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Adventure bike

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…
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YAMAHA TENERE 700 ADVENTURE BIKE: FIRST RIDE

The Yamaha Tenere 700 has finally arrived and we got to spend a day on it in the San Bernardino mountains this week. This is a bike that we’ve been waiting for and wanting to ride for a very long time--even before the bike was officially…
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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…
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KTM 390 ADVENTURE: FIRST RIDE

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure was originally scheduled to be released to the press at a mass introduction last month, but KTM officials had to rethink that. We don't do “mass” anything these days. Instead, we drove to KTM’s office in Murrieta…
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SWM 600 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

You know this bike. You just might not recognize it. SWM is a new Italian company built on the ruins of Husqvarna AG. To understand the bike and why it exists, you have to know your Husky history. Before the brand became a KTM stepchild,…
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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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