Two Sides of Dual-Sports Motorcycles

By Monica Mae

A dual-sport motorcycle is a combination of both off-road and on-road motorcycles. It hosts features of both types of motorcycles into one, enabling equally great performances on both paved and coarse environments. This gives dual-sports motorcycles their name of performance machines.

Known for its defining features such as a high ground clearance space amidst the engine and the ground, off-road motorcycles are commonly used for racing, ignoring all of the unnecessary motorcycle parts such as the headlights, passenger seat, plate number holder, and signal lights which only add up to the weight of racing motorcycles. On the other hand, on-road motorcycles are known for its use on the road completely incorporated with "road rule elements". As used in comparison with an off-road motorcycle, an on-road motorcycle is pretty much lowered.

Dual-sport motorcycles have been created to showcase the widely known attributes of both types of motorcycles, serving as a medium between the two.

These are a few of the most widely known dual-sports motorcycles that are sold today on the market.

Yamaha TW200

Designed with its wide tires, the Yamaha TW200 provides great traction support, ensuing rider comfort while running on a wide variety of terrain. A user friendly dual-sports motorcycle, the Yamaha TW200 comes with an electric start system, as well as a kickstart, with a lowered seat, ideal for inspiring confidence in drivers.

It is one of the most unique appearing dual sports motorcycles that are sold on the market today.


This dual-sport motorcycle is built to be as light as possible, integrated with a single-cylinder engine. It is also very flexible, designed with a performance rating for on-road and off-road street use. Together with a high-tech chassis and suspension system, this motorcycle exhibits great off-road performance with its accurate control and handling options.

Having a widely known force rating, its total flexibility makes this dual-sport motorcycle a powerhouse.

Husqvarna TE510

Equipped with a powerful 50mm Marzocchi and Sachs shock absorber, this type of dual-sport motorcycle is created to withstand off-road difficulties while still being able to perform well as an on-road motorcycle. This motorcycle also features a Brembo rear brake pump, as its modified automatic decompression system is boosted up to its maximum potential.

It comes with an electric starting system, as well as a kick start system. All in all, it's a dual-sports motorcycle, living up to the standards of speed, performance and versatility.

Created the way they are, dual-sports motorcycles and their flexibility have shown off to be ideal for people who track through diverse terrains on a daily basis. Being a hybrid of the two kinds of motorcycles, dual-sport motorcycles are basically fascinating machines.

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