Episode 35 – The ADV Bike Shootout

Today, weirdly this episode is the one you have been asking for, the ADV Bike shootout.

ADV Bike Shootout:

We are going to be rating this on 6 categories, and 1 subjective:

  • Engine Size in CCs
  • Tank Size in gallons
  • Weight (Wet)
  • Drivetrain Type: Shaft, Chain, Belt
  • Power (HP and TQ)
  • Cost
  • Looks the coolest, which will be ranked at the end




Make

Model

Engine

Tank

Weight

Drivetrain

HP/TQ

Cost

Yamaha

Super Tenere

1199 liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder

6.1 gal

23 liter

584lbs wet

261 kg

Shaft

108HP

84 ft/lbs

$16,199

 

  • -ABS, TC, Cruise and UBS (Unified Braking System) aka linked brakes, all standard
  • -2 riding modes
  • -tooless adjustable seat height (1inch) and windscreen (2.3in)
  • -side and center stand are included

Make

Triumph

Model

Tiger 1200xr

Engine

1215cc Liquid-cooled in-line 3-cylinder

Tank

5.2 gal

19 liter

Weight

534 lbs

242 kgs

Drivetrain

Shaft

HP/TQ

141HP

90 ft/lbs

Cost

$16,500

 

  • -3 rider modes
  • -.79in adjustable seat height
  • -Switchable ABS and TC, Cruise standard
  • -center stand



Make

KTM

Model

1290 Super Adventure R

Engine

1301cc Liquid cooled vtwin

Tank

6.1 gal

23 liter

Weight

529 lbs

239 kg

Drivetrain

Chain

HP/TQ

158HP

130 ft/lbs

Cost

$18,499

 

  • -15,000km/9320 mile service interval
  • -Adjustable Controls
  • -Tooless adjustable windscreen
  • -Offroad ABS, TPMS, Offroad TC, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Auto cancel turn signals Standard

Make

Honda

Model

Africa Twin

CRF1000L2

Engine

998cc liquid-cooled parallel twin

Tank

6.4 gal

24 liter

Weight

532 lbs

241 kg

Drivetrain

Chain

HP/TQ

94HP

73 ft/lbs

Cost

$15,099

 

  • -7 riding modes
  • -Switchable ABS
  • -crash bars standard
  • -heated grips standard



Make

Kawasaki

Model

Versys 1000

SE LT

Engine

1043 cc liquid cooled 4 cylinder

Tank

5.5 gal

20 liter

Weight

566 lbs

256 kg

Drivetrain

Chain

HP/TQ

Unk. HP

75 ft/lbs

Cost

$17,999

  • -Electronically controlled adjustable suspension
  • -Cornering Management Function
  • -Switchable Traction Control
  • -Switchable ABS
  • -quick shifter
  • -Cruise Control
  • -4 riding modes
  • -28 liter saddlebags included
  • -cornering headlamps




 

Make

BMW

Model

R 1250 GS

Engine

1254 cc air/liquid cooled flat (boxer) twin

Tank

6.3 gal

24 liter

Weight

549 lb

249. kg

Drivetrain

Shaft

HP/TQ

136HP

105 ft/lbs

Cost

$17,695

 

  • -Switchable ABS
  • -2 riding modes (rain/road)
  • -Adjustable windshield
  • -adjustable seat
  • -TC
  • -Hill start control
  • -LED lighting
  • -no cruise



Can add:

  • -Dynamic TC
  • -Keyless
  • -Gear Shift Assist (quickshift)
  • -Ride Modes Pro (6 modes instead of 2)
  • -GPS Prep (bracket for BMW nav)
  • -Chrome Exhaust
  • -Heated Grips
  • -TPMS
  • -Cruise Control
  • -Hand Gaurds
  • -Saddle Bag Mounts

 

All for $3,050 ($20,745)

Make

Model

Engine

Tank

Weight

Drivetrain

HP/TQ

Cost

Looks (1-10)

Yamaha

Super Tenere

1199

6.1

584

Shaft

108HP

84 ft/lbs

$16,199

RB: 7

UK: 6

JB: 7.5

Triumph

Tiger 1200xr

1215

5.2

534

Shaft

141HP

90 ft/lbs

$16,500

RB: 8

UK: 8

JB: 6.5

KTM

1290 Super Adventure R

1301

6.1

529

Chain

158HP

130 ft/lbs

$18,499

RB: 8

UK: 9

JB: 8.5

Honda

Africa Twin CRF1000L2

998

6.4

532

Chain

94HP

73 ft/lbs

$15,099

RB: 5

UK: 5

JB: 8

Kawasaki

Versys 1000 SE LT

1043

5.5

566

Chain

Unk. HP

75 ft/lbs

$17,999

RB: 7

UK: 6

JB: 4

BMW

R 1250 GS

1254

6.3

549

Shaft

136HP

105 ft/lbs

$17,695

RB: 9

UK: 10

JB: 9




Closing Argument:

When choosing a first bike, what is the number 1 thing a new rider should consider?