MPN and Cyclepedia explore ways that dealerships can help keep adventure riders on the road with helpful tech tips.
Adventure riders know that dirt and gravel roads are less traveled; not to mention a great way to make a journey more interesting. The larger adventure touring bikes with greater range, bigger engines and wind protection have proven to be more than a fad and have become a prominent segment of the industry. With these vehicles, it’s important to keep a close eye on vehicle maintenance to prevent a breakdown far from resources and phone service.
The wheels, tires and final drive are subject to much more abuse in off pavement environments. Gravel roads will chew through motorcycle tires. Power sliding around on a forest road is a blast but be prepared for your customer to have accelerated tire wear with this type of activity. This is especially true for the bikes with street-biased tires.