WHAT WE’D BUY FOR... £10,000

WORLD RECORD-BREAK­ING RID­ERS TELL US

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NICK SAN­DERS - GLOBE-TROT­TING SPEED DE­MON BRAT STYLE YAMAHA SCR950

Big travel bikes were never about prac­ti­cal­ity but rather about ele­gance over ex­pe­di­ency. I never packed much (tooth­brush, credit card) so don’t need much. When I ride my bike I am de­fined by how it makes me feel, not what’s in my top­box. I’d go for Go Takamine who has built some Brat Style Yamaha SCR950S. I just love the look and the mo­tor is de­cent, too.

RHYS LAWREY - YOUNGEST GLOBAL ADENTURE RIDER HER­ALD RAMBLER WITH LOADS OF EX­TRAS

At just £3500, a brand new Her­ald Rambler 250 looks tempt­ing. It’s a good-look­ing bike and sim­ple to main­tain. It’s a bike you could fix at the side of road eas­ily. And I’d still be left with a whop­ping £6500 to spend on wa­ter­proof soft lug­gage, camping gear, ac­tion cam­era and bike freight to South Amer­ica and still have some spend­ing money in my pocket.

JU­LIA SAN­DERS - HOLDS MANY RECORDS TRI­UMPH TIGER 800 SPECCED UP

I’d look for a good, used Tri­umph Tiger 800. We’ve rid­den them in some of the most de­mand­ing en­vi­ron­ments, in­clud­ing the An­des, Hi­malayas and Africa, and they never let us down. You can pick up a low-mileage, five-year old model for about £6k, leav­ing plenty spare cash for lug­gage, spot­lights, crash bars and so on. They are fast and comfy too.

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