The 1050 Adventure is the new less powerful, lighter and smaller capacity brother to the big bore 1190 and 1290 adventure tourers with the view to replacing the popular 990. Hardcore KTM 990 fans were pretty unhappy when KTM discontinued the 990.
Well the good news is the Kawasaki Versys is not nearly as ugly as it used to be. The Versys has revised styling on the bike’s front end. It certainly had a face that only a mother would love and looks as though it's taken it's styling queues from the Ducati Multstrada.
We had two very reliable sources tell us the reincarnation of the Africa Twin was going to be a reality. Our sources tell us they were due to unveil at Intermot but test riders weren't quite happy with the prototype saying it was too heavy.
The new BMW S 1000 XR has finally been unveiled at the EICMA 2014 in Milan for the first time.
Triumph has showcased their newly updated Triumph Tiger 800 at EICMA.
It will be available in 2015 in four versions to dealers. A more road-oriented XR and an off-road XC. From what we understand there will be adventure-equipped versions the XRX and XCX.
More to details come.
When I was just about to publish the new revamped offroadexplorer.com Enews about a month ago the phone rang and it was Trail Zone Magazine Editor Andrew Clubb ringing to tell me that TZ Issue 56, which he had just sent to press, was to be the last.