There are plenty of motorcycles out there that will work just fine for those testing the waters of dual-sport. You don’t have to buy a $7000 new motorcycle. In fact, if you’re buying a dual-sport as a second bike and won’t be entirely reliant on it as your only form of two-wheeled transportation, buy a used one. You’ll be happy to have spent less money when you’re picking it up out of the dirt or ordering parts.

If it is your first or only bike, a dual-sport bike can give you limitless horizons in terms of exploration. You can ride any public road to connect trails without fear of John Law stopping you.