Also known as dualies or an on-off road bike, dual sport motorcycles is a street legal bike that can also be used in off-road situations as well. As a result they come with such items as lights, speedometer, mirrors and a horn as well as the capability to get up and down on some rough terrain.
One of the best bikes in the dual sport category is the KTM 990 Adventure R. This bike retails for $15,000 and features a V-twin, two-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine. It also has a manual six speed transmission along with hydraulic brakes to bring the whole bike to a safe stop. In addition, it has an impressive gas tank holding over seven gallons of fuel as well as a great suspension and good lucks. One drawback is that it is rather tall, so short riders may have to look at other options.
Another great dual sport bike is the Kawasaki KLR 650. Retailing at just over $6,000, this bike is the complete package for anyone who wants to take a bike to the dirt, pavement or deep into the woods. With great power, fuel mileage, a 5.8 gallon gasoline tank and comfortable wind protection it will go just about anywhere. In addition, there is a rear cargo rack that allows for plenty of items. It has a five speed transmission, front and rear disk brakes and a 651cc, single cylinder engine that produces plenty of power.
If you are looking for a bike is that is a beast both off road and on, then look at the Suzuki DR650SE. The lightweight single-cylinder bike has a perfect combination of performance both on the freeway and off-road agility. This bike retails for just under $6,000 and comes with a five speed constant mesh transmission along with front and rear disk brakes and a 644cc, 4-stroke, air cooled OHC engine. This bike also gets 56 miles to the gallon for excellent gas mileage.
With two personalities, the Honda XR650L starts at $6,500 and comes with all the features a serious biker could want. This bike is compact, powerful, durable and perfect for the daily commute or a weekend trip to the woods. It also has a 644cc, air-cooled, sump dry, single cylinder, four stroke engine along with a five speed transmission. It also has front and back disk brakes and a seat height of 37 inches. In addition, because it is made by Honda, it is a quality machine that is likely to last you through hundreds of trips to and from the trails.
Some of these bikes can be much more expensive than others, but even for $6,000 you will find yourself getting a quality machine. One of the biggest decisions that you will have to make when considering which bike to buy is the level of comfort you need and want. Some will have some slight vibrations on the highway which may annoy some riders while others are perfectly fine with it. In the end, you really can’t go wrong with any of these listed here.