A raft of high-tech features includes ABS brakes, traction control, and various rider-selectable modes including Rain, Road, Sport, and Off-Road. These modes, and various other features, are displayed on a TFT digital screen. Roads less travelled can be explored with the integrated My Triumph connectivity system which enables phone-call and music operation, turn-by-turn navigation, and GoPro control.
A quickshifter allows gears to be swiftly changed without using the clutch or releasing the throttle, and the generous spec sheet is rounded off by cruise control and an underseat USB charger for cellphones.
BMW S 1000 XR
Outgrown crotch-rocket superbikes and looking for a high-adrenaline buzz with-out the sore wrists? Devour distance with comfort and real gusto on the S 1000 XR, a tourer with a sporting heart.
The potent 1,000CC four-cylinder engine is transplanted straight from BMW’s track-bred superbike, but the XR is an adventure-sports bike with an upright seating position and big windscreen that are made for comfy long-distance touring.
It’s a bike that enjoys corners too, and the 2020 version has shed 10kg to give it improved agility. ABS and traction control manage all the muscle, with four ride modes plus wheelie control.