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New Spy Shots Show XT700Z Ténéré Inching Closer to Production

  It's been more than a year now since the first early Spy Shots surfaced of a new middleweight Adventure Bike coming from Yamaha. The idea of an FZ-07 (MT-07 in Europe) derived motor put into an off-road-focused chassis, caused much excitement for... Read More

Making the Suzuki V-Strom 650 Off-Road Ready?

When we evaluated the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT last year, we came away from the test with mixed feelings. In many ways, the then new Wee-Strom hit the mark as a practical long-distance adventure touring bike with comfortable ergonomics... Read More

New Yamaha Tenere 700 Prototype Spotted

  New spy photos provide the first view of an all-new Yamaha middleweight adventure bike based on the FZ-07 (known as the MT-07 in Europe) naked bike. Yamaha made their intent clear to build several different bikes with the FZ-07 platform when it... Read More

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Review

All too often, it's the Adventure Motorcycles with superbike horsepower, staggering suspension travel and sky-high price tags that get the lion's share of attention. But the bikes we lust after aren't always the most practical to live with.So it's... Read More

Resurrected Brand SWM to Produce SuperDual Adventure Bike

It's been more than 30 years since the name SWM (Speedy Working Motors) graced the pages of motorcycle publication headlines. It was once a prestigious Italian brand that manufactured trials, enduro and motocross bikes. SWM enjoyed success in European motocross and ISDT... Read More

Updated 2016 Honda CB500X Unveiled in Tokyo

The free-revving, fuel-efficient Honda CB500X is getting updates for 2016. Honda has announced their smallest-displacement adventure-touring model will receive improvements in both form and function. Honda unveils the updated CB500X at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.The 471cc parallel twin middleweight will... Read More

Honda Unveils Updated NC700X and NC750X for 2016

Honda unveils the 2016 NC700X (US) and NC750X (European and Japanese markets) this week in conjunction with the Tokyo Motor Show. The practical and reliable middleweight adventure tourer has been upgraded for the new model year with both aesthetic and technical improvements.NC700XThe... Read More

Triumph Tiger 800 Gets Upgrades All-Around for 2015

A new Triumph Tiger 800 range for 2015 was announced today at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Introduced in 2010, the Tiger 800 has long been a fierce competitor to the middle-weight class-leading BMW F800GS. While the two bikes have similar... Read More
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