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  • KTM 890 ADVENTURE (2020-on)

    New price: £11,949
    • 889cc
    • 103 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    Like the outgoing 790 the new KTM 890 Adventure is still an accomplished middleweight go-anywhere tourer and offers a more real-world alternative to the big, powerful and sometimes unwieldy, full-blown adventure bike

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • HONDA CRF1100L AFRICA TWIN (2020-on)

    New price: £13,049
    Used price: £10,500 - £13,100
    • 1084cc
    • 100 bhp
    • 57 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    New Honda Africa Twin gets bigger and better

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • KTM 390 ADVENTURE (2020-on)

    New price: £5,499
    Used price: £5,000 - £5,500
    • 373cc
    • 44 bhp
    • 84 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    The KTM 390 Adventure is small but almost perfectly formed

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • MV-AGUSTA TURISMO VELOCE 800 (2015-on)

    New price: £12,000
    Used price: £7,300
    • 798cc
    • 110 bhp
    • Tall seat height

    MV’s first touring bike is a winner

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 5 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
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  • HONDA XL700V TRANSALP (2008-2012)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £2,700 - £4,700
    • 680cc
    • 59 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Much improved over the last model, but to be honest that was never going to be difficult

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 28 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • BMW F800GS (2008-2018)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £4,000 - £8,000
    • 798cc
    • 85 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    A 750/800 class adventure bike, that, to most degrees, offers the best of both worlds

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 15 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.1 out of 5 (4.1/5)
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  • KTM 1190 ADVENTURE (2013-2018)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £6,300 - £9,000
    • 1195cc
    • 150 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Radically different from the 990 it replaces; sophisticated and seriously capable

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 14 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.9 out of 5 (3.9/5)
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  • KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S (2017-on)

    New price: £14,299
    Used price: £9,500 - £13,200
    • 1301cc
    • 160 bhp
    • 45 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    It’s three bikes in one – tourer, sports bike and off-roader

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 11 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
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  • BMW S1000XR (2020-on)

    New price: £14,285
    • 999cc
    • 165 bhp
    • 42 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Upright sports-tourer that’s as ferocious or friendly as you fancy

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • DUCATI MULTISTRADA 950S (2019-on)

    New price: £13,335
    Used price: £11,800 - £13,000
    • 937cc
    • 111 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    With its ‘S’ trimmings the new 950 is a true alternative to its big-bore Multistrada sisters

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • SUZUKI DL1050 V-STROM (2020-on)

    New price: £9,999
    Used price: £8,400 - £10,000
    • 1037cc
    • 106 bhp
    • 51.4 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    A solid, straightforward, flash-free all-rounder for those who like a bit of a bargain

    MCN rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • SUZUKI DL1000 V-STROM (2014-2016)

    New price: N/A
    Used price: £5,000 - £6,500
    • 1037cc
    • 100 bhp
    • 41 mpg
    • Tall seat height

    Never going to electrify with thrills, but easy to ride, manageable, looks good and good value

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3.8 out of 5 (3.8/5)
    (from 13 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    3.6 out of 5 (3.6/5)
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  • HONDA NC750X (2014-on)

    New price: £6,299
    Used price: £2,800 - £6,300
    • 745cc
    • 54 bhp
    • 70 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    As friendly and non-threatening as a motorcycle can possibly be, despite the adventure bike-esque styling

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
    (from 41 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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  • BMW F900XR (2020-on)

    New price: £9,825
    Used price: £9,000 - £9,900
    • 895cc
    • 103.5 bhp
    • 50 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Don’t dismiss the BMW F900XR as a poor relative to the S1000XR – the middleweight has a character all of its own

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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  • BMW G310GS (2017-on)

    New price: £5,100
    Used price: £3,400 - £4,700
    • 313cc
    • 33.5 bhp
    • 85 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    BMW’s economical, entry-level adventure bike with GS-inspired looks

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    (from 2 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • KAWASAKI VERSYS 1000 SE (2019-on)

    New price: £14,399
    Used price: £8,800 - £14,000
    • 1043cc
    • 118 bhp
    • Medium seat height

    Save yourself a fortune and go for the base model – it’s still a cracker of a motorcycle, even without the electronic tinsel

    MCN rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
    Owners' rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
    (from 1 review)
    Reliability rating
    3 out of 5 (3/5)
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  • TRIUMPH TIGER 900 GT PRO (2020-on)

    New price: £12,800
    Used price: £12,800
    • 888cc
    • 93.9 bhp
    • 55.4 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Despite sharing no components with the outgoing 800, it still feels like a mid-range Tiger, just a better mid-range Tiger

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    4 out of 5 (4/5)
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  • HONDA CROSSRUNNER 800 (2015-on)

    New price: £9,999
    Used price: £5,300 - £10,000
    • 782cc
    • 98 bhp
    • 44 mpg
    • Medium seat height

    Classy, capable and cheap, it’s the underrated bargain of the adventure sports world

    MCN rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    Owners' rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
    (from 3 reviews)
    Reliability rating
    5 out of 5 (5/5)
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