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2024 KOVE RALLY ADVENTURE BIKE

What, you might ask, is a rally bike? Good question. At this point, no two answers are exactly the same. Honda, KTM, Triumph and other manufacturers use the term freely for wildly diverse models. For now, we like Kove’s definition best. The…
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2024 ADVENTURE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

What, exactly, is an adventure bike? That's no easy question, but for the purposes of this collection, we like using the phrase "full-size dual-sport bikes." These are bikes that are street bikes first and foremost, but designed to be…
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RIDING THE MOTO MORINI X-CAPE ADV BIKE: THE WRAP

We’ve had the Moto Morini X-Cape in the shop for a few weeks now. It’s a bike that needs a destination; you can’t just go out on a lunch ride with something like this. It deserves a real adventure, something like a LaPaz run or at least a…
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NELSON RIGG CRASHBAR BAG

We were turned on to this product by our buddies at Dirt Wheels, who use Rigg bags all the time. This particular bag is the perfect size for dual-sport adventures. https://youtu.be/u_mCy1Ewm1U
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KTM ADVENTURE RALLY–TAMARACK, IDAHO

By Ron Lawson Photos by Simon Cudby I  looked at the log the same way that I might look at a freestyle ramp at the X Games. “In another life, I might clean that,” said the thought balloon over my head. Behind me, Ryan Sarancha read the…
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HUSQVARNA 701 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Dick Wilk has been building highly evolved racing machines for 30 years. His efforts covered desert racers, motocross, GNCC and National Enduro equipment and rally machines. His foray into the adventure bike segment began in 2014 with his…
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HUSKY NORDEN PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

It’s surprising how quickly the motorcycle world warmed up to the idea of a Husqvarna adventure bike. The Husky Norden 901 has been available for about six months, and already it has secured a prestigious place in the adventure bike…
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RIDING THE KTM 390 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

The KTM 390 Adventure is proof that you don’t need to be a retired CEO to participate in an Adventure Bike gathering. I spent last weekend riding one at the KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Tamarack, Idaho and had an absolute blast. The 390 is…
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MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTION MOVES OUT OF RUSSIA: UPDATE

We have been following the situation at Ural motorcycles for months now. Production at the company's factory in Irbit, Russia was interrupted by the events following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. If Ural was to stay in business, it was…
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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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GASGAS RALLY BIKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

Unlike their Austrian cousins KTM and Husqvarna, GasGas does not have an off-road model in their lineup that is specifically built for distance. Yes, that’s correct, the Pierer Mobility Group made the decision not to include this type of…
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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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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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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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2021 HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO LONG RANGE: FULL TEST

The line between the adventure bike and dual-sport bike is getting very blurry, and the Husqvarna 701 Long Range (LR) isn’t making it any clearer. Here’s the short description: the LR is a dual-sport bike with a range of over 300 miles.…
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