Not all city dwellers prefer road or sport bikes. Someone likes to travel on a bike. Let most of the time be devoted to work, but riding a motorcycle where trains do not go and planes do not fly is also a way of life. For tourism, there is now a fairly large selection of motorcycles, although some manage to ride long-distance cruisers on flat federal roads.
But it can be boring to travel on flat roads! For those who do not recognize straight and level paths, there are motorcycles that do not know the fear of forests, mountains and fords.
So, we have collected for you modern, well-proven motorcycles with an engine capacity of more than a “liter”. Why exactly more “liter”? Because in this segment, what is not a bike is a legend! In addition, many experienced travelers, fans of Dakar races, look after models for themselves, like professional racers of such large and difficult routes, in order to show the “class” on their own.
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports
You can accuse me of bias, but I love this bike! A big plus of this motorcycle is the increased gas tank. Nobody wants to get stuck in the middle of a forest or field, when there are still kilometers to refuel, and the motorcycle is already running on only gasoline pairs … The manufacturer thought that you could go very far, so he increased the tank to 24.8 liters!
For example, the Honda Africa Twin AS A4L with a displacement of 1,084 cc. cm.
The engine is a four-stroke, two-cylinder in-line, eight-valve, liquid-cooled. The complete set includes a multi-plate slipping clutch and a six-speed gearbox.
The brake system is hydraulic. ABS with off-road and road mode is provided.
The front brake features two 310mm diameter floating discs with an aluminum hub, metallized pads and four-piston radial calipers.
On the rear wheel, there is one disc with a diameter of 256 mm with a two-piston caliper. There are also metallized pads here.
The curb weight of the motorcycle is 238 kilograms. The maximum permitted weight is declared by the manufacturer at 456 kilograms.
As standard, users have access to cruise control, automatic turn signal off, heated grips and a 12-volt socket, roll-over and wheel-up control systems, and an emergency braking warning system. But the quickshifter is an optional offer. There is also a wireless bluetooth connection, a color touch screen and an LCD panel.
To adapt to any road conditions, the manufacturer has thought out seven levels of adjustment and driving modes, such as urban, gravel, tourist, off-road and two custom ones.
What else? In addition to the enlarged tank, you will be pleased with the high adjustable windshield, tubeless tires, spoke wheels, engine and arc guards. Beauty, not a bike!
By the way, this pleasure is worth almost one million four hundred thousand rubles. Starter kit, there are modifications and other versions. Especially praised by CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES users.
Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
Maximum convenience, of course, Ducati has something to answer its competitors.
The new Testastretta DVT 1262 engine for the Multistrada 1260 Enduro received an increased engine size and a Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) gas distribution system.
Users will appreciate the fully customizable suspension controlled by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS) system, which adapts to any road conditions. The seat adjustment is very pleasing, a height of 880 mm will be obtained with accessories for a high seat anchorage and 840 mm with accessories for a low seat anchorage.
For safety in the motorcycle, there is Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Traction Control DTC, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), and Ducati Cornering Lights.
The Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) slope control system promises the ability to start from a standstill uphill with an incline of up to 24.5 degrees.
It is also pleasing that the depth of the ford through which this monster can slip is 465 mm.
The manufacturer notes the updated intake and exhaust systems. The exhaust system has received a different pipe design, an internal pre-damper coating and a new muffler. And the design of the air intake nozzle has also been changed.
The dry weight of the motorcycle is 225 kilograms.
Ducati Quick Shift Top / Bottom (DQS), cruise control, Hands-Free keyless entry, illuminated handlebar controls, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), 5 color TFT screen are available as standard.
Such an all-terrain vehicle costs from 2,032,000 rubles.
BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
Thanks to the new 1254 cc engine. the owners of the “big goose” have even more power at their disposal – a whopping 136 horsepower.
At your disposal is a two-cylinder, four-stroke boxer engine with twin camshafts, one balance shaft and BMW ShiftCam variable valve timing and valve lift. According to the manufacturer, BMW Motorrad’s ShiftCam system is responsible for an innovative system for adjusting valve timing and valve lift. This way the engine runs more efficiently. The maximum speed is more than 200 kilometers per hour with a fuel consumption of 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers. By the way, the volume of the tank is 30 liters.
Hydraulically operated wet clutch and six-speed gearbox.
The two-piece frame uses the engine as the supporting structure. On the front wheel, double disc brakes, floating discs with a diameter of 305 mm and four-piston fixed calipers.
The rear wheel has a single disc brake with a diameter of 276 mm and a two-piston floating caliper. BMW Motorrad Integral ABS can be deactivated at the request of the driver.
The weight of the motorcycle itself with all technical fluids is 268 kilograms. The carrying capacity does not exceed 217 kilograms. In total, the maximum weight of the equipped bike is 485 kilograms.
This motorcycle costs from one million five hundred seventy thousand rubles.
KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 2020
This is where the engineers did their best, they note that the 1301cc V-twin engine cm mounted on one of the best enduro harnesses. The manufacturers watched the travelers a lot and created their own Super Adventure.
The motorcycle produces 160 horsepower. It is noted that a diamond-like coating is used in many engine parts, as it is particularly durable. Interestingly, dual ignition controls spark plugs that differ in size for each cylinder head independently of each other.
The motorcycle pistons are based on the results of Formula 1 racing to obtain excellent payload with a lightweight of 47 grams.
By the way, not only the pistons have become lighter. The frame is laser cut and robotically welded from chromium-molybdenum steel and weighs only 9.8 kilograms. The same can be said about the pendulum – lightweight and durable.
The motorcycle uses the development of KTM – tubeless spoke wheels. The suspension is fully adjustable – upside-down front fork with stiff springs and WP PDS rear shock. They also created a damper.
Brakes from Brembo – the front one is represented by two discs with a diameter of 320 mm radial installation with fixed four-piston calipers, and on the rear wheel there is a disc of 267 mm.
Add to this ABS from BOSCH.
23 liter tank.
Many adjustments will allow you to customize your fit – to find the desired position of the steering wheel and control panels. These same remotes make the display easy to use, especially if you personalize them. The TFT display will display a lot of useful information, including the ambient and oil temperature, fuel consumption statistics and fuel level, average speed and track features. The display shows the driving modes, and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) will warn about problems and losses. Traction Control (MTC) monitors rear wheel traction, and off-road traction control is needed to get the most out of the bike. A handy thing from the creators of the bike is a phone pocket with a built-in USB connector.
Did you know that the LED cornering lights will use the MSC angle sensor to adjust the light intensity.
The cost of this motorcycle starts at one million four hundred thousand rubles.
Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200ZE
Another giant with a 1,199 cc in-line two-cylinder engine. cm, liquid-cooled. The engine is four-stroke, with two overhead camshafts. The gearbox is six-speed.
The motorcycle is built on a steel backbone frame. The front fork is telescopic inverted. A pendulum with a monoshock is used. The brakes are hydraulic – the front is represented by two wave-type 310 mm discs and one 282 mm disc on the rear.
Here, too, many adjustments are available for the driver, both on the windshield and on the seat. There are 84 settings and combinations in total! Electronic assistants are available to drivers – traction control on the left panel, which will allow you to relax on the road. The liquid crystal panel has a transmission indicator.
The fuel tank is 23 liters, but the manufacturer promises a modest consumption.
The curb weight of the motorcycle is declared at 265 kilograms. Tubeless wheels, spoked.
Such a motorcycle costs almost one million three hundred thousand rubles.