No one can say that the Adventure / Enduro motorcycle segment hasn’t boomed in these last couple of years! The interest for dual style motorcycle riding has increased considerably, with BMW said to be leading the market with its GS models!
BMW has been manufacturing these types of motorcycles for more than 30yrs now, 1st one being the R80G/S, popular for its Paris – Dakar debut!! Since then, BMW have offered, and still offering, it’s customer various GS models, namely the G650GS, F700GS, F800GS and the most popular R1200GS / GSA Liquid cooled! Now, BMW came up with another model, the S1000XR ….. am really looking forward to see the popularity of this model!!
A number of other makes have contributed to this segment success! KTM are in this market with their new 1190, Ducati with their MultiStrada, Honda with their Transalp, Varadero & now the Africa Twin, Triumph with their Tiger 800 and Tiger Explorer 1200, Yamaha with their Super Tenere, etc …. etc ….. Surely a number of makes are increasing their production to this ever growing interest!!
The good thing about these type of motorcycles is that one can enjoy the flexibility of both on road and off-road riding, giving the riding an unparalleled pleasure!!
Do you own one of these bikes?? Post some pics and let us know what you think about it!!