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Adventure Touring continues to grow stronger than ever due to the diversity of riding conditions, from off-road to street. Here’s you’ll find our ADV motorcycle reviews, from the venerable BMW R 1200 GS to the Suzuki V-Strom to the KTM 1090 Adventure R.

2018 Kawasaki KLX250 for sale

2018 Kawasaki KLX250 Review | 11 Fast Facts

We took the 2018 Kawasaki KLX250 - now finally fuel injected! - out and shredded on the street, and pounded it in the dirt.
2017 Yamaha XT250 Review

2017 Yamaha XT250 Review | Satisfying and Practical Motorcycle

The 2017 Yamaha XT250, built on a simple platform that dates back to 1981, is an amazingly satisfying and practical small displacement bike.
2016 Honda CRF250L Test Review - Dual Sport

2016 Honda CRF250L Review | Dual Sport Test

2016 Honda CRF250L Test | Dirt and Pavement Fun The 2016 Honda CRF250L is the smaller, more-modern bike in Honda’s two-model dual sport line-up, and it...
2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R dirt test

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R First Ride Test | 12 Fast Facts

Contradicting the maxim of bigger is better, the KTM 1090 Adventure R downsizes displacement to achieve massive gains in off-road performance.
2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review - city test

2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review: 16 Fast Facts

2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review | City Tested BMW is tapping into adventure/dual-sport motorcycle mojo from days gone by with the 2018 BMW r...
2016 Honda VFR1200X Sport

2016 Honda VFR1200X Review | 13 Fast Facts

2016 Honda VFR1200X Review | First Ride The 2016 Honda VFR1200X, an adventure-styled motorcycle, joins the Honda adventure family in America, comprised of the CB500X,...
Honda CRF250L Review

2014 Honda CRF250L Review | Dual Sport Motorcycle Test

Honda CRF250L Review There’s nothing like a dual sport bike for everyday practicality and fun -- from the comfortable upright seating position, to the long-travel...
Honda Africa Twin for sale

Honda Africa Twin Review | Elves, Unicorns and Braai

Life can be such a treat, especially when fantasy becomes blurred with reality. I find myself in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, ready to adventure-ride through the southern tip of the continent on a brand new version of the Africa Twin—the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.

2014 Honda NC700X Motorcycle Review | Long Term Street Bike Test

2014 Honda NC700X Motorcycle Review | Long Term Street Bike Test The 2014 Honda NC700X may have styling nods to adventure bikes, but don’t let...
2016 Husqvarna TE 501 S Trail

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S Test | Dual Sport Review

The Husqvarna FE 510 S is no clone of the KTM 500 EXC; it has a KTM-built 510cc SOHC motor, but its own frame and suspension.
2016 Honda XR650 Review - Dual Sport

2016 Honda XR650L Review | Dual Sport Classic Test

2016 Honda XR650L Review | On- and Off-Road Dual Sport Test With hardcore off-road manufacturers Beta, Husqvarna, and KTM abandoning their Green Sticker dirt bikes in...
2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled First Ride Test - desert

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled First Ride Review | 12 Fast Facts

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled First Ride Review No doubt about it, when the 2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled debuted, it got everyone’s attention. Of...

2006 Aprilia Caponord Review | Adventure Motorcycle Test

Surely, every ride on a motorcycle is an adventure. It is a rediscovery of the temperature of the atmosphere, the intensity of the breeze, the angle of the sun and the texture of the highway. How, then, is it possible that some motorcycles have the title “Adventure Bike” conferred upon them, as if they provide an exclusive insight into an excursion?

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled off-road review

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review | Tabernas Desert Test (+Video)

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review While the 2015 Ducati Scrambler reboot had a name and styling that indicated an affinity for the dirt, that...
2017 Beta 125 RR-S Review - Dual Sport - racing

2017 Beta 125 RR-S Review | Dual Sport Torture Test

2017 Beta 125 RR-S Review - We test the latest Beta dual sport bike on pavement, dirt roads, single track, and Black Diamond trails.