On-Off Road Motorcycle Reviews
There are a variety of bikes in this category, often termed Dual-Sport or Dual-Purpose. They look similar in many ways to dirt or MX motorcycles but are built for use on streets and highways in addition to off-road. As public land becomes scarcer and riding areas are less accessible, the street-licensed dual-sport opens up more opportunity for riding locations. As with any machine that is built for disparate purposes, Dual-Sports are always a compromise between light-weight dirt performance and comfortable street abilities. There are also two sub-categories: Adventure-Tourers, which are large dual-sports that can be taken on long trips for riders who don’t want to stop riding when the pavement ends; and there are also Supermoto bikes that are hybrids built from a dirt bike platform for racing or riding on pavement. These hooligan machines make excellent city-goers and can dismantle a tight and twisty canyon quicker than pretty much anything out there.
The Aprilia Caponord is now ready for adventure-touring.
The new Ducati Scrambler is a stripped-down, retro-hued roadster that will cut a broad swathe of demographics.
Take our Best ADV winner and add the engine from our Bike of the Year. The result? the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R.
Suzuki puts a little more adventure into its very popular mid-sizeadventure bike with the V-Strom 650XT.
Yamaha revealed a new three-wheeled dual-sport motorcycle concept model called the 01GEN.
Zero made a splash last year with the introduction of the Zero
When dreaming of exploring the globe on two wheels, adventure riders usually dream big, aspiring to high-end machines like BMW’s iconic R1200GS
BMW’s new entry into the sport-adventure-touring class has been spotted undergoing final testing.
For 2013, Honda replaced the dated CRF230L with the CRF250L with the 249cc Single from the CBR250R streetbike.
Monumental! That’s what this is. MO’s first electric vs. gas, head-to-head supermoto comparison.
The only true Super Motard remaining from any of the major manufacturers, Suzuki’s DR-Z400SM is the default choice for a street-legal dirtbike.
The 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES has do-it-all competence that impresses but stops short of being class-leading.
Off-road riders seeking a hybrid machine have a decent selection of machinery from which to choose.
Optional electronic suspension and a modest power increase highlight Yamaha’s Super Tenere Adventure-Tourer.