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ADV ProductsDubya USA Now Offering Adventure Bike Wheels

Dubya USA Now Offering Adventure Bike Wheels

Long-time MX and SX wheel maker shifts their attention to the ADV market.

Published on 05.08.2018

If you have a V-twin or Bagger, there are endless options when comes to custom wheels of infinite variety. But there aren’t a whole lot of options out there if you want a full wire-spoked wheelset for your adventure bike. Seeing that very fact Dubya USA is throwing its name in the hat and offering spoked wheels for select adventure bikes.

Why do you need aftermarket spoked wheels for your adventure bike if they have them stock? Well, it’s no secret that adventure bikes are heavy and the gnarlier you are, the gnarlier you ride off-road, and the gnarlier you want your adventure bike wheels to be. One could argue that it is even more important for ADV bikes to have stronger wheels than dirt bikes because the forces involved with a larger machine. Plus, OEMs can’t put the best of everything on stock bikes because the MSRPs would be astronomical. Therefore stock rims, spokes, and hubs aren’t the most premium versions available and can be much easier to damage than aftermarket products.

Adventure Motorcycle wheels


We talked with John Anderson, owner of Dubya, to see why the long-time MX and SX wheel builders decided to dip their feet into the Adventure bike market. He said he was actually inspired by his father-in-law Tom White, a motocross legend and cofounder of White Brothers. As Tom got older he got into adventure bikes and convinced John to get one too. Riding together and with their friends on ADV bikes, they all asked John why his company didn’t make adventure bike wheels? Since he didn’t have a good answer, he started doing just that.

For now, Dubya only has wheels for pretty much all the KTM Adventure Models (950, 990, 1090, 1190 and 1290) and the Africa Twin, but there could be plans to expand the range. The following is from Dubya further explaining their adventure bike offerings.

Dubya Adventure Bike Wheels
Dubya Wheels were featured on the Roland Sands Africa Twin Police Bike Build.

“Dubya USA builds top quality wheel sets using components from Talon, Excel, Kite, D.I.D, Galfer, and Motostuff and are the exclusive U.S. importer of both Talon and Kite. We are also the premier builder of race wheels for some of the best teams professional Supercross and Motocross. Dubya also builds wheels and performs a variety of wheel restoration and rebuild services in the Adventure Motorcycle market. Currently we offer fully-built wheel sets for a wide range of KTM motorcycles, from the EXC-Fs up to the full-size 1190 and 1290 Adventure models. Dubya also offers wheels for the Honda Africa Twin as well as Husqvarna dual sport models.”

Adventure Motorcycle spoked wheels

Dubya ADV Wheel Set Features:

• Talon Pro Billet Hub
• Excel and D.I.D. Rims (wide range of sizes)
• Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Bulldog Spokes
• Billet Aluminum Nipples
• 5-Year Warranty on Pro Billet Hub
• Fits KTM Dual Sport/ADV Models and Africa Twin

For more details and pricing on Dubya Adventure Bike Wheels click here.

Author: Sean Klinger

With his sights set on doing what he loved for a living, Sean left college with a BA in Journalism and dirt bike in his truck. After five years at a dirt-only motorcycle magazine shooting, testing, writing, editing, and a little off-road racing, he has switched gears to bigger bikes and longer adventures. He’ll probably get lost a few times but he’ll always have fun doing it. Two wheels and adventure is all he needs. 

Author: Sean Klinger

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