Over the last three years WARN has quietly been working with consumers to find out exactly what they wanted in a winch and more importantly—how they wanted a winch to perform. WARN equipped consumers with a variety of prototype models and asked for feedback and honest evaluation and the result is the brand-new WARN ZEON Series. The robust aluminum winch is available in three different capacities with traditional steel rope: 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000 pounds, and two capacities being offered with WARN's Spydura synthetic rope: 8,000 and 10,000 pounds. Oh, and major points to WARN for making the ZEON right here in America.
Curious what happens when you get your Range Rover stuck while overlanding in Cameroon? Check this out.
Having been made to feel at home in Phoenix I was refreshed and readied for the continued journey north, which started with a pre-rush hour dash across - or what felt more like, above - the city before quickly hitting desert landscape once again. So often had desert featured during this journey. But as that aspect of the countryside would soon come to an end (I only had a few more days of the dusty stuff to go) this latest version of a desert vista again threw up something different – this time in terms of the plant life.
During my "expedition" to Las Vegas, I took a brief break from my mid-week shenanigans and decided to stop by Land Rover Las Vegas and hang out with the team for a bit. They frequently run "Wheels" events all throughout the Southwest, and for their most recent adventure, they brought in Camel Trophy Legend Tom Collins—here's a short video they made of the team driving around in their fantastic Defender 130.
Warn Industries new ZEON line of winches.
A new approach in design and functionality.
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By Marianne Hyland
Sometimes a much needed but unexpected experience happens, fulfilling needs on so many levels. This was my very short Mojave Road trip.
We love rough-camping in the bush but it had not happened as an entire family for a long time. We cover over 10,000km "overlanding" each year, but sometimes this involves staying at campsites, or overnighting in a small field just off the road, since we are often trying to reach a destination by a certain date. It doesn't compare with being far out in the bush, away from people, and just enjoying the peace of isolation.
I was really starting to get confused with the changes in time zones. We´d already been across a few zones getting to the US, but to date the time changes had been resigned to international border crossings. Having to change zones within a single country, somehow was causing more confusion to my electronic gear and my body clock. Well, that was my excuse for the later than planned departure from El Paso!
Over the last few years we've all been waiting in anticipation to see what the next re-incarnation of BMW's flagship GS model would be. We heard rumors ranging from BMW installing a larger-displacement boxer engine, to watercooling their iconic design, all the way to removing the engine in favor of an in-line 4-cylinder engine. BMW just released the details on the new model, which retains the 1200cc boxer engine that we've come to love and arguably improves it with the addition of watercooling—though we'll take a bet that boxer purists won't agree with that. Regardless, the new model gains 14 horsepower, putting the total at an impressive 125 horsepower. The bike, just launched at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany also features a brand new LED headlight as well as being outfitted with selectable ABS and Dynamic ESA.