ADV Motorcycles Roundup: 2022-2023 – Adventure Motorcycle Magazine

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Written by Eglė Gerulaitytė | Photos Provided by Manufacturers. Posted in Bikes

Last year was exciting in the adventure motorcycle world with the likes of the Ducati Desert X and Aprilia Tuareg making a splash in the middleweight category. And rally raid inspiration is now the theme with several manufacturers playing on Dakar nostalgia.

Onboard technology and electronics move forward into 2023—from TFT displays to clever features like Hill Start Assist—adventure bikes are now techier than ever (for better or worse).

This year’s trends are just as eclectic as 2022’s mix of nostalgia and progress. Brands like Benelli are

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10 Reasons Why The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Is The Best Adventure Touring Motorcycle

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Few could have predicted that the most traditional of motorcycle manufacturers, Harley-Davidson, would take a violent left turn and enter the adventure bike market. While many predicted disaster, many others quietly hoped that it would be at least as good as the standard-bearers of the class, BMW and KTM. When it finally arrived, the naysayers quickly went silent and Harley-Davidson has a huge success on its hands. Here’s why we think the Pan America 1250 is able to hold its head up high in the adventure bike class.


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2023 KTM 890 Adventure Review

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Written by Dan DiMaio | Photos by KTM / KISKA GmbH. Posted in Bikes

KTM brought us to Óbidos, Portugal, to ring out the new 2023 890 Adventure on a wide array of country twisties and a ton of super-fun off-road routes at various elevations. Let me assure you that the big orange brand knows how to engineer a crazy-fun and powerful parallel twin which is now lighter, more compact and puts out more ponies. With redesigned bodywork, seat, TFT display and more updated features, there’s a lot to like in this new iteration of an all-round favorite.

 

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Motorcycle Suspension: A Complete Guide for Adventure Touring

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Proper setup is crucial for safety and fun on a motorcycle, especially when adventure touring.

Motorcycle suspension has a threefold role. For one, it enhances comfort by isolating the rider from road imperfections. Second, it stabilizes the motorcycle in various conditions and during steering maneuvers. And third, motorcycle suspension helps the tires stay in contact with the ground for optimal traction and performance.

Accelerating, braking, and changing direction can only be executed if the tires have sufficient grip. Each time a bump or dip makes a wheel momentarily

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Project KTM 990 Adventure: Rescuing & Reviving An Iconic ADV Bike

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“The most dangerous motorcycle ever built.”

This is a paraphrase, or maybe the exact title, from a magazine review I remember reading shortly after the KTM 950 Adventure S was first introduced in 2003. Obviously, I was intrigued. The author was waxing ironic by indicating that the engineering in this oddity of adventure motorcycles was of a level that allowed the rider to do things most likely beyond their abilities. Rolling along at what you think is a comfortable pace on a relatively smooth, curvy dirt road, and looking down at the speedo to see you are doing 130 mph

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10 Great Holiday Gifts For Adventure Riders

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‘Tis the gifting season once again, and what better way to help the adventure riders in our lives (heck yeah, that includes ourselves) feel the holiday joy than finding the perfect riding-themed gift? To help with ideas, we’ve curated a Santa’s list that hits all the marks, from keeping you connected to keeping you warm; helping with maintenance, improving safety and even upping your campsite cooking game. 

REV’IT! Arid 9L H20 Backpack

When is gifting a cool, purpose-built backpack ever a bad idea. REV’IT! worked with Kriega to develop its Arid 9L H2O backpack. The design incorporates

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