5 Best Off-Road Bikes You Can Get Your Hands On
Everyone has their own poison, some like cruising down the boulevard on a slammed street racer while others get their kicks blowing dirt and conquering rough terrains on a high-raised SUV. Same goes for the bikers, while some may enjoy the great speeds and lean in corners on bulky yet sophisticated sports bikes others find more flavor in treading the wilderness on sleek and sporty trail bikes. This list goes for the free souls who love the feel of fresh air brushing against their cheeks as they fly by thickly forested trails and also like to zoom past traffic on highways.
Here’s our list of the five most enthralling adventure bikes of this era:
KTM 640 Adventure:
This beautiful machine from the Austrian manufacturer is fit for the brave of hearts; those who don’t fear the adventurous off-road tracks. The KTM 640 Adventure is lightweight and very capacious when it comes to taking over both asphalt and deep sand tracks. This adventure bike features a 625cc carbureted single cylinder engine that can produce up to 54 hp. The rear suspension of this bike clocks at 11.8 inches and the front suspension offers 10.8 inches. The KTM 640 has a very good mileage and can give as much as 300 miles of range on a single fill.
Honda Africa Twin:
Honda Africa Twin has a legacy in dual sports motorbikes going as far back as 1988. The Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin is the latest edition of the family. This Africa Twin is powered by a liquid-cooled 999.11cc parallel twin-engine that maxes out 88 bhp and 93.1 Nm of torque. Honda motorcycle parts are durable and making the Twin Africa a very reliable bike. The bike has a shortened wheelbase and the front wheel is closer to the engine providing more control and adaptability on extreme terrains. It has an adjustable suspension that can be adjusted for long travels and has a high ground clearance.
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx:
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is what the name depicts; an exotic tiger. Although this bike may be more road-oriented with luxury features it is still enough to tame the spirit of the wilderness. The Tiger XCx fashions an 800cc liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine that produces 94 bhp and 78.8 NM of torque. It has a 6-speed gearbox that lets you juice out all the power. This adventure bike features some very enjoyable features like heated seats and grips, mobile charging sockets, height adjustable windshield, ABS, traction control and adjustable suspension. It has five ride modes that include an “Off-road Pro” mode.
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Yamaha Super Tenere:
The Yamaha Super Tenere is a very competent adventure bike both on and off the asphalt. The Super Tenere XZ1200z features a 1199cc fuel injected parallel twin engine that produces 109 horses and a 114 Nm of torque. It is equipped with a wide-ratio 6-speed transmission and a durable drive shaft. The bike’s traction control regulates fuel injection, ignition timing and throttle valve opening that all act together for an amazing riding experience. It also has both ABS and UBS for better control and safety. Super Tenere also features cruise control and adjustable seat for long trips.
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro:
We know too well that motorsports and Ducati go hand in hand. The aesthetically elegant Enduro is the adventure touring variant of the Multistrada 1200S. It harnesses the power from a reworked liquid-cooled Testastretta DVT L-twin 1198cc engine that produces a massive 160 horsepower and 136 Nm of torque. This globetrotter has a 30-liter tank and 19” inch spoked wheels. It has advanced safety features like ABS Cornering, traction control, Skyhook Suspension, wheelie control, vehicle hold control and 4 riding modes and cruise control.