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David Crampton

David's first riding foray into Europe in 1982 sparked a passion for motorcycle travel that continues to this day. He's been riding on the road since 1971, has ridden on four continents and owns four motorcycles (three BMWs and a Honda off-roader) as well as an advanced riding certificate. He regularly tackles long touring trips and reviews kit for SBS whenever he heads away.

  1. Knox Urbane Pro Utility shirt review featured image
    29 Mar 2022 Reviews

    Knox Urbane Pro Utility shirt review

    Going out in just your underwear is never a good idea. Or is it? Knox may have ripped up that rule...

  2. LS2 MX701 Explorer helmet review featured image
    22 Dec 2021 Reviews

    LS2 MX701 Explorer helmet review

    Adventure helmets are usually low-budget or big-money - but the LS2 Explorer is something that sits in the middle. Our travelling reviewer put it to the test on a Portuguese adventure

  3. Alpinestars Crosser Air Touring gloves review featured image
    9 May 2020 Reviews

    Alpinestars Crosser Air Touring gloves review

    Initial concerns over thickness and bulk disappeared into riding pleasure for our reviewer

  4. RST Raid boots review featured image
    2 May 2020 Reviews

    RST Raid boots review

    RST's popular adventure boots lack off-road credentials, but pass muster on tarmac

  5. DXR Roadtrip CE textile jeans review featured image
    15 Apr 2020 Reviews

    DXR Roadtrip CE textile jeans review

    French brand DXR's Roadtrip textile trousers go back to their homeland to see how they cope with a road trip

  6. DXR Roadtrip CE textile jacket review featured image
    4 Apr 2020 Reviews

    DXR Roadtrip CE textile jacket review

    The price might be budget, but the performance of DXR’s Roadtrip CE jacket impressed our reviewer

  7. Kriega Hydro 3 hydration pack review featured image
    20 Feb 2020 Reviews

    Kriega Hydro 3 hydration pack review

    Sometimes it's fine to drink and ride... and Kriega's hydration pack means you can feel the benefit

  8. Falco Avantour Evo boots review featured image
    7 Oct 2019 Reviews

    Falco Avantour Evo boots review

    Our resident adventure boot fan gives Falco's offering a good test in New Zealand

  9. TCX Baja Waterproof boots review featured image
    25 May 2019 Reviews

    TCX Baja Waterproof boots review

    Cross-country touring put these boots through their paces, but did they live up to the job?

  10. Merlin Lynx 2 in 1 textile jacket review featured image
    11 May 2019 Reviews

    Merlin Lynx 2 in 1 textile jacket review

    Could the Merlin Lynx 2-in-1 perform magic? A trip along New Zealand’s wet west coast would tell all

  11. Richa Turbo gloves review featured image
    2 Mar 2019 Reviews

    Richa Turbo gloves review

    You don't always want a full-length bike glove designed for all weathers. Enter the Richa Turbo

  12. Forma Terra Evo boots review featured image
    23 Feb 2019 Reviews

    Forma Terra Evo boots review

    When a BMW R1200GS clobbers your foot you know you've given a pair of boots a proper test