13 Classic Dual Sport Motorcycles Worth Owning

We’ve put together a list of the greatest Dual Sport motorcycle models of all time, and they come from all eras. Did your favorite bike make the cut?

11. Kawasaki KLR650
Dual Sport

Kawasaki’s big Dual Sport machine crosses the line into Adventure Touring territory these days, but there are so many versions of the machine dating back to 1987 that we might as well present a photo of the latest version, which has remained in its same basic configuration since 2008, when it received 41mm forks, a new swingarm, a dual beam headlight, dual-piston front and rear brake calipers, a revised cooling system, heavier-duty spokes and a resigned fairing and cowling along with other minor part updates. But its 651cc DOHC Single remains as bulletproof as ever, and while not the most dirt-worthy Dual Sporter, the KL650R is a great choice for long days in the saddle, on or off the trail. It’s definitely the supertanker on our list, boasting a 6.1-gallon fuel capacity.