Dual sport – Motostays http://motostays.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:01:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://motostays.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png Dual sport – Motostays http://motostays.com/ 32 32 Top 10 Dual Sport Aftermarket Upgrades https://motostays.com/top-10-dual-sport-aftermarket-upgrades/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:01:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/top-10-dual-sport-aftermarket-upgrades/ Riding a dual-sport motorcycle opens up your world of riding beyond the pavement. The lightweight frame, knobby tires and higher ground clearance are perfect for venturing out on the trails. Get away from civilization and commune with nature by lifting off the ground. While motorcycle manufacturers do their best to produce quality machines, they don’t […]]]>

Riding a dual-sport motorcycle opens up your world of riding beyond the pavement. The lightweight frame, knobby tires and higher ground clearance are perfect for venturing out on the trails. Get away from civilization and commune with nature by lifting off the ground. While motorcycle manufacturers do their best to produce quality machines, they don’t always get everything perfect. This is why many owners tweak their bikes with aftermarket upgrades. Check out these 10 dual-sport aftermarket upgrades that will take your dual-sport riding to the next level.


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10/10 Headquarters

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY
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Close up of a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY saddle.

The vast majority of stock motorcycle seats are terrible. For some reason, motorcycle manufacturers think hard and stiff seats are good enough. For mixed sports, this rings even truer. After all, you’ll be spending most of your time on your feet, so why bother with a comfortable seat? This approach is wrong. Replacing your original dual sport seat with a more comfortable aftermarket seat will make your time in the saddle more enjoyable. Look for one with more cushion that is soft but also provides support. Plus, the contour is nice as it cradles your body for a more secure seat.

9/10 Flexible supports

KTM 390 ADVENTURE
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Image of a KTM 390 ADVENTURE rider with a soft luggage bag and rack.

Soft racks are a better aftermarket upgrade than hard racks. Rigid racks are metal frames that are unforgiving when riding off-road. Soft supports are better because they are easier to put on and take off. You can store them when not in use. They are also lighter, which helps reduce the overall weight of your bike.. If you do break down, you don’t have to worry about your soft mount bending or breaking. Stick with a set of high-quality replacement parts, and your soft mounts will be just as strong as the hard mounts. A dense nylon webbing has high tensile strength.

Related: Top 10 Skills to Learn on Your Dual Sport Motorcycle

8/10 Handles

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close up of KTM SX E-3 grips.

New grips are another common aftermarket upgrade that increases comfort. Stock grips on dual sport handlebars are usually hard and narrow. Replacement handles may have a larger diameter. This helps the grips better accommodate larger hands, reducing fatigue in the long run. Better grip also gives you better control over the bike, making it safer to ride in tough terrain. Additionally, you can buy them in materials other than hard plastic or TPU. Finally, look for a set that can dampen vibrations. You will find that reducing vibration improves blood circulation and tactile sensation. Aftermarket grips are affordable enough for everyone, making them an easy upgrade for those on a tight budget.

7/10 Mirrors

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Close up of SuperDukeGT MY19 mirrors and levers

Ride long enough off-road on your dual-sport and you’ll quickly learn that falling is an integral part of the experience. Unfortunately, your mirrors take a beating every time you drop the bike. Instead, add aftermarket Adventure Mirrors. You have two options when purchasing aftermarket dual sport mirrors. Opt for inexpensive mirrors and plan to replace them often. Or you can invest in an expensive set with better build quality and plenty of features to last. One of the biggest benefits of the best mirrors is vibration reduction. Don’t increase the risk by wasting time trying to see into a mirror that is shaking all over.

Related: Top 10 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires

6/10 Drive chain and sprocket

KTM 890 ADVENTURE R
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Close up of KTM 890 ADVENTURE R sprocket and chain

Changing the drive chain and sprocket isn’t the coolest aftermarket upgrade, but it can transform your bike’s performance. Changing the sprocket and chain to higher quality parts helps them last longer. The last thing you want is to find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere with a bike that won’t move because the parts have worn out sooner than expected. Also, a higher quality sprocket and chain can help with faster and smoother shifting. The result is a sportier riding experience with a more responsive dual-sport motorcycle. While you’re at it, consider changing the cog size to tune your bike’s performance to suit your riding style.

5/10 Lights

KTM 390 ADVENTURE
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Image of KTM 390 ADVENTURE headlights.

The lights are delicate and can break easily, so they don’t usually come on dual-sport and off-road motorcycles. However, if you want your bike to be street legal, you need lights. Plus, the lights are incredibly useful if you end up riding later than expected. Choose a set of tough, protective replacement lights. Also, look for lights that mount to your bike somewhere out of the way. This helps protect the lights from damage when dropping the bike or riding on tight trails. Finally, opt for LED bulbs which are more durable than other types of bulbs. They’re also smaller and brighter, giving you maximum light effect with minimal bulk.

Related: 10 best motorcycles to customize or modify

4/10 Tires

KTM 300 EXC TPI 2022
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Static image of a 2022 KTM 300 EXC TPI tire.

Depending on the dual-sport motorcycle you buy, stock tires can be great, just okay, or terrible. The tires you buy also depend on the type of riding you plan to do. If you plan to ride your dual-sport primarily on the street, you’ll want tires that perform better on pavement. It would be a less aggressive tread. If you want to do more off-road riding, consider the terrain you plan to ride on. For example, sandy, muddy and rocky terrain all require a different type of tread. Also consider the rubber compound. A harder compound is more durable and less likely to tear in difficult terrain.

3/10 Protection shield

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Close up image of a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R RALLY skid plate

Protect the underside of your bike by adding a skid plate. All it takes is one hard landing on a rock or tree branch, and your bike is out of commission. A skid plate is like a protective barrier between your bike and the terrain. You’ll find skid plates in a variety of materials, including plastic, carbon fiber, and aluminum. Be careful with plastic; it can easily crack and break right away. Carbon fiber is incredibly light but is also not a material designed to absorb impact. Your best option is aluminum. It is corrosion resistant and lightweight, making it a better option than steel. Aluminum will bend and dent over time; however, this means that your bike’s engine is not damaged.

Related: The best enduro bikes

2/10 Handguards

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Action shot of a KTM 890 ADVENTURE R – Handlebar Action

A set of hand guards is necessary if you plan to ride narrow or single trails. These rigid protective shells are mounted on the front of your handlebars. They protect your hands on tight trails from trees and other obstacles that might hit you when descending the trail. They also protect your hands from the roasting tail of the guy in front of you on rocky trails. Plus, drop your bike without hand guards and say hello to broken levers. Hand guards are cheap, easy to install, and save you a ton of frustration, bruised knuckles, and more expensive lever repairs.

1/10 Larger fuel tank

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Close up image of a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR fuel cap and tank.

Typically, fuel tanks on dual-sport motorcycles are small. It’s ok if you plan to stay close to your home base or only ride the track. However, you need a larger tank if you want to take longer trips or spend less time refueling. You can load up the bikes and go camping for the weekend. The larger fuel tank meets the higher demands of the motorcycle engine to move you and your equipment. The best known and trusted brands are Safari and Acerbis. They make fuel tanks compatible with your existing plastics or can replace them completely.

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Adventure awaits with the new SKYGO KPV150 Dual Sport https://motostays.com/adventure-awaits-with-the-new-skygo-kpv150-dual-sport/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 03:02:29 +0000 https://motostays.com/adventure-awaits-with-the-new-skygo-kpv150-dual-sport/ SKYGOThe new scooter is turning heads with its sleek design and innovative features. Known as SKYGONext-generation maxi-scooter styling, the KPV150 Dual Sport launched on November 8, 2022 at the Oakridge Pavilion in AS Fortuna at Mandaue City. The KPV150 Dual Sport has all the features Filipinos love about motorcycles – convenience, affordability and easy handling […]]]>

SKYGOThe new scooter is turning heads with its sleek design and innovative features.

Known as SKYGONext-generation maxi-scooter styling, the KPV150 Dual Sport launched on November 8, 2022 at the Oakridge Pavilion in AS Fortuna at Mandaue City.

The KPV150 Dual Sport has all the features Filipinos love about motorcycles – convenience, affordability and easy handling – but with a sleek, modern look that sets it apart from the crowd.

As one of the country’s motorcycle brands, SKYGO is unique for its affordable motorcycles assembled in Cebu.

The all-new scooter, available in Space Gray and Sapphire Blue colors, has the power of a two-wheeled all-terrain vehicle while maintaining low fuel consumption. His liquid-cooled 149cc 4-stroke single-cylinder engine has a fuel consumption rate of 42 to 44 km/L, which is equivalent to a range of 400 kilometers per full tank. Power is transmitted through a continuously variable transmission.

SKYGO KPV150 Dual Sport

Safety is also one of the strengths of the all-new scooter.

“The safety of each pilot is our priority. We also added comfort and maneuverability in mind, so innovative features have been incorporated into the model to accommodate this. Especially now that travel restrictions are eased, road trips and long-distance travel can become more enjoyable and safer with the KPV150 model,” said Gino Rosales, Marketing Director of SKYGO.

Innovative Features

For those looking for quality motorcycles, SKYGOThe KPV150 incorporates innovative features that guarantee the safety and comfort of motorists. These include the liquid cooling system which prevents overheating during long journeys. Moreover, it has a monoshock feature that provides a smoother driving experience in all road conditions, whether on muddy mountain roads or smooth highways.

Motorists will also benefit from its high ground clearance 180mm that provides unhindered passability for off-road journeys; and USD front hydraulic pressure fork which provides better stability for brake caliper mounting and reduces friction between plunger and slider for better safety.

In addition, the KPV150’s rear center mono-shock suspension improves balance and ride comfort and allows easy maneuvering over potholes and other road conditions.

Price

The KPV150 Dual Sport currently sells for P104,500 and can be paid for on a three-year payment plan. For a down payment of just P9,999 motorists can enjoy the benefits of this versatile motorcycle which is suitable for both on-road and off-road riding.

SKYGO currently has 230 KPV150 units available, but plans to add more by next year. Rosales said this was in response to the positive reception it received from motorists when it launched. The company is confident that demand for the KPV150 will continue to grow and is committed to bringing more to market to meet this demand.

“Over the past few years, the scooter market has grown exponentially,” Rosales said, citing people’s need for a versatile and affordable mode of transportation.

Motorcycle Think Tank Motorcycle Cycle Data (McD) reported that from January to September 2022, there were a total of 1.45 million two-wheeled vehicles sold in the Philippines, predicting that the year would end with 2.25 million motorcycles sold.

As one of the country’s motorcycle brands, SKYGO is unique for its affordable motorcycles assembled in Cebu. Motorcycle parts come from Lifan Groupa Chinese motorcycle and automobile manufacturer, and assembled locally through Nito’s International Ventures, Inc. in Lapu-Lapu City.

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Bitter End Dual Sport Ride – November 6, 2022 https://motostays.com/bitter-end-dual-sport-ride-november-6-2022/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 02:37:13 +0000 https://motostays.com/bitter-end-dual-sport-ride-november-6-2022/ (Photo: Brushpoppers Motorcycle Club/Facebook) This year’s edition of the Bitter End Dual Sport Ride will take place on Sunday November 6th. All bikes must be enduro approved as the majority of the 45 mile loop will be off road. You must have a headlight fitted, no exceptions. The rules of conduct will be distributed at […]]]>

This year’s edition of the Bitter End Dual Sport Ride will take place on Sunday November 6th.

All bikes must be enduro approved as the majority of the 45 mile loop will be off road. You must have a headlight fitted, no exceptions.

The rules of conduct will be distributed at the entrance of the property instead of a meeting of riders. You will receive your pilot sticker when you register. No sticker, no driving.



The start will be north of Morrison, Illinois again this year. Follow signs from one mile east of Morrison on Route 30 to Lyndon Road, then north seven miles to Spring Valley Road.

Bitter End 2021 Preview (Video: Brush Poppers Motorcycle Club)

The first riders will leave at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of the event and the last bikes must be out by 12:00 p.m. Riders can do as many loops as they want in the midday cutoff for the same price.

The registration fee is $50 this year.

The course is not suitable for big bikes, but rather for an untimed enduro. So if you care how your 800 GS looks, leave it at home.

Navigation will be by arrows and tape, no need for GPS or roadmap. Wild camping is allowed. The Days Inn in Rock Falls, Illinois offers hotel accommodations nearby.

Please bring your AMA card with you for faster registration.

Details: Poppers Motorcycle Club Brush

Register: Bitter End Dual Sport Ride

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2018 Husqvarna FE 350 Dual Sport Garage Build Video https://motostays.com/2018-husqvarna-fe-350-dual-sport-garage-build-video/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/2018-husqvarna-fe-350-dual-sport-garage-build-video/ To build: Jay Clark / jayclarkent.com Pictures: spencer owens Video: Spencer Owens/Simon Cudby For this month’s project, Jay Clark has built himself the best dual-sport bike possible, with a 350cc engine that feels more like a motorcycle than a dual-sport. Why not just go for a bigger 500cc engine? Sure, the 500 is better on […]]]>

To build: Jay Clark / jayclarkent.com

Pictures: spencer owens

Video: Spencer Owens/Simon Cudby

For this month’s project, Jay Clark has built himself the best dual-sport bike possible, with a 350cc engine that feels more like a motorcycle than a dual-sport. Why not just go for a bigger 500cc engine? Sure, the 500 is better on long roads and long trips, but with a well-functioning 350cc engine, the bike is more playful and fun off-road. Plus, it doesn’t feel heavy when you’ve decided to bring the tighter single track home. We asked Race Tech to take care of the suspension, but thought why not use their engine services at the same time?

Wiseco

Racer Elite Stock Compression Piston Kit (piston, rings, pin and DLC clips), CV4 Radiator Hoses, CV4 Hi-Temp Radiator Cap

wiseco.com

Racing technology

Vortex ECU with custom mapping, cylinder porting, 350SXF cam installation, suspension re-valving and setup

racetech.com

Pro X Racing Parts

Rear sprocket (14/51 gearing), front sprocket, Gold X-Ring racing chain, front and rear brake pads

pro-x.com

FMF Race

Slip On 4.1 muffler with S/A insert

fmfracing.com

recluse

Torque drive clutch plates, outer cover

rekluse.com

Decal works

Semi-custom graphics kit, pre-printed license plate backgrounds, graphics protectors

decalmx.com

Connection works

Factory II kickstand, front and rear brake caps, clutch master cylinder cap, rotary bar clamp, steering stem nut, axle block upgrade kit

worksconnection.com

dunlop

EN91 front and rear tires (DOT/ISDE approved tire)

dunlopmotorcycletires.com

Cometic joint

Engine gaskets

cometic.com

ODI

MX V2 Lock-on Grips, Podium Flight Champ Bend Bars

odigrips.com

ICW

Radiator straightening and bracing

icwbikestands.com

plain filter

Two-stage air filter

unifilter.com

SMI

Large tank, coolant canister

imsproducts.com

Scar

Titanium footpegs

scar-racingusa.com

TM designs

Rear chain guide

tmdesignworks.com

MotoSeat

Custom cool seat cover

motoseat.com

Bulletproof designs

Swingarm guard, rear linkage guard

bulletproofdesigns.com

off-road defense

Oversized rotor/adapter carrier, 18-inch rear complete wheelset, oversized front rotor, rear rotor, brake and sprocket hardware

tuskoffroad.com

Enduro Engineering

Clutch slave cylinder guard, hand guards

enduroeng.com

Taco Moto Co.

Row tail kit, LED flasher relay, LED turn signal indicator adapter, 360° turn signals with run light function, CNC fuel tank tap connection, crank pipe system, left main switch, weight kit In-Tank Fuel Filter Upgrade, Side Winder Fuel Line Hose Solution, Tokyo Off-Road Start Capacitor, Dual Plug Mirror, Golan Quick Disconnect Fuel Filter, Inline Fuel Line Connector CPC brass, full flow tank vent pipe with check valve, air cleaner cage without screen KTM Hard Parts

tacomoto.co

Biker

Epic Head Light/Baja Designs, license plate holder, Super Mount V2

motominded.com

Baja designs

Lighthouse (modified by Motominded)

bajadesigns.com

Sano metal finishing

Steam Honing and Cerakoting

sanometalfinishing.com

Carbon P3

P3 carbon skid plate

p3carbon.com

plastic UFO

Complete plastic kit Keefer ’90s Flo Yellow, frame protectors, fenders

ufoplasticusa.com

Fastway/Pro Moto Ticket

Crutch

fastway.zone

MX Renovation

Polished and Polished Header Pipe

threepalmsmx.com

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2022 Research Benefits: Forecasted Market Reliability for Dual-Sport Motorcycles Drives Growth with Leading Regions | (Up to 70% off this exclusive report): Players-Honda Motor, Kawasaki Motors, KTM Sportmotorcycle https://motostays.com/2022-research-benefits-forecasted-market-reliability-for-dual-sport-motorcycles-drives-growth-with-leading-regions-up-to-70-off-this-exclusive-report-players-honda-motor-kawasaki-motors-ktm-s/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:27:43 +0000 https://motostays.com/2022-research-benefits-forecasted-market-reliability-for-dual-sport-motorcycles-drives-growth-with-leading-regions-up-to-70-off-this-exclusive-report-players-honda-motor-kawasaki-motors-ktm-s/ Dual Sport Motorcycles Market Size, Growth Rate, Dominant with Business Challenges, Competitors and Forecast 2030 | Stratagem Market Overview The latest published the research study on the Dual-sport motorcycle market offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the scope of practice. The market research report presents the latest market insights, an analysis of the […]]]>

Dual Sport Motorcycles Market Size, Growth Rate, Dominant with Business Challenges, Competitors and Forecast 2030 | Stratagem Market Overview

The latest published the research study on the Dual-sport motorcycle market offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the scope of practice. The market research report presents the latest market insights, an analysis of the current situation with upcoming trends, and a breakdown of products and services. The report provides key statistics on the market status, size, share and market growth factors. The study also provides information on past and current market trends and developments, drivers, capabilities and changes in the market capital structure industry. The study will help market players and market consultants to understand the ongoing structure of the market.

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— The base year for the estimate: is 2021
— Actual Estimates/Historical Data: 2016-2020
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Dual Sport Motorcycles Market Split By Type:

200cc-500cc, 500cc-1000cc, above 1000cc

Dual-Sport Motorcycles Market Split By Application:

professional, amateur

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The report analyzes the regional coverage of the market, mainly focusing on the following regions:

▫ North America (USA and Canada)
▫ Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile and others)
▫ Western Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Nordics, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg)
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▫ Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand)
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Rare Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport up for auction https://motostays.com/rare-harley-davidson-mt500-military-dual-sport-up-for-auction/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:52:21 +0000 https://motostays.com/rare-harley-davidson-mt500-military-dual-sport-up-for-auction/ A bike you didn’t know you wanted will go up for auction in Las Vegas on January 27. And yes, it’s a Harley-Davidson, but of an unexpected variety. A drab olive dual-sport built for the US military in 1998. This MT500 (MT for military transport) is one of an estimated 500 produced and – get […]]]>

A bike you didn’t know you wanted will go up for auction in Las Vegas on January 27. And yes, it’s a Harley-Davidson, but of an unexpected variety. A drab olive dual-sport built for the US military in 1998. This MT500 (MT for military transport) is one of an estimated 500 produced and – get this – it only has 186 miles on its ticker.

Didn’t you know Harley had its hand in dirt bikes before Pan America hit the scene? Thing is, the Milwaukee-based manufacturer has a long history of making bikes built for unpaved roads (hell, it was all dual-sport in the early 1900s), and supplied the US military with mounts as early as the war. Mexican border in 1916.

Rare Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport up for auction

At the time of the Pancho Villa conflict, motorcycles had sidecars with rigid machine guns. During World War I about half of the models built by Harley, about 20,000 were ordered by the US War Office. Then came the 740cc WRA model, nicknamed the Liberator, built during World War II. An estimated 90,000 of these machines were built and shipped to American troops and their allies during the last World War.



Harley even went through a phase of building and racing MX bikes in the 1970s when it owned the lion’s share of Aermacchi, the Italian company that would eventually become Cagiva. In fact, one of those bikes from that era, a tiny 1972 HD Baja100 custom, is on the same auction block in Las Vegas a day earlier than the MT500. And more recently, we all probably remember the dubious decision that HD would make for the short-term sub-brand Buell, maker of the Ulysses, a dual-sport travel bike that came out just as the “bike” market adventure” was gaining momentum.

Rare Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport Up for sale
Rare 1998 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport Up available
This 1998 Harley-Davidson MT500 is a rare electric start model with only 186 miles on the odometer.

So where is this 1998 MT500 up for auction? Evidently, Harley licensed the military-grade design in the late 1980s from British manufacturer Armstrong-CCM, who originally licensed the same design, called the XN Tornado, from Italy’s Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano (SWM). Harley sold the rebadged machine from 1993 to 2000.

In all its variants, the rugged and reliable MT500 used the same air-cooled 504cc 4-valve single-cylinder Rotax engine, but while most MT500s produced were kick-started, this low-mileage unit features a electric start. From a deep dive into cycling posted by silodrome, the engine develops a very modest 32 hp at 6,200 rpm with a torque of 28 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. The weight is said to be 355 pounds.

Rare 1998 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport Up available

The bike is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, chain drive and front and rear 4-piston coated disc brakes. Its cross-laced wheels roll on knobbies, while the suspension is listed as simply a telescopic fork and a dual-shock rear. There’s an olive green rack on the back and what looks like a small toolbox on the right side of the bike, opposite a flat black muffler.

Originally, the motorcycle would have been offered with two plastic cases on either side of the fuel tank to carry documents. There would also have been an optional waterproof rifle case on the right side, rear, as seen on a 1999 unit sold in a Bonhams Auction in 2017 for $18,400.

Rare 1998 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Dual Sport Up available
Fewer than 500 units were sold to the US military before production ceased, making it one of the rarest HD production motorcycles ever made.

With such low mileage, the motorcycle auctioned in January was sure to have been in a collector’s hands all these years, and of course its rarity and extreme state of preservation means it will likely remain a piece. static mistress. But all the same, very interesting to see and remember that the world’s most famous heavy cruiser manufacturer quietly contributed to building off-road machines and supplying war equipment to veterans in our county throughout throughout its long existence.

Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for over 30 years, testing the full range of motorcycles for major print magazines and specializing in stories related to adventure travel. To date, she has written and provided photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her toughest adventure to date was participating in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as an embedded reporter for Team AusAmerica.

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These are the 11 best dual-sport motorcycles you can buy right now https://motostays.com/these-are-the-11-best-dual-sport-motorcycles-you-can-buy-right-now/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/these-are-the-11-best-dual-sport-motorcycles-you-can-buy-right-now/ For a while it seemed like dual sport was more or less dead, with only a few very old persevering models. Things have changed quite a lot lately, there are still a few older models but these are fan favorites and there are now also several new bikes to choose from. October 2022 Update: Getting […]]]>

For a while it seemed like dual sport was more or less dead, with only a few very old persevering models. Things have changed quite a lot lately, there are still a few older models but these are fan favorites and there are now also several new bikes to choose from.


October 2022 Update: Getting out and hitting the trails is something most of us love to do. Owning a dirt bike can be expensive though, and it also usually requires a van to transport the bike/bikes to the trail. The affordable alternative to this is to get a dual-sport, legal dirt bike that you can ride on the trails instead of hauling it out there.

Although the definition of a dual-sport is quite vague, it is essentially a legal road bike. Today, more people see the value of these street-legal dirt bikes, for those of us with no real motocross ambitions, riding on a trail or fire road just makes more sense. Modern dual-sport bikes all meet emissions and noise regulations and there is a model designed for just about every budget.

Related: Honda and Greenger Motors Develop the CRF-E2 Electric Dirt Bike

11/11 Kawasaki KLR650

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Kawasaki

The Kawasaki KLR650 has recently been reborn as a budget adventure bike, but basically, in the basic version, it is still only a dual sport. It’s a no-frills kind of motorcycle that’s easy to love.

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Kawasaki

The only downside to the venerable machine is its size and weight, which is obviously a big limitation off-road and not exactly suitable for new riders.

10/11 Honda CRF300L

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If you are a new rider and looking for something a little more beginner friendly, look no further than the CRF. It has a modern fuel-injected engine and is accessible whichever way you look at it.

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Honda

Although the seat height may appear high on the spec sheet, once you sit on it it will compress considerably lower and is actually low enough for most people to have flat feet. Unfortunately, that soft rear shock is also its biggest downside, as bigger, heavier riders will hit it almost anywhere.

September 11th Suzuki DR-Z400S

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The DR-Z has been around for over two decades in this form and is one of the last vehicles of any kind that you can still buy equipped with a carburetor. Suzuki fans desperately want them to update this machine, and they could, but if they do, the price will have to go up.

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As it stands it is one of the best value for money options, it has far superior suspension compared to similarly priced bikes and almost as much power as some of the more expensive modern bikes. For now, it’s in a class of its own within the dual-sport segment.

8/11 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days

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The Six Days is a truly special machine that brings the best of high-performance competition bikes to the streets.

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Obviously, you have to pay for that kind of performance, but if you’re going to do some serious off-roading or racing enduro, this is one of the best machines money can buy.

Related: Check out KTM’s 2023 off-road and enduro lineup

7/11 Kawasaki KLX230

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Kawasaki

Essentially, the KLX is the perfect balance of off-road ability and budget, it has better suspension than the CRF and a more accessible seat height than the DR-Z.

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Kawasaki

Not everyone needs an enduro championship-winning bike, the little KLX is obviously not that. What you get is exactly the right capacity for a trail bike. This is arguably the best entry-level dirt-oriented dual sport, and will also make a great beginner’s bike.

6/11 Beta 390 RR-S

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Beta USA

Another “dirt-bike-with-lights” option comes from small Italian manufacturer Beta, and it’s actually one of those bikes that’s better than you might expect.

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Beta USA

It’s powerful, nimble and will definitely keep all those fancy Huskies and KTMs honest. Granted, this is going to be one of the most maintenance-intensive dual-sport bikes you can buy, with extremely short service intervals.

Related: Here’s everything we know about the 2022 Beta 300 Xtrainer

5/11 Honda CRF450L

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So the big boy Honda isn’t that cheap, but it offers incredible value. It just won’t compete with European bikes in terms of performance, but it will most definitely be cheaper to run.

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It’s one of those in-between options, as it’s great on the road (for what is essentially a dirt bike) with good gearing and more than enough power. Off-road, a seasoned rider will keep up with expensive enduros, and even the average trail rider will benefit from the extra oomph.

4/11 Husqvarna FE 350

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Husqvarna

Arguably the best and most agile all-terrain dual-oriented sport. It produces decent power and isn’t as difficult to maintain as some of the other high performance alternatives.

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Husqvarna

Although it is very similar to the KTM, it has rather surprisingly better suspension, so the extra money you have to spend is definitely worth it.

Related: Here’s why the Husqvarna FE350s is the best street-legal dirt bike

3/11 Yamaha XT250

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Somehow Yamaha is able to cram 11 inches of suspension travel into a bike with a 32-inch seat height, that’s a pretty impressive trick for an otherwise cheap offering.

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It’s the ultimate learner’s bike, learning to ride an all-terrain/dual-sport bike is simply the best way to learn, and the 20-horsepower air-cooled XT is both accessible and requires little effort. maintenance.

2/11 Beta 500 RR-S

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Capable of developing 47 wheel horsepowerit is one of the fastest dual-sport bikes money can buy.

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It’s hard to compare other bikes that have all been toned down to some degree for street use because Beta pretty much said hang on to the meaning and gave us a competition bike with lights and a rack of numberplate.

1/11 SWM RS500R

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GDS

Indeed, these motorcycles are old Husqvarna motorcycles that have been resurrected thanks to a Chinese investor. unlike others brands like Benellithese bikes are still made in Italy (at the old Husky factory).

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They offer great performance for the price, and while they’re not quite competition bikes now, they were back in the 2000s. SWM also uses top-notch components, with KYB suspension, Brembo brakesand Mikuni fuel injection.

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Top 10 Dual Sport Bike Manufacturers https://motostays.com/top-10-dual-sport-bike-manufacturers/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/top-10-dual-sport-bike-manufacturers/ You wouldn’t go to Harley looking for a top sport bike for the track. just like you wouldn’t look to Ducati for a complete touring bike. When it comes to buying a bike, you go to the manufacturer that is known for producing high performance bikes for the style you want to do. Dual-sport motorcycles […]]]>

You wouldn’t go to Harley looking for a top sport bike for the track. just like you wouldn’t look to Ducati for a complete touring bike. When it comes to buying a bike, you go to the manufacturer that is known for producing high performance bikes for the style you want to do. Dual-sport motorcycles are a unique category, however. These bikes need to go from road to dirt without sacrificing performance or reliability. These manufacturers have understood this well. Each with a history of quality production, look to these ten manufacturers for your next dual-sport motorcycle.


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10/10 Husqvarna

Husqvarna dual sport motorcycle in the desert.

Husqvarna came on the market in 1903. The company reached its peak in the 60s and 70s. These days, the company is best known for its off-road motorcycles. To grab the majority of the market share, the company uses high-end parts such as Brembo, Keihin and WP. Through the current ownership you will see the influences of KTM and Husaberg motorcycles. The same parent company owns all three companies. The company entered new territory in 2017 by introducing the enduro model line.

9/10 KTM

KTM dual sport motorcycle in the sand dunes.

The KTM The brand receives a lot of accolades, winning numerous awards for its off-road, motocross and supercross performance. The company prioritizes build competition bikes. It also does not fit into the Japanese peloton of motorcycle manufacturer trends. What enthusiasts get is a range of bikes that stand out from the crowd and outperform in performance. For example, KTM chooses to use chrome-molybdenum steel frames instead of aluminum frames. Of course, you’ll also stand out with the company’s bright orange brand color. It seems to make its way onto every bike. Although the company offers an impressive line of dual-sport bikes, it also produces touring, enduro, and adventure bikes. So you are sure to find something that exactly suits your needs.

Related: KTM’s Upcoming 400cc Enduro Models Are Coming To Satisfy Your Off-Road Hunger

8/10 Kawasaki

Kawasaki KLX Dual Sport Motorcycle

Did you know that motorcycles represent only a very small part of Kawasaki Industries? There are divisions such as aerospace, trains, jet engines, navigation, robotics and heavy machinery. As far as motorcycles go, it’s one of Japan’s big four. Although it has made a name for itself on the racetrack and with producing sport bikes, these are not the only types of bikes that Kawasaki builds. It offers a wide range of off-road, dual-sport and adventure bikes. Kawasaki’s size and financial backing allow it to do extensive research and development. Riders benefit from the ability to ride a quality bike on and off the road.

7/10 Suzuki

Suzuki dual sport motorcycle in the mountains.

Another of Japan’s Big Four motorcycle manufacturers, Suzuki started in 1909 as a manufacturer of industrial looms for the silk industry. It was not until 1952 that It started producing motorcycles. These days, Suzuki is a powersports company, making everything from watersports equipment to motorcycles and off-road machines. While the Hayabusa can get all the attention, don’t overlook dual-sport bikes. Suzuki regularly places itself at the top of dirt and off-road competitions. They are lightweight, affordable and durable. The company focuses on producing practical yet fun machines. They may lack the frills, but they pack a lot of thrills.

Related: Suzuki DR650S – Performance, Price and Photos

6/10 Honda

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In 1949 Honda started as a bicycle company. He then switched to fuel engines, which led the company to produce cars and motorcycles. Thanks to the company’s roots as an engine manufacturer, its motorcycles consistently rank well in racing competitions. Honda has the unique distinction of having the largest and most widespread model line of motorcycles. Tiny minibikes and GROMS at the heavy Gold Wing, there’s something for everyone. Its volume does not detract from its quality. Hondas have a reputation for reliability. They are also easy to work with, making them great bikes for someone on a budget.​​​​​​​

5/10 Yamaha

Yamaha dual sport motorcycle on gravel

It was on the racetrack where Yamaha makes its name. After its establishment in 1955, it was the first Japanese motorcycle manufacturer to race internationally. It became the company that competed on and off the road. Despite the company’s beginnings as a musical instrument company, it is now one of Japan’s Big Four motorcycle companies. Its lightweight line of enduro, off-road and dirt bikes are affordable enough for everyone. They are also easy enough for beginners to have fun with. With so many bikes in its lineup, you can easily grow as your skills and experience grow.​​​​​​​

Related: Here’s why the Yamaha Tenere 700 is the adventure bike you really need

4/10 RSS

Side profile view of Benelli TRK 502 X motorcycle

Founded in 2002, SSR Motorsports is one of the newer companies on this list. However, during its short period of activity, the company has made a name for itself. Its cutting edge designs and far superior engineering have helped the bikes stand out from the mixed sports crowd. Beyond the bikes themselves, owners appreciate extensive dealer support, exceptional customer service and comprehensive warranties. The model line originally included only enduro, dirt and dual-sport bikes. It then expanded into the UTV market to compete with the four-wheeler market. Experience these niche bikes for yourself and appreciate how easy to maneuver and economical they are.

3/10 Beta

Beta dual-sport motorcycle

Hidden deep in California’s wine country is a small motorcycle company called Beta. He specialized in enduro motorcycles for decades, but the range has grown and matured into an impressive group of machines. The company now produces dual-sport, all-mountain and trials bikes. Although the company is based in the United States, all components are designed and manufactured in Italy. It gives you American ingenuity combined with Italian craftsmanship and design. The result is a motorcycle that outshines the competition while being fun to ride in your downtime. Whether you choose a two-stroke or a four-stroke, you can’t go wrong.​​​​​​​

Related: 2015 Beta 500 RS

2/10 GDS

SWM SM500R RW Dual Sport Motorcycle

This is an Italian motorcycle brand that you have probably never heard of. Beyond Ducati and MV Agusta, Speedy Working Motors (SWM) is targeting the enduro and dual-sport market. In 1971, two Italian off-road enthusiasts founded the company. Despite massive success, the company failed to pull itself together and ran into financial difficulties in the 1980s. Fortunately, someone bought the masthead and brought the brand back to life. The company thrives on selling vintage-inspired enduro bikes at an affordable price. The bikes are aimed at a unique market segment that doesn’t want aggressive Japanese bikes but isn’t willing to drop the dough for an expensive KTM or Husqvarna.​​​​​​​

1/10 Christine

CHRISTINI All-wheel drive 450 Dual Sport

Riders outside the world of dirt and dual sport may not be familiar with Christini. The company hasn’t been around as long as the others on this list. She developed her first prototype bike in 1995. She started sales in 2001. However, it wasn’t until 2004 that she prototyped her first motorcycle. In 2007, the first Christini motorcycles hit the mainstream market. Motorcycles exploded like wildfire, winning competitions, setting speed records and attracting the attention of the military. The bikes are now used by the military and the US Border Patrol. The bikes have a cult following of enthusiasts who understand the beauty of this little brand.

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Top 10 Skills to Learn on Your Dual Sport Motorcycle https://motostays.com/top-10-skills-to-learn-on-your-dual-sport-motorcycle/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/top-10-skills-to-learn-on-your-dual-sport-motorcycle/ Just because you know how to ride a motorcycle on the road doesn’t mean you know how to ride one on the dirt. Purchasing a dual-sport motorcycle opens up a whole new world of riding possibilities. But, before you hit the trail, you need to learn some valuable skills. These are skills that will help […]]]>

Just because you know how to ride a motorcycle on the road doesn’t mean you know how to ride one on the dirt. Purchasing a dual-sport motorcycle opens up a whole new world of riding possibilities. But, before you hit the trail, you need to learn some valuable skills. These are skills that will help you maintain control of the bike and avoid an accident. Some have value on and off the road, while others differ significantly from your on-road driving habits. Learn these 10 skills on your dual sport and become a better rider.


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10/10 Seat position

Photo of a KTM dual sport motorcycle rider

The best body position is one that maximizes comfort while improving your ability to use your limbs. Unlike sport bikes or dirt bikes, where you sit against the tank, you want to create space. Don’t sit too far or too close to the gas tank. If you sit too close, you won’t have the necessary movement and agility. If you sit too far back, you won’t be able to reach the controls effectively. A few centimeters of space should suffice. To ensure you have the right amount of space, you can place a few fingers between you and the tank. Find the number that works best for you and stick to it.

9/10 Placement of hands

Photo of Manuel Lettenbichler on a KTM 300 EXC TPI

Once you have your seat in the right place, the next step is to check your hands. Having more than one finger on the brake gives you more strength and power. This way you can brake faster and harder. Many experienced riders also find it more comfortable to use two fingers on the clutch as well. This gives you more dexterity and control. This is useful during slow manoeuvres. Plus, you can downshift smoothly when you step on the accelerator during on-road maneuvers. Consider the size of your handlebar grips and the size of your hands. They should be large enough for your hands to wrap around comfortably. Too big or too small, and you’ll have a hard time gripping them securely.

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Similar to hand placement, proper foot placement is essential for maximum dexterity and control. Many cyclists use the soles of their feet when standing on the footpegs. However, they move their feet forward when sitting down. Don’t be lazy and let your feet slide forward so that you depend on the heels of your boots to keep your feet in place. Instead, keep the soles of your feet on the ankles. With this placement, you can better support your body weight. This way you can shift your weight better to maintain balance while riding. This foot placement also prevents your feet from scraping the pavement at sharp corners.

7/10 Bent over

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People assume that if you’re cornering on a motorcycle, you have to lean. However, beginners tend to bend over too much. Instead of following the movement of the bike, they simply throw their body weight onto the bike. When you ride a dual-sport bike, you lean into corners when riding off-road. This allows tire knobs to dig into gravel and dirt. You have more traction this way. However, when riding a dual-sport bike on pavement, you need to keep the bike straight through turns. This ensures that you have maximum tire-to-pavement contact for maximum traction.

Related: Video: How far can a MotoGP bike lean?

6/10 Strategic braking

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Braking isn’t just about stopping when you’re on the trail. Good braking can mean the difference between life and death. The biggest mistake beginner cyclists make is relying solely on the front brake. They barely use the rear brake or don’t use it at all. This reduces traction and increases the risk of an accident due to loss of control. In an emergency, always apply both brakes evenly. Using only the front brake can increase forward control due to front load traction. Using only the rear brake can give a smooth and controlled slow down in speed. Plus, there’s no nose dive when you use your rear brake properly.

5/10 Soft limiting

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If you want to be a skilled dual-sport rider that transitions from road to travel seamlessly, you need to have throttle control. When riding off-road, there should never be any downtime. This is because the terrain is varied and unpredictable. You must either accelerate to increase speed or hold reduced throttle to maintain speed. If you don’t give the bike throttle input, you have no control over the bike. Keep in mind that you have more rear traction when you are actively accelerating the bike. You put more load on the rear tire and get more contact. This gets you out of situations where you might lose traction. Less throttle puts the weight back on the front tire, giving you more steering control.​​​​​​​

Related: Locking the throttle then crashing a Harley

4/10 Broad, deep and late

Motocross dirt bike dual sport in the mud

Sportbike riders have the key to cornering success. The safest and most efficient way to take a curve in the road or take a bend is wide, deep and late. Stand on the wide side of the road or path when heading into the bend. For example, if you turn left, you will move to the right of the path. If the turn is right, you will move to the left side of the path. In the middle of the turn, you will go deep. This means allowing the curve to bend around you. You will end up on the other side of the road or path. Wait until you do, in order to drive deeper into the turn, gaining maximum view of the road ahead. Then exit the bend late and return to center.​​​​​​​

3/10 Head up, eyes up

Man riding a dual sport bike in the sand.

Don’t fall into the trap of looking down or straight ahead. Thanks to the slower speeds on the trail, looking outward is much easier than on the road. Don’t just stare directly ahead. Instead, scan your eyes left and right. This way you can see everything in front of you, left and right. Prepare for hazards by speeding up or slowing down. Looking outward gives you more time to react so you can have smoother braking and acceleration. A proactive driver is a careful driver who reduces the risk of an accident.

Related: Should I Stand or Sit When Driving Off-Road?

2/10 Upright

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When you stand on the foot pegs, you disconnect most of your body weight from the mass of the bike. You also turn your legs and arms into shock absorbers. This allows the bike to bounce and move under you. Think of the action similar to a jockey on a horse. The horse gallops, but the jockey doesn’t really move. Do not use the handlebars to support your weight when standing on the foot pegs. Use this test to make sure you are standing correctly on the stakes. Let go of the handlebars. You should be able to balance yourself with your knees leaning against the bike to stabilize yourself.​​​​​​​

1/10 stay loose

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The pavement is generally smooth and the turns are predictable. It makes maneuvering easier because you know what to expect. That’s not always the case when heading off-road. The gravel under the tires shifts and shifts as you drive over it. Your body must be loose to be ready to react. You need to adjust your weight and support the bike to ensure you stay upright. Then there are the really uneven and unstable lands. Riding in the desert requires you to be loose and ready for anything. If you feel tense, actively focus on relaxing those muscles. Tightening your muscles also creates fatigue earlier. It’s the last thing you want when you have a long drive ahead of you.

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The new 2023 Kawasaki KLR 650 S dual-sport is launched in the United States https://motostays.com/the-new-2023-kawasaki-klr-650-s-dual-sport-is-launched-in-the-united-states/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 15:28:54 +0000 https://motostays.com/the-new-2023-kawasaki-klr-650-s-dual-sport-is-launched-in-the-united-states/ Kawasaki has launched a new version of the KLR 650 for 2023, as the dual-sport gets an “S” variant. The KLR 650 is by no means the only Kawasaki model to use a 650cc engine, but it is one that exploits its off-road potential. Since emissions regulations began to tighten in Europe, Kawasaki stopped imports […]]]>

Kawasaki has launched a new version of the KLR 650 for 2023, as the dual-sport gets an “S” variant.

The KLR 650 is by no means the only Kawasaki model to use a 650cc engine, but it is one that exploits its off-road potential.

Since emissions regulations began to tighten in Europe, Kawasaki stopped imports of the dual-sport motorcycle, although in the United States it was nearly ubiquitous, even until the new model was launched in 2021.

For 2023, the KLR 650 gains an “S” at the end of its name. The KLR 650 S will apparently also only be available in the USA and is primarily a lowering kit for the KLR 650.

On the KLR 650 2021, the seat height is 871 mm, while on the new KLR 650 S it is reduced to 815 mm. Similarly, the front wheel travel is reduced from 200 mm to 170 mm, and at the rear from 193 mm to 185 mm. Additionally, there is a new suspension linkage in the rear.

In the US, ABS is still optional, which means there are two versions of the KLR 650 S: one with ABS, one without. With ABS the dry weight is 209 kg, and without ABS it is reduced to 207 kg, but with a fuel tank of 23.1 liters there is also plenty of scope to increase this.

Both ABS and non-ABS versions are available in “Pearl Storm Grey” and “Candy Lime Green”, but they do not share price.

As you might expect, the ABS version is more expensive than the standard KLR 650 S. In the US, the KLR 650 S ABS will cost $6,899, while the ABS version will cost $7,199. So $300 for ABS, or around £270.

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