Adventure / Dual Sport Motorcycle Reviews

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.

BMW Unveils the F 800 GS Adventure

  2014 BMW F800GS Adventure Preview As it has in the past with its iconic R 1200 GS, BMW has released an Adventure version of its...

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão [On-/Off-Road Review]

2012 BMW GS

While BMW's twin-cylinder F 650 GS and thumper G 650 GS make fine upright street bikes, they don't quite fill the GS (Gelände/Straße) portion of their names.

2009 Benelli Tre-K Amazonas and Moto Guzzi Stelvio Comparison

Adventure Motorcycle Comparision

There is something redundant about the term "adventure bike". In my experience, all motorcycles and all my rides are adventures of one sort or another. Whether it is the call of the wide-open highway, a serpentine canyon road, or a commute through town to work, every excursion turns out to be something of an adventure.

Costa Rica Adventure | Motorcycle Adventure

Freedom. It is the spirit that drives us to ride motorcycles, and we attain that feeling in ways as diverse as our choice of machines. Of course, freedom in highly organized societies can become a relative thing. Unless we are riding entirely on private property (and sometimes even then), we are restricted by laws governing our sport. Those on custom cruisers are limited by equipment regulations, sport riders by speed limits and off-roaders by land use restrictions.

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X | Motorcycle Test

Science historian James Burke's 1985 BBC-TV documentary series, "The Day The Universe Changed", documented key moments in the development of science and technology, and their effects on our perception of the world. Had Burke issued an episode tracking pivotal points in motorcycling in the United States, the day the Yamaha DT-1 250cc Enduro was introduced 40 years ago certainly would have qualified.

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?