October 2017

RiDE magazine October 2017 issue

We do get a bit of stick periodically at RiDE for talking about the BMW R1200GS. Britain’s favourite large-capacity motorbike is hugely popular and really can do it all (see page 104)… but it’s far from being the only great adventure bike. In this issue we’re also looking at some of the alternatives – the Yamaha Super Ténéré, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the great-value used dual-sport machines you can get if you’re looking for a big bike that is, as so many people often point out, “not another GS”.

Mind you, even BMW make an alternative to the GS: the new R nineT Urban G/S. We’ve taken it on an adventurous ride with the equally left-field Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and the popular Triumph Street Scrambler. Can these retro-styled alternative adventure bikes deliver practicality and fun? Find out in the October issue of RiDE, on sale now


What's inside this issue

Yamaha Super Tenere

The Forgotten Adventure Bike

It lives in the shadows of the BMW GS, but a 1200-mile ride through France on Yamaha's Super Tenere reminds us why it deserves its loyal following.

Suzuki V-Strom

The affordable adventure bike

Suzuki calls the £9639 V-Strom 1000 a 'sports adventure tourer'. But what is it really good at?

Suzuki GSX-S750

RiDE Test: Suzuki GSX-S750

750-fours were once top class racers - but can they now make top class nakeds?