Off road! Adventure Bike Battle | Feature | Motorcyclenews.com

Off road! Adventure Bike Battle | Feature | Motorcyclenews.com

Our latest grudge match is with MCN’s three long-term adventure bikes: Watch our in depth discussion comparing Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin, BMW’s F800GS and Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 Enduro.

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50 Comments

  1. Greg Ward on September 28, 2020 at 3:30 am

    until Honda gets rid of the automatic transmission they will never be looked at seriously, only Dentist’s an "riders" that commute back an forth to work for 99% of their riding will be buying them, basically just complete fucking idiots.



  2. Carlos 192 on September 28, 2020 at 3:31 am

    boring



  3. Akshay Kothale on September 28, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Honda the kings always



  4. 伊東延尚 on September 28, 2020 at 3:31 am

    バイクに乗らないの?



  5. Marcin Kaluza on September 28, 2020 at 3:32 am

    While I appreciate your videos and the mag, may I suggest you invest a bit of money in proper lav mics? The sound in all the MCN videos is really bad.



  6. Midland Moto on September 28, 2020 at 3:32 am

    I’ll be honest, whilst it was nice to hear you guys talking about what you thought of the bikes, I was hoping to see a bit more riding. All we got was the odd little jump, skid and riding in a small circle. I get that you want to get your say in on the bikes, but maybe rather than just showing some footage of the camera man fumbling around with the camera whilst you talk, maybe show us the bikes doing their thing a little more?



  7. Simon Fly on September 28, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Why bother seeing which one goes over some mild off road as most buyers of these will only be on tarmac .



  8. Freddie Riboni on September 28, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Ducati. Easy



  9. tmrthiago on September 28, 2020 at 3:38 am

    No KTM or Yamaha?
    GTFO



  10. Scott Bott on September 28, 2020 at 3:38 am

    What the shit??! No KTM ??



  11. A Hughes on September 28, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Oh dear. That’s not really off-road riding. It might seem it to some journalists on these stupid poser bikes but you’re just kidding yourselves. Go do a few days’ training at an off-road centre on proper dirt bikes before you do reviews like this. Watching reviewers get on the bike and then kick up the side stand or ride off without their feet on the pegs is just embarrassing. You’re clearly not qualified to review these bikes in terms of off-road ability if you have even less ability than they do.



  12. Papa2k on September 28, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Where is this off road heaven?



  13. Manoj R on September 28, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Hey guys, can you do a review of the ol’ bush pigs – DR650 and the KLR? Those things have prolly been around the world more times than of their more expensive counterparts (which is prolly all of them.. lol).



  14. Just Steve on September 28, 2020 at 3:41 am

    not much of a test. just 3 lads getting away from.the office cracking on while the camera man fumbles around in the background. Pity really



  15. Sergio A. Crivelli on September 28, 2020 at 3:42 am

    Subtitles please!



  16. The Equalizer on September 28, 2020 at 3:42 am

    You guys killed everything. stay home u farts



  17. Sharad Talekar on September 28, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Is that Himalayan odyssey sticker on your helmet? that says ‘112’.



  18. Jake Furmaga on September 28, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Can’t help but notice that there’s a bright orange member of this family missing here…where’s our big boy Austrian representative?



  19. Sefa Denizoğlu on September 28, 2020 at 3:43 am

    GS is the cheapest one? Need to move there..



  20. adamaj on September 28, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Can’t wait to see the new BMW Rallye against these bikes.



  21. Aventurismo on September 28, 2020 at 3:47 am

    watching the camera work i can only think that the hell is the operator doing?



  22. gixxerjasen on September 28, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Sport bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dirt bikes, comparisons should NEVER be determined by the tires. Every bike in a comparison should be shod with the same tires to make it an actual comparison.



  23. rugby on September 28, 2020 at 3:50 am

    nobody’s building more dependable motorcycle than Honda



  24. Ronan Rogers on September 28, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Honda is a great design for true adventure, like the old KTM 990s were, but the Africa Twin needs 20 more hp and 20% lower price



  25. Nine on September 28, 2020 at 3:50 am

    There is no point in watching this video. If you do any comparison with adventure bikes and do not have the identical tires on them then the results of the comparison are almost useless. I only made it a few minutes in and saw that. Although I appreciate people putting together videos I do not appreciate how they try to inform people of the bikes without playing field correctly. It is an easy thing to do. Just do it! I know that there is no way that guy making this video doesn’t know this. It’s impossible for any true adventure rider to be this stupid. So please. If you are going to compare then just do it properly.



  26. Lance Surgeon on September 28, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Motorcycle Snooze does it again!!!!! Waste of time.



  27. John Williams on September 28, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Come on MCN spend some money on production or just get the basics right. Your being out classed by so many amateurs.



  28. Caliboy on September 28, 2020 at 3:54 am

    THIS GUYS TRY TO SALE THE HONDA ITS B.S



  29. DCCLo on September 28, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Is that an Arrow exhaust on the Africa Twin?



  30. R on September 28, 2020 at 3:57 am

    this is a horrible bike battle! r1200gs would win it hands down and what about the ktm 1090 ? I guess Honda must have paid huge sponsorship money.



  31. Randall Ross on September 28, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Adventure bike? That would generally mean panniers and some extra weight. Why don’t we ever see tests geared up? And drain the tank down on the Ducati to keep the weight low? Because you get to do that out on adventure. These reviews aren’t realistic.



  32. qbloke on September 28, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Hardly a review. Ride around some tyres and chew the fat!



  33. migxmoto on September 28, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Omg what is this cameraman doing?



  34. Jamie Cleeves on September 28, 2020 at 4:01 am

    All talk No action shite test



  35. Антон Стилет on September 28, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Why did you change 1190R for Africa?



  36. john hanna on September 28, 2020 at 4:02 am

    so you found a little bump…so excited



  37. Lukasz Sobstyl on September 28, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Where is the off road part mate ?



  38. dazaharrison on September 28, 2020 at 4:04 am

    background noise kills it



  39. XTXT555 on September 28, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Best, that would be KTM



  40. FlyBaby on September 28, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Honda. If you listen to the web. Bring the African twin to the States in the Red White and Blue trim with Gold rims. This is the version and paint scheme I associate with Honda and it was the paint scheme used in the original Honda Interceptors. I want that Honda with DCT



  41. Robson Enduro on September 28, 2020 at 4:05 am

    boring…



  42. snoopdoug on September 28, 2020 at 4:07 am

    Interesting that the Honda is more expensive in the UK. In the US the F800GS is more expensive than the Africa Twin which makes the choice easier IMO.



  43. Reuben James on September 28, 2020 at 4:08 am

    I would say africa twin. But your missing a significant competitive bike. KTM. KTM is amazing off toad.



  44. Svendura on September 28, 2020 at 4:09 am

    Very interesting comparison. Thanks for the good work. I like the Honda AT best, but BMW is close up. Ducati is not for me. I don’t think it is as reliable as the Honda is.



  45. Andy Gato on September 28, 2020 at 4:11 am

    HORRIBLE !



  46. sdeary1 on September 28, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Why does the camera man walk away from them?



  47. Gary Flynn on September 28, 2020 at 4:15 am

    i can remember the time when nobody in the uk wanted an adventure bike it was all race reps i had klr 650 and a honda dominator years ago and the reponse i got was why dont you get a real bike oh how times have changed



  48. Trey Gebbs on September 28, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Just a bunch of jibber jabber. Where is the REAL riding footage?



  49. 2wheelprospector on September 28, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Great review thanks!!



  50. sportscardude on September 28, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Why is nobody reporting on the new VFR1200x? (Well, new to the USA…)