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Adventure Motorcycles

What is Adventure Riding?

Adventure Riding, or Dual Sport Riding as our American friends refer to it, combines riding sealed roads with unsealed/gravel roads and riding off road, all on the same road registered motorcycle.  The amount of sealed versus unsealed/off road riding that is required for it to be an adventure is up to the individual.

If you are yet to get your New Zealand motorcycle license, check out the New Zealand Transport Agency to find out how.

There’s a lot to consider when starting out Adventure riding, unlike other areas of motorcycling where the bikes are generally role specific, for adventure riding the motorcycle you choose, the accessories you add to it, the tyres you fit to it, all have to cope with both riding on the road on a firm relatively flat surface,and riding off road where the surface conditions could vary around every corner. This is where the term ‘dual purpose’ comes from, motorcycles used for adventure riding have to cope with multiple riding purposes & terrain.

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