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Adventure/Dual-Sport Motorcycle News, Reviews and Spotlights

Adventure Motorcycle News

Monday January 22
by American Motorcyclist Association | Photos by 48Racing The 2018 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series features six rounds of action beginning April 14 in Boise, Idaho, giving professional and amateur…
Thursday January 18
The Moto-Skiveez® Performance ADVENTURE Tight, is based on their proven ADVENTURE Pad design. Manufactured in Italy using the latest bicycle pad technology, the new "Performance ADVENTURE" pad forms a multi…
Wednesday January 17
Here are the key features behind Alpinestars' new off road helmet - the S-M10. Technical information will be available closer to launch dates. Stay tuned to ADVMoto for a full…

Adventure Gear Reviews

The word “sand” evokes visions of the desert, warm beaches, and perhaps racing across dunes in the Dakar Rally. All those locations have one thing in common: heat. So why…
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…

Adventure Bike Reviews

ADVMoto’s CRF 250L has come a long way since we rode it off the showroom in 2015. Initially, the bike was supposed to be our “B bike”—a commuter we could hand over to friends or special guests visiting from out…
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…

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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