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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.

Adventure Touring Aboard a KLR 650 – A First Experience

Adventure Motorcycling Tales When Ultimate MotorCycling's Online Editor Ron Lieback asked me to help test the 2013 Kawasaki KLR 650, mostly off road in the...

2013 BMW R 1200 GS | Review

2013 BMW R1200GS Adventure Touring Motorcycle Test More than 30 years after the R 80 GS defined the large displacement touring enduro market segment, the...

2013 Honda CB500X ABS | Review

2013 Honda CB500X ABS Motorcycle Test

 Honda has set its sights on a piece of the novice riding crowd with a trio of mid-size 500s...
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2013 Kawasaki KLR650 Review | MacGyver Approved

Kawasaki KLR650 Review Every time the theme for MacGyver plays in my head, three things come to mind - a Swiss Army Knife, a Jeep...

Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Review While Touring Scotland

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Test It was just me — a rare moment of complete solitude in an otherwise open space. Jagged stone monoliths...

Suzuki Teases 2014 V-Strom 1000 Motorcycle (5 Videos)

2014 Suzuki V-Strom Videos Suzuki is expected to unveil its newest open-class adventure bike this fall, the V-Strom 1000. Though the Japanese marquee remains hush,...

2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure | Quick Look Review

2014 BMW F800GS Adventure BMW is upgrading the F 800 GS to Adventure status for 2014, giving its mid-size adventure bike expanded off-road and touring...

Oil-Cooled R1200GS Vs. Semi-Water Cooled R1200GS (Video)

BMW R1200GS Comparison One of the most talked about stories in the world of Adventure riding is BMW's switch from an oil-cooled boxer twin to...

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX | Quick Look

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX Featuring a protective fairing and a fuel capacity of 8.5 gallons, the 2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX is...

2014 BMW F800GS Adventure | Official Video

2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure Video Following the release of its revamped R1200GS, BMW Motorrad pulled the cover off a brand-new model earlier this...

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...

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?

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