Steve Powell rides his Honda XR 650L in Big Bear
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The Top 3 Best Deals On Dual-Sport Bikes

COVID times have brought back a love for off-road recreation vehicles like we haven’t seen since the ‘80s. Dirt bikes, ATVs, and SXSs have seen record sales in 2020. Along with the increased sales of off-road vehicles, the smaller and mid-sized adventure and dual-sport bikes have seen a huge spike in popularity mounting over the …

Bikes and Beards compare older Honda 250R to the brand-new Hawk 250 DLX from Amazon
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Can a $2,000 Dirt Bike From Amazon Be Any Good?

Amazon has changed every industry. They sell things so cheaply that they often won’t make money or even lose money just to dominate the market and crush competitors. This might work for blenders or printer paper or other such passionless products, but can Amazon step up to dirt-bike royalty like Honda with the Hawk 250 …

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How Do Self-Balancing Motorcycles Work?

If you have ever ridden a motorcycle, then you know that balancing it when coming to or sitting at a stop is important. In fact, some have said around 99% of all new riders will end up dropping their bike at some point. And while that may or may not be true, there are manufacturers …

Ewan McGregor on his blue Harley-Davidson LiveWire modified for Long Way Up
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How Did Ewan McGregor Get Into Motorcycles?

While Jay Leno may be one of the most prominent celebrities with a motorcycle collection, he’s not the only bike fan. Dax Shepard and Ryan Reynolds are both avid riders. Ludacris has an appreciation for Harley-Davidsons. Keanu Reeves loves motorcycles so much, he co-founded his own bike company. And if you’ve ever wanted to overland …

A picture taken in Paris on June 10, 2020 shows a trophy of the Dakar Rally. - The Dakar Rally will take place in Saudi Arabia
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Roland Sands Builds the Classiest Off-Road Racer Ever

Custom motorcycle building and adventure motorcycles have been an increasingly growing theme in the motorcycle world for a long time now. Roland Sands has been whipping up high-performance machines that never sacrifice form for function. After years of pushing the custom motorcycle world, he might have done his coolest work yet with the RSD Dakar …

A blue-and-silver and a red-and-silver 2021 BMW F 850 GS Adventure on a mountain gravel trail
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Can You Go Overlanding on a Motorcycle?

Overlanding is often done in trucks, vans, and SUVs. But since motorcycles can be used for camping and off-roading, why not overlanding, too? Like the other activities, traveling overland on 2 wheels isn’t necessarily easy. However, with a bit of preparation, there’s no reason it has to be overly intimidating. Overlanding vs. off-roading: motorcycle considerations …

A man rides a motorcycle in the Ulagan District.
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How Has the Pandemic Affected Motorcycle Sales?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everything in our world. Personally and publicly, people across the globe feel COVID’s weight daily. Many businesses are also feeling the weight of it due to their reliance on people to visit their business. Manufacturing, restaurants, and all events have taken significant hits, which might have led some to believe …

A white-red-and-blue 2021 BMW M 1000 RR on a rear-wheel stand
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The 2021 BMW M 1000 RR Is the M3 of Motorcycles

While cars may be BMW’s main focus today, after switching over from planes, the German marque started with motorcycles first. But while BMW Motorrad offers well-reviewed adventure bikes, touring bikes, and even a new cruiser, it’s still separate from the automotive business. As such, the motorcycles don’t really share anything with the cars. However, that’s …

A red cruiser motorcycle parked next to a green camping tent in a grassy field
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How Do You Go Camping on a Motorcycle?

With camping’s recent popularity explosion, it’s little wonder some want to pair it with another excellent social-distancing activity: riding motorcycles. But just like car camping, motorcycle camping requires a fair bit of prep work. However, as with off-roading on 2 wheels, with careful planning, it doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive. What kind of …

A black 1940 Crocker Big Tank
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Crocker: The American Motorcycle Brand More Valuable Than Harley-Davidson

While Indian and Harley-Davidson may be the biggest names in American motorcycles today, they weren’t always the only ones. Indian in particular owes a lot to Henderson, maker of four-cylinder bikes. Henderson was preceded in turn by another four-cylinder brand, Pierce-Arrow. And there’s another American motorcycle company worth celebrating. One whose bikes command higher prices …

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Are Motorcycle Airbag Jackets Worth Buying?

When riding a motorcycle, your safety is of the utmost importance. Sure, feeling the speed and the open air are the best parts of riding, but what happens if you get into an accident? Unlike a car, there’s no glass, plastic, sheet metal, or airbags to shield you from harm, however, with an airbag jacket …

A black-and-orange 2020 KTM 200 Duke
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Meet KTM’s Cheapest New Naked Bike: The 200 Duke

Generally speaking, it’s best for beginning riders to start with small-capacity motorcycles. Not just because they’re easier to control, but because of lower repair and replacement costs. But it’s not like getting a moped or a scooter is your only option. There are several affordable sport bikes and adventure bikes, just to name 2 categories, …