What are the best touring bikes?

The best touring bike is the one that gets your heart racing, but we've selected 10 to help you choose the one that's right for you.

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The perfect bike does not exist but today traveling with one of these bikes has become a real pleasure: here are the 10 best travel bikes of 2021.

Our selection for 2021 is not a ranking but a careful choice of travel motorcycle models for every taste and motorcycle manufacturer, from maxi enduros to cruisers to crossovers, both cheap and very expensive.

Content index

  1. Benelli TRK502
  2. BMW R 1250 GS
  3. Ducati Multistrada V4
  4. Harley Davidson Pan America
  5. Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L
  6. Kawasaki Versys 1000
  7. KTM Super Adventure R
  8. Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT
  9. Triumph Tiger 900
  10. Honda Tracer 900

There is something for all tastes, from the most luxurious, to the most powerful, to the most stylish, to the cheapest, but as always it must be said that the motorcycle best you can buy is the one that brings butterflies to your stomach. Follow your heart and not what we write.

Benelli TRK 502 - The most sold


Benelli TRK 502 X MY 2021 the best travel bikes
Benelli TRK 502XMY 2021

The sales queen of 2020 continues to set new records every month. There Benelli TRK502 therefore confirms the unbeatable value of its value for money. An excellent compromise for those looking for an easy and cheap bike, from daily use to long journeys, comfortable and bright (a little less with the passenger), it will certainly be at the top of the sales for a long time.

BMW R 1250 GS - A cashier's check

BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition the best travel bikes
BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition

It still remains there today travel motorcycle and best-selling high-end adventure, even if it is increasingly threatened by the competition. There BMW R 1250 GS it never betrays and above all retains a high value over time, like its performance and the ability to take you around the world for tens of thousands of km. A pleasure to drive and a great investment.

Ducati Multistrada V4 - From the track to the road

New Ducati Multistrada V4 the best travel bikes
New Ducati Multistrada V4

All the spotlights are on the new “red” of Borgo Panigale. There Multistrada V4 today it far surpasses most of its competitors in terms of performance and driving pleasure. A crossover with a racetrack character, but with chassis, ergonomics and electronics like a real millstone. To this is added the much more fascinating refined look of the angular cousins ​​from beyond the Alps.

Harley Davidson Pan America - The Revolution

Harley-Davidson Pan America the best touring bikes
Harley Davidson Pan America

The Milwaukee Revolution presents itself to the most skeptical public without chrome, with lots of horsepower, countless innovations and incredible handling. There pan america is the real novelty of 2021, indigestible to purists, with an inimitable look, but capable of intriguing both them and a new and vast audience of motorcycles travelers and harleysts eager for a much more manageable bike than cruisers or softails made in the USA.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L - Unbeatable

Benelli TRK 502 X MY 2021 the best travel bikes
Africa Twin Adventure Sports

His fame is undeniable but his performances are even better known. L'Africa Twins 1100 stands out without equal among the most offroad-oriented maxi-enduros. Even in the Adventure Sports version, it remains manageable and composed in every situation, like all Hondas, and already from the first meters it feels like your usual bike. The 102 hp twin cylinder, the Showa suspensions, top-level electronics and for those who want it also in the DCT version push the pleasure and ease of driving to the top of the category.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 - Complete with everything

Versys 1000 SE 2021 Showa the best travel bikes
Versys 1000 SE 2021

Nothing is missing at all Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE. Power, handling and many options already standard for a large mid-range tourer. The chassis enhances the engine's 120 hp, more than enough to travel the world paired with a full load of luggage. Stripped of baggage, it confirms its practicality even in city traffic. Led, TFT screen, Bosch inertial platform, semi-active Showa suspension, ride by wire and quick shifter are just some elements of the very rich standard equipment.

KTM Super Adventure R - The tank

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R the best travel bikes

Racing performance for the Austrian bomb. There KTM Super Adventure R it is not for everyone but once in the saddle you will never want to get off again. Under the motto of ready to race, the latest arrival comes with a 160 engine, chassis, chassis, ergonomics completely revisited for unparalleled handling and control on all types of terrain. Dimensions and weights have been filed so that it can be used by a wider audience even if the first impact is that of a tank. Electronics at the highest levels and many accessories complete the offer.

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT - New old schooler

V-Strom 1050 XT Sakigake Limited Edition the best travel bikes
V-Strom 1050 XT Sakigake Limited Edition

A look that recalls the victorious past of African rallies but with all the best of the latest generation technology. There V-Power 1050, presented at the end of 2019, remains a favorite with the public looking for a complete motorcycle at a reasonable price. Comfort, maneuverability and driving pleasure are accompanied by a respectable standard equipment with many driving aids such as cruise control, Hill Hold Control hill start assistance and Load Dependent Control and Slope Dependent Control systems.

Triumph Tiger 900 - The queen of the desert

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro the best travel bikes
Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Designed to surpass the already known success of the 800, Triumph's new Tiger 900 has been completely transformed with an all-new, more responsive 900cc three-cylinder engine, a significant amount of standard equipment, cutting-edge technology, improved handling for all terrain and road conditions and a aggressive new look. Additionally, the new Tiger 900 range is now significantly lighter than previous Tiger models, making these the most capable, nimble and dynamic midweight adventure bikes available.

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT - The best choice

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT the best touring motorcycles the best touring motorcycles
Yamaha Tracer 9GT

Sport touring becomes child's play with Yamaha Tracer 9GT, the travel version of one of the most popular travel motorcycles ever. The price is very competitive, especially for the standard equipment and the quality of construction. Between semi-active suspensions, 119 hp, complete electronics, standard hard cases, the Tracer 9 GT is a real hairpin bend perfect for our roads and passivated more challenging alpine. You just have to get in and start the engine, the fun comes to your stomach at the first corner.

SOURCEPh. Fabio Casuccio