Adventure Motorcycle Riding is difficult to define. For some, it simply means riding on dirt rather than pavement. For others it can be an extremely challenging, months-long trip across multiple continents and terrains.
What’s not in dispute is that its popularity is rapidly increasing. Since 2011, sales of adventure bikes have doubled to 10% of overall motorcycle purchases.
Bikes like the BMW GS and KTM 990 Adventure are the SUVs of the adventure motorcycle world, yet many riders are nervous about taking them off into the dirt, even though that is what they're designed for.
So even if you’re not interested in becoming a full time adventure rider, it can be useful to have some "dirt skills" because sometimes you find it in unexpected places.
RawHyde’s "Intro to Motorcycle Adventure Training" video shows you the top five mistakes street riders make in the dirt, as well as a series of building-block skills to get you comfortable with the basics of riding on dirt roads.