Top 10 new-for-2019 Adventure bikes Now the dust has settled from the winter’s bike shows, we take a look at the adventure bikes we can’t wait to ride in 2019 By Ben Purvis Now, the big brother of the KTM Adventure 990, the Adventure 1290, is a whole different kettle-of-fish. Moto Guzzi V85 TT Walking past the Moto Guzzi stand at Motorcycle Live last year, it was clear to see the company’s new adventure bike … Equipped with a 1301cc engine that’s good for 148 hp, the adventure motorcycle … One of the biggest surprises of 2019 was the launch of the V85 TT, a bike that on the face of it seems to be more style than substance. Launched in 2015, this 1301 cc V-twin was immediately selected as “Cycle World” best adventure bike … With so much going on in the world of new adventure bikes, we thought we’d take a breath to reflect on the seven motorcycles we’re most excited about putting miles on in 2019. KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. One of the best adventure touring motorcycles money can buy, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is an off-road beast that retains plenty of steadfast traction on pavement. How wrong we were, as after riding on and off-road on the launch for this machine in Sardinia it became clear this bike is a true allrounder in the mid-weight adventure bike … 2.