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.

2018 BMW R 1200 GS seat height

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Review (Owner’s Perspective)

I've owned a few different ADV bikes over the past five years, but for some reason not a BMW R 1200 GS. That changed in 2018. Here's my review.
2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S for sale

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Review (10 Fast Facts)

You can put on serious miles on the 2018 KTM Super Adventure S without worry or fatigue, and that’s exactly what a do-all sport-ADV-tourer should do.
2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT for sale

2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT Review | 13 Fast Facts

Three words: Balance, Stability, and Harmony. The 2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports does not top the performance charts in any single category in its class—it’s not the most powerful, nor the best suspended, nor the most off-road worthy.
2018 BMW G 310 GS for sale

2018 BMW G 310 GS Review | 21 Fast Facts

There’s no doubt about it, the 2018 BMW G 310 GS has some serious potential. With great handling characteristics, user-friendly engine, comfortable ergonomics, and ability to tackle a wide variety of situations, the entry-level GS makes an enticing offer.
2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan review

2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle Review | 13 Fast Facts

With an MSRP under $4500, the price point of the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan is very much in keeping with the company's philosophy of affordable, accessible, and fun. I was definitely having fun with the Himalayan, doing everything from quickly carving through country road hairpins to confidently grabbing air.
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 Ducati Multistrada 950 review

2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 Review | Enduro Pro Mod

My initial thought when I saw the specs for the 2017 Ducati Multistrada 950 was “Why?” However, after riding this modified version, I found out exactly why.
2017 Yamaha WR250R test

2017 Yamaha WR250R Review | A Motorcycle in the Middle

Sitting in a lonely spot between the commuter and race-bred 250s, the 2017 Yamaha WR250R is a true dual sport that's equally capable on street and 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.
2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT touring

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Test | Adventure Tour

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Touring Test Coming from a world of dual sport riding and rally racing, I personally seek motorcycles leaning toward the dirt....
KTM 1090 Adventure R video review Touratech Jimmy Lewis

Touratech & Jimmy Lewis Review KTM 1090 Adventure R | Video Test

During last month’s Touratech Rally West, Touratech-USA and Jimmy Lewis put the KTM 1090 Adventure R through some serious testing in the Cascade Mountains.
2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Review | 13 Fast Facts

2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Review | 13 Fast Facts

Using a Ninja-derived parallel twin, the Kawasaki Versys-X has a sporting heart with an easily manageable power delivery that is welcoming to novice riders.
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...
2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Test

2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 650XT Review | 10 Fast Facts

We take the 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 650XT adventure motorcycles onto the pavement and dirt to find out how they work. Here are the Fast Facts.
2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Review

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT Review | 11 Fast Facts

Rather than reinventing the V-Strom 1000s for 2018, Suzuki wisely settled for refining the Adventure-touring liter-bikes. Meet the 2018 Suzuki V-Strom.