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Top 10 Reasons To Start Riding Dual-Sport Motorcycles

This list could be much longer than only 10 reasons to start riding dual-sport, but we will stop it there. First off, let me be clear about what I mean when I say dual-sport: I am talking dirtbikes with turn signals. I am not talking about big, 1200cc adventure-touring motorcycles or scramblers with TKC80s and skidplates. I am referring to anything from the Kawasaki KLX250S end of the spectrum all the way to a KTM 500 EXC.

These motorcycles are great because you can truly ride them off-road like a dirtbike. Bigger ADV bikes can certainly be taken far off of the beaten path, but when (I say when, not if) you drop them, it’s much more difficult to pick up, and it could end up costing you a pretty penny or worse yet, leaving you stranded somewhere remote.

After a 400-mile dual-sport ride near the Sierra Nevada earlier this week, this is what comes to mind for 10 reasons to start riding dual-sport motorcycles.

Ryan Adams

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