74 BETA VS. BETA
If you’re confused by the vast selection of
seemingly identical Beta dual-sport bikes,
don’t think you’re alone. We compare the
350 and 390 to see just how different
they really are.
80 KTM 1190 PLUS
If you know your adventure bikes, you
know the KTM 1190 is both the most
fearsome and the most friendly off-road.
The crew at Dubya refined one to make a
86 THE GOODS
There’s more to adventure bike riding than
picking a spot on the map and setting
sail. Preparation is key, and “The Goods”
can help with ideas for the trip.
98 DUAL-SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE
For 2017, several manufacturers have
made their off-road four-strokes into full-blown dual-sport bikes. The result is the
best selection of licensable bikes in years.
68 THE YEAR TO BE
A year ago, who could have predicted that
the U.S. would win the ISDE, that two-strokes would make a big comeback and
that 2016 would be the year it was? We
did. And we’re doing it again.
92 A DAY IN THE DIRT
The line between a race and a party is
usually quite clear. In the case of Red
Bull’s Day in the Dirt, the line starts off
blurry and is invisible by the end of the
104 PROJECT RE-THUMP
Back in the ’70s, only the very brave
and the very rich raced four-strokes in
motocross. Bengt Aberg was one of the
pioneers of the modern era, and the bike
he built still stands out.
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