With the rise of adventure traveling has come the rise of motorcycle traveling and the tour bike. These bikes are considered the SUVs of the two wheels and trend is not going away anytime soon. There is a lot of debate over which bikes make the top of the list when it comes to the adventure bike category so here are some of the best motorcycles for travel in the USA and UK.
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5. Yamaha FJR1300
speed and comfort combined for riding long distances. Also includes a bunch of useful features with heated seats, ABS brakes, and even cruise control! The addition of a glove box is extremely useful when you are planning to travel long distances with a starting price of $16,390 it’s a great bike to consider.
4. Triumph Trophy SE
This bike includes ABS, Cruise control, Adjustable windshield, and headlights as well as an adjustable seat. For your peace of mind, it also comes with Anti-theft immobilizer which is good to know if you are planning to tour around away from home.
3. Harley- Davidson Electra Glide
I mean what screams motorcycle road trip more than Harley Davidson? This bike comes with GPS system and saddlebags. It’s been built for comfort and extremely long hauls. Happy riders agree that the smooth ride and amenities make it worth the $24,000 price tag.
2. Indian Roadmaster
Possibly the most luxurious tour bike on the market currently. The Indian Roadmaster comes with heated seats and grips, a 200watt stereo with Pandora and Bluetooth capability, Power windshield, remote locking trunk and keyless start. To top it off its certainly eye-grabbing with a beautiful vintage look. It comes at a steep price, however, starting at $28,999
1.Honda Gold Wing
This bike has all the amenities you need to stay comfortable including satellite GPS system and heated grips and seating. It is even equipped with the first factory production motorcycle airbag in history. Starting at 23,999 this bike is pricey but still less than other bikes that offer the same amenities.
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5.Yamaha Super Tenere
This impressive bike was built to rival the BMW R2100GS and it set a new standard for adventures bikes technology and has a reasonable base price of £10,999.
4. KTM 1190 Adventure
At around £13,000 the KTM 1190 Adventure is reasonably priced and with 148hp it gives you a lot of power for your money.
3. Ducati Multistrada 1200
With 160hp this bike offers even more giddy-up than its two predecessors. It is designed for comfort on long road journeys but if you are planning on going off road this may not be the most suitable option.
2. KTM 1290 Super Adventure
this bike is a big step up from the KTM 1190 Adventure with 160hp a larger tank and a light weight of 249 kg this is one of the most powerful bikes on the list.
1. BMW R1200GS Adventure
If you are into motorcycles then you probably knew this was coming. BMW obviously has a name that people associate with quality. With a bigger tank for longer trips and the best technology on the market, this bike is worth the high price tag.
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to this growing category of tour bikes but these stand out as the crowd favorites for motorcycle travel. Maybe one of these bikes has made it onto your Christmas wish list for 2018?