Third-Gen KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is a Radar-Cruise Super-Hooligan

The enormous 1290 Super Adventure has only been with us since 2015, but it's already into its third generation with today's rather late announcement of a 2021 S model. The S here denotes this bike as the more street-focused version; there's an R with 21/19-inch spoked wheels, longer suspension travel and more ground clearance for... Continue Reading →

Aprilia launches the 2021 Tuono 660 naked sportbike

For 18-years Aprilia has been creating Tuonos by simply undressing its sportbikes, and the Italian manufacturer has stuck with the tradition for the new twin-cylinder Tuono 660, in the process creating a new challenger to the middleweight naked class throne. Expanding the Tuono bloodline to the mid-capacity class was a move we’ve been expecting for... Continue Reading →

2021 Ducati Multistrada gets the V4 treatment, Front and Rear RADAR

The third application of Ducati’s V4 platform gears up for adventure touring duties in the new 170-hp Multistrada V4, which is loaded with cutting-edge electronics while, surprisingly enough, ditching the desmodromic valve system. For a company that built its fame on sportbikes and roadracing, it sounds almost ironic that its first attempt at a tall... Continue Reading →

KTM beefs up its mid-range off-road tourers with 890 Adventure series

Hang on, wasn't this whole thing about making adventure bikes smaller? KTM and other manufacturers heard everyone grumbling about how huge and heavy the 1200-class adventure tourers were, making them excellent long-distance road tourers but a bit much to be picking up out of slushy mud all afternoon. So they started making lighter, more agile... Continue Reading →

BMW R1250GS and Adventure get high-tech upgrades for their 40th Birthday

The original intercontinental overlander of the motorcycle world, BMW's R/GS series, has received a bunch of high-tech electronic upgrades for its 40th anniversary incarnation, giving an already well-appointed bike even more appointments for its hoard. The 2021 R1250GS and its massive Adventure variant keep the same familiar and successful shape, as well as the current... Continue Reading →

Triumph releases special editions of the Tiger 1200, Alpine and Desert

Triumph has split its adventure bike lineup even further with the addition of two new special editions to its big, bad Tiger 1200. The new Desert Edition takes aim at sandy off-roading, while the Alpine Edition is more of a mountain road tourer. Both special editions feature titanium Arrow exhausts, which save some weight off... Continue Reading →

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