One of the best ways to get around outside your car is by motorcycle. Motorcycles are the easiest way to travel, especially in the mountains, where you can get up to the highest points and see the most amazing views from the road. Like a lot of you, we’re big fans of the world’s most stunning roads.
Like us, you’re probably on a motorbike, and you may very well be wondering, “which motorbike is best for mountain roads? And here are some:
- Suzuki V-Strom 1000
For the past decade or so, the motorcycle world has seen many a wild and improbable twist and curve. The V-Strom 1000 is Suzuki’s bold entry into the world of naked bikes, and it’s a bold move indeed. The V-Strom 1000 is a sport bike with something for everyone. At its heart is an entirely new engine, a true naked bike with a conventional rear-wheel-drive layout. It’s also a motorcycle with the ability to be ridden in the rain—a unique offering in this segment and our top pick for the best sport bike for the money.
- Yamaha Tracer 900 Motorbikes
The new Yamaha Tracer 900 is a motorcycle with a light-hearted approach to touring, which aims to appeal to a broader range of riders. Aimed at the younger generation, the Tracer has a playful character reflected in the name and is created using a sporty look and feel. The Yamaha Tracer 900 is a top-quality motorcycle. Thanks to its trick suspension, class-leading ergonomics, and powerful looks, it reached the top of our list in the Sports/Adventure category. But it’s not just a fun bike for weekends. Its longitudinally-mounted engine makes it an ideal choice for both road riding and cruising.
- Honda Africa Twin Motorbikes
At first, Honda’s Africa Twin was all about the new platform for a single, 1000cc engine that would be shared by the new Africa Twin (above) and the new CB1000R. But for 2017, Honda has turned the tiny twin into a unique model with a range of options and a new mission to serve adventure riders. In case you were wondering, you should get the Honda Africa Twin Motorbikes. Because only they have an engine as powerful as a lion! And if you are wondering, you should get them because they are the best motorbikes for mountain roads.
- Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
The Triumph Tiger 800 XCX is a touring motorcycle based on the iconic Triumph Tiger 800 XC. It was produced from 2009 to 2012 and is powered by a parallel-twin motor, which makes a respectable 110 hp at 7,500 rpm and 77 Nm at 7,250 rpm. This is significantly more than the 98 hp and 69 Nm of the first-generation Tiger 800 XC. Honda has started launching bikes in the 800cc range, and now they have a Tiger 800. It’s a mid-range motorcycle that’s aimed at the luxury markets.
- Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Ducati’s Multistrada 1200S is currently the most powerful Multistrada yet. The new 1099cc V-Twin engine generates 150 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and a claimed top speed of 198 mph, giving this bike the potential to go as fast as a MotoGP race bike but in a package is easier to ride. The V4 engine is the same as the 1199 Panigale S, but it is slightly retuned and more powerful. Ducati Multistrada 1200S — I was really quite excited by this motorcycle from Ducati. It is a Multistrada 1200, but for the Multistrada 1200S, which means that it has a slightly revised bodywork, revised gauge cluster, and revised cylinder heads. The engine is the same one found in the Multistrada S, a 1198 cc L-twin motor in the same class as Kawasaki’s KLR-650.
Mountain roads can be a nightmare to travel on, and motorbikes are not the best machines for the task. That’s where motorcycles with special features, such as off-road capability, can really shine. Whilst there are many wonderful things to say about motorbikes, there is a downside: While it can be dangerous, so a motorbike should be one of the last vehicles you will buy.
When it comes to motorbikes, you might think that you are restricted to the European market. However, this is not the case. There are many countries all over the world that have differing roads, paths, and speed limits. You might like to know, for example, that Japan has among the finest motorbikes in the world.