Video: Multistrada Enduro vs 1290 Super Adventure R

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More and more adventure bike riders are taking their pricey steeds to genuine off-road environments, which is why KTM offers the more focused 1290 Super Adventure R in its range for 2017, and why Ducati created the Multistrada Enduro – Bologna’s first semi-authentic off-roader for some time. And exactly why we went to Wheeldon Farm down in Devon for some indoor supercross shenanigans…

Having tested the 1290 Super Adventure R in Dakar climes, and the Multistrada Enduro in the Welsh valleys, it was time for something more extreme. Wheeldon Farm, just south of Exeter, is the UK’s only permanent arenacross venue and seemed like the perfect fit – until we got there…

Anyone who’s ridden supercross, arenacross or visited Wheeldon itself will know how physically demanding the sport is. Now add 250kg bikes, compromised handling and bugger-all grip into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a cracking video.

However, it was all a bit much for some…

 

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