VERDICT Ôducati beats the establishmentõ
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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.