that red trace is left by a 1970s classic Coupe d'endurance racer. It's arcing through the famous Eau Rouge in the latter stages of the 4hr classic race held annually at Spa Francorchamps at the end of June. Not dirt, not adventure, but 100% well worth seeing (and smelling, and hearing). See our Scene section. Image: JB

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HP2

Inspiration: HP2

13th Apr 2018

HP2. A great model from BMW, just a pity so few of us could afford one (or can afford one now for that matter). 12-13 years on it still looks cool, probably because at 105hp and 175kg is so right? A classic for sure.

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AMA SX 2018 RD13: TOMAC ACES SEATTLE SLOW RACE

News: AMA SX 2018 RD13: TOMAC ACES SEATTLE SLOW RACE

11th Apr 2018

Seattle suffered, everyone suffered, when big rains washed-out the supercross. Yes, still, the cream always rises to the top...

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THE CALL OF THE WILD

Inspiration: THE CALL OF THE WILD

10th Apr 2018

We love adventure bikes. You could park up four or five cars like this and you'd get no emotional reaction from us here at RUST. But these ADVs spark a feeling, a want to be out there experiencing the world, and for going off-piste (as it were). You can ride these all day, until you're toast, then next morning take one look at those wheels and want to do it all over again. Special things.

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BARGAIN NEW KTMs (IN THE UK)

News: BARGAIN NEW KTMs (IN THE UK)

29th Mar 2018

KTM are offering a VAT free deal on selected dirt bikes in the UK. That's kind like 20% below list...

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SUPERSAM

Inspiration: SUPERSAM

28th Mar 2018

Great to see Sam Sunderland in best form again, leading the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after three stages. KTM are again frustrating Honda's five-man super team in what is one intense ongoing rally rivalry. Beautiful image by Marcin Kin for KTM.

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THE BASICS

Inspiration: THE BASICS

26th Mar 2018

You want your ride to handle well? You gotta get the basics right first. Like tyre pressures. Our Argentinian friend here knows the truth...

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AMA SX 2018 RD12: THE NIGHT OF THE M&M

News: AMA SX 2018 RD12: THE NIGHT OF THE M&M

26th Mar 2018

Marvin Musquin made history in Indianapolis – the biggest winning margin in SX history!

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ELECTRIC BLUE

News: ELECTRIC BLUE

23rd Mar 2018

Yamaha progress further into the e-bike sector with an electric trials bike

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FLY-BY FRIDAY

Inspiration: FLY-BY FRIDAY

23rd Mar 2018

Looking back at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2012 here. Great shot by Ramona Schwarz. Free-riding by Felipe Massionave of Argentina

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THE WELSH

Inspiration: THE WELSH

22nd Mar 2018

A reminder to all in the UK and elsewhere – entries for the 2018 Welsh Two Day Enduro open at 9am this Saturday (24th March). They fill almost immediately so it pays to be prepared and ready...

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AMA SX 2018 RD11: TOMAC'S CRUISE

News: AMA SX 2018 RD11: TOMAC'S CRUISE

21st Mar 2018

Eli Tomac put in a command performance at St.Louis

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SNOWMAN

Inspiration: SNOWMAN

21st Mar 2018

While snow and ice has postponed RUST's latest enduro test, over in Finland our mate Jamie McCanney was loving the fluffy white stuff, enough to take control of the E1 class in EnduroGP 2018. Lovely, lovely image here courtesy of Yamaha Racing

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THE BATTERING RAM

Inspiration: THE BATTERING RAM

16th Mar 2018

On #FeatureFriday (that's a thing, apparently) here's an image from our Polaris General test in RUST #34. We're bike riders first and foremost, but just as most bike riders love a gokart, so we can get big kicks from these SSV things!

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ONE STEPH BEYOND

Inspiration: ONE STEPH BEYOND

15th Mar 2018

On #TBT here's Steph Jeavons back in March 2014 as she was setting off for an 18-month round the world tour. 48 months later she's just finishing that tour, completing her circumnavigation by returning to the Ace Cafe, London (her start point) this Sunday. Steph shows what you can do if you put your mind to it – and her Honda CRF250L has shown just what that wee bike can do, too. Respect.

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ENDUROGP 2018 STARTS THIS WEEKEND

News: ENDUROGP 2018 STARTS THIS WEEKEND

14th Mar 2018

The 2018 EnduroGP season gets underway this weekend in the snowy forests of Finland – but you can watch the action from the comfort of your sofa

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WHEELIE WEDNESDAY

Inspiration: WHEELIE WEDNESDAY

14th Mar 2018

On Wheelie Wednesday here's UK dirt bike dealer Gavin Hockey of GH Motorcycles showing you don't need megabucks to ride a big rally. His WR450F stood him in £3500 and he bought the rally tanks and the odd other extra second hand. He then joined forces with some local mates to get his bike and support to Africa for the 14-day Intercontinental Rally. He finished well, but more importantly got home again having spent less than £4000 on the whole experience...

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TEA TIME

Inspiration: TEA TIME

13th Mar 2018

Tea plantations are magical places (we visited one in the Western Ghat of India where wild elephants roamed) – never quite associated them with hard enduro before, but this image of Wade Young in Malang, Indonesia does it for us. Two loves in one image: enduro and tea. Does it get any better? Image: Red Bull Content Pool / Sergey Shakuto

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AMA SX 2018 RD10: BRAYTON'S SURPRISE

News: AMA SX 2018 RD10: BRAYTON'S SURPRISE

12th Mar 2018

Daytona always brings something special, being a very different nature to the usual stadia of the rest of the SX season. So... Justin Brayton, eh?!

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VINDURO

Inspiration: VINDURO

12th Mar 2018

Classic (mostly 70s & 80s) enduro is picking up traction around the world. In New Zealand there's a thriving scene and each new meeting by the Vinduro NZ fraternity finds more entries. Here's a great image by Craig Stephens of this weekend's event at Maramurua run by Greg Power

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IS IT SPRING YET?

Inspiration: IS IT SPRING YET?

11th Mar 2018

Kind of itching to get out on the lanes and trails now. There's sun today but the trails will be a mud fest. Gotta wait for just a little longer for the wet to subside and we'll be doing a bit of this (mixed in with the rest...).

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SATURDAY NIGHT IS SX NIGHT

Inspiration: SATURDAY NIGHT IS SX NIGHT

10th Mar 2018

Yep, beginning of the year, Saturday nights are supercross night as the AMA takes it to the limiter every time. Compelling viewing whether you ride dirt bikes or not. And tonight it's Daytona – special! Image: Red Bull / Garth Milan

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INTERNATIONAL LADIES

Inspiration: INTERNATIONAL LADIES

9th Mar 2018

On International Ladies Day lets celebrate the International ladies of the BMW GS Trophy who'll be competing in the final in Mongolia in June

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DESTINATION MONGOLIA

Inspiration: DESTINATION MONGOLIA

8th Mar 2018

This vast sparsely populated country the size of Western Europe has just a few asphalt roads, but is connected by a constantly changing network of rough tracks with occasional bridges over the biggest rivers.

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TIGER TIGER

Inspiration: TIGER TIGER

7th Mar 2018

A little hint here of what RUST is up to today. Be nice if the sun did shine...

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LAKE EYRE

Inspiration: LAKE EYRE

6th Mar 2018

On #TravelTuesday... Australia does some amazing 'big empty' landscapes, like Lake Eyre here. Stunning. Loved that Husqvarna TR650 Terra too...

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BLUE ON BLUE (ONLY ORANGE)

Inspiration: BLUE ON BLUE (ONLY ORANGE)

5th Mar 2018

Its going to be one amazing MXGP season with Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings both on form. In Argentina this weekend they opened the season 1-2 and 2-1 – level-pegging. With 18 rounds to follow, expect clashes... Pic: KTM / Ray Archer

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AMA SX 2018 rd9: ANDERSON IN CONTROL

News: AMA SX 2018 rd9: ANDERSON IN CONTROL

5th Mar 2018

Atlanta brought the second triple header of the Supercross season. It needs speed, stamina and consistency to win these – Jason Anderson had all three

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XR650

Inspiration: XR650

4th Mar 2018

We loved the old Honda XR650. We loved that it was so big. We loved it was kickstart only. We loved that it was just one big dog. A cool, useful big dog. We should get another...

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KLIM Artemis Jacket & Pants

News: KLIM Artemis Jacket & Pants

4th Mar 2018

KLIM have a new two-piece adventure suit for the ladies –designed by the ladies! Very nice indeed...

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CAFE RACER 2018

Inspiration: CAFE RACER 2018

3rd Mar 2018

These Svartpilen things from Husky sure challenge our ideas on styling, but we can't argue with the photographer's composition here. Urban. Coffee. Window. Husqvarna. Nicely done Mr Schedl.

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A BULLET WITH YOUR NAME ON IT

Inspiration: A BULLET WITH YOUR NAME ON IT

2nd Mar 2018

With 93 days to the start of the BMW GS Trophy 2018, here's remembering that moment when you see 'your' GS for the first time, brand new, with custom graphics and your name on it (and blood group – hmmm)

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NEW SHOCKS FOR THE TLR

Blog: NEW SHOCKS FOR THE TLR

1st Mar 2018

Editor JB reports on progress with renovating his old 1985 Honda TLR250 twinshock trials bike

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AMA SX 2018 RD8: THE FIGHTBACK

News: AMA SX 2018 RD8: THE FIGHTBACK

1st Mar 2018

Jason Anderson has a comfortable championship lead but Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin showed in Tampa – they've not lost their fight...

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HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

Inspiration: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

1st Mar 2018

It's TBT today, so here's our Tom Sagar back in 2010 looking like a road racer, on the grass. Special skills, for sure

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RETRO ADV TEST

News: RETRO ADV TEST

1st Mar 2018

Chris Scott, author of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook reviews his time on Honda's near-iconic XR400

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HE'S WATCHING YOU

Inspiration: HE'S WATCHING YOU

28th Feb 2018

It's not all about bikes in Inspiration. We love this amazing mural we spotted in Folkestone, UK

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PROPER ADVENTURE

Inspiration: PROPER ADVENTURE

27th Feb 2018

This Triumph Scrambler, spotted at the Overland Event 2017 in the UK, has the spirit of Ted Simon running through it. Let's go ride...!

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ANY DAY...

Inspiration: ANY DAY...

26th Feb 2018

...is a happy day on the bike. Just a glimpse of winter sun, a fun bike, comfortable kit, a small moment in time

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BDR GOES EAST COAST

News: BDR GOES EAST COAST

19th Feb 2018

After seven Backcountry Discovery Routes across the west of the US, the BDR team at last have an East Coast route. And it looks stunning

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AMA SX 2018 RD7: TOMAC's BACK

News: AMA SX 2018 RD7: TOMAC's BACK

19th Feb 2018

AMA SX 2018, Round 7: Eli Tomac's effectively out of the 2018 SX championship, but he's not out of the race!

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ALPINESTARS SUPERTECH SM10 HELMET

News: ALPINESTARS SUPERTECH SM10 HELMET

14th Feb 2018

Alpinestars have a new motocross helmet coming our way this autumn (fall). It's the SM10

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AMA SX 2018 RD6: ANDERSON AGAIN

News: AMA SX 2018 RD6: ANDERSON AGAIN

13th Feb 2018

Husqvarna's Jason Anderson took his third win of the season in San Diego in another masterclass of supercross

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AMA SX 2018 RD5: ANDERSON BITES!

News: AMA SX 2018 RD5: ANDERSON BITES!

4th Feb 2018

AMA SX round 5 and Jason Anderson showed all who's boss this season

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SCRAMBLERS!

Videos: SCRAMBLERS!

31st Jan 2018

Winter is an obvious time to test free-spirited scramblers. So RUST took Triumph's Street Scrambler and Ducati's Desert Sled for a salty spin...

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AMA SX 2018 RD4: TOMAC AGAIN!

News: AMA SX 2018 RD4: TOMAC AGAIN!

29th Jan 2018

Eli Tomac did it again at Glendale as championship leader Jason Anderson had a (slightly) off-day…

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AMA SX 2018 RD3: TOMAC’S BACK BUT ANDERSON LEADS

News: AMA SX 2018 RD3: TOMAC’S BACK BUT ANDERSON LEADS

22nd Jan 2018

Eli Tomac’s healed fast and returned fast – but Jason Anderson has his number

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DAKAR 2018 REPORT #4

News: DAKAR 2018 REPORT #4

20th Jan 2018

WALKNER CRUISES HOME FOR KTM’s 17TH DAKAR VICTORY

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DAKAR 2018 REPORT #3

News: DAKAR 2018 REPORT #3

17th Jan 2018

WALKNER LEADS AFTER CHAOS IN THE DUNES

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AMA SX 2018 rd2: ANDERSON ATTACKS

News: AMA SX 2018 rd2: ANDERSON ATTACKS

15th Jan 2018

AMA 2018 SX, round 2: Tomac out! Musquin out! Anderson in...!

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DAKAR 2018 REPORT #2

News: DAKAR 2018 REPORT #2

12th Jan 2018

RUST reports on days three to six of the 2018 Dakar Rally

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DAKAR 2018 REPORT #1

News: DAKAR 2018 REPORT #1

9th Jan 2018

RUST's 2018 Dakar Rally reports #1

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AMA SX 2018 rd1: MUSQUIN CAPITALISES

News: AMA SX 2018 rd1: MUSQUIN CAPITALISES

8th Jan 2018

AMA SUPERCROSS 2018, ROUND 1 REPORT. ANAHEIM I. JANUARY 6, 2018.

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2018 HUSQVARNA LAUNCH TEST

Videos: 2018 HUSQVARNA LAUNCH TEST

5th Jan 2018

RUST's Tom Sagar in sublime slo-mo action here (former European Enduro Champion & Erzberg podium finisher)

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2016 WELSH TWO DAY ENDURO

Videos: 2016 WELSH TWO DAY ENDURO

1st Jan 2018

RUST competed in and filmed the iconic Welsh Two Day Enduro in 2016. Jason Kirby filmed and edited this great film for us...

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2018 BETA ENDURO RANGE

Videos: 2018 BETA ENDURO RANGE

31st Aug 2017

Checking out the new Betas at the world launch

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2018 KTM TPI TWO-STROKE LAUNCH

Videos: 2018 KTM TPI TWO-STROKE LAUNCH

4th Jul 2017

Checking out the new KTM fuel-injected two-strokes at Erzberg

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NOLAN N44 HELMET REVIEW

Blog: NOLAN N44 HELMET REVIEW

17th Mar 2016

From the 2016 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, JB reports on the Nolan N44 helmet

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2016 BMW MOTORRAD GS TROPHY

Blog: 2016 BMW MOTORRAD GS TROPHY

10th Mar 2016

In 2016 editor JB was again a press officer for BMW on their International GS Trophy. This vlog reports on the pre-event acrtion!

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