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KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: FULL TEST

When it comes to taking gigantic, twin-cylinder motorcycles off-road, the KTM 790 Adventure R has been king since it was introduced a little over one year ago. It’s almost as if KTM looked at the rules of the game and decided how best to cheat. Yes, it’s still big enough to qualify as a full-blooded […]

YAMAHA TENERE 700: FULL TEST

Sometimes you just know it. Sometimes you can look at the pictures, check the direction and temperature of the wind, and predict when a bike is going to be a big hit. The Yamaha Tenere 700 is like that. This is a bike that we’ve been waiting for and wanting to ride for a very […]

2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE, FULL TEST

KTM knocked it out of the park with the 790 Adventure last year. It’s a stunning motorcycle that broke new ground in off-road performance and accessibility for a full-sized ADV machine. Even though the performance-to-price ratio was better than anything that came before it, the 790 was still out of reach of many would-be off-road […]

DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1290 ENDURO: FULL TEST

If adventure bikes have taught us anything, it’s that quantity demands quality. Nothing demonstrates that as clearly as the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260. This is an extreme in a genre where excess is ordinary; where being the fastest, most powerful or most expensive must be qualified by the word “currently.” It certainly is big, fast […]

YAMAHA’S 2021 TENERE 700 ARRIVES

Yamaha has just lifted the veil on its first 2021 model. The Tenere 700 has arrived in the U.S. and will be in dealers within a month. The official press release follows.   MARIETTA, Ga. – May 22, 2020 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) today announced the 2021 Ténéré 700 arrival for the U.S. market beginning the first week […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 700 TENERE ADVENTURE

Yamaha’s Tenere 700 Adventure has taken a big step toward reality recently. First it was announced that it would be an official 2021 model, and now more details are coming into focus. The price will be $9999 in the U.S. and it will be available in three color schemes. The bike was first shown one […]

BMW R1250GS ADVENTURE: FULL TEST

This year, BMW’s adventure flagship gets a new name and new technology. The BMW R1200GS has morphed into the BMW R1250GS, just as it had previously changed from an R100 to an R1100, and then to an R1150 and so forth. Each step brings a slight increase in displacement and a significant design change. The […]

NEW FROM GUZZI, URAL, TRIUMPH & MORE: ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach this weekend presented the perfect opportunity to go adventure-bike spotting. All of the motocross bikes for 2019 have long since been announced, but this is right in the middle of street-bike introduction season, and that means that companies that only dabble in the dirt are showing their […]

HONDA CRF450L RALLY CONCEPT BIKE: ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

  Among the bikes that were displayed at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy this week was a Honda CRF450L Rally  concept bike. Milan is often where a manufacturer will float ideas for future production bikes to gauge public reaction. The European press was very excited over the idea of a bigger version […]

NEW ADVENTURE BIKES FROM KTM, HONDA & KAWASAKI REVEALED

The EICMA show in Milan, Italy is the biggest motorcycle show in the world, and it’s in full swing this week. KTM, Honda and Kawasaki have revealed changes in their adventure bike offerings already. The following press releases are directly from those manufacturers. KTM 790 ADVENTURE AND KTM 790 ADVENTURE R REVEALED AS 2019 MODEL […]

FIRST LOOK–2019 DUCATI 1260 ENDURO: ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Ducati recently held an introduction in Italy for the 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro. This is the latest model in the Multistrada line and marks the company’s most serious effort as far as off-road capabilities. The 1262cc Testastretta L-Twin motor was released in the standard Multistrada mid-year in 2018, and it features Ducati Variable Valve Timing. […]

BMW R1250GS COMES TO THE U.S.

BMW just announced that the R1250GS will be coming to the U.S. A month ago, there was a similar announcement for the European market. Click here for the Euro BMW R1200GS announcement.  The following is the official U.S. press release. With an extensively enhanced boxer engine, the new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT […]

SUZUKI’S 2019 V-STROM 1000, 650: ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Suzuki announced an expanded range of 2019 V-Strom models today.  In addition to the standard and XT versions, there’s a new V-Strom 1000XT Adventure and a V-Strom 650XT Touring, both with extensive updates and added features. Here’s what Suzuki had to say in its official press release. 2019 Suzuki V-Strom Models Suzuki’s V-Strom models are […]