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These days, there are no shortage of options for ways to travel long distances. With so many options on the market there probably has never been a better time to hop on a bike and cruise the open road. While there are tons of motorcycles that are up for the job, the following four choices are a step above the competition for long-distance motorcycle travel.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

If you’re looking to hit the pavement and go off roading, this bike offers the all-around best way to do so. Its off-road focused 21 x 18-inch wheel combo allows you to pick and choose tires based on your current destination. Other features making it great for long distances include a 6.1 gallon gas tank, adjustable windscreen, TFT display to view trip info, and even cruise control if you choose. 


Looking for something a little more luxurious? The 1,649cc inline-Six delivers a smooth but powerful drive. Take advantage of its torque on twisty canyon roads or simply cruise down the highway. Tailor your ride to your preferences by adjusting the suspension electronically for smooth, cush rides. 

Honda Gold Wing

Since its inception in 1975, this motorcycle has been dominating the roads as the gold standard of long-distance touring. Comfort and wind protection keep you focused on the sights and the sleek engineering makes the bike feel light and maneuverable without exerting much effort. The only downfall is the slightly smaller storage space, but if you travel light, it won’t even matter. 

Yamaha Venture Transcontinental

Extra storage plus back support for the rider and passenger give this bike a major advantage for distance riding. Massive torque from the belt drive gives you more than enough power to drive up mountain roads while cruising in style with its 1960s muscle car appearance. Don’t forget all of the navigation, music, and bluetooth tools you’ll have right at your fingertips.