ULTIMATE ADVENTURE SHOOTOUT 2016's hottest adventure bikes take on Europe's highest active volcano in an eruption of all-terrain action The mission We’re going climb the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, not just once but twice: first on-road
Adam Child, Senior Road Tester Age 39 Height 5ft6in CV Covered half a million road miles, but a novice off-road.
Senior Road Tester Age 46 Height 6ft CV Hugely experienced road tester and national racer.
Michael Guy, Sports Editor Age 43 Height 5ft 10in CV Skilled off-roader who will be running a Honda Africa Twin this year.
Antonio Mancuso Guest rider Age 24 Height 5ft 5in CV Triple Italian Supermarecross ( beach MX) champion.
Vincenzo Lombardo, Guest rider Age 49 Height 5ft 9in CV Multiple Italian Enduro and MX champion.
New and improved for 2016, the Explorer's more powerful, gruntier, more aerodynamic, comfier and, Triumph claim, 5% more frugal than the 2012 original. The XRT is the fully equipped road-biased version with semi-active
BMW R1200GS £12,185 (TE version £14,640)
We couldn’t have an adventure test without the bike that defines the class. In recent years it’s remained the best-selling bike in this category. Since 2013 the R1200GS has been powered by a water-cooled
KTM 1190 Adventure £ 14,149
Launched back in 2014, the 1190 KTM quotes a mighty 150bhp; only the 160bhp Ducati claims more. It was the first bike to have lean angle-sensitive ABS and also comes equipped with three-axis traction control and
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin £10,499
We’ve already described the Honda as a true adventure bike with globe-trotting potential. It has impressed us so far both on and off-road, but in this elite group will its comparative d
rider aids hold it back?
£ 16,690 (red)
Ducati’s new off-road-biased Multistrada comes with the same mighty DVT motor as its ‘Strada siblings, but has a larger 19-inch front wheel and 30-litre fuel tank, a longer nose, bash plate and off-road stone