‘Close call, but Ducati nicks it’
The verdict is close – with a 50:50 split among our test team, with half preferring the Ducati and the other half the KTM. But the Ducati just takes it because it is a more capable all-round bike, more refined than the KTM, with greater levels of comfort. The KTM takes second and is, the most fun, most powerful and most able off-road. The BMW is the comfiest and most robust, with the Honda fourth, though its off-road ability might make all the difference to some – and it still offers great value for money.