My Favourite Off-Road Motorbike Resources
Here’s a collection of my personal favourite motorbike resources. I’ve tried to provide information and create a complete Motorbike Links Directory for all my favourite Online Off-Road and Adventure Motorbikes websites.
It’s a quick reference of websites that offer related products and services mainly catering for Off-road, Dual-Sport, Touring & Adventure Bikes, with a few other useful resources thrown in.
Use the quick ‘INDEX’ below to hop straight to your chosen category.
I hope you find this Motorbike Links Directory page useful.
The “Ultimate Off-Road & Adventure Bike Resource Page!”
Regards; Charlie Nut.
Motorbike Directory Index
- Off-road Bike Forums
- Biking Events & Shows
- Bike Adventure Tours
- Trail Riding Bike Clubs
- Motor Cycle Museums
- Specialist Off-Road Bike Insurance
- Legal (Accidents & Claims)
- Motor Bike Breakdown & Recovery
- Off-road Motor Bike Manufacturers
- Governing Bodies & Organisations
- Motor Bike Magazines
- Motorbike Apparel & Bike Accessories
- Motorbike MAPS
Offroad Bike Forums
The above links lead you to some of the best Off-road & Adventure Motor Bike Forums currently about. They cater for most of your needs, a very broad spectrum of motorbiking information, chat & general bike knowledge.
Personally I like to use AdRider.com & HorizonsUnlimited forums as they seem to have attracted some of the most knowledgable and active biking community members. Their forums address all off-road and adventure bike questions very quickly.
These are my personal top 2 picks, though any of the above will provide valuable advice.
Biking Events & Shows
- The DAKAR. The coined phrase is: “A challenge for those who go!”
- There’s nothing quite like the Dakar!
- MCN MotorCycle Show. The premier Motor Bike Show Held In London
- NEC Bike Show. MotorCycle Live – The UK’s largest motorcycle show at the NEC in Birmingham.
- Goodwood (Festival of Speed). Goodwood House hosts one of the World’s greatest festivals for bike & car. The Hillclimb track is a must see!
- BikerandBike (Calendar of Events). A very good resource for all upcoming events, regularly updated.
- Springfields Biking Events & Shows. Springfields Motorbike Show (Over 30 years old, still going strong!).
- Classic Dirt Bikes. Annual off-road and road-racing show at Telford International Centre.
- DirtBike Show. Europes Largest Off-Road Event) NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
8 Motorbike events & show listed above. Here’s a quick snippet on each one. Worth setting aside some time to visit one of these in the year, well worth the time & effort. You’ll enjoy any of these biking events, guarenteed! – Enjoy! Charlienut.
Bike Adventure Tours
Here’s a collection of off-road adventure motorbike tour companies that offer some unforgettable trail bike holiday experiences abroad. Spain, Morrocco, North Africa, Australia, Thailand etc. KTM Enduro’s of course are available. Pure adrenalin! Enjoy!
Trail Riding Bike Clubs
The Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) is the UK’s largest organisation for Trail Riding. If you are looking to find a club for off-road trail riding, then this really is the place to go to, join and be part of.
Motor Cycle Museums
The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection; over 400 amazing cars and bikes from around the World.
Beaulieu situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park is house to over 250 vehicles, a great family day out.
Bike legend Sammy Millar (winner of over 1400 events) showcases one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world at his bike museum situated in New Milton Hampshire.
Finally the National Motorcycle Museum with a collection of over 1,000 motorcycles on display and widely regarded as one of the finest collections in the World.
Enjoy your day out!
Specialist Off-Road Bike Insurance
Carol Nash – Offers a FREE Phone Number, Tel: 0800 804 7952
Bennetts – Can be contacted on, Tel: 0330 018 7990
Not a huge selection out there, but here’s two well known and well respected motorcycle insurance specialists. Both have extensive experience in providing cover for adventure motorcyclists.
See how you get on.
Legal (Accidents & Claims)
McAms – Offer a 24-hour, 7-day a week service assisting clients who had been involved in road traffic accidents caused by another party
Smith Jones – A Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors
Hudgell – A solicitors with a division devoted to Motorcycle Accident Compensation. Has a Trust Pilot – Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 465 reviews; not bad!
Whilst I’ve never had cause to use any of the above, all seem credible and worth contacting if the need arises.
Motor Bike Breakdown & Recovery
AA (Automobile Association) – A 365 days a year, national recovery. Hard to beat. New clients can call; Freephone: 0800 085 272
RAC (Road Automobile Association) – With an impressive statistic of their patrols fixing four out of five vehicles, it could be worth giving them a call on; Tel: 0330 159 845
Green Flag – Offer 24-hour assistance, 365 days of the year through their nationwide network. Call on; Tel: 0345 246 2766
G.R.S. – A quick mention of this local specialist recovery company based in Bournemouth. Part of their fleet includes low angled slide beds as well as specialist attachments to our Rapid Deployment Trailers (RDT’s) to ensure the bikes are transported in the correct position. Call on; Tel: 01202 593 939
Off-road Motor Bike Manufacturers
The Greatest Off-road Bike Manufacturers in the World.
Yamaha – Originally a music instrument company (hence the 3 tuning forks on their logo!). They started manufaturing motor cycles just after World War II. Yamaha is the UK’s second most popular motor bike manufacturer if we go by the statistics of all registered motorbikes here in the UK. Their latest Offroad Motorcycle range includes Offroad Competition and Adventure models. Worth checking out.
KTM – My favourite. Being an owner of a KTM 950 Super Enduro R I might be a bit biased. IMO the best off-road, adventure bikes money can buy. Founded in 1934 (Austria) as an auto repair centre, the founder; an engineer by the name of Hans Trunkenpolz started developing bikes himself. He launched the KTM R100 way back in 1954. KTM is an abbreviation of it’s investor, founder and the location of factory, IE. Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, KTM.
Kawasaki – Motorbike manufacturing started in the early 50’s and they now make a decent 4-stroke (KLX 450R). Limited range to choose from, but worth taking a closer look at.
Husqvarna – Originally founded in 1689 as a weapons foundry, Husqvarna has evolved into as brand of many companies, thankfully including motorbikes. In 2013 Pierer Industries AG (Husaberg’s owner) bought Husqvarna Motorcycles In 2016. they produce a diverse range of motocross, enduro and supermoto machines two and four-strokes.
Husaberg – Unfortunately they are no longer being manufactured. Husaberg manufactured enduro motorcycles, both four and two-strokes. Originally based in Sweden, its motorcycles were later manufactured in Austria by parent company KTM until the line was retired in 2014.
Honda – The largest motorbike manufacturer here in the UK (going by registered sales). Founded in 1948 in Hamamatsu, Japan. Well known for reliability with a big range of adventure motorbikes and off-road, buying a Honda needs some serious consideration
BMW – Manfacturing is now under the BMW Motorrad brand. They began in 1921 manufacturing motorbike engines for other companies. A prestigious brand, check out the R 1250GS, awesome!
Governing Bodies & Organisations
Here’s a list of useful motor bike organisations and governing bodies for the bike industry. A lot of valuable information can be found on their websites. Worth taking some time to visit these sites.
Motor Bike Magazines
A great selection of Off-road & Adventure bike magazines for you to digest. Enjoy!
Motorbike Apparel & Bike Accessories
Apparel You Can Trust!
KLIM – Klim builds gear for the most demanding riders, expensive, yes, but the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for!” KLIM develop and manufacture the most advanced motor sports apparel on the market; you can’t buy better.
GIVI – Italian design, one of the leaders in motorbike accessories.
Hepco & Becker Luggage & Accessories – Official UK Importer. These are high quality and German made. Hepco & Becker luggage and accessories are available for all makes and models.
MotoGoLoco Maps – Offer a Free online mapping library for motorcycle routes and journey planners. You can create, save and share routes and export them to your Garmin/TomTom GPS.
Ordinance Survey – They offer Maps for all of GB.
RouteYou – RouteYou offers digital map data and web-tools for tourism, cyclists, hikers, motorbike drivers. You can also print the route map or download to your GPS device.
Old-Maps.co.uk – Old Maps is Britains most historical map archive, providing complete step by step pictures of land changes taken from the mid-19th Century onwards. Covering England, Scotland and Wales.
Open Street Map.org – OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the World.
Google Maps – Offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning. Currently there is no custom route planning for motorbikes (2018), but they have rolled this out in SE Asia. If this rollout proves successful it will be coming to Europe also. The motorcycle feature will include roads and routes that are not accessible to cars and trucks.
That wraps up my current Motorbike Resource Directory Page for now. Check back from time to time, as when I find any new off-road, adventure, touring or dual-sport motorbike websites worth mentioning; or maybe a motorbike app that’s recently appeared on the market and seems useful, I’ll add it here.
Any link requests, feel free to drop me a line.
Thanks again for stopping by website and viewing the best online “Off-Road & Adventure Motorbike Resource Directory Page!”
Best regards; Charlie…