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Adventure/Dual-Sport Motorcycle News, Reviews and Spotlights

Adventure Motorcycle News

Tuesday January 16
METZELER now extends its highly successful KAROO™ range towards pure road use with the new KAROO™ Street. Delivering excellent road performance, even in wet conditions, the new enduro tire remains…
Thursday January 11
Design Concept Evolved from the unrivaled, highly ­acclaimed NEOTEC, the NEOTEC II boasts incredible advancements in noise­reduction technology, wind/water tight sealing, face­cover functionality, and riding comfort. Perhaps the most exciting new…
Tuesday January 09
Escape the city and discover the Mid-Atlantic BDR, a scenic dual-sport adventure on dirt, gravel and paved roads through remote parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Starting in…

Adventure Gear Reviews

Have you ever opened the cargo door to your trailer to be greeted by your bike lying on its side? If so, then KNOCKRZ might be just what you need.…
We’re beginning to see more tire manufacturers creating longer lasting, true 50/50 tires for the adventure market. Avon is a British motorcycle tire company (est. 1911) and is well established…
For an adventure rider, being able to improvise comes with the territory. You have to adapt to unexpected circumstances when equipment fails, and you’re likely to invent or modify accessories…

Adventure Bike Reviews

Having shed the Explorer moniker, Triumph ushers in a new era for their flagship adventure bike with the 2018 Tiger 1200. Changing a name, like simply updating graphics or colors, can mean anything. Visual updates aside, does this big Tiger…
The last time we met Tom Nolan, he was given a perfect specimen from which to build a one-of-a-kind XR650 Rally convertible —The Big Rally Pig (ADVMoto Sept. 2015, No. 88)—that doubles as a racer and dual-sport overlander. It’s been…
Many thought it was odd that I would buy an RX-3 when I had an R1200GS in the stable. But when this bike was announced, I was immediately hooked. The RX-3 is a 250cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected adventure bike imported by…

Adventure Bike Guides

With all sorts of adventure bike options ranging from simple, air cooled dual sports to race proven, liquid cooled powerhouses, the adventure bikes in this class can do almost everything. Best of all, many of these can be resold at…
With more power than the smaller bikes and less weight than the bigger adventure bikes midweight 400cc dual-sport motorcycles can be exciting performers off road. Add some luggage and you’ve got the recipe for serious backcountry adventure potential on these…
Don’t be discouraged by small displacement motorcycles. Many of these adventure/dual-sport models are beginner friendly, fun for experienced riders and won’t let you down. These bikes were chosen because they span the versatile middle of the dirt-to street-friendly spectrum and…

Adventure Tech n' Tips

It all begins with the quest to own the perfect ADV motorcycle You carefully study costs, weight, fuel capacity, maintenance, dealer networks, scour the forums for known issues, and read…
Ted was an accomplished rider. Returning from a camping trip at dusk, a decreasing radius corner caught him off guard. Once the front wheel touched the loose gravel on the…
“What?! You’ve been traveling for 14 months? That’s incredible!” squawked the robust man behind me, as we stood waiting in line at WalMart. “No, not months, 14 years,” I replied,…

Adventure Motorcycle Spotlights

Like many motorcyclists, Jim Carducci was a man with a dream, a dream of riding a motorcycle he designed himself. But unlike many motorcyclists, Carducci actually went ahead and built…
One of the most rewarding aspects of being part of the adventure motorcycling community is getting to know the people in it. ADVMoto interviewed Oregon native, Jesse Swickard, who is…
When ADVMoto began publication in 1999, adventure motorcycling appeared to be very much a man’s world. In fact, statistics from that period indicate only 8% of U.S. motorcycle owners were…

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