By M. W. Byrne

11 Incredible Adventure Motorcycles Ready To Go The Distance

Adventure motorcycles look just like their dirt bike sisters, but get astride one and you’ll find the tight handling and incomparable balance of a sport bike, ready to hit the open road.

Suzuki DR-Z400S

An aggressive off-roader that’s small and nimble for traversing a range of landscapes, it also has a smaller engine, making it good for beginners who aren’t yet acclimated to the dual-sport world of adventure cycling. Purchase: $6,599+

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Kawasaki KLR 650

Arguably one of the first adventure motorcycles ever to arrive on the scene, the KLR 650 is a design that is more than 30 years old.  Purchase: $6,699

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Honda Africa Twin DCT

It’s kind on roads, though won’t give you that low, sticky sensation of a sport bike, but once you get it into the woods, it comes alive with plenty of torque that makes short work of fairly tough trails.  Purchase: $13,699+

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Triumph Tiger 800 XCx

Cut for the street bike crowd, one of the pleasures of the 800 XCx is finding how to effectively use it where the sidewalk ends.  Purchase: $13,700+

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Yamaha Super Ténéré

Skewed toward the street bike rider, the Super Ténéré can be a little tough to place, which makes it the love it or hate it option for adventure bike enthusiasts.  Purchase: $15,099

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BMW S1000 RX ABS

It carries 160 horsepower being pushed out the inline 4 banger, which is a nice step down from their other choice on this list, the gargantuan R1200.  Purchase: $16,445+

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BMW R1200 GS Adventure

The body can be loaded up or stripped naked equally well, and with a huge 400 mile range, it begs to go everywhere.  Purchase: $18,695+

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