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Types of Motorcycles: What is a Dual Sport Motorcycle?

Oct 6, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Logan Reed

Dual sport bikes: What makes a dual sport so unique?

Do you daydream about having a bike that you can take to demolish the trails, but that will also get you to your 9 to 5 job? Dual-sport bikes combine the best of both worlds because they combine street legal riding and off-road adventure.

The bikes are built lighter and taller to withstand the stress of non-paved riding, while also having the amenities necessary to ride down main street. However, most dual-sport bikes won’t get you to work very fast as they are not really built for long distances or high speeds. Tires are also an important thing to think about when riding. The dual-sports are often outfitted with knobby tires so they can keep traction on any surface. These tires do not make good street tires, though, so you have to be careful in the rain.


For more information about these versatile bikes check out the infographic below! Don’t forget to comment below and tell us how you feel about the dual-sport bikes. 

why a dual sport is different


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Logan Reed

Written by Logan Reed

Rider. Writer. Harley life-r. Follow my coverage of everything from tips for motorcycle riders, to motorcycle humor, and everything else to do with living life on two wheels.