You see, you're confusing this genre with full off road capable big bikes, where does it say adventure bikes have to excel off road?minkyhead wrote:here is the top bikes voted for by owners in ride magazines adventure bike
in decending order top 20
trumph 1200 tiger
800 non xc
ktm 990 supermoto??
im amazed by this ....
i vcan only surmise that the likes of seteos .. 690s are in a duel sport catagory ???
it obvious to me that out of that list of twenty the ktm 990 is head and shoulders the best bike there ..and where is the 800gs ???
it obviuos that the vast majority of buyers ..want big engines and dont give a dam about going off road ....
to class a explorer above a ktm 990 for rugged road work is nothing but a joke
anyway these are the bikes that win ..... voted for by the owners
The 990 is superior to most big bikes off road, but will get beat by the others in other categories easily, I take anything that MCN say with a pinch of salt tbh, but the explorer is a great bike, I know, I've got one, I wouldn't wanna do a long trip on anything else and obviously many share my views.
Nobody is saying the other bikes are bad, but the whole package, quality, price and level of spec you get, the explorer takes some beating IMO.