Written by Ron Lieback | Photos from Manufacturers. Posted in Bikes
If you were on any type of group ride over the past two years, you have likely noticed an uptick in midweight adventure bikes.
Many of the 10+ rider groups I rode with during the 2021 season were an equal mix of middleweights and heavyweights such as the dominating BMW R 1200/1250 GS and KTM 1190/1290 Adventure, with a few thumpers scattered about.
A few OEMs noticed this trend a few years back, which led to some awesome new bikes. The most notable were the Yamaha Ténéré 700