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dual-sport

2020 HUSKY FE501S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna FE501S dual-sport has a new look and a number of other changes for 2020, but underneath it's still the amazingly effective and well-finished package that has made it a big hit over the past seven years. It is similar to the…
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2020 KTM 500EXC DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

For 2020 the KTM 500EXC no longer has to be two different bikes to two different people. That was the mission between 2017 and 2019 when there were no pure off-road four-strokes in the KTM line. In that period KTM only offered full-blooded…
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2020 KTM 500EXC: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 KTM 500EXC has undergone a moderately significant redesign, although it doesn’t look that different at a glance. It got a PDS version of the stiffer frame that most KTMs and Husqvarnas got in 2019. The motors of the Husky and KTM…
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2020 DUAL-SPORT SHOOTOUT PROGRESS REPORT: THE WRAP

We've been working on the 2020 500cc Dual-Sport shootout for three months now, and we're  getting closer to a conclusion. No need to rush, though. We could really ride them every day for another three months before we're ready. Here's how…
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BETA 500RR-S DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The 2020 Beta 500RR-S is not a bike for commuting to work. It’s not a dirt-road adventure bike. It’s not for riding around the college campus or going to lunch. You can certainly do all those things, but if we lived in a world where the…
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2020 BETA 500RR-S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 Beta 500RR-S dual-sport has a new frame, a new motor and new bodywork. But it remains a machine for serious off-road riders. It's clearly more dirt oriented than virtually any other bike in this category; it's a powerful motorcycle…
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SWM RS500 DUAL-SPORT: 2020 VIDEO SERIES

SWM might not be the best-known motorcycle company, but the 2020 RS500 will be familiar to most American dual-sport and off-road riders. It's based on the 2006 Husqvarna TE501. The Husqvarna factory that was left behind after the KTM take…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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