2016 Wire-Wheel Adventure Shootout

The MSRP of a base model R1200GS Adventure is a comparably affordable $18,695. It’s the added packages (Touring, Premium, etc.) that make your eyes bulge at the final figure. Even the soft luggage fitted to our test unit retails for $1,319. But who cares when you can afford it? Duke sums it up nicely: “Does an ADV bike need a Gear Shift Assistant? No! Did I have fun using it on twisty paved roads? You bet!