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.
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.
The new Suzuki V-Strom boasts increased displacement, better handling and an electronics package with ABS and Traction Control.
KTM’s new 1190 Adventure R is set to shove the BMW R1200GS off its the Adventure-Touring throne.
KTM has replaced the venerable 990 Adventure with the new 1190 Adventure and we had a chance to test it out.
The original adventure-touring motorcycle, the BMW R1200GS, was completely redesigned for 2013 and the clear king of its class.
BMW’s F800GS has been a tidier-sized adventure-touring rig since its introduction in 2008, offering most of what its iconic big brother, the R1200GS,