Five Legends in Adventure Motorcycle Industry

Five Legends in Adventure Motorcycle Industry

The great invention of adventure bike brought about a revolution in the coal and calm motor-bike industry. With the advent of adventure bike, a whole new field of thrill and enthusiasm sparked the stylish and jubilant life-style of the youngsters, in particular, and the long-drive lovers in general. An adventure bike of a great kind always brings a vigorous turn in its owner’s lifestyle and enhances the element of sensational excitement in his daily life.

Here, we shall advise the riders to wear top quality helmets always. So many companies have been manufacturing too many models of adventure bikes making it a lot difficult and confusing for the buyers to decide what to purchase and what not. In order to enable precious and worthy adventure bike lovers to make the right decision, we have selected and recommended the following five top-class adventure motorcycles with their brief description.

1) BMW R1200GS RALLYE:

BMW R1200GS RALLYE

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This marvelous adventure motorcycle with its following specifications simply marks the height of thrill and excitement which a motorcycle can endow a rider with.

  • Engine: 1170CC Liquid-cooled boxer-twin Engine type
  • Power: 125 hp @ 7750 RPM
  • Torque: 92 lbft@ 6500 RPM
  • Wet Weight: 244 kg

The road performance of the GS is what actually enchants the rider’s heart. Quirky to ride, well-balanced to move, confidence inspiring on the public roads and always making up for your driving mistakes make this GS model a true love-bird for countless adventure bike lovers across the globe. Its torque-filled engine, ability to hold a firm road grip round the corners, the lean-angle-sensitive traction control, a new single unit seat, a small screen and finally its potential to always dip, dive, wallow or sit up appropriately make it crazy-easy to ride and keep it at the top of the pile. The Rallye edition is absolutely splendid and meets the needs of its rider quite efficiently. The riders must have all the essential gear to save themselves. This is easily available in the market like cruise and Harley gear.

2) Honda Africa Twin:

Honda Africa Twin

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Having the genuine off-road ability with the most natural feeling, Honda Africa twin CRF 1000L looks and feels most like an actual off-road bike. Quite able to have enough low-down drive to stay in a high gear through bends and revvy enough to accelerate hard enough to the next corner without any change in gear, Honda Africa Twin is reliable in this regard. With its steal semi-double cradle and a suspension of 45mm fully adjustable USD fork with 230 mm of travel and fully adjustable shocks with 220mm of travel.

Honda CRF 1000L appeals to heart undoubtedly. Besides, its brakes are 310 mm wave floating discs, two-piece radial-mounted four-piston calipers for the front and 256mm wave disc for the rear brake. Possessing wire-spoked 21’’×2.15’’ front and 18’’ ×4’’ rear wheels with Dunlop Trailmax 90/90-21 front and 15/70-18 rear tubed tyres on them ensure the superb road grip. Seat height from 850mm to 870mm makes it comfortable to sit on.

  • Engine: 998 CC liquid-cooled parallel-twin
  • Power: 94hp @ 7500 RPM
  • Torque: 72 lbft @ 6000 RPM
  • Kerb weight: 232 kg(NON-DCT model)

3) Triumph tiger 800 XCX:

Triumph tiger 800 XCX

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Originally launched in 2010 and now in its second generation, with four variations for 2015 triumph tiger 800 XCx is another trust worthy adventure motorcycle. It has wire-spoked wheels, traction control and switchable ABS, from 840mm to 860mm adjustable seat, dual-sport tyres, a steel trellis chassis, adjustable forks for rebound and compression damping, shocks for rebound damping and pre-load. Its gear box, slothing up and down at a slight touch, makes shifts easy even when it is on the pegs.

The 800cc Triumph grants us with switching modes initiating at pressing a button on the clocks, closing the throttle and pulling in the clutch. Two 12-volt batteries (power sockets) digital clocks telling average and current fuel consumption and range, brakes with 300mm floating front discs and two piston Nissin calipers, Bridgestone Battlering BW501 Tyres, 220 mm travel in the upside –down forks and a h19-litre tank with a fuel economy of 65mpg comprise the salient features of this brand.

  • Engine: 800 cc
  • Torque : 58lbft@ 7850 RPM
  • Power: 95hp@ 9250 RPM
  • Wet weight 221kg

4) KTM 1290 super adventure R:

KTM 1290 super adventure R

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This off-road rider is complete and compact as to make any of its user feel himself an off-road legend. This might change all the ambiguities about off-road motorcycles and may enhance the trust of the bikers to the climax. A steel tube frame, ally swing-arm, 23-litre tank with 6.5 inch dash made of tough glass and an adjustable angle for a better view make you think why you have not bought it for so long. The 1290 R is quite able to handle boundless, sun-baked and sandy horizons of the famous Dakar rally. This is because of its following characteristic features of excellence.

  1. A flat one-piece seat for fore and aft rider weight shifting.
  2. Strong engine bars for crash protection
  3. Ally rims which are wire-spoked and tubeless tyres with the size of 21-inch front and 18-inch rear
  4. WP suspension which is long travel and conventional.
  5. A shorter adjustable screen (less to smash your head into off-road)
  • Engine: 1301cc, 8V,
  • Liquid –cooled 75° V- twin.
  • Power 160hp @8750 RPM
  • Torque: 103lbft@ 6750 RPM
  • Wet weight 240kg

5) Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro:

The Ducati company has given this improved version which is a highly dirt-focussed endure variant. This motorcycle boasts a huge power but is quite adaptable, friendly and smooth in its performance. Its ABS and traction control systems always do the trick and enhance its accessibility and the trust level of its riders.

The company has featured their upgraded version with the ability to swallow any terrain in its path skillfully, comfortably and elegantly. What we observe as new up gradations in the bike involves a fuel capacity of 30 litres and the suspension travel of 200mm, a new double sides swing –arm which is stiffer, more balanced and longer, a changed front axle offset, the rake increased by one degree, 43-tooth rear sprocket to increase torque. All the electronic riding modes have been adjusted to match the chassis changes. This includes all the electronic systems like ABS, DSS, etc.

  • Engine: 1198 cc
  • Power: 152 hp v-Twin

Hence we see these are the five legendry adventure bikes in the industry today. Any rider can select any one of them with absolute trust.

About Suhail Ajmal
Suhail is a journalist who loves everything about technology driven cars. He keeps a keen eye on the latest developments in automotive industry and shares the news as it breaks.

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