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KAWASAKI RELEASES LOWERED 2023 KLR650S

Kawasaki just released a batch of 2023 models including new versions of existing dual-sport bikes. The KLR650S and the KLX230S are now available with lowered suspension and reduced seat height. Both models will carry the same MSRP as the…
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BMW 2023 ADVENTURE BIKES

BMW Motorrad USA announces updates and changes to model year 2023 motorcycles and scooters. Packages and ordering have been simplified with one comprehensive equipment package available for most models. G 310 R Base MSRP:…
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FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 ADVENTURE BIKE

At the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan Italy, Husqvarna revealed a concept bike called the Norden. At the time, it was just an idea, by no means a serious prototype. The whole notion of a Husqvarna adventure bike was just thrown in…
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SPEED & SPORT ADVENTURES

By Mark Kariya As a kid from the country starting out in this industry decades ago, interviewing guys like Bob Hannah, Scot Harden, Randy Hawkins, Danny LaPorte, Larry Roeseler, Scott Summers and others was the most nerve-wracking part of…
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2022 ADVENTURE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

An adventure bike can be any motorcycle that allows you to escape, explore and experience new things. If that seems like a vague definition, good. There shouldn't be an easy way to pigeonhole these bikes. Every rider sees the ADV world…
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2022 KTM ADVENTURE BIKES ANNOUNCED

KTM has just announced its adventure bikes for 2022. Included in the line are two new versions of the 1290; the 1290 Super Adventure R and the 1290 Super Adventure S. The R model looks to have serious dirt capability and comes with…
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RIDING THE 2022 ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN

The Royal Enfield Himalayan has all the makings of a cult classic. This is a motorcycle that has a rich heritage, an accessible price and fantastic utility. Royal Enfield, in case you haven't studied your motorcycle history…
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BOILING FUEL: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

BOILING UP Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I hope all has been well with you. I have a 2020 KTM 690 Enduro R that I use for light adventure touring and moto camping. With a stock 3.5-gallon tank, I knew I would either need to carry fuel or add an…
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RIDING THE 2022 KAWASAKI KLR650

We’re delighted to report that the Kawasaki KLR650 is back and we have already logged some time on a brand-new 2022 Adventure model. Back when the 2019 Kawasaki line was announced we were shocked that there was no KLR650. The bike had been…
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BENELLI 502 ADVENTURE: FULL TEST

Benelli is a member of the Century Club—a group of motorcycle companies that are over 100 years old. Yet, in the U.S., the brand doesn’t have the iconic ring of Husqvarna, Harley-Davidson or Indian. Benelli motorcycles were never imported…
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RIDING THE HONDA CRF300L RALLY: THE WRAP

Last week we took delivery of a new Honda CRF300L Rally and I also got to ride the CRF300L dual-sport. As a 250, the Rally was a  one of those bikes that was too sexy for its own good. It looked like it was ready to go straight to Dakar…
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RIDING THE BENELLI ADV BIKE: THE WRAP

If you remember the name Benelli, you've just dated yourself. Benelli was an Italian company that started before World War One, and was still making motorcycles in Pesaro the '90s. In the U.S., Benelli was once sold under the Montgomery…
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2021 ADVENTURE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

Adventure bikes once were little more that status symbols for the road-riding elite. Now, there's a growing movement which insists on true off-road capability. The 2021 crop of adventure bikes from off-road oriented makers like Honda,…
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THE KAWASAKI KLR650 IS BACK!

Kawasaki just announced a number of new models including a 2022 KLR650. The iconic dual-sport/adventure bike was discontinued two years ago, but apparently Kawasaki has been working behind the scenes to bring it up to date with a new EFI…
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RIDING QUINN CODY’S KTM 890 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

The KTM 790 Adventure has been replaced by the KTM 890 Adventure for 2021. Don't panic; it's essentially the same bike with more of everything. KTM has been testing the new bike right under our noses for months now with Quinn Cody in the…
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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…
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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…
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