en·​duro | \in-ˈdu̇r-(ˌ)ō, -ˈdyu̇r-\
plural enduros

Definition of enduro 

: a long race (as for automobiles or motorcycles) stressing endurance rather than speed

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Off-road, even with optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, the Enduro won’t rail through the corners like a proper enduro racing bike, but the big front wheel and electronic systems do help the 500+ pound bike cope with rough terrain. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "Road Tested: 2019 Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260," 24 Oct. 2018 That would probably require the ACO and FIA, which together write the rules for the French 24 hour enduro, to adopt the DPi class or find a way to balance it alongside the (now mostly privateer, non-hybrid) LMP1 class. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Detroit Grand Prix in pictures," 5 June 2018 Whereas Alta Motors’ Redshift bike, perhaps the closest counterpart, has distinctly motocross DNA, Ytterborn considers the Kalk to be 70 percent downhill or enduro mountain bike and 30 percent motorbike. Claire Martin, Outside Online, "Cake Is Making Electric Motorcycles for the Masses," 19 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, Alta, based in northern California, has been making electric dirt bikes and enduro bikes since 2010. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson invests in California electric bike company," 1 Mar. 2018 Even though FIM World Enduro Championship regulations give four-strokes a displacement advantage similar to that of the AMA's rulebook, the majority of enduro racers and weekend warriors still opt for nimble, carbureted two-strokes. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "KTM's New Fuel-Injected Two-Strokes Could Save the Endangered Engine," 27 June 2017 Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is developing an all-electric enduro that could be in showrooms within two years. Chuck Squatriglia, WIRED, "KTM Builds A Race-Ready Electric Motorcycle," 20 Oct. 2008

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First Known Use of enduro

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enduro

endurance + -o (Italian or Spanish masculine noun ending)

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