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Motorcycle.com 2018 Big Bore Adventure Shootout

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Motorcycle.com are doing a big bike comparison and have just released Part 1 of their test on video.

    The test is comparing the below bikes.
    BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports
    KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
    Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT
    Triumph Tiger 1200 XCa
    Yamaha Super Tenere ES

    #27476
    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    It’s not really surprising to see the BMW R1200 GSA coming out as the testers favourite for road riding. Saying that, it was good to see the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT getting an honourable mention. It will be interesting to see what bike they choose as best for off-road riding.

    Incidentally, that is the third Africa Twin I’ve seen go down in a review video and smash it’s engine casing (expensive!). Maybe Honda should put crash bars that offer protection for the engine casings as a standard fitted component.

    #27477
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I was surprised at the amount of praise being heaped on the V-Strom over the other bikes too.

    #27681
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Part 2, the dirt section is now out for this review.

    Read the full extensive article on motorcycle.com

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