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2018 Has Been a Wild Year For Adventure Motorcycles – Here’s a Recap So Far


October 9, 2018 Cars : Motorcycles By

This year saw a noticeable uptick of popularity and interest in adventure motorcycles. Between a slew of new bike launches, throwing a leg over a few ourselves and previews of what’s on the horizon, it’s been a nonstop ADV frenzy. There’s still more to come in 2018 as far as two-wheeled adventure riding goes, but this is a quick recap of ADV highlights.


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