If ever there’s been a motorcycle to appeal to both heart and head, the Super Adventure S is it. With its throttle wound back it’s almost as crazily entertaining as its Super Duke sibling, yet is effortlessly capable of covering long distances in comfort. It’s a blast on back roads, shrinks motorways and has a range of well over 200 miles. It would even prove handy off-road, especially if its street-biased Pirellis were swapped for something knobblier.
Neat details include keyless ignition and a phone compartment with charging socket. Heated grips and cruise control also come as standard, as does a two-way quick-shifter for the slick six-speed gearbox. Extras range from silencers to panniers whose mounts flex slightly to boost high-speed stability. Fifteen years on from that original 950 V-twin, the S-model is well and truly a Super Adventure.
Price tag of our bike: £15,130.95 (1290 Super Adventure S £14,299, plus panniers £831.96)