3. Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

Admittedly, the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is an odd choice for this list, but considering its dirt-inspired styling, wide handlebars and broad seat, it’s relatively comfortable going long distances – especially if your route includes endless back roads. There’s even luggage available in the aftermarket, too, ensuring you have a spare change of clothes when you eventually arrive at your destination. We enjoy flogging the middleweight V-Twin, engaging all of its 76.7 horses and 47.1 ft.-lb., as the immediacy of its fueling and the visceral feeling it gives when you ride it aggressively induces smiles time after time.

There are other bikes like the Ducati Hypermotard, Hyperstrada, and even Aprilia’s own Dorsoduro 1200 that fit this profile of dirt-inspired, long(ish)-distance motorcycle, but the Dorso 750 should be the most appealing to those with long inseams. Its saddle is 34.3-inches from the ground, and knees are bent a relatively relaxed 89 degrees, both figures better than the other bikes mentioned. However, the rider is perched seven degrees forward, the most aggressive on this list.