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When looking for the best adventure motorcycle to buy, which would you put in your top 10 list?


Triumph Tiger 900 Rally

KTM 390 Adventure

Suzuki V-Strom 1050

Honda CRF1100L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

KTM 790 Adventure R Rally

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Ducati 950 S Spoked Wheels

Triumph Tiger 900 GT

Yamaha Ténéré 700
 

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My top 3 is :
790 Adventure R (or 890 nowadays). And not the Rally one, too expensive and not quite usefull to my needs.
Honda CRF1100L2
Yamaha Ténéré 700
 

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My top 3 is :
790 Adventure R (or 890 nowadays). And not the Rally one, too expensive and not quite usefull to my needs.
Honda CRF1100L2
Yamaha Ténéré 700
The Tenere would be on top of my list. It's so much fun to ride.
 

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It would be great if everyone can share ownership experiences they had with other adventure motorcycles. That's what really defines where these bikes stand among each other. That said, from past experience, I too would place the Honda CRF1100L2 in my Top 3 like @duaner.
 

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wish list to try out someday as off-road capable and not feeling lacking on the road.
Tenere 700 looks like they nailed it, being +400lbs and narrow seat aside (Fortnine's review holds some sway with me as well :D )
GS800f (again, heavy, but it's legacy speaks for itself)
XT250, fuel injected, air cooled simplicity/less to go wrong out there, light weight. less so for road prowess, but superior ion the trail.

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wr250r: true, do all machine, if you are looking at serious trails and all day road capable. Would want to build a seat out for all day comfort, will only let you down if you are at 75+ all day long as you are on the end limits of speed (especially with my rear being geared at 36 teeth). I would be content with this bike if it weren't so expensive to get sm wheels.
XT225, loved this bike, low seat, light weight, great gear box. Were i to travel all over the world solo, i'd take this bike, no doubt about it. So simple to work on, 1qt oil changes, excellent power, just have to avoid going 60+ for more than 30min, for 250lb me at least (bike would get hotter than i really want)

in progress:
DRZ400s with 17" super moto wheels, putting 50/50 tires on it (shinko 244 or 700's), great clutch, could use a wider gearbox (exists, but it costs you $ and serious engine work), modding a duke 690 seat onto it. Light weight, clearance, good power. Likely will be a true 50/50 machine, will report as i get to put it through the paces.
KTM duke 690, doing some work, mainly rerouting the exhaust for more ground clearance, armor the bottom, play with the power dial, getting a larger rear sprocket to make it better in tight work and more dirt/gravel capable tires (k73's), even after all that, it will still be more road oriented, but will put it through the paces and report.
 
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