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Cycle News 2017 Issue18 May 9

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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2017 KTM 250, 350 AND 500 EXC-F FIRST RIDE P102 I t's a great time to be a fan of dual-sporting, especially if your idea of "dual" tends to lean more toward the dirt than street. For years, the manufacturers have seemed to define "dual- sport" as a motorcycle meant to be ridden on the street that could be ridden in the dirt – rather than the other way around, which is how so many of us want it. Unfortunately, the Japanese manufacturers still build them mainly for the street. But KTM (as did Husqvarna) rebuked that idea a long time ago by offering what many believe are the first true off- road dual-sport bikes, and now KTM has taken the dirt in dual- sport another step further after introducing its latest range of D U A L - S P O R T H E A V E

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