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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

From Rumor to Reality: Elusive KTM 390 Adventure Gets Spied

When KTM head Stefan Pierer mentioned in an 2013 interview plans to produce a new dual sport model based on the Duke 390 platform, it generated a huge amount buzz. The idea of taking the 43 hp, 373cc single-cylinder engine from the... Read More

Versys-X 300: Kawasaki’s New Small and Versatile Overlander

There have been a string of new releases in the 250-300cc Adventure Bike range recently with offerings from Honda, BMW and Suzuki. Now Kawasaki is throwing its hat into the ring with the new Versys-X 300... Read More

New 2017 BMW G310GS Unveiled at EICMA

Weeks after being spotted while testing in Italy, BMW has officially announced the release of the G310GS today at EICMA. With design cues from its big GS sibling models, the new G310GS is intended to be compact and nimble while... Read More
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