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The Mul­tistrada En­duro is Du­cati’s first real off- road bike for some time yet it out-per­formed the BMW and the KTM – the off-road es­tab­lish­ment – and, de­spite be­ing far from ideal for short riders and the most ex­pen­sive, it has to be our over­all win­ner.

The GS is still a bril­liant bike: easy to ride both on- road and off. The Tri­umph has a slight edge over the Beemer in terms of power and com­fort, but the Bri­tish bike can’t match the GS’S han­dling.

The 1190 Ad­ven­ture is fun, but a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing off- road, be­cause it's the Africa Twin that's the easy of­froad win­ner – and its price makes it a bar­gain. Al­though it is out- classed on tar­mac in this com­pany, if you are se­ri­ous about off- road rid­ing and want a ca­pa­ble tourer then this is where your money should go.

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