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HUSQVARNA FE350 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The Husqvarna FE350S is one of only two dual-sport bikes in the 2020 Husky line. There’s a 350 and a 501. The 450 and 250 are gone, but as it runs out, the 350 has both of those bikes covered. If there was one dual-sport bike that could do it all, this is it. CHOICES, […]

2020 HUSQVARNA FE350S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 Husqvarna FE350S is one of the most sought after dual-sport bikes on the market. It has a new chassis and bodywork this year, very similar to that of 2019 FC350 motocross bike. The dual-sport version is fully compliant with the DOT, noise and emissions requirements at the federal and state levels in the […]

RIDING THE 2020 HUSKY FE501S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

FIRST RIDE, 2020 HUSQVARNA FE501S Last month we got to ride the 2020 Husqvarna FE350S dual-sport; now the FE501S is center stage. These are the only two dual-sport bikes in the Husqvarna line for 2020 unless you include the massive 701 Enduro. The FE250 and FE450 have been dropped for now. The addition of an […]

2020 DUAL-SPORT BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

Street-legal bikes are evolving quickly. Offerings like the KTM EXC models and the Husqvarna FE dual-sports are pushing the boundaries of performance, while upstart companies like Beta and SWM are providing alternatives that are truly off-road bikes with the bonus of a license plate. Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, SSR and Yamaha are in the game providing […]

FIRST RIDE: 2020 HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT–THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT Husqvarna updated its dual-sport bikes for 2020 and we already have time on a brand-new FE350S. This year, the “S” suffix returned because there is another FE350 in the line; a new dirt-only version of the same bike. Both variations have the newer frame design and bodywork that were […]

HIGH SIERRA DIARIES EPISODE 5: FLAT TIRES HAPPEN

On the fifth episode of High Sierra Diaries Mark and his buddy “Fireman Freddy” continue exploring after getting some help fixing a flat rear tire on the KTM. The owner of South Lake Cycle just happened to be in the shop on his day off and opened up to change the flat so that Mark […]

KEN ROCZEN’S HONDA CRF450L DUAL-SPORT PROJECT: EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

It’s amazing what can happen when the right people get together and have a conversation. That is exactly what happen when former MX/SX racer turned SxS racer Jessy Nelson, Justin Myerson owner of Moto Whips and current factory Honda MX/SX superstar Ken Roczen got together, things started happening and the result is something we don’t […]

HIGH SIERRA DIARIES 4: HOT CALIFORNIA SUMMER

On episode four of the High Sierra Diaries Mark from Berm Cannon takes you on some more single track gaining some elevation headed up into the Kennedy Meadows area aboard the KTM500EXC. He stops along the way to explain where he is at and to take a dip in the river before continuing his ride. […]

KAWASAKI KLX300 KLX230R and KLX230 DUAL-SPORT: FIRST RIDE

BY JEAN TURNER Kawasaki just introduced three new bikes to the press in Oregon. With the Kawasaki KLX230 dual-sport, Kawasaki KLX230R and Kawasaki KLX300R—Kawasaki took a big step (three steps, actually) toward returning to the off-road market, also filling out its KLX line of trail bikes. KAWASAKI KLX300R After spending more than a decade off […]

KTM 690 ENDURO R DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The KTM 690 Enduro R is back, and it’s mostly new for 2019. The 690 has been around for some time as kind of a transition bike between hard-core dual-sport bikes and massive adventure bikes. In truth, there’s nothing quite like it. On one hand, it makes far more power than traditional dual-sport bikes such […]

BETA 125RR-S DUAL-SPORT

Most riders under the age of 21 have no use for a street-legal dirt bike, because the good ones cost too much and the cheap ones are just embarrassing. The Beta 125RR-S is a legitimate solution for that. It’s a 50-state, street-legal off-road bike that sells for under $5000. That puts it in the same […]

RIDING THE SWM 600 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

SWM SUPERDUAL X We finally got to ride an SWM Superdual X on U.S. soil this week. This as been a work in progress for two years now, but the U.S. importer has already received a container of them and they are arriving in dealers now. The story of how this bike came to life […]

HIGH SIERRA DIARIES EPISODE 2: TRAIL OF 100 GIANTS

In the second episode of the High Sierra Diaries Mark and the Bermcannon crew explore further into the Sierra Nevada mountain range checking out the iconic Trail of 100 Giants. They also talk to some local restaurant owners about their cuisine and the people they encounter from around the world. You don’t want to miss […]

HIGH SIERRA DIARIES 1: TEHACHAPI TO KERNVILLE ON DUAL-SPORTS

Mark and the Berm Cannon crew have started a new video series for the dual-sport crowd. If you like the Baja Diaries you are sure to love this new adventure through the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range. On this episode we ride along as Mark and his partner as the make their way from Tehachapi […]