4 relatively normal, experienced bikers compare a 2016 KTM 1290 GT with a BMW R1200GS TE WC, a Ducati Multistrada DVT standard model, and a BMW S1000XR.
Be sure to watch part 2 here: https://youtu.be/IYlN5qUmUBY
Filmed in north western Scotland, we based ourselves at the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool and rode every road in the area, up to Durness and Tongue and down through Applecross and Gairloch. The roads are fantastic. Take good gear as the weather is unpredictable. We only realised later that we’d ridden a lot of the “North Coast 500” route which is very popular, and for good reason.
All the bikes are fantastic. We did a selection of personally preferred to least preferred as you’ll see in the video.
It’s worth noting that the Ducati had a Termignoni full system fitted, and a 42 tooth rear sprocket, the latter being a fantastic value for money mod.