… are a lot of fun to ride, but with so many choices, it can be overwhelming finding the right one for your specific needs. You need to consider a few things before buying. Will you be riding mostly on the street, mostly on trails, or equal amounts of both? Will you be doing long rides with luggage, or short trips into the woods? Answering these questions first can help you in purchasing the right bike for your specific needs.
Dual Sport Bikes can be divided into 3 categories. Of course there are several bikes that fall into 2 of the 3 categories, but most can be put into 1 of the following 3 “styles.”
1. Dual Purpose Bike
These motorcycles are best at doing light street work, and light trail riding. They
aren’t very aggressive for riding hardcore trails, but they can handle most off-road riding
comfortably while still having fun. Most can cruise down the street at highway speeds
for hours on end, but are not comfortable for 100+ mile runs. Most are relatively
inexpensive and easy to maintain.
2. Adventure Bike
Bikes in this category are usually much larger in both size and power. They can
carry a lot more weight, run for hundreds of miles on the street, and handle most fire
roads and light trails. They are bulky and awkward on tighter trails and don’t have the
quick handling as smaller bikes. Maintenance intervals are longer and the engines last
for a long time.
3. Plated Dirt Bike
These are essentially a hardcore trail/woods bike with a license plate. They
handle well in any off-road terrain, but are usually not comfortable for any road work.
These bikes are usually geared just high enough to hit highway speeds, so you can find
another trail to take. Cost is both high and low, depending on the bike, and routine
maintenance is critical on most.
Finding the Dual Sport Bike to suit your needs doesn’t have to be difficult. You can start by using this site to educate yourself and even locate that Street Legal Dirt Bike you have dreamed about!
Keep’in It Rubber Side Down
If you haven’t noticed things are a little different around here. Although StreetLegalDirt.com has been around for well over 5 years and has done well in the past, lately there hasn’t been very many visitors as of late.
The site is suffering for several reasons but the main two are the new updates to Google’s search algorithim which have cause us to disappear from the first page of Google for the desired terms related to dual sport motorcycles. And the clunky web-building platform this site was originally built on hasn’t had any updates or support for over 3 years and now pages are almost un-editable.
So in an effort to rectify this I have decided to re-build from the ground up using the more up-to-date web building platform called WordPress. I apologize if navigation is a bit awkward at first but I have done the best I can at bringing forward the best parts of the old site and trying to make it user friendly at the same time.
Now I will be able to ad useful Street Legal Dirt tips, info and other stuff at will. Of course this site is still dedicated to bringing you the best search results from eBay Motors when it comes to dual sport motorcycles. Great effort is spent in weeding out those pesky straight street machines but it is not always easy to do so don’t be too alarmed if one sneaks through once in a while!
So if you have been here before I hope you like the upgrades. If it is your first time here you won’t know what you are missing! lol At any rate thanx for stopping by and please return. Also feel free to leave a comment if you like.