Adventure Bike Comparison Review- Off-Road Motorcycling

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

Adventure-Touring Comparison – The Asphalt Ducati Multistrada S Touring vs. Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX vs. Tiger Explorer vs.

Yamaha Ténéré

Do these motorcycles false promise? Are they the SUVs of motorcycling with names and no balls? “Ténéré” is a part of the Sahara Desert, “Explorer” implies nomadic “Multistrada” says “I can do it all” and is perhaps the greatest twisty on Earth. Those are big statements the respective marketing departments of brand.

Does reality up to the hype?

Earlier this year, we set out to see of three more-dirt-capable Open-class bikes ruled the roost (“ There ,” February 2012). The new Super Ténéré took top over the BMW R1200GS and KTM 990 Adventure demonstrating that it offered the balance between off-road and being a great all-around and sport-tourer.

At the time, the brand-new Tiger Explorer was not yet available, and we feel that the Multistrada and Guzzi fit into the branch-bashing, and whoop-hopping that test had in But since then, the question coming up: “How would the stack up against these players?” As we’ve pointed out in the a lot of people buy ADV bikes more for versatility and comfort than for chops.

So this time we change the Which machine provides the performance, versatility and comfort on the while still delivering a measure of off-highway competence so you can at keep your dreams

Our testing route took us of Los Angeles into the mountains to Sequoia National Forest. In to loads of highway riding, we terrain ranging from freshly paved winding to completely neglected, pothole-strewn to long sections of washboard and sand.

Since adventure bikes their identity from the racing motorcycles that ruled the deserts in the Paris-Dakar we thought it would be interesting to the top American finisher in last South American Dakar Ned Suesse, for his take on this As a KTM 990 Adventure and 950 Super Enduro he gets it. Also along for the was occasional guest-tester John a 990 Adventure owner and former racer on dirt and asphalt who moons ago worked as development for a major manufacturer.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

All four of these machines around 1200cc, but the variety of configurations provides a unique of power delivery characteristics. The is built around an 1198cc the Moto Guzzi has a longitudinally 1151cc V-Twin, Triumph is a torquey, 1215cc inline-Triple and Super T relies on an 1199cc

Each machine also electronic systems including control and anti-lock brakes; the and Yamaha add multiple power-output Our Multistrada came equipped the Öhlins electronically adjustable system, which you can’t until you spend multiple hopping from road to no surface.

Electronics are here to stay, but them off sometimes is mandatory. For folks who want to ride all four bikes have TC that can be switched off, and allow ABS to be easily shut The Ténéré earns a strike it because its ABS has to be tricked to be defeated.

me, the electronics are excessively complicated and said Suesse. “One of the I love most about is simplicity, so while I understand the to include these tools, I that they are so difficult to set and

Once we broke through atmosphere and started orbiting high-desert mountains, we began to get a sense of each bike’s and weaknesses.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

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