There’s a lot of value out there
All these bikes are excellent. Five grand buys you a lot in the used adventure market, in fact we could have dropped our price even lower. Of course, the bike you choose depends on your demands. For those big Euro fortnights away you can’t go wrong with a BMW R1200GS, but if you want to spend weekends exploring trails, the Yamaha XT660Z is the obvious choice. The Suzuki V-strom is an excellent everyday bike, but personally, at this £5k price point, I’d opt for the Triumph Tiger 800. It was superb when new and has barely aged today – and does it all.