It’s easy to understand the appeal of adventure bikes. They’re big, stable and comfortable over long distances. Plus, with torquey engines, they’ve got a good degree more performance on tap than you might expect from a motorcycle of this type.
The adventure bike segment is quickly expanding as a result, with people flocking to these high-riding models. Let’s take a look at some of the best on sale today.
Honda Africa Twin
Honda’s eye-catching Africa Twin is one of the best in the adventure business, bringing legendary reliability with a whole host of performance and innovation too.
With a 94bhp engine, it’s capable both on- and off-road while a large fuel tank means it’s got plenty of range too. With gold accents, it’s easily one of the most attractive bikes on sale today as well.
BMW R1250 GS
There are few names in the business which are quite as well-respected as BMW’s GS. A go-to nameplate in the adventure segment, GS models have consistently delivered cross-country capability with the added luxuries which take the backache out of long jaunts in the saddle.
The latest model is a superb all-rounder and features high-end touches such as a TFT screen and even LED headlights.
Triumph Tiger 800
The Tiger is Triumph’s celebrated adventure model, bringing the firm’s excellent knowledge of road motorcycles into a go-anywhere package. It’s available in a range of specifications too, going from road-focused XR right the way up to off-road-orientated XCa.
In short, there’s a Tiger for all occasions. An improved 800cc engine brings reliability and performance as well.
Ducati Multistrada 950 S
If you’re after an adventure bike, then why not go for one with a little Italian flair? The Ducati Multistrada 950 S is one such motorcycle, bringing the looks and charm associated with the brand alongside plenty of touring ability.
With several different riding modes and clever suspension it’s a bike with some cutting-edge tech, yet has that all-important appeal which brings people to Ducati models time and time again.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050
Suzuki is a brand well-known for producing reliable, hard-wearing motorcycle and its adventure offering – the V-Strom 1050 – delivers on all of these fronts. With a powerful engine, it’s got more than enough performance for most, while this version’s additional off-road-orientated options make it a great choice for those who often frequent trickier terrains.