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Adventure/Dual-Sport Motorcycle News, Reviews and Spotlights

Adventure Motorcycle News

Tuesday February 20
Hugo Moto, manufacturer of high-performance, bolt-on tracker, scrambler and adventure touring kits for Harley-Davidson Sportsters, announces a  pilot dealer program rollout with Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, the #1 H-D Bar and…
Tuesday February 20
Nothing breathes life into motorcycling like developing young enthusiast. That’s why ADVMoto is excited to become the Title Sponsor of the ADVSupermoto Youth Series of the AMA SupermotoNational Championship. Most…
Friday February 16
Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW), world renowned for producing top tier adventure and off-road parts and accessories, has just released the latest version of their iconic skid plate for the…

Adventure Gear Reviews

Practicality. This is the word I keep in mind when selecting what gear comes with me on a trip and what gear stays at home. I’ve always packed a separate…
Today’s ever-growing market of feature-rich helmets theoretically makes it easier to find helmets with features you like, but with so many options it can be difficult to choose the best…
Asked to evaluate the Black Dog Cycle Works ULTIMATE Skid Plate, I wondered, “What’s to review?” A skid plate has no moving parts and should perform an apparently simple function.…

Adventure Bike Reviews

The cannons are silent and the dust has settled on last year’s “Battle Ready” 2015 BMW R1200GS build. We learned a lot over the past 18,000 miles about the bike, its armor, and other paraphernalia originally selected to enhance the machine’s already formidable…
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…

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

“Selling everything I had in 2005 to go travel around the world on my sidecar was the best decision I ever made in my life.”—Hubert Kriegel  Hubert died on 01-24-18…
When motorcyclists think about riding the U.S., it often involves the canyons, monumental geological formations, and deserts of the Wild West. However, the terrain in the Northeast can be equally…
Young Edward Wilkinson, an avid outdoorsman and mountain biker, was working overseas. “I’m sitting there in Vietnam watching all the scooters. These 125cc scooters have five people on them and…

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