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Adventure Motorcycle News

Thursday September 21
The action continues on the 2nd Media Day at the 2017 AIMExpo in Columbus, OH. (For Day 1 coverage, see the next page of this article). Here are photo galleries…
Thursday September 21
The KLX®250 motorcycle is built to take riders to new places. Borrowing notes from the KX™ line and Kawasaki’s racing heritage, this 2018 street legal, dual-purpose motorcycle is designed to…
Thursday September 14
• ADVMoto Fundraiser Presentation with Sam Manicom and Dan Rintz • Sam Manicom and Daniel Rintz ADV-VIP Presentation, Saturday Sept. 23rd • WHAT: "Making the Most of Misfortune" - ADVMoto Fundraising Presentation…

Adventure Gear Reviews

Is it possible to have too many tie-down straps? Nahhhh. And perhaps one of the lesser-known options is Giant Loop’s line of Pronghorn Straps. Like many riders, I don’t like…
If you’re considering a ruggedly built, shockproof/ waterproof navi for your bike, take a look at Garmin’s zūmo 595LM with its larger 5-inch display. I’ve been using zūmo series navis…
With a rich history in racing, Alpinestars is known for their seamless marriage between form and function, combining Italian styling with innovative safety features. Their track gear has proven to…

Adventure Bike Reviews

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…
$5,400 and 300cc's of power can get you more than ever with Kawasaki's new Versys-X 300.  With two days and several hundred miles of the finest Utah roads and landscapes, we found the highs and lows of Kawasaki's latest addition…

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 Ride Spotlights

Until recently, I’d only limited experience riding on ice. After acquiring a set of studded Mitas tires I was able to ride in local wooded areas near my home in…
On a Friday morning in Lancaster, CA, we had eight riders loaded up and ready to head out to the Mojave Desert to begin a 3-day dirt bike adventure. Some…
There’s something about waking up to rain on a tent that makes it difficult to find motivation for the day ahead. It’s a simple peacefulness that I don’t often appreciate…

Adventure Motorcycle Spotlights

Family Off-Road Adventures (FORA) is best known for organizing and promoting the Yosemite Adventure Tour and the Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure, which are held in Northern California each spring and…
Jaxon Fyffe is a wild card. I'd been trying to interview him for a month, and when we finally connected it was because he'd had an ATV accident and was…
KTM’s racing success is hard to dispute, it’s at the very heart of their machines—both on- and off-road. ADVMoto wanted to find out what has made KTM’s Dakar racing team…

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