BMW S 1000 RR
Packed to the gills with rider aids and awesome touring tech, such as cruise-control (which means lots to play with), the BMW has everything you need for journeys long and short, plus the skills to enthral when you get to the good stuff; be that mountains or any track you’d care mention.
The sofa of the trio, the Kawasaki’s strong, yet leisurely, power delivery and long gearing suit serious distance riding. The seat is wide, riding position spacious and comfortable, and fuel economy is easily the match of the BMW. Also a dab hand at any track you chuck it on, too.
The least suited of the bunch on face value, the R1’s tighter riding position may not suit everyone and its top-end heavy power delivery can’t quite match the ease of use of the others. That being said, it was still great and Simon did near 4000 miles on an R1 without a single complaint.