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Harley Pan America Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on February 27, 2024

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We never thought we'd see the day, yet here it is: A proper adventure bike from the Milwaukee Motor Company. Can this hog do ADV? We took the Harley Pan America down our favorite Oregon backcountry routes to find out.

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BMW 1300 GS: Our Take on Reinventing an Icon

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on December 9, 2023

The BMW 1300 GS is a ground-up redesign of one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Has BMW jumped the shark with the new GS, or is a lighter, more powerful boxer what we needed all along?

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Honda CB500X: Is It Really An Adventure Bike?

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on August 25, 2023

Too small? Too slow? Too soft? Can the Honda CB500X bike really handle all-terrain adventure duty? Here's our take after spending a few years with these bikes in our fleet.  

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2023 KTM Adventure 390: An Honest Take On the Pros and Cons

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on August 18, 2023

We've had no shortage of fun aboard KTM's 790, 890, and 1290 adventure bikes, but where does the littlest ADV, the KTM Adventure 390, fit into the mix? Here's our take on Big Orange's entry-level ADV. 

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9 Best Dual Sport Motorcycles of All Time

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on July 27, 2023

Who says you need a 500-pound adventure bike to get off the beaten path? Keep your all-terrain exploits pure with the best dual sport motorcycles on the planet.  

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Honda Africa Twin Review: 6 Years in Our Touring Operations

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on July 14, 2023

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The return of the legendary Honda Africa Twin was big news back in 2016, but how has the reinvented ADV held up in the meantime? Here's our take after six years and hundreds of thousands of miles on the big CRF. 

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The Best Adventure Bikes for Beginners To Take You Far and Wide

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on June 9, 2023

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Looking to dip a toe into the world of ADV riding? The best adventure bikes for beginners will get you started down the path less traveled. 

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Ducati Desert X Review: The Good and the Bad

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on May 14, 2023

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What better way to test the new Ducati Desert X than a 1,000-mile romp through Patagonia? Here's our take on Ducati's first dirt-specific ADV after a week of wind, rain, dirt, and pavement.

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Best Adventure Bikes on the Market in 2023

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on March 24, 2023

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If you're shopping for an adventure bike in 2023, we've got good news for you: You've got more choices than Nick Cannon has children.

Unfortunately, that also means picking a favorite has never been harder, but we managed to round up 9 of the most exciting options of the year for your consideration. 

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2023 Honda Transalp 750: What to Expect

Posted by Kurt Spurlock on November 25, 2022

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The Honda Transalp has always been something of a unicorn in the US. You might see one pop up in the classifieds once in a blue moon, and if you’re really lucky you may even see a survivor out in the wild, but Big Red’s V-twin adventure bike never really caught on in the states as it did overseas.

That’s an important fact to note, because although we’ve had limited exposure to the Transalp, this year’s announcement of the all-new Transalp 750 at EICMA is generating some serious buzz in the States.

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