Adventure Bike Reviews

KTM's 1290 Super Adventure R is one of the largest, most powerful Adventure Bikes made. Read its Adventure Bike Review on Cycle News today
The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is an example of a large capacity, fully featured Adventure Bike.

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‘s GS, KTM’s Adventure, Honda’s Africa Twin and Yamaha’s Tenere 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.

Enjoy the Adventure Bike Reviews from Cycle News and don’t forget to drop your comments in below the story. We’ll happily answer questions.

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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

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