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Adventure bike

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…
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HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO DUAL SPORT SPOTLIGHT

The Husky 701 is very dirt-oriented and features a single overhead cam with a two-spark-plug ignition and a slipper clutch. The 701 puts out 74 horsepower and uses a WP 4CS fork with just under 11 inches of travel and a WP linkage rear…
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THE TIMELESS HONDA XR650L DUAL SPORT BIKE

This machine still has a solid footprint in the ADV world. It’s virtually unchanged since the early ’90s, and the suspension is still surprisingly good on the trail. The ergonomics are dated, but the bike works well and has electric start.…
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ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT| 2018 V-STROM 650

Even Suzuki probably didn’t see this coming. Today, the V-Strom 650 is officially an adventure bike icon and one of the best-selling bikes in that genre. When it came out in 2004, though, it was probably seen as a risky gamble. In the U.S.,…
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A NEW KTM 390 ADVENTURE BIKE?

Sources in India report that KTM is getting ready to launch their 390 Adventure machine in Europe, sometime in 2019. It is based around the very popular Duke 390 platform, which is made in India and priced competitively.
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BMW R1200 GS: ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

This is the Queen Mary of the adventure world and BMW’s ADV line. The powerplant of the 1200GSA is a twin-cam, liquid-cooled boxer motor. Its electronics are advanced, including ABS at the base level and two standard ride modes—Rain and…
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