Dual-Sport machines are street legal bikes that also happen to be fantastic off-road vehicles. These bikes are largely based off of regular dirt bikes, featuring a higher frame with better suspension to reduce shockwaves when traveling over rough terrain. They generally have the same inline-four engines as regular sports bikes.
These motorcycles are ideal for anyone who frequently travels dirt paths and gravel roads but who still wants to be able to ride on the road. Most dual-sport bikes are too light to go over terrain much rougher than your average gravel path.