Few motorcycles have as long a lineage—or as loyal an owner base—as Kawasaki’s iconic KLR650 adventure bike. Introduced in 1984 as the KLR600, it stayed essentially frozen in the same form and specifications for almost four decades. For 2022, Kawasaki introduced some welcome changes. These include fuel
This route includes a ride through some foothills of the Cascade Range, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and a cut across the Willamette Valley into Oregon’s Wine Country. There are good stopping points in some of western Oregon’s colorful small towns. From mountain views to working farmland, rolling hills and rural
Baggers are big business. New bikes are coming from some interesting quarters in the industry, including the typically cruiser-averse BMW with the new R 18 B. Indian, conversely, has been making touring motorcycles practically since the dawn of time—and certainly since they were restarted by Polaris back in 2011.