Women Riders Now Basic Guide to Gearing Up to Ride a Motorcycle in Dirt

Off-road, dirt bikes, dual-sport, adventure (ADV) riding—many street motorcyclists don’t know the difference between these off-pavement categories and what the specific needs for riding gear are. In this article we offer a look at all the gear a new off-road rider needs to suit up and stay safe.

MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: Kawasaki Tourers for Every Taste

People ask me, “What is a touring bike?” and I always say it’s any bike you’re touring on. I know I know, but really, unless you’re doing some truly hardcore riding, anything with a decent-sized gas tank that’s comfortable for a couple-day’s ride that you can strap some gear on is fine. Still, it’s very nice to have a bike that’s actually built for touring and the 650cc Versys is a versatile choice.

READER MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2007 Buell Ulysses

The Buell motorcycles have come a long way since the late 1990s, from tubular frames to frames with the gas tank included in the design. Riding a Buell motorcycle is unique in that you are included in the Harley, BMW and metric sportbike crowd. Most of the models look like the metric sportbikes but are actually open standard motorcycles, with the exception of the new 1125R and the Buell Firebolt.

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