Off-Road Motorcycles range from closed-course race machines to recreational trail bikes, yet all share similar traits making them efficient at riding over the roughest terrain. Off-Road Bikes are less aggressive than Motocross machines, and suspension and chassis setups are made less for jumping and more for tackling obstacles and providing traction over varying terrain. However, the lines are beginning to blur with new generations of crossover bikes capable of doing it all. Larger fuel capacity, headlights, kickstands and electric starting are some of the most common Off-Road Bike features.
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Thanks to their expansive selection, KTM and Husqvarna make an Off-Road Bike for nearly every conceivable preference–including a full selection of two-stroke machines in many displacements. Smaller brands such as Beta and Gas Gas focus only on the Off-Road motorcycle market while Honda and Yamaha continue to produce Off-Road Bikes as well. Yamaha and Honda have expanded their Off-Road Bike lineups, suggesting the Japanese brands are starting to get aggressive in Off-Road Bikes again.