Are big adventure bikes killing adventure riding?


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New bikes

 01 May 2012 09:20

In this week’s MCN the new BMW G650GS Sertao is tested against Yamaha’s Tenere 660. Part of the discussion between the testers concentrates on how much easier off-roading is on a bike that feels light and agile – which both these single-cylinders do compared to behemoths such as Triumph’s Explorer and Yamaha’s Super Tenere 1200.

But are these two middleweight adventure bikes still far too big? Renowned global adventurer Austin Vince thinks so. When we asked him how big an adventure bike should really be, here’s what he said:

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