Best Range is free range.......Oh yeah!!!
The manufacturer with the best range it would seem would be BMW,alas without a hot little rocket 600(could use 1000 engine for building block) & 125,again like Triumph nice flexible 125 lc engine used for 3-4 different models.The cruiser is an easy one seen as thought they now have that in line six 1600 engine,move over DIAVEL-V-MAX.......
Triumph close on their heels.They need a good 125 lc engine which can be used for 3-4 different models,Tiger 1.25,Tiger 1.25 SM, DAYTONA 1.25 R & 1.25 Urban.
Yamaha-Honda have a full house but BORING and INSIPID and OVER PRICED ring true(Blade not bad especially in REPSOL COLS).
Kawasaki need a BIG trailie(VERSYS 1000 anyone?) and a better range as a lot of their bikes seem geared toward sports.......
Suzuki need to bring back the DV 1000 engine in a genuine fresh design inthe guise of PARIS-DAKAR.
Ducati are CRAZY for not converting the 1200 engine to shaft drive and producing a genuine tourer.Also they could have used the Mulitistrada engine for a new ST bike to take on Triumph.
I wonder if they could have adapted or at least used the blue prints of the V4 engine for a 600,as the L TWINS are starting to become old school now?
I notice KTM weren't invited,shame,as they have some good bikes.