KTM 790 Adventure R

KTM 790 Adventure R

Its top spec suspension and true off-road wheel sizes 21” front and 18” rear it has a go anywhere feel whether that’s on road or off.

Well equipped as standard there are plenty of creature comforts and tech to play with and all the info is displayed neatly on the TFT dash.

As an overall package it feels substantial. Perfectly suited for a rider with off-road experience or someone who wants to undertake their first true adventure ride. It's nippy with a quickshifter yet at times, feels heavy and lacks a good turning circle.

  • Quickshifer 😀

  • Goes like sh*t!

  • Top suspension

  • Spoked wheels

  • Comfortable

  • Good on the road

  • Loads of Tech

  • 20L tank, weight low

  • Heavy!

  • Poor turning circle

  • Reliability?

  • Awful screen

  • No tubeless rims

KTM 390 Adventure


Is the small Austrian a big deal? A KTM 390 Adventure arrives to replace the BMW G310GS.

With a water-cooled, four-stroke 373cc single, complete with a slipper clutch and strong six-speed gearbox, the KTM 390 ADV is a well priced duel sport bike. Jury is out on those cast wheels for the trails, but with cracking WP’s and a bunch of tech goodies, it’s a great package.

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  • Akro is cool

  • 43 HP and quickshifter

  • Brimming with tech goodies

  • Brilliant WP forks

  • Weight not bad

  • Quick on the road

  • Good spec for the money

  • Cast wheels an issue?

  • Terrible screen protector

  • Small 19"/ 17" wheels

  • Average ground clearance

BMW G310GS Rally Raid edition

BMW G310GSBMW G310GS Rally Raid

Rally Raid Products include suspension upgrades, Scorpion cans, spoked wheel kits and accessories to help transform the BMW G310GS into a capable adventure motorcycle.

34hp sounds very good, however, they left out a replacement seat – that sculpted perch is a ‘love or loath’ topic. And don’t start Steve off about the rear seat latch mechanism; all the crud and mud from the trails has seized it. Pass the hammer….

  • Sounds awesome

  • More HP that a CRF250

  • Spoked wheels

  • Good suspension

  • Weight about right

  • Fair road manors

  • Awful sculpted seat

  • Stalls too easily

  • Seat mech corrodes

  • Small 19"/ 17" wheels

  • Rear mud-guard

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Africa Twin DCTHonda CRF1000L Africa Twin DCT

The Africa Twin boasts true globe-trotting credentials both on and off-road. It feels light-ish on the road and is frugal. In 2016 this was one of the most impressive true adventure bikes you could buy, and a stunning return for the prestigious Africa Twin name.

On the TET it's a little too big and heavy, but that's not what it was designed for. Ride off to the Dolomites and tackle the odd gravel trail, the AT will chew up the road and easy trail miles in comfort. Mud plugging is not recommended.

  • Will almost go-anywhere

  • Superbly bult

  • Infectious soundtrack

  • Comfortable and easy

  • DCT works well

  • 21" front vague at speed

  • Too heavy for the TET

  • Quite pricey even used

  • Terrible stock rubber

  • Painful to pick-up

  • No tubeless rims

Aprilia's bonkers Tuono

Aprilia TuonoAprilia Tuono

Geordie’s Tuono is one of the more bonkers machines to come from Aprilia. This is the firm's RSV stripped down to be a big-bore, naked, fire breathing beast to take on the muscle bike market.

The 998cc, 60-degree V-twin engine is a hooligan pushing out a massive 150hp, and Geordie loves it. For now, she’s locked away in a secret location, fed red meat and kept in a crate until further notice.

  • Neck breaking power

  • Brilliantly agile

  • Chassis outstanding

  • Hooligan nature

  • No weather protection

  • Licence shredding

  • Throttle response