Types of Dual Sport Motorcycles


A dual port motorcycle is a street legal motorcycle designed for both on and off-road use. The motorcycles are also known as all road, dual purpose or on and off-road bikes. These bikes are usually equipped with street legal equipment such as lights, speedometer, mirrors, horn, license, plate mounting and muffler. The motorcycles come in different types as grouped by either weight or intended purpose.

The first group of dual motorcycles grouped by weight is the lightweight dual sports. This class of bikes weighs about 250 to 300 lb (110 to 140 kg).These bikes come with diverse features such as high fenders, ground clearance, long travel suspension, aggressive dirt oriented tires known as knobbies among others. These motorbikes have the closest similarity to pure dirt bikes and also work efficiently with on rough trails, two track roads, and occasional forays pavements.

The middleweight dual sports weight approximately 300 to 350 lb (140 to 160 kg).The bikes possess elements likes fewer suspension travels and ground clearance as compared to the lightweights, their tires offer a compromise between dirt and pavement performance .these mid weights work best on smooth rails, graded dirt roads and pavements. For more facts and information about motorcycles, visit http://www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/technology/technology-terms-and-concepts/motorcycle

Another type of dual sport classified according to class is the heavyweight dual sports. They usually weigh over 350 lb (160 kg) and are also referred to as the adventure or adventure touring bikes at RIDE Adventures. Due to their large weights; the heavyweights are designed for individuals who are interested in long distance travels on pavements fitted with sporadic forays onto dirt roads. The heavyweights come with smoother tires than those of middleweights due to their designed ways that are the pavements. This class of bikes is increasingly gaining prominence in today’s business market by riders who never dream of riding off the pavements; they offer comfortable positions while riding, they possess a reasonable range, they come with a greater ability to carry big luggage. Other benefits associated with the heavyweight dual sports are they weigh less and perform more efficiently and effectively than the initial touring bikes.

Some examples of the affordable dual-sport motorcycle available in the market today include the BMW which are functional and durable, rare and a bit pricey, the Suzuki which stand out in terms of legacy and long-standing performance, the Kawasaki which offer great performance, range, durability and value for both on and off the road trips and the Honda which is the best for off the road rides..


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