Last week, I spent two days in the California high desert testing the new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro. The dirt focused guys chased my taillights as we rode windy roads on street tires all the way out to Anza Borrego the first day, and then I floundered my way home in the sand, sucking on their dust the…
I’m in Santa Cruz, California near the headquarters of electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero to ride their new electric dual sport/adventure bike and new electric supermoto. What do you want to know?
Of course the headline is hyperbolic; we should all have vast fleets of wheels for every possible activity. But that’s not always realistic, and a bike that can do a little bit of everything has a lot of appeal. That’s what I’m trying to build with my latest project: this single-cylinder dirt bike.
The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto is both a rebadged KTM 690 SMC R and one of the bikes I’m the most excited about this year - and now it’s getting a Enduro twin for those of you who want to take your big thumper fun to the dirt.
Last time I checked, a KTM Freeride, an abandoned Polish coal mine, and a riding buddy were the recipe for a fairly spectacular afternoon.
You may have already heard about the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin; an advanced dual sport motorcycle for riding from your house to your office to basically anywhere on Earth. Now Honda’s going all-out on that theme bringing another adventure bike to the US and “aggressively restyling” two more.
Listen up, you turkeys, those trails we all love riding don’t cut themselves. I don’t want to hear any of your whining or excuses – if you dickheads have time to ride, it’s time to drop the throttle and pick up a shovel.
We’ve finally got (almost) every detail on the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, so let’s see how it stacks up to the rest of the larger, long-range off-road bikes in the market right now. Here’s a spec-for-spec comparison with a quick rundown on each of the new Honda’s real rivals.
Watching these brave and batshit 2015 Dakar Rally competitors charge across the dust-swathed salt-crusted wasteland that is the Chilean desert will give you an idea of just how hardcore the race really is.
Bikers still get a bad rap in some parts of the world and one Polish rider is out to change that. Wait for it...
Take 14 dudes, put them on dirt bikes, give them some of the most remote, scenic riding available in the US and this is what happens. It's Wilderness Collective 001.
Wilderness Collective, a new company in California, promises “epic adventures for men.” We tagged along on their very first trip, riding dual-sports through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, from Sequioa to Yosemite National Parks.