These five best dual purpose bikes are popular choices for those who like to have the best of both worlds in one bike. Smaller and lighter than most road bikes, dual purpose bikes are designed to be practical and fun. As their popularity continues to grow, the choice of dual purpose bikes continues to expand with some more suited to the dual purpose tag than others.
Kawasaki KLX 250S. This 250cc bike is equally comfortable on the road and off. The liquid cooled engine provides ultimate performance power whilst the rugged suspension and light body make it easy to handle even on tough terrain. A fun, all round bike to ride.
Honda CRF250R. An all-in-one bike that brings the worlds of motorcross and off road riding together. A four stroke engine coupled with a new fuel injection system gives this bike the power to scramble through forests and traverse a variety of environments. Light and powerful, the Honda CRF250R is one of the best dual purpose bikes around.
- Suzuki DR200SE. Sleek, stylish and dressed in black, the Suzuki DR200SE is the ideal choice for those who need a city bike in the week and an off road machine on the weekends. A 200cc bike with spring loaded suspension, it is a comfortable ride no matter what kind of surface you ride.
- Yamaha WR250R. One of the most eye catching bikes on the market, the blue and silver finish hides a 250cc, 4 stroke engine. A powerful bike, the Yamaha stands out as one of the most versatile dual purpose bikes on the market.
- Triump Scrambler. Designed to look more like a road bike than an off road one, the Scrambler is a beast of a bike with a displacement of 860cc. A strong ride, the Triumph Scrambler is ideal for those more suited to roads than trails.