Adventure Motorcycle News and Reviews

The KTM 1290 R is a great example of an Adventure Motorcycle. This is your place for the latest Adventure Motorcycle News and Reviews. Adventure (ADV) riding, is one of the fastest growing segments of motorcycling.  And Cycle News‘ Adventure Bike Reviews give you all the testing info you need to choose the best ADV bike. Adventure Bikes are world-class travelers, enjoying some of the coolest new bike technology every year. Adventure bikes are long-distance champions, capable of traveling comfortably across big miles and over any terrain. Off-road capability isn’t a requirement, but it is expected. Adventure Bike riders want to ride without restrictions, often off-road or on dirt roads and to remote destinations. If you can imagine it, an Adventure Bike can take you there.

Adventure Bike Reviews

Adventure Bikes feature upright seating, longer range, and massive cargo capacity. Adventure Bikes are the bigger brothers to Dual-Sport bikes and a large selection of luggage and other accessories soon follows their purchase. Brand leaders like BMW, KTM, Honda and Yamaha traditionally dominate the American Adventure Bike market with Adventure-class rides from Triumph, Ducati, Kawasaki and Suzuki all currently offering attractive bikes for the passionately growing Adventure Bike segment.

Adventure Bike Technology

From electronic suspension systems to high-horsepower engines, Adventure bikes feature leading-edge tech. Nearly every Adventure Bike has advanced traction control and ABS settings—most with off-road specific modes to take motorcycle technology straight to the dirt. Throttle-by-wire is standard on many Adventure bikes and recent additions to the Adventure Bike segment, like Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), have taken the technology to new levels. With Honda’s DCT, riders cannot stall the motorcycle and the bike’s control systems change gears automatically based on user input and settings. Other brands are developing integrated advanced GPS guidance systems and smartphone app functionality. The future of Adventure motorcycling looks impressive.

Still, the allure of Adventure Bikes is their go-anywhere ability. These are bikes that can, and do, travel over any terrain. In the hands of skilled riders, an Adventure Bike can carve canyons like a sport bike and crest sand dunes like an off-road bike. There’s nothing an Adventure Bike can’t do.

If you’re looking to upgrade your garage fleet or simply want to start riding for the first time, the Adventure Bike segment is a great place to look. Why not have a bike that looks great and can go anywhere? Plus, Adventure Bikes are comfortable, offer some of the coolest accessories around, and they are always in style.

Scroll down for all the latest Adventure Motorcycle News and Reviews. And don’t forget to drop your comments in below the story. We’ll happily answer questions.

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Suzuki Adventure Bikes

Triumph Adventure Bikes

Yamaha Adventure Bikes

Adventure Bike Reviews

2024 Benelli TRK 702X adventure bike
Benelli Announces Models For U.S. Market

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Cycle News Magazine 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Line Review
2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Line Review

Monday, January 22, 2024

Cycle News review 2024 Yamaha Tenere 700
2024 Yamaha Tenere 700 Review

Friday, January 12, 2024

2023 Cycle News Magazine Editors Bikes We Like
2023 Cycle News Bikes We Like

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Cycle News 2024 BMW R 1300 GS review
2024 BMW R 1300 GS Review

Saturday, November 18, 2023

2024 Honda XL750R Transalp Cycle News Review
2024 Honda XL750R Transalp Review

Friday, November 17, 2023

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure motorcycle wheelie
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure Review

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

New 2024 Husqvarna Norden 901 Model Prices and Specs
New 2024 Husqvarna Norden 901 Model Specs

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

2024 BMW R 1300 GS Price and Specs still shot
2024 BMW R 1300 GS Price and Specs

Thursday, September 28, 2023

2023 BMW R 1250 GS Trophy Adventure Review
2023 BMW R 1250 GS Trophy Adventure Review

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Cycle News 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ Review
2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ Review

Friday, September 1, 2023

Cycle News Review 2023 Moto Morini X-Cape
2023 Moto Morini X-Cape Review

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2024 Suzuki Lineup
2024 Suzuki Lineup

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Cycle News Review 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE Review

Friday, August 11, 2023

2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Aragon Editions
New 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Aragon Models

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

2023 Kove FSE 450R Rally Cycle News Review
2023 Kove FSE 450R Rally Review

Monday, May 1, 2023

Ducati DesertX vs. KTM 890 Adventure R
Ducati DesertX vs. KTM 890 Adventure R

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Cycle News 2023 KTM 890 Adventure Review
2023 KTM 890 Adventure Review

Friday, December 30, 2022

AmPro Yamaha Tenere 700 Bike Build
AmPro Yamaha Tenere 700 Bike Build

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Cycle News Magazine 2022 Bikes of The Year
Cycle News 2022 Bikes of The Year

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Cycle News magazine reviews 2022 KTM Super Adventure S motorcycle
KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Review

Saturday, November 26, 2022

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2023 MV Agusta Lucky Explorer First Look

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

2023 Zero DSR/X off roading
2023 Zero Motorcycles DSR/X Review

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2023 KTM 890 ADVENTURE R Left Front
2023 KTM 890 Adventure R First Look

Friday, September 16, 2022

2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411 Review
2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411 Review

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Cycle News 2023 Ducati DesertX Review
2023 Ducati DesertX Review

Friday, September 2, 2022

2023 Royal Enfield Scram 411 | First Look

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Cycle News 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 Review
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 Review

Thursday, August 11, 2022

2023 Triumph Speed Twin Family
2023 Triumph Motorcycles Lineup

Monday, July 11, 2022

2023 BMW F 900 XR
2023 BMW Motorrad Model Updates

Monday, July 11, 2022

Royal Enfield Scram 411
Royal Enfield Reveals Scram 411

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Cycle News 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review
2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review

Thursday, March 10, 2022

2022 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Adventure
Suzuki Launches Additional 2022 Models

Thursday, March 3, 2022

2021 Cycle News Magazine Bikes of The Year
2021 Cycle News Bikes of The Year

Friday, December 31, 2021

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 adventure bike
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 Review

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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2022 Husqvarna Norden 901 Review

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cycle News 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review
2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

2021 Benelli TRK 502 X left side
2021 Benelli TRK 502 X Review

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cycle News Magazine 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Review
2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2021 Honda CRF450RL Review
2021 Honda CRF450RL Review

Monday, August 9, 2021

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Review
2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Review

Friday, March 26, 2021

2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S Review
2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S Review

Thursday, February 25, 2021

2021 BMW F 900 XR Review
2021 BMW F 900 XR Review

Friday, February 12, 2021

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2022 Kawasaki KLR650 First Look

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2020 BMW R 1250 GS
2020 BMW R 1250 GS Review

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Zero Motorcycles 2021 Lineup
Zero Motorcycles 2021 Lineup

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Cycle News 2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel Review
2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel Review

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Small-Bore Adventure Bike Comparison
Small-Bore Adventure Bike Comparison

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Italian-made SMW Superdual X bridges the gap between a full-size dual-sport bike and a lightweight ADV bike.
SWM Superdual X Review

Monday, April 27, 2020

2020 KTM 390 Adventure Review
2020 KTM 390 Adventure Review

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2020 BMW F 900 R & F 900 XR Review
2020 BMW F 900 R & F 900 XR Review

Friday, April 3, 2020

2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT First Look
2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2020 BMW F 900 XR First Look
2020 BMW F 900 XR First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2020 BMW S 1000 XR First Look
2020 BMW S 1000 XR First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 First Look
2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 Honda CB500X Review: You don’t need a big-bore bike to go real adventure riding, as Honda amply proves with the CB500X
2019 Honda CB500X Review

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Moto Guzzi’s latest entry into the flourishing midsize street scrambler market, the 2019 Moto Guzzi V85TT, features an all-new transverse 90º V-twin engine set to power a range of future models.
2019 Moto Guzzi V85TT First Review

Saturday, May 4, 2019

2019 KTM 790 Adventure R Review

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BMW’s new F 850 GS is the kind of adventure bike the GS label promises—a true go-anywhere machine.
2019 BMW F 850 GS | First Impression

Friday, November 23, 2018

With a clean sheet of paper, BMW is putting some new charge back into their trusty middleweight adventure steed. Say hello to the BMW F 750 GS
2019 BMW F 750 GS | First Impression

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
2019 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure First Look

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BMW let us loose in Portugal on the all-new R1250GS with ShiftCam Technology
2019 BMW R1250GS | First Impression

Friday, October 5, 2018

Substantial and spacious, the Benelli TRK 502X offers real world rideability and has genuine off-road potential along dirt roads and hillside tracks.
2018 Benelli TRK 502X | FULL TEST

Saturday, August 25, 2018

2018 Honda CRF250L Rally
2018 Honda CRF250L Rally | FULL TEST

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 BMW G 310 GS
2018 BMW G 310 GS | FIRST TEST

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Motorcycles We Can’t Wait To Ride in 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Top Ten Street Motorcycle Test of 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Honda XR650L
2017 Honda XR650L: FULL TEST

Friday, December 8, 2017

2018 BMW F 750 and F 850 GS
2018 BMW F 750 and F 850 GS: FIRST LOOK

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS First Look
2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS First Look

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Moto Guzzi V85 Concept Debuts at EICMA

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2016 Honda VFR1200X
2016 Honda VFR1200X: FULL TEST

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

KTM 790 Adventure Spotted in Testing

Monday, December 19, 2016

KTM 390 Adventure Spied Testing

Monday, December 19, 2016

Big Bore ADV Comparison Test
Big-Bore ADV Comparison Test: SHOOTOUT

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2017 BMW R 1200 GS and Rallye
2017 BMW R 1200 GS and Rallye: FIRST LOOK

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Klim 2016 KTM 690
Klim 2016 KTM 690: PROJECT BIKE

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure
2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R: FIRST LOOK

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 Honda Africa Twin: RACER TEST

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro: FIRST RIDE

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT: FIRST RIDE

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Yamaha Super Tenere: RIDDEN

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Touratech Rides The Honda Africa Twin

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BMW S 1000 XR
BMW S 1000 XR

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2016 BMW S 1000 XR
2016 BMW S 1000 XR: FIRST RIDE

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS: QUICK SPIN
2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS: QUICK SPIN

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2015 Yamaha FJ-09: FIRST LOOK
2015 Yamaha FJ-09: FIRST LOOK

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT: FIRST LOOK
2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT: FIRST LOOK

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure: FIRST LOOK
2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure: FIRST LOOK

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere: FIRST RIDE
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere: FIRST RIDE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 ABS: FIRST RIDE
2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 ABS: FIRST RIDE

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS: FIRST LOOK
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS: FIRST LOOK

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Suzuki V-Strom: RIDING IMPRESSION
2013 Suzuki V-Strom: RIDING IMPRESSION

Thursday, September 19, 2013

KTM 2013 1190 Adventure: FIRST RIDE
KTM 2013 1190 Adventure: FIRST RIDE

Thursday, September 5, 2013

2013 KTM 990 Adventure Baja: FIRST LOOK
2013 KTM 990 Adventure Baja: FIRST LOOK

Friday, December 7, 2012

2013 Ducatis From EICMA: FIRST LOOK
2013 Ducatis From EICMA: FIRST LOOK

Monday, November 12, 2012

2013 Honda Streetbikes: FIRST LOOK
2013 Honda Streetbikes: FIRST LOOK

Monday, November 12, 2012

2013 Multistrada 1200S: FIRST RIDE
2013 Multistrada 1200S: FIRST RIDE

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2013 Ducati Multistradas: FIRST LOOK
2013 Ducati Multistradas: FIRST LOOK

Tuesday, September 18, 2012