One of the primary appeals of owning a small-displacement motorcycle is the savings such machines typically offer at the gas pump. To determine optimal mpg figures and see how these bikes compare in the real world, we laid out a 60-mile test loop comprised of equal parts freeway, rural and city riding. We weren’t seeking [...]Read Full Post | Comments(45)
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Dual-Sport Budget Bashers Work or play, these quarter-liters are ready to roll. Which one’s for you?
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Great explorers have one thing in common: an insatiable desire to see what is beyond their own familiar territory. In the motorcycling world, dual-sports give us the chance to explore well past where the pavement ends while being able to get to that trailhead legally and efficiently with the benefit of a license plate. And [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Corbin Press Release: Corbin’ introduces replacement saddle for Honda’s do-it-all 250L. This new Dual Sport saddle combines the functionality of an off-road seat with the comfort of ergonomic design. It’s designed for dirt, trail and street also providing added visual appealing styling. Corbin used their high-density Comfort Cell foam which retains resiliency and doesn’t crush [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
No Quarter: 250 Battle Heats Up Rise of the modern 250: Japan aims low and hits the competition where they least expect it.
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Extravagance has its place…if you’re a one-percenter. But for the rest of the population, $28,000-a-pop Panigale Tricolores, $10,000 European enduros and just-shy-of-$40K factory-custom H-D CVOs just don’t jibe with economic realities. Thankfully, the motorcycle industry has listened. In particular, the Japanese, who have taken quite a beating in the press the past four years for [...]Read Full Post | Comments(36)
2013 Honda CRF250L – First Ride Review Honda’s all-new 250cc dual-sport bike: Tastes great, less filling.
All of you who put crayon to paper over the last few years to tell Honda to go back to building simple, inexpensive little bikes like the ones that helped make the company what it is today have gotten your wish. The CBR250R has been a big success. Honda’s spokespeople say NC700X sales are “blowing [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
One of the hottest current trends in motorcycle sales is entry-level motorcycles. But while bikes like Honda’s own CBR250R have been a sizzling success, what if you’re after something even more versatile? Perhaps something that doesn’t mind getting a bit dirty from time to time? For anyone interested in a truly well-rounded bike such as [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)