WE LOVE adventure love bikes, don’t we? The sales figures don’t lie and no wonder – they’re some of the comfiest, techiest and versatile bikes money can buy.
But 2017 is an uncertain time for Earth. Forget uncertainty over the future of Europe and the Trump administration, the big question is: what does the term ‘adventure bike’ even mean anymore? No longer is it restricted to big bikes with off-road aspirations; now it’s a broad term that’s come to mean something tall, comfortable and versatile and capable of covering big miles.
So an ‘adventure bike’ might not necessarily be the best choice for off-road riding, but there’s a reason for that – let’s not kid ourselves, most adventures had by owners of these bikes are likely to be tarmac-based.
There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact, that’s where the appeal is because adventure bikes are so versatile, they make touring, exploring and everyday life that bit easier, comfortable and more convenient.
No wonder then that manufacturers are only too happy to oblige our penchant for adventure and when it comes to road-biased adventure bikes, we’re spoilt for choice, so here are 10 of our favourite road-biased adventure bikes from the last couple of years.