For every type of surface on this planet, there is a combination of wheels, metal, and engine that can tackle it. At the skeletal level, the terrain you'll be covering comes down to two types: road and off-road. Choosing a motorcycle to buy, however, isn't so simple.

For those who want both the pleasure of riding around town and that of getting out into the country, there's a sector of bikes that mesh the motorcycles' worlds into one. And within that sector, there are even smaller subsets. Allow us to untangle the mess of labels that include dual sports, enduros, supermotosadventure bikes, and scramblers. Let us help you decide which is best for the style of riding you desire.

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