The Road to Salvation Mountain

This blog's regular visitors know that I love my KLR650, which takes nothing away from any of the other great dual sport bikes out there. Sadly, there are many great bikes that I will never have the pleasure to ride or own. But, I enjoy learning about those bikes which brings me to this article from that rates five very fine dual sport/adventure bikes in a head-to-head comparison.
The goal was to find the best ride to help you survive the apocalypse. The competitors were the: Husky TR650 Terra, Triumph Tiger 800XC, Kawasaki KLR650, Yamaha Super Tenere, and the KTM 990 Adventure Baja. (Where was the BMW entry?) Each bike has its own strengths and weaknesses that become clear as the test team escapes the apocalypse of downtown L.A. and rides across the desert to Salvation Mountain.

Click the image above to read the article and find out which bike won. The selection may stir some controversy and that's fine. What a boring world we would live in if everyone liked and rode the same bike.