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CSC RXR: A New Stripped-Down Version of the ‘RX3 Adventure’

CSC Motorcycles announced their new RXR motorcycle, a no-frills variant of their popular RX3 adventure touring motorcycle. The new RXR has the same powertrain, chassis, seat, wheels, and bodywork as the RX3, but it does not include luggage, top case,... Read More

First Ride: 8 Things To Know About the Kawasaki Versys-X 300

It’s not that often a new adventure bike gets released into a category of one. The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 is the first twin-cylinder in a growing small-displacement adventure bike class currently filled by single-cylinder machines. The niche the Versys-X 300 attempts to... Read More

First Ride: 8 Things to Know About the Honda CRF250L Rally

When Honda first unveiled the CRF250L Rally concept at the Osaka Motorcycle Show in 2015, the idea of a fun, affordable, small-displacement Adventure Bike that looked just like the factory CRF450 Rally race bike used in the Dakar Rally generated a lot... Read More

Wolfman Daytripper: Performance Saddle Bags for Light Packers

Getting more out of your rides often means bringing less gear, and that's exactly what the 12.4 liter (combined) Wolfman Daytripper Saddle Bags are all about. A lightweight, compact design that caters to dual sport riders who go full-bore on the trail... Read More

How I Added Heated Gear and Accessories to My Small Dual Sport

The Pacific Northwest isn’t known for its balmy heat or high, dry temperatures. Seattle specifically is caught in a “Puget Sound Convergence Zone.” Which means simply: it’s wet and cold most of the year. For those motorcyclists who endure the fickle frigidity... Read More

Small Bikes Big Adventures: Suzuki DR200S and Yamaha XT250

As motorcycle journalists, we are lucky to ride some of the most sophisticated adventure motorcycles in the industry. Whether it's comparing the latest crop of European Adventure Touring Bikes loaded with electronic wizardry or getting to test the newest off-road-focused big enduros... Read More

Kawasaki Releases Additional Specs for Versys-X 300

  Arguably, one of the most exciting new Adventure Bike models for 2017 is the Kawasaki Versys-X 300. With its economical 296cc parallel-twin motor, 6-speed transmission, wire-spoked wheels and long list of touring equipment, it seems to have all the right pieces to... 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
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