Are you in the market for a new adventure or touring bike? There’s no better place for you to see and test ride all of the latest motorbikes than the ABR Festival.
Seeing and test riding the latest and best adventure motorcycles is one of the main attractions at the Adventure Bike Rider Festival.
For 2023, there’ll be hundreds of adventure, touring, trail, enduro, cruiser, electric, scrambler and naked bikes for you to try. Where else can you ride all of these different bikes in one location?
With world leading motorcycle manufacturers such as BMW, Honda, Ducati, KTM, Triumph, Suzuki, Royal Enfield, Kawasaki – and more – all bringing along their fleet of test ride bikes, you’ll have the chance to ride and compare all the models you’re interested in.
It’s the perfect weekend whether you’re in the market for a new adventure motorcycle in 2023, or simply wanting to try something new.
While we’re sure you’d love to take all the best adventure bikes out there for a spin, here are ten that we think you’ll be particularly excited to take for a ride.
Top 10 motorbikes you can ride at this year’s ABR Festival
1. Honda XL750 Transalp
Honda adventure bikes have legendary reputations, from the amazing trips undertaken on Super Cubs to the Dakar history of the Africa Twin. But the Honda Transalp is another storied name in the adventure biking world which has been revived for 2023, and we can’t wait to see what it’s like.
Stop by the Honda stand at this year’s festival to book your test ride on the Transalp, as well as to see other models including the CRF1100L Africa Twin, NT1100 and the Goldwing GL1800B tourer.
2. KTM 890 Adventure / 890 Adventure R
The KTM 890 Adventure and 890 Adventure R have received comparatively few changes for 2023, but the upgrades are significant enough to make an already good bike even better. It’ll be worth testing the new models to compare with the previous ones along with competitors to see where to put your hard-earned cash.
Stop by the KTM stand located in the Adventure Arena to book your KTM 890 Adventure test ride.
3. Yamaha Tenere 700 Range
There aren’t any new updates for Yamaha’s T7 range, but the ABR Festival is the perfect opportunity check out the differences between the base Tenere 700, the Tenere 700 Rally, and the Tenere 700 World Raid.
Visit the Yamaha stand at this year’s festival to book your test ride on the T7 range. Test rides are also available on the Honda Tracer range including the 9 GT, 9, 7 GT and 7 models.
4. BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is one of the most popular adventure bikes, and for good reason; it’s continually led the way for innovation, quality, and style for decades.
But the GSA comes with a hefty price tag, so if you’re thinking about purchasing one, the ABR Festival is the perfect place to test one out and compare it with all the other options that are out there.
Book your test ride on the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure at the BMW stand.
5. Suzuki V-Strom Range
Suzuki is introducing a brand-new model in its V-Strom range to sit between the 650 and the 1050, and with a new powerplant, retro styling, and plenty of tech goodness, it’s one that will attract a lot of attention at the festival.
Stop by the Suzuki stand to book your test ride on the V-Strom range. Test rides are also available on the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 models.
6. Triumph Tiger 1200 Range
The new Tiger 1200 adventure range sees Triumph put its gloves on and square up directly with market leaders BMW, and they aren’t pulling any punches.
The five models across the Tiger 1200 range include two off-road focused Rally versions and three on-road GT models, so you’ll have a chance to compare all five with competitors.
Visit the Triumph stand at this year’s festival to book your test ride on the new Tiger 1200 adventure range.
7. Ducati DesertX
Launched in 2022 and designed with serious off-roading in mind, the DesertX is well balanced, comfortable and made for tarmac and trails alike.
And the Adventure Bike Rider Festival is the perfect place to take it for a test ride. It’s a bike guaranteed to thrill.
Book your test ride on the DesertX at the Ducati stand. Test rides for the Multistrada range are also available.
8. KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
The heaviest hitter in KTM’s adventure biking arsenal, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R (and the S model) is one of the most well-designed and best motorbikes around. Its versatility is almost unrivalled, with massive firepower for the road and nimble handling for the trails. It earns every bit of the ‘super’ in its name.
Stop by the KTM stand located in the Adventure Arena to book your KTM 1290 Super Adventure R test ride.
9. Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally
Hot off the best year for sales in Ducati’s history, which saw the Multistrada V4 top their sales charts once again, the Multistrada V4 Rally will be arriving in dealerships weeks before the festival, so if you fancy what will be Ducati’s highest specced adventure bike, this is a great chance to try it out.
Book your test ride on the Multistrada range at the Ducati stand. Test rides for the Ducati DesertX are also available.
10. Zero DSR/X
The new Zero DSR/X is an all-electric adventure bike. With a hair-raising 225Nm of torque, 115 miles of range, rapid charging capability, and an ultra-sleek modern body – this machine really is a capable, attractive and powerful adventure bike that’s fun to ride on and off road.
Book your test ride on the new DSR/X at the Zero stand at this year’s festival.
All bike test rides are included in the cost of your ABR Festival weekend ticket. Test rides are to be booked directly with the manufacturers on the day, no pre-booking is required.