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Motorcycle Design Magazine

Motorcycle types: Adventure sport (aka sport enduro touring, crossover)

Motorcycle types: adventure-sport


  • usually medium to large engine displacement, in recent years, small-displacement models have also arrived
  • very good comfort, good air protection
  • 17 or 19 inch front wheel, alloy or spoked rims and road tires
  • long travel suspension
  • ideal for medium and long-haul trips on paved roads and occasionally on easy dirt roads, small and medium displacements are excellent for commuting


  • not suitable for hard off-road
  • seat is too high for short riders
  • in some models, size and weight could be a problem in low speed manoeuvring

Example of Adventure sport motorcycles:

Motorcycle types: Adventure sport

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