Dual-Sport motorcycles evolved from the Triumph and BSA scramblers of the mid-twentieth century. When Yamaha introduced the venerable DR series of bikes in 1990, they touted them as “dirt bikes with license plates.”
Now many dual-sports have become specialized models designed to perform as well on the interstate as the fireroads and enduro trails.
Insuring a Dual-Sport
By nature, dual-sport motorcycles are street-legal. In all but a select few states, that means they must be insured before hitting any public roads. Fortunately, dual-sport insurance is less costly than insurance for big V-twin cruisers or 100+ horsepower superbikes. That said, there is only one way to determine whether or not you are paying too much to insure your dual-sport: compare rates between a varied spectrum of insurers.
At The Motorcycle Insurance Company, you can check the most competitive rates between leading dual-sport insurance providers such as Progressive, GEICO, Nationwide, and other motorcycle insurers. To get started, just enter your zip code below.
Popular Dual-Sport Bikes to Insure
- Honda XR650L
- Kawasaki KLR650
- Kawasaki KLR/KLX250
- Suzuki DR650
- Suzuki DR-Z400S
- KTM 450 EXC
- Yamaha V-Strom