I got an opportunity to put some distance on a BMW F650GS today. It was a good thing for me since I’d been getting the feeling of being cooped up at home. It also gave me the chance to get the branding tags off my new Tour Master boots, which I’ll write about separately.
Continue reading “From the saddle – BMW F650GS”
Technical specifications and features of Yamaha’s great looking and performing 1200cc adventure motorcycle, the 2013 Super Tenere.
Continue reading “2013 Super Tenere – Yamaha’s 1200cc Adventure bike”
Few motorcycles offer truly broadband dual-sport performance, but the legendary XR650L is equally at home on the road and in the dirt. Whether your travels include dirt roads, single-track trails, highways or byways, the XR650L opens the door to riding adventure like few motorcycles ever have. With strong engine performance, comfortable ergonomics and long-travel suspension that easily handles two-up riding, the XR650L has garnered a loyal following that have traveled to many destinations thanks to the bike’s amazing versatility. For 2013, the much-beloved XR650L is ready to expand your riding horizons as well.
Continue reading “Honda 2013 XR650L – Dual Sport”
With the CRF250L, Honda re-enters the 250-class dual-sport motorcycle market. This is a machine that’s more than ready to take on exciting off-road challenges without giving up street-riding accommodations. The compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249cc single-cylinder four-stroke powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm to aid off-road work, yet the short-stroke engine also spins up excellent high-rpm performance for the street. All through the rev range, the CRF250L pumps out a well-balanced and very capable level of power. Its off-road-oriented chassis, which includes a long-travel 43mm inverted fork and single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension, makes it equally at home on city streets or country trails. And with styling cues carried over fromHonda’s legendary CRF® motocross bikes, the CRF250L offers the full package, whether the day calls for low-cost transportation, a weekday commute or genuine dual-sport adventure. Continue reading “2013 Honda CRF250L”