1977 Yamaha XT500

1977 Yamaha XT500

The Yamaha XT500 is one of those motorcycles that came before its time -it was an ‘adventure bike’ before there really was such a thing and it quickly found a home in races like the Paris–Abidjan-Nice, the Paris-Dakar and races across the Mojave in the US. At its heart the XT500 has a twin valve 498cc…

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1943 M3 Half-Track

M3 Half-track

When it comes to a weekend off-roader, I’m at a loss to think of anything cooler than a World War II era M3 Half-Track. The M3 pictured here is an original 1943 unit, it’s been fully restored and is now listed as being parade ready, but I say to hell with that. It’d be a sin to own this and not get it at least a little muddy.

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1969 Land Rover IIA Hardtop 2.25

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This beautiful old 1969 Land Rover IIA Hardtop is powered by the tried and tested 2.25 litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that kept the the iconic off-roader moving for over 3 decades. The Series IIA model introduced a slew of improvements over the Series I, it was a little longer and a little wider, it had a more powerful engine and was far more driver-friendly inside the cabin.

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2014 F 800 GS Adventure

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This is the new 2014 F 800 GS Adventure, it’s one of the most highly capable off-road touring motorcycles in the world with its brother the F 1200 GS and the British upstart, the Triumph Tiger Explorer XC as its primary competition. There’s a bit of contention as to whether the F 1200 GS or F…

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Piranha Buggy by Edge

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The Piranha Buggy is an offroad racing buggy built by Edge and designed to be built by regular people, in the garages. The buggy comes in the form of both kit and plans, with the plans option giving you the chance to buy separate pieces from the kit, that you don’t have the time to build yourself.

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Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000

baja 1000

This film, Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000, is a fantastic look at the world famous Baja 1000 desert race. It’s an event that officially start in 1967 and was originally called the “NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally”, the first event was held on the 31st of October and the start line was set up in Tijuana, Baja California. The winning team were driving a Meyers Manx VW Beetle based buggy and they completed the course in 27 hours 38 minutes.

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Montague Paratrooper Mountain Bike

Montague Paratrooper Mountain Bike

The Montague Paratrooper is a mountain bike developed as a joint venture between the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US Marine Corps and Montague. The mountain bike itself is exceedingly tough and can handle loads of up to 500lbs (one marine plus weapons, gear and supplies), the frame is made of double butted 7005 series aluminium and all of the parts on the bike are serviceable by your local bike shop.

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