Think about that age-old question: If you could have only one adventure motorcycle in your garage that could do everything well, what would it be?
Or two bikes?
Never someone who’s shied away from a face full of negative feedback and trolls, Ian from Big Rock Moto decided to walk into that minefield and brave the blowback to find an answer. But he didn’t just throw out a fanciful guess; he actually used math to arrive at his conclusion.
Using a rudimentary algorithm, Big Rock Moto ranked four different bikes based on their ability to handle various environments, ease of maintenance and weight to arrive at a final score. Sure, the “scores” for each are based on Ian’s personal opinion, but he claims that’s based on his ownership and actual miles driven on the bikes—not just from spec sheets.
Some might quibble with his scores for each category (sorry Africa Twin zealots), but his logic seems sound, and it at least provides food for thought when weighing the top options out there.
So which one turns out to be the “unicorn bike?” The answer probably won’t surprise you.
Did Big Rock Moto nail it or miss the point? Let us know what you think in the comments below.