The Best Touring Motorcycles of 2019

The Best Touring Motorcycles of 2019

There are many different kinds of motorcyclists, some that enjoy off-roading, and some that like to go as fast as possible. But for a great many of motor bike enthusiasts they live for weekends and the open roads. Sitting atop a great touring bike and exploring the countryside is one of the great joys of life. On two wheels you take in so much more of the magnificence and grandeur of nature than you ever could driving a car. But what are the best touring bikes that around today? Here are some of the best bikes that you can buy in 2019 that will fulfill your dreams.

Triumph Tiger 1200

The first thing that you really want from a touring bike is an engine that can cope with long distances and any sorts of roads. The Triumph Tiger has a 1200cc power unit that can deliver constant high speeds to eat up the long miles. However, this bike is not in the heavyweight cruiser class of bikes and is lightweight enough to take off the road. One of the most endearing features is the option of six different riding modes that are specific to your riding style and the conditions.

BMW R 1250 GS

When it comes to grand touring bikes then BMW must be the king of the road. Over the past five decades or so they have consistently churned out some of the best long-distance machines around. BMW’s philosophy has always been comfort and ease of driving and because of this their machines are some of the heaviest about. The R 1250 GS is slightly different to their arm-chair range of tourers. The engine packs a massive 136 horsepower but that is coupled with a Dual Sport lineup that makes this bike responsive and agile.

BMW R 1250 GS
BMW R 1250 GS

Ducati Multistrada 1260

Ducati Multistrada 1260
Ducati Multistrada 1260

Better known for their racing pedigree Ducati have also made their touring bike impression on the world of motor bikes. And one thing is for certain the looks of the Multistrada 1260 are superb. Some people have complained that this Multistrada is too cumbersome, but that is because they are familiar with their racing bikes. Make no mistake this bike is built for touring and driving long distances. With an engine that is capable of delivering nearly 160 horsepower, this bike can devour the miles of tarmac that any good tourer is supposed to do.

Honda Gold Wing

One of the most famous and popular touring bikes that has ever been manufactured has to be the Gold Wing by Honda. And the upgraded 2019 version does not seem to be letting the pedigree of this great touring bike down one iota. The emphasis is once again on comfort above all else, with great wind protection from its stylish fairings this bike is a dream to ride on the open road. The 2019 version is slightly smaller in dimensions to its predecessors which makes the handling of this heavyweight monster a little more responsive.

Good touring motorcycles have to find a balance between power and comfort. And the selection highlighted of the new breed of 2019 show this is more than achievable. Touring bikes don’t come cheap, but for a great experience out on the open road there is no better option.