Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

Aprilia does not even bother to pretend that their new Dorsoduro 900, the “there can be only one” simplification of the previous 750 and 1200 versions, is anything but a one-trick pony.

2017 Kawasaki “ADV Executioner” Versys-X 300

Sure, as Fish says, any motorcycle can be a dirtbike if you believe in yourself, but the interesting thing about the Versys-X 300 isn’t whether or not it can function as a bona fide lightweight adventure bike, but rather how Kawasaki, who long dominated the beginner bike segment with their Ninja 250s and 300s, have offered up a legitimately new and different option for new riders.