Adventure Bikes Coming Up This Year

Driving is one of the best ways to escape while maintaining distances. Bike manufacturers seem to agree, as they have introduced an exciting list of completely new and completely upgraded full-size adventure bikes for 2021. Let’s take a look at all the goodies coming to the segment this year—there’s bound to be something here that will inspire you to tackle your own adventures.

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Ducati knows how to wait. The Italian manufacturer confirmed the imminent arrival of a new Multistrada based on v4 in September 2019, but it was not until November 2020 that we met the new adventurer. Although v4 in name, Ducati went little further than cramming the Panigale and Street wrestler engine into a multiple chassis. The company modified the engine to better serve the purpose of the model in the range and introduced the V4 Granturismo, which produces less peak power but offers more low to medium range.

Harley-Davidson Pan America

Things have changed dramatically for the company since then, and after more than a year of teasing, announcements and Motorcycle Show features, Pan Am will be officially added to the lineup in 2021. The company is due to debut the bike in February 2021.De the first American adventurer will run on the larger, 1,250 cc version of the Revolution Max engine. Power figures are expected to hover around 145 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque. Everything else, including weight, suspension and brake hardware, and prices should be announced in February.

Honda NCX750

The updated engine now produces 58 horsepower (up to 54 hp) and 50.89 lb-ft of torque (up to 50 kW). The new NC also lost a few pounds in the process—13 to be specific—and gained a lower seat for easier access. Thanks to a smaller suspension, the saddle now reaches 31.5 inches down from 32.7. The 2021 NC750X also has three driving modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control and the smartphone voice Control system.

KTM 890 Adventure

The base 890 is tuned for the road and receives features such as a high windshield, a tourist saddle with a separate pillar seat and road-ready tires. The 890 Adventure R and R Rally are slightly more sloping off-road and are equipped with enduro tires, an enduro saddle, high wings, more suspension travel and a larger saddle.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT update

Just two years after the market launch, the Moto Guzzi V85 TT has received some well-deserved upgrades for 2021. Although the manufacturer did not disclose power figures, it confirmed that the 853cc V-twin now produces more torque, versus 80 hp and 60 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the” optimized lifting of push rod timing cams and rocker arms and consistent tuning of the engine control electronics”, the bike is now said to offer lower and medium torque.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

Less than a year after the introduction of the new Tiger 900, Triumph added a new entry-level, road-oriented variant. The new Tiger 850 Sport features a detuned version of the 888cc inline-triple of the Tiger and makes the famous British adventure range more accessible. To make this basic tiger more commuter-friendly, Triumph dropped power from 94 hp and 64 lb-ft of torque to 84 hp and 60.5 lb-ft. The 850 has an adjustable seat height of between 31.88 and 32.67 inches and tilts the scales at 423 pounds—four pounds less than the 900.

Gwendolyn B. Baggett

Gwendolyn B. Baggett

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