2019 DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SHOOTOUT

We gathered the Honda CRF450L, the Husqvarna FE450, the Beta 430RR-S and the KTM 500EXC for a battle in the dirt. They don’t exactly match in displacement, but this isn’t about a racing class. These are what we consider the four best dual-sport bikes in the world from an off-road rider’s point of view. We will let other publications talk about how well-rounded they are for commuters and road riders. For us, the street portion of the test has only two questions: 1. Is it legal on the road? 2. Is it practical on the road? For all four of these bikes, the answers are yes and yes.

We also have individual videos that are a little more in-depth on each bike included in this shootout. For a Dirt Bike Magazine video featuring the 2019 Beta 430RR-S, click here

The Beta 430RR-S is one of four dual-sport bikes built on the same plateform.

For a Dirt Bike Magazine video featuring the 2019 Honda CRF450L, click here

The Honda CRF450L’s disadvantage in weight is inescapable, but it’s the most comfortable bike of the bunch.

For a Dirt Bike Magazine video featuring the 2019 Husqvarna FE501, click here.

The Husqvarna FE450 is vastly different from any of KTM’s dual-sport bikes. Not only is it a 450, but it uses linkage suspension and has a very different feel.

For a Dirt Bike Magazine video featuring the 2019 KTM  500EXC, click here

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