Portfolio Category: ADV Bike Test

2009 BMW G650GS

With its new powerplant the BMW Funduro takes on a whole new personality. As for entry level adventure bikes the BMW G650GS is at the top of the scale. It's a great all-round dual sport bike commuting during the week and capable of taking on a great adventure ride. Five days straight on the G659GS…
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2009 Honda Transalp

It may not be hard core but it will cross a desert and get you there in good shape. It's easy to say that the Transalp is very softcore but we rode it from straight from Hondas warehouse in Melbourne back to Sydney, gave it an oil change then headed to the Flinders Ranges. It…
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2008 Kawasaki KLR650

You get what you pay for but Kawasaki's KLR650 provides one of the best entry-level adventure bikes on the market. For an all-rounder this is probably the best out of the box, ready for adventure, dual sport bikes around for the money. The engine is not as responsive as the DR650 but it does have…
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2007 BMW F650GS Dakar

Ask most people which brand comes to mind when you talk Adventure bikes and more often than not its BMW Dakar. If you have a spare $14,000 dollars laying around, looking to do some off road long distance touring then the Dakar is one of the best options. BMW have a wide variety of luggage…
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