The big trail bikes are true adventure motorcycles, capable of taking us wherever we want no matter the terrain and ensuring great comfort and a large carrying capacity. We analyze the all-terrain bikes on the market before purchasing a specific model, and of course, we have the ones that work best in such a diverse territory as it is Ecuador, so that you can travel without limits. ( The Biggest Trail Bike on the Market ) There are many trail bikes, and there are also many maxi-trail bikes, but only a few can be the “most maxi” motorcycles on the market. Those that by their size, performance, and equipment, and in which the brands have poured all their potential to get models with high performance, the top equipment, and the latest electronic generation. Suzuki is an expert in this segment with its DR650, but so is KTM with its Super Adventure and Triumph with its Tiger. Honda bets for the renowned Africa Twin and even Harley-Davidson with the Pan America has joined this world that has more and more followers, looking for unforgettable trips in South America. None of them have engines of less than 600 cc, and that is where we have set the limit to talk about the trail bikes of the current scene. You will see that all of them exist in different versions, so whatever your tastes and needs are, our suggestion is to try fully the motorcycle you like first, and why not on an exotic adventure in Ecuador. You will find all these models available with us. Let’s start with Suzuki, which is well known for its reliability on all things that may come your way.
SUZUKI DR 650
If you’re looking for a motorcycle that combines the capabilities, engineering, and maneuverability of a street bike with the responsiveness, exceptional handling, and performance to go from asphalt to dirt, the Suzuki DR650 is for you. Its styling makes it unique, while the simplicity of its design, powerful, reliable, and uncomplicated engine confirm it as a true dual-purpose. Added to its light weight (166 kg), and 21-inch front wheel, it will allow you to tackle most terrains with extreme ease. The off-road bike you need Its attractive all-terrain design offers all the comforts and engineering of a street bike while its comfortable riding position gives you full control and enough power (43 horsepower) to get where you want to go, even if you’re a short rider because it has height adjustment. The DR650 has a 5-speed transmission and a powerful 650 cc 4-stroke engine with a torque of 47 lb-ft. It also features an oil cooler, which allows it to maintain the ideal temperature for good performance. The front and rear disc brakes are worth mentioning as they offer very effective braking in any terrain conditions, just what you need! Another remarkable aspect of the Suzuki DR650 is its excellent power-to-weight ratio with 166 kilograms in running order and a power of 43 hp at 6,400 rpm. It is precisely its low weight that allows it to achieve better maneuverability, control, and freedom of movement. The Kayaba front suspension with which this motorcycle has been equipped offers an effective response in all terrain in a progressive and safe way. Features that will make you fall in love Undoubtedly, the duality and simplicity of the Suzuki DR650 are one of its greatest qualities; it has the appropriate characteristics for off-road use and the necessary power to make road trips or even to move around the city on a daily basis. It is equipped with 21″ front and 17″ rear wheels with spoked rims that behave very well in any terrain. The conventional telescopic front fork is spring and oil operated and is protected by traditional bellows. In addition, its rear mono shock facilitates dynamic and fast handling by not giving so much rebound on winding roads. The Suzuki DR650 is the bike to never stop no matter what the terrain!
KTM with its Super Adventure R
Pick a spot on a map, mark it, and hit the road. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is designed to traverse the wildest and most challenging terrain with unmatched capability and class-leading performance. We can only say one thing: Get ready, uncharted territory! The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is capable and ready to plant its flag anywhere on the planet. The new 1290 Super Adventure R features an electronic throttle system. In addition, the maxi trail bike of the Austrian brand incorporates 4 riding modes and types of traction control: Sport, Street, Rain, and Offroad. Other features to highlight within the electronics that come standard on the new 1290 Super Adventure R include cruise control as standard, ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control), TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and quick shifter (up and down).As regards the suspension, this beast has been equipped at the front with an inverted fork with reinforced springs 48 mm with 220 mm of travel. As regards the rear suspension also has a PDS WP mono-shock with 220 mm of travel and is adjustable. In the brake system section, the 1290 Super Adventure R is equipped with two 320 mm Brembo front discs with radial calipers with 4 pistons and a radial pump. The rear brake is equipped with a Brembo disc 267 mm in diameter. As standard, the new 1290 Super Adventure R comes standard equipped with a dual-channel Bosch 9ME C-ABS system, including an ABS system for cornering and offroad mode, switchable. This new KTM trail bike mounts spoke wheels, being 21″ front and 18″ rear with Continental Trail Attack II tires front 90/90-21 and rear 150/70-ZR18. The section of the instrument panel will be through a 6.5″ TFT screen that will offer the rider all the information you need.
The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Is positioned as one of the most important innovations in the segment of maxi trail bikes. A bet of the Japanese manufacturer for those who want to make long trips on a motorcycle, by any type of terrain, on or off-road. After 30 years of history, the legendary Africa Twin returned in 2016 to the world’s roads. Now Honda wants to go a step further and has launched the Adventure Sports version with significant improvements to make it more suitable for long trips and tackle any type of track, road, or off-road riding. The 1084cc four-valve Unicam parallel-twin engine receives a modified airbox that improves mid-range response, as does a lighter balancing weight. It delivers a maximum power output of 105 hp at 7,500 rpm and 105 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) version incorporates the standard manual mode – allowing the rider to change gears via triggers on the left side of the handlebar – and two automatic modes. The D mode offers the best balance between fuel economy and ride comfort, while the S mode offers a choice of three different sporty gear ratios. It also comes equipped with a six-axis Bosch MM7.10 Inertial Measurement Unit, 3-level Wheelie Control, and cruise control.
Triumph Tiger 900 GT / Rally Pro
Triumph updates its mid-displacement trail bike to adapt it to Euro5 regulations and does so with a new 888 cc three-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum power of 95 hp, making it accessible to users of the A2 license, with the corresponding limitation kit. This new engine also delivers a maximum torque of 87 Nm at 7,250 rpm, which is 10% more than the previous version of 800. One of the many new features of this model is its versions starting from the standard version derived in the Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro, with off-road orientation, and the Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro versions where its more traveling side is enhanced. Compared to the previous version of this adventure trail bike has been reduced in weight by 5 kg standing at 192 kg dry to which should be added the 20 liters of the fuel tank, which also increases capacity to promote the touring character of this new British trail bike. Within the cycle, part receives major changes Triumph 900 with a modular chassis with a subframe and rear footpegs bolted. It comes equipped with a Marzocchi fork with 45 mm bars at the front and a mono-shock of the same brand with manual preload adjustment at the rear. In the 900 GT version, the Marzocchi front fork is adjustable in compression and rebound, while the 900 Rally version is equipped with fully adjustable Showa suspensions and a 240 mm travel given its off-road orientation. For those riders looking for a model for long trips, the 900 GT Pro also comes equipped with electronically adjustable rear suspension from the instrument panel
Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 2022
Harley-Davidson surprised the world the day it said it had a maxi-trail bike in its hands. Perhaps it is the last thing we could expect from the American firm, although as we had already seen the Harley-Davidson Livewire, everything was possible. The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is the first adventure bike in the history of the legendary Milwaukee firm and is already in its second evolution. It gives life to an engine named Revolution Max, a liquid-cooled V-twin at 60 degrees of 1250 cc that develops 150 hp of power and 127 Nm of torque. So we have plenty of thrusts to make our way through any terrain, whether asphalt or off-road. It has spoked wheels 19 “front and 17” rear with the possibility of mounting the Michelin Scorcher tires or the more off-road Michelin Anakee Wild. To get a good behavior needed to ride under any circumstances, H-D has resorted to Showa suspension 190 mm of travel, with 47 mm inverted fork and rear mono-shock Piggyback, as well as Brembo monobloc calipers. The electronic equipment is also first class and includes five riding modes, Cornering Rider Safety Enhancements, electronic combined braking, cornering ABS, cornering traction control, cornering torque control, and hill starts control. The tank capacity is 21 liters and everything on the Pan America is designed to reduce the weight of such a bulky set, so the scale is 245 kilos in running order. There is an even better equipped Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special version. To emphasize a bit more, the test ride of your next motorcycle should be more than just taking it around the block where the shop is, but under real circumstances. Ecuador reproduces this venue perfectly, as you won’t have to ride too far to get to completely different terrain. Come and rent, or help yourself with an amazing adventure all year long in the equator with EBR. Bibliographic Source: memolira.com, motorbikemag.es.