Used Dual Sport MotorcyclesThe "Dual-Sport" motorcycle is a relatively modern conception for a motorcycle specfically designed for its dual role - of being proficient on both pavement and off-road.
As such they are the steed of choice for most adventure riders but are also popular amongst commuters due to their comfortable riding position (sitting up), reliability and presence on the road.
They are characterised and distinguished from pure road bikes by their longer suspension travel which gives them real-world dirt credentials, their ability to hold large amounts of luggage for long distance trips and their solid mpg (mile per gallon) figures which extend the distance between fill-ups - a necessity for the traveler and a cost effective solution for the commuter.
Real road performance is still very strong especially on less than perfect back roads full of imperfections with their high torque engines and recogniseable wide handlebars giving the rider the ability to both keep a strong pace and throw the bike in and out of corners.
They are perhaps the best real-world motorcycles in production today but when researching be sure to take note of the differences between the models available as some (particularly the Ducati Multistrada, Buell Ulysses) have much less off-road performance in comparison to the big BMW GS models and less still than the KTM Adventure series.
Aprilia Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
The large, tourquey, go anywhere dual-sport / adventure motorcycle full of real world performance and long distance luggage carrying capabilities.
BMW Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
Buell Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
The Buell Ulysses comes close to defying description. Is it the experienced rider's ultimate touring bike, or an off-road behemoth, or a humongous super bike built for speed at the size of a Sherman Tank?
Ducati Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
Ducati's answer to the dual-sport / adventure market results in a sleek, comfortable and powerful long distance bike that can also handle the odd gravel road although not the really rough stuff.
Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
KTM Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
Triumph Dual Sport Motorcycles: Reviews
The Tiger by Triumph commands the road in its massive physique. It is a true machine capable of leading through the busy streets of cities while still being enjoyed on long country rides.