10 Best Off-Road Motorcycles For Beginners

Kawasaki Versys X 300: The Versys series from Kawasaki has always appealed to long-distance tourers, but the X 300 is a better off-roader than its larger siblings.

Yamaha TW200: Yamaha's old-school dual sport's compact frame and low-slung seat increase confidence for urban and trail riding.

BMW G 310 GS: Everyone who rides motorcycles knows about the R 1250 GS. The G 310 GS is made by the same company that makes the most famous adventure bike, and it uses its experience to make a smaller bike.

Suzuki DR-Z400S: Japanese motorcycles have long been the best off-road because they work so well and are so easy to control. Twenty years after it came out, the Suzuki DR-Z400S is still thought of as one of the best dual-sport bikes.

Benelli TRK 502 X: Benelli is now owned by QJ Motors of China, but the bikes are still created and made in Italy, so they are still full of history.

Triumph Scrambler 400 X: Triumph India launched the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400. These two motorcycles will launch in America at the start of the year and make great entry-level options.

Royal Enfield Himalayan: Royal Enfield has changed a lot in the past few years, but it has kept its core beliefs. The Himalayan 411 that RE has on his cards is probably the most interesting idea out there right now.

Kawasaki KLR 650: Don't be fooled by the KLR's small engine size. This motorcycle is perfect for people who are just starting to ride off-road because it's easy to ride on the road and can handle rough terrain.

KTM 390 Adventure: The new 390 Duke is more edgier than its predecessor. The 390 Adventure's 44-horsepower 390cc single-cylinder engine hasn't been upgraded.

Honda CRF 300L Rally: The CRF300L Rally is the replacement for the CRF250L Rally. It fixes all of the problems with the previous model, mostly related to its engine's poor performance.