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Touratech launches 3-in-1 boot

German adventure motorcycle accessories company Touratech has launched a boot it claims is a three-in-one to cover touring, sports and adventure riding.

Touratech Australia does not yet have a date for the arrival of the Touratech Destino Ultimate GTX boots and are currently only gauging interest.

But wait for it — if or when they do arrive, they will set you back almost the price of three boots at $A1492 in sizes 39-47.

For that price they better one good.

Touratech says they have the all-day “comfort of a touring boot, the safety of a sports boot and the robustness of an MX boot”.

So let’s check the claims on these boots, developed for Touratech by Dutch motorcycle clothing company REV’IT!

Comfort

The comfort is provided by a flexible joint system, a SEESOFT protector insert in the tongue and an Apex sole, developed with Vibram.

They claim the sole makes them easier to walk in so you don’t clump around like you are wearing skit boots without the skis.

Touratech also claim the sole has different zones; one for operating the brake lever; another for strength and others for walking comfort. 

The insole is made of washable, open-pored PU foam.

Safety

The Destino boot features a lot of protection as you would expect from an adventure-style boot with what they call a Dynamic Support Frame (DSF).

It is made up of a calf shield, heel cup and a stability frame to prevent twisting with extra impact protection in the toe area.

Destino boots are certified for safety with the highest EC approval level: EN 13634:2017 Level 2.

Fit

Another feature is the BOA Fit closure system which uses a now-popular hand-operated ratchet dial that pulls wire laces for the optimum fit and release at the touch of the centre button.

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There are no show laces to tie and no bulky and uncomfortable clasps that feature on many off-road boots.

Having the boot tight not only ensures a correct and safe fit, but also prevents mud and dust getting in.

Waterproof

These boots are made of a combination of materials such as SuperFabric, microfibre lining, Omega leather, supple nubuck leather and a Gore-Tex membrane that they claim guarantees “absolute waterproofness with simultaneous breathability”.

Excuse my cynicism here, but I have yet to find any breathable clothing that is also 100% waterproof.

However, there are varying degrees of water resistance indicated by an Ingress Protection (IP) rating.

This rating consists of two numbers. The first from 0-6 measures protection from foreign bodies such as dust, while the second from 0-9K measures resistance to water. Click here for more details.

I can’t find any reference to an IP on their website. It just says “Waterproof Yes”.

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2022 Touratech Adventure Day

The 2022 Australian Touratech open day will be held at the company’s newly renovated Adventure Centre at Carboor, in Victoria’s beautiful and adventurous high country on May 28.

In the past, the event has been held in Myrtleford or Bright, Victoria, and over the perevious two years it was cancelled by the pandemic.

The Adventure Centre is at 1933 Carboor Everton Rd, Carbour, where you can learn all about the German company’s latest adventure accessories, camping goods, riding gear and other products.

You can also sharpen your off-roading skills with help from the experts and meet like-minded adventurers and hear their stories.

More details on activities, guests and the overall schedule will be available soon.

Meanwhile, you can register your interest by clicking here.

They usually arranged some interesting routes to get you to the venue on some of the region’s best roads.

We have included the routes from last year – one from the north starting in Albury, the other from the south starting in Mansfield.

Specialised routes to the Aussie Touratech Open Day:

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Back in black

The famed German motorcycle accessory company was bailed out of a voluntary insolvency in 2017 after an increased demand in sales saw them unable to fulfil many orders – attributed mostly to the late completion of their new factory and showroom.

The new owner is interior design and accessory manufacturer Happich who took over on January 1, 2018.

When the company went into insolvency, Robin Box of Touratech Australia importer R & V Aqualine Industries told us they were independently owned.

He said the parent company’s troubles would have no affect on either the Australian operations, or to its customers and that Touratech production would continued unchanged.

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Touratech announces new all-roads helmet

German adventure motorcycle accessories company Touratech has announced a new adventure helmet which can quickly convert into a road helmet without the need for any tools.

The Touratech Aventuro Rambler is available in Australia now for $1090 in seven sizes from XS to 3XL.

Like its previous helmets, I suspect this is made for the company by fellow countryman Schuberth helmets who make high-quality models that score well on independent safety tests such as the British SHARP helmet safety scheme ratings.

The most interesting and cleverst feature of the ECE 2205 and DOT approved Touratech Aventuro Rambler is its ability to be used on-road and off-road.

It can be transformed from a hybrid adventure helmet with peak and visor into an airy cross helmet with peak and goggles or a streamlined road helmet with little effort, all without the aid of any tools.

The Rambler also has the vital safety feature of red emergency pull tabs that release the cheek pads in the event of a crash so the rider doesn’t sustain neck injury when removing the helmet.Touratech Aventuro Rambler

Aussie riders should find it comfortable in the summer heat thanks to the adjustable four-vent system and replaceable and washable COOLMAX inner padding.

You can wear it with the visor attached or with goggles which are not included. However, there is an integrated goggle strap guide to keep them in place.Touratech Aventuro Rambler

The helmet comes in three outer shell sizes and it’s not super-light.

It weighs 1600g for the XS-S in on-road setting and 1750g in off-road mode.

The middle outer shell (sizes M-L) weighs 1625g on-road and 1775 off-road, while the large outer shell (XL-3XL) is 1650g and a whopping 1800g.

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Touratech Australia invites riders to open day

The Australian Touratech open day is back after a two-year hiatus during the pandemic.

It will be held next weekend (18 December 2021) at Touratech Australia’s newly renovated Adventure Centre at Carboor, in Victoria’s beautiful and adventurous high country.

In the past, the event has been held in Myrtleford or Bright, Victoria.

Touratech adventure riding experts give tips about planning, riding, equipment or bike issues.

Coffee and lunch are included, but you must book your attendance for catering by clicking here.

They have also arranged a couple of interesting routes to get you to the venue on some of the region’s best roads – one from the north starting in Albury, the other from the south starting in Mansfield.

Specialised routes to the Aussie Touratech Open Day:

Touratech Adventure Challenge motorcycle gymkhana returnsBack in black

The famed German motorcycle accessory company was bailed out of a voluntary insolvency in 2017 after an increased demand in sales saw them unable to fulfil many orders – attributed mostly to the late completion of their new factory and showroom.

The new owner is interior design and accessory manufacturer Happich who took over on January 1, 2018.

When the company went into insolvency, Robin Box of Touratech Australia importer R & V Aqualine Industries told us they were independently owned.

He said the parent company’s troubles would have no affect on either the Australian operations, or to its customers and that Touratech production would continued unchanged.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Touratech unveils waterproof bags

German motorcycle accessory company Touratceh has released a range of waterproof bags that fit inside their range of luggage.

What surprises me is that Touratech tank, tail and saddle bags aren’t already waterproof.

Ok, I can see the advantage in having gear in an easy-to-remove waterproof bag so you can take it into your accommodation without having to remove your luggage.

But it seems an unnecessary expense. Why not just make the luggage waterproof from the start?

Some luggage such as tank bags come with a spacial waterproof cover, but they are. never quite secure enough.

Touratech bags

Touratech’s inner bags cost $110.48 and are made by Ortlieb who produce quality gear for motorcycles and bicycles.

That’s about the same price as you would pay for waterproof bags from an outdoor store such as Kathmandu.

They say they fit their luggage, but it’s a standard size.

You can actually get different sized bags from outdoor stores.

Like those, these feature a roll top that you clamp with a nylon clip to keep them watertight.

In fact, they are so good, they even hold air and you have to push the air out first before rolling them up!

This can make it difficult to get your bag inside your luggage, so these Touratech bags come with a valve to release the air and squash them down to the smallest size.Touratech waterproof bags

They have a volume of up to 22 litres, depending on how much you want to roll the top down.

The say this allows the bag to fit every tank bag or rucksack they make, “without losing valuable storage space”.

Unlike some motorcycle clothing that loses its waterproof capabilities over time, these will remain 100% watertight for ever.

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Touratech launch Zega Evo panniers

German motorcycle accessory company Touratech has released high-end aluminium Zega Evo panniers in black or silver with a new mounting system.

Touratech says the mount is more robust than its predecessor system and can be attached and taken off easily thanks to the rounder design of the fasteners.

Simply slide the hooks on to the rack and push the tension lever down until it clicks into place. To remove, pull on the tension lever and lift the pannier from the rack.

Yet they say they are secure and won’t fall off on the roughest track.

Zega Evo sizes

The waterproof Zego Evo come in 31-litre, 38L and 45L capacities and cost $1150.01 each in black and $1069.59 in silver.

Weight is 5.9kg for 31L, 6.4kg for 38L, 6.9L for 45L.

To better organise your luggage, there are fastening hooks on the inside of the lid. The outside of the lid also has high-strength attachment eyes.

Zega Evo comes with a webbing carry handle integrated into the lid recess.

Touratech has been making the Zega family of aluminium panniers for more than 25 years.

Like its predecessors, the new Evo is made of high-strength 1.5-millimetre-thick aluminium.

The new lid catches retain the popular hinge function that allows the lid to be opened from both sides or removed completely.

The lid and base of the pannier are manufactured using a modern deep-drawing process, which eliminates the need for unattractive welding seams.Touratech Zega Evo

Waterproof

The outer shell and base are attached by high-quality, waterproof rivets and the pannier is sealed with silocone.

The lid has a tongue and groove profile with an integrated silicone seal, which guarantees a watertight seal.

The newly developed ventilation system relieves the pressure in or on the pannier if there’s a change in altitude.

This means you can open a pannier at high altitude even though you closed it thousands of metres down in a valley.

Zega Evo has accessory fixing pins to attach the special Evo accessory holders without drilling holes in the case.

Touratech has mounting units to suit most adventure and touring motorcycles.

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