Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Chappaqua, New York
BMW’s S1000XR is more like the Multi than the R1200GS or GSA. Last year, Motorcycle.com did a shootout on and off road of the heavy adventure bikes; GSA, Africa Twin, Tiger, KTM1299R, Multistrada, the VStrom and the Super Tenere’ the consensus was that the Multi was fun in pavement but not up to most of the competition in most categories. The GSA was favored almost unanimously on the paved roads portion. The Africa Twin and the KTM were favored on the off road portion with honorable mention for the VStrom. In fairness, the Multi was not available for the dirt portion, but there was some dirt on the first portion and it didn’t do well there. See YouTube “2018 Big-Bore Adventure Shootout.” Don’t know how to include a link.
Last edited by LAS; 05-Mar-2019 at 01:28 AM (311).