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KTM Twins ‘Ultimate’ KTM 690 Adventure Build

The KTM 690 Enduro R is an exciting platform with impressive dirt credentials and enough performance to get rowdy on any surface. Weighing in at only 309 pounds while making 67 horsepower, gives it a power-to-weight that's hard to match.... Read More

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin ‘Baja’ Build

The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin was introduced last year to rave reviews from the motorcycle press. Bucking the trend toward ever-larger and less off-road-capable Adventure Bikes, the Africa Twin set a new course for the industry with its compact, mass-centralized design. And... Read More

Adventurizing the Yamaha WR250R on a Budget – Part 3

Over the past few months we have been looking at both useful and cost effective ways to bridge the gap between small-displacement dual sport motorcycles and the “Big Bikes.” Our bike of choice for the build was a used Yamaha WR250R we purchased... Read More

Adventurizing the Yamaha WR250R on a Budget – Part 2

For those just tuning into this article series, we have been looking at affordable ways to close the gap between smaller-displacement, dual sport motorcycles and the adventure class "big bikes." Our goal is to transform our stock Yamaha WR250R project bike into a... Read More

Trail-Tough KTM 1290 Super Adventure Build

When KTM introduced the 1290 Super Adventure in 2015, it was advertised as a bigger, smoother, long-range adventure touring bike. Not much was mentioned about its off-road capabilities and many assumed it would be too big and heavy for serious off-road use.But... Read More

Adventurizing the Yamaha WR250R on a Budget – Part 1

All you have to do is walk into your local motorcycle dealership to see how popular adventure touring motorcycles are becoming. Almost every motorcycle manufacturer is presenting their own interpretation of what an adventure motorcycle should be, and buyers are flocking to... Read More

BMW R1200GS World of Adventure Bike Build

BMW started the big-bore adventure bike category 3½ decades ago and they've continued to redefine it ever since. It appears there are no limits to the BMW R1200GS' sales success, despite an onslaught of new model introductions designed to go head-to-head with... Read More

2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES Adventure Build

The Yamaha Super Tenere is named after a rugged region of the Sahara desert, and rightfully so. The bike is known to be one of the most durable models in the liter-class adventure touring segment. Super Tenere's are not only dependable, they... Read More
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