2016 Adventure and Dual-sport Bikes are Coming out!
It is that time of year already in the motorcycle industry, new adventure and dual sport bikes are coming out!
Here at WorldCrosser we will keep this list up to date as new ADV and adventure bikes are newly released for 2016!
BMW 2016 – Dual Sport & Adventure Motorcycles:
BMW G 650 GS
All around great bike that is very versatile and affordable for BMW bike.
Get specs on 2016 BMW G 650GS here.
BMW F 700 GS
Great bike and little more asphalt oriented.
Get specs on 2016 BMW F 700GS here.
BMW F 800 GS
Get specs on 2016 BMW F 800GS here.
BMW F 800 GS Adventure
Get specs on 2016 BMW F 800GS Adventure here.
BMW S 1000 XR
Get specs on 2016 BMW S 1000 XR here.
BMW R 1200 GS
Get specs on 2016 BMW R 1200 GS here.
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
Get specs on 2016 BMWR 1200 GS Adventure here.
Kawasaki 2016 – Dual Sport & Adventure Motorcycles:
2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 Camo
This is a cool looking adv bike and obviously has a huge fan following. Read more here about this bike.
Get specs of KLR650 Camo here.
2016 Kawasaki VERSYS 1000 LT
Check out specs here for VERSYS 1000LT Adventure bike.
2016 Kawasaki VERSYS 1000 LT
2016 VERSYS 650LT
KTM 2016 – Dual Sport & Adventure Motorcycles:
Suzuki 2016 – Dual Sport & Adventure Motorcycles:
V-Strom 650XT ABS
V-Strom 650 ABS
V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure
V-Strom 1000 ABS
Yamaha 2016 – Dual Sport & Adventure Motorcycles:
2016 SUPER TÉNÉRÉ ES
It comes in a cool Yellow for 2016 too
Yamaha WR 250R
Get Specs on Dual Sport 2016 Yamaha WR250R
The Blue Ridge Parkways has been coined by some as “America’s Favorite Drive”.
Your can ride the Parkway from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia down to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. You will experience some great roads, some great views, some great towns, and of course great people. There are so many great towns to see that you would probably want a week or two to ride this great road.
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Here is a list of some great places you can stop on your ride: (these are taken from http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ which is great resource for planning your ride.
- Biltmore – Asheville, NC +
- Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock, NC +
- Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – Bryson City, NC +
- The Natural Bridge – Natural Bridge, VA +
- Staunton Tourism – Staunton, VA +
- The Altapass Orchard – Spruce Pine, NC
- Appalachian Caverns – Blountville, TN
- Barter Theatre – Abingdon, VA
- Blue Ridge Institute & Museum – Ferrum, VA
- The Blowing Rock – Blowing Rock, NC
- Blue Ridge Farm Museum – Ferrum, VA
- Bristol Caverns – Bristol, TN
- Booker T. Washington National Monument – Hardy, VA
- Christ in the Smokies – Gatlinburg, TN
- Cliffside Lake – Highlands, NC
- Cradle of Forestry Historic Site – Pisgah Forest, NC
- Dinosaur Land – White Post, VA
- Elijah Mountain Gem Mine – Hendersonville, NC
- Emerald Village – Spruce Pine, NC
- Flat Rock Playhouse – Flat Rock, NC
- Folk Art Center – Asheville, NC
- Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine – Spruce Pine, NC
- Grand Caverns – Grottoes, VA
- Grandfather Mountain – Linville, NC
- Linville Caverns – Marion, NC
- Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN
- Luray Caverns – Luray, VA
- Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox, VA
- Mystery Hill – Blowing Rock, NC
- Natural Bridge Zoological Park – Natural Bridge, VA
- The North Carolina Arboretum – Asheville, NC
- Ober Gatlinburg All Seasons Resort – Gatlinburg, TN
- Oconaluftee Indian Village – Cherokee, NC
- Old Salem – Winston-Salem, NC
- Pisgah Forest Gem Mine – Pisgah Forest, NC
- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Gatlinburg, TN
- Roanoke Valley – Roanoke, VA
- Santa’s Land – Cherokee, NC
- Shenandoah Caverns – Shenandoah Caverns, VA
- Skyline Caverns – Front Royal, VA
- The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – Abingdon, VA
- Tuckaleechee Caverns – Townsend, TN
- Tweetsie Railroad – Blowing Rock, NC
- Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama – Cherokee, NC
- Virginia Safari Park – Natural Bridge, VA
- Western North Carolina Nature Center – Asheville, NC
- WNC Farmer’s Market – Asheville, NC
Here is mobile app to help you experience the Blue Ridge Parkway on your Adventure Motorcycle.
Click here for info on mobile app.
Drills, Skills, Tips and Techniques for riding the BMW GS motorcycle off-road.
This adventure motorcycle travel series is also on Netflix.
Sedici Maximo Adventure Boots – Product Review
Right Adventure Boot – Cyclegear’s Sedici Maximo
I bought these boots from Cyclegear, which I believe is the exclusive reseller for Sedici brand. Here are the benefits that Cyclegear touts on their website:
Features and Benefits
- Full grain leather upper
- Oil resistant molded rubber gripper sole
- Stepped heel for riding and walking comfort
- 100% waterproof and breathable HIPORA lining
- Reinforced shin and ankle protection
- Thermo-set molded heel counter
- Reflective upper heel panel
- Molded rubber gear change patch
- Stretch panels for maximum comfort
- Locking multi-point fastening adjusters for a customizable fit
- Hook and loop calf adjustment
- Padded upper cuff for ultimate comfort
Left Adventure Boot- Sedici Maximo
For the positives first: I really like the size of them, meaning they are not too tall like motocross boots or too short. These motorcycle boots have two easy to use latches or fasteners that work well to get comfortable snug fit. They fit my feet pretty well and that is big for me as many shoes just don’t jive with my unique size and shaped feet. They are waterproof, look pretty cool and they are at an affordable price point. I think I paid a little over a hundred dollars, although their site is currently selling them for $149. but still a good deal either way.
Adventure motorcycle boot insole after only half season of light use.
Now for the negatives: I have read that they are not all leather, just the upper part- they do say that in the features but one would think they were all leather except the rubber sole- this is not the case. A little marketing spinning going on here. The sole, on my pair at least, seem to have faded or is light black color and doesn’t look great- I’m aware it not a fashion show but wouldn’t mind the sole matching and not looking faded. I don’t know if I got them that way, but it’s not that big of deal but thought it is worth mentioning. Take a look at pics (click on them to see them larger) to see what I am talking about. I pretty much just ride in these boots, maybe walk into a store to get something, but not a whole lot of walking in these to say the least, with that said the insole has already came apart so I had to buy a new pair of insoles for the boots, no big deal but they shouldn’t have gone to crap that soon. I have not even had them for a full season of riding.
Hopefully this gives you some insight into these boots, overall I am glad I bought them and think they are decent value. Time will tell if I still feel this way.
Here is link to their product’s page
Good luck with adventure boot shopping and I hoep the product review has helped- thanks for reading!