The four mini adventure bikes talked about in the number 8 spot exist to prepare you for the behemoth that is this: the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. Big, powerful, and ready to conquer the world, the Super Adventure R is KTM’s answer for the one percent of adventure riders who really are world travelers. The 1301cc V-Twin shared with the almighty 1290 Super Duke R streetfighter will deliver similarly outrageous forward thrust in Super Adventure trim, while the revised and updated WP suspension is ready to venture off the beaten path – no matter how beaten that path is. And the full suite of electronics is there to help ensure both you and the bike come out the other side.

Granted, the MO staff may not be world travelers, but we’d like to pretend we are for a day or two. And in a couple of months, we’ll be riding KTM’s ADV beast in Peru.