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At Home in the Concrete Jungle, or Just the Jungle

A Guide to Adventure Motorcycles

No matter if asphalt gives way to gravel and dirt, an adventure bike never wavers. Here's the best from Ducati, BMW, Suzuki, Triumph and more.

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A stripped-down sports car for the elite, a windproof jacket that's lighter than your iPhone, an mini cinder block construction kit and much more.

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At Home in the Concrete Jungle, or Just the Jungle

A Guide to Adventure Motorcycles

No matter if asphalt gives way to gravel and dirt, an adventure bike never wavers. Here's the best from Ducati, BMW, Suzuki, Triumph and more.

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A Two-Wheeled History Lesson

The 51 Most Iconic Motorcycles of All Time

They are equal parts simple and complex, a mechanical interpretation of form meeting function with attitude to spare. Whether it's chrome glimmering in the sun, the artful engineering behind a single-sided swingarm or their ability to outrun just about anything, motorcycles are more than just simple transportation. They strangle attention. Ride one down the street and watch as babies point and smile mid-whimper, dogs chase joyfully, angsty teens fight the curling in the corners of their mouths, old biker types in leather nod with supreme comprehension. There are countless combinations of weapons-grade speed, sex, beauty, design and freedom found between two tires, sure -- but these fifty, specifically, are the icons hand-picked by Gear Patrol as our favorites of all time.

Ride roughshod in style

KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition

The folks at KTM are on a roll, and not just with their X-Bow track monster. Their motorcycles are just as impressive (with an excellent color scheme, we might add), including the brand new, limited edition KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition ($14,899). Designed specifically for North America, the 990 Adventure Baja makes the world of enduro riding even more sexy.

KTM 990 Super Duke

The Duke

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Saturday, Fort Walton Beach - 80 degrees in October, not a cloud in the sky... think I’m going to ride. As a gear freak I’m always out and about trying to find the new

KTM X-Bow

KTM X-Bow 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. 60-0 in 100 feet. Color? Orange. There's nothing else to say. What this means to you: Mother of god... Cost: ~ $100,000 @ KTM X-Bow