While for many, adventure bikes represent comfort, on road presence and load carrying abilities -- these clearly shouldn't be their only qualities.
The real design brief for an adventure bike is that it will take you and your kit wherever you want to go whether that's touring Scotland or navigating your way across the Sahara desert.
Unlike the majority of tests in the media that focus primarily on road riding with some token dirt action, this test is different. The 400 miles of road work covered on this test was purely to get to the off road trails we wanted.
This is a test to determine which of the four bikes you'd want to take into the depths of Africa and which would be better off sticking to well surfaced tarmacked roads.
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Extreme adventure test - part two
We took the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, Triumph Tiger
Explorer 1200 and KTM 990 Adventure on an off-road adventure and to really
test their abilities, we enlisted Stan Watt, who finished 34th in this
year's Dakar Rally.
View part one here: http://youtu.be/umHWLA8X2ik
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£1500 adventure bike challenge - part 1
In the latest MCN Challenge we're going to prove that you don't have to
spend a fortune to get your hands on a great adventure bike. With a £1500
budget burning a hole in their pockets, MCN's road testers have scoured MCN
Bikes For Sale and found three (slightly questionable) examples.
Adventure Bikes 2013 - Off Road | Tests | Motorcyclenews.com
MCN took the top dog of adventure bikes, the BMW R1200GS to South Wales to
test it against Yamaha's stalwart Super Tenere, last year's winner the
Triumph Explorer, and KTM's new pretender the 1190 Adventure R. As well as
three days of road riding, we also took them off road with pro rider
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Britain's Best Adventure Bike | Road Test | Motorcyclenews.com
Hot on the heels of BMW's successful water-cooled GS is its
much-anticipated, all-new Adventure version. The new Adventure was
described as a revelation in MCN just a few weeks ago, but how does it
compare to the increasingly impressive competition from Europe and Japan?
BMW may have upped its game in 2014, but so have Yamaha and KTM, both with
new bikes this year.
KTM1190 Adventure R
Honda Crosstourer DCT
Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Tenere
Triumph Tiger Explorer XC
BMW R1200GS Adventure TE
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