Dual Sport reviews and comprehensive testing. We take the latest bikes through their paces and evaluate them on the street and on the track.

Dual Sport Reviews

There are a  variety of bikes in the Dual-Sport (or Dual-Purpose) category. These bikes 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. A sub-category includes the 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.

story by Alfonse “Fonzie” Palaima
photograph by Alfonse Palaima and Kinney Jones

2009 Kawasaki KLX250S Review

A Lean, Mean and Green Dualie For the Whole Family

Kawasaki’s revised KLX250S dual-sport gets thrashed in the forbidding trails around Death Valley. It now proves to work better both off the road and on it. ...

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