6. Yamaha FJ-09

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Three-Cylinder Sport-Adventure Comparison: Moderation In All Adventurers

The second of three ADV shootouts to make this Top 10 list goes to show how popular these bikes currently are among motorcyclists. John Burns and I took the Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and Yamaha FJ-09 to task both on and off the pavement in another hair-splitting shootout. When the numbers were tallied, the ScoreCard reflected how John and I felt about the two bikes. Both of us can justify spending the extra cash on the XRx, and that bike won our subjective scoring: 88.3% for the Triumph vs 86.4% for the Yamaha. However, it was the objective scores keeping the FJ in front of Tiger at the end of the race.