The ultimate adventurers
If you believe the claims in the sales brochure, then the latest crop of adventure bikes will take you everywhere from your local High Street to the plains of Africa – all in effortless comfort. But what’s the reality? Are they any good on the road? Can you really ride one up a mountain? We take five of the hottest to Sicily, and ride them up Mount Etna – both on road and off – in search of answers.