The Perfect Adventure Motorcycle For The END?!

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What Bike Would You Pick For A Post-Apocalyptic World

In recent years, the world has experienced various events that have made us ponder the future. Empty store shelves, food shortages, supply chain disruptions, cyber attacks, and political corruption have raised concerns about what lies ahead.

In such a scenario, having reliable means of transportation becomes crucial. This is where motorcycles, particularly those in the adventure dual sport class, come into play. In this article, we will explore the reasons why choosing an adventure motorcycle could be advantageous, especially if you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world.

klr 650 at camp in the backcountry

Adventure motorcycles possess a unique combination of fuel efficiency and agility, making them ideal for navigating challenging terrains and overcoming obstacles. Unlike four-wheeled vehicles or trucks, motorcycles excel at maneuvering through tight spaces and handling adverse conditions. With their versatility, they offer not just a means of transportation but also endless opportunities for fun, recreation, and exploration.

The Dual Sport Our Savior

The popularity of adventure dual sport bikes has skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing that of other motorcycle categories such as sport bikes and cruisers. The appeal lies in their ability to traverse a wide range of terrains, making them the go-to choice for adventure enthusiasts worldwide. These bikes have been extensively tested and ridden across five continents, solidifying their reputation as the most capable and versatile options available.

Group of dual sport bikes that have become popular

Now, let's delve into four excellent examples of adventure motorcycles and why they could be your best bet in a dystopian future:

      • 2019 Honda CB500X: Similar to its Honda counterpart, the CB500X boasts the reliability and parts availability that Honda is renowned for. Being a popular model, sourcing parts for the CB500X should be relatively easy, even in the distant future. Its lightweight build, coupled with impressive suspension travel and ground clearance, offers remarkable maneuverability and makes it a practical choice for varied terrains.

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      • 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700: The Yamaha Tenere 700 combines reliability with a middleweight design, providing a balance between power and agility. Its suspension travel, ground clearance, and luggage carrying capability make it suitable for both adventurous rides and practical transportation needs. Like other Yamaha models, the Tenere 700 exemplifies the brand's commitment to reliability and performance.

        Yamaha Tenere 700 side profile view

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      • 2000 Kawasaki KLR 650: The Kawasaki KLR 650, a classic among adventure motorcycles, stands out as the most budget-friendly option on our list. Its affordability extends beyond the purchase price, as the KLR 650's low-cost parts and ease of self-maintenance ensure long-term cost-effectiveness. With a carbureted engine instead of advanced electronics, the KLR 650 offers simplicity and the ability to fix issues without relying on computer diagnostics.

        Kawasaki KLR650 side profile image


      While these four motorcycles represent the cream of the crop, numerous other adventure dual sport bikes offer similar characteristics. Reliability, agility, parts availability, and luggage carrying capacity are common features found in this category. Bikes like the Suzuki DR-650, Honda XR650L, and early '80s BMW R80 or R100 GS also deserve honorable mentions for their simplicity and reliability.

      Kawasaki KLR650 in action on a hill decent in peru

      The Ideal ADV Bike For The End?

      If you had to choose a single motorcycle to survive the apocalypse or any other uncertain future, the Kawasaki KLR 650 emerges as the prime candidate. Its budget-friendly nature, combined with ease of self-maintenance and long-lasting performance, make it an ideal companion for unpredictable times. While other bikes might better serve your exploration and enjoyment in the pre-apocalyptic era, the KLR 650's simplicity and reliability secure its position as the ultimate choice for long-term survival.

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      It's important to note that this article only provides a glimpse into the specific characteristics of these motorcycles. For more details reviews of the motorcycles we've been using in our rental fleet, check out RIDE Adventures Youtube Channel. We are continuously exploring and reviewing new models, so stay tuned for future content. 

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      If you're an adventure rider looking for exiting places to tour on two wheels, check out our rides, trips, and tours on our website If you want to be safer and have more confidence on the trail, check out our Off-Road ADV Training