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One of the best pleasures when traveling is to contemplate the majestic nature and get involved in its environment, to cross unknown places and feel truly free.

To experience this sense of adventure is to make the long journeys through motorcycles. Although numerous models and brands are available on the market, there are manufacturers that stand out in this sector such as, for example, the vento motorcycles, Kawasaki, Yamaha, among others.

Unlike cars, motorcycles offer great versatility when making a trip and thanks to this, we can travel different types of roads without much trouble. But not every motorcycle is suitable for long and adventurous trips, since not all of them have the appropriate design and technology to undertake this kind of trips.

Knowing the most suitable types of motorcycles for traveling

Nowadays, motorcycles are manufactured to cover different specific objectives, so not all of them are suitable for long trips. For example, sports motorcycles have particular characteristics to be used on racetracks: fast acceleration, maximum lightness and high displacement engine. All these features are ideal for racing, but for long trips are not the most suitable as they require greater control, a road in good condition and due to its design, does not allow carrying much load.

Regarding the motorcycles recommended for traveling, there are three main types:.

Luxury touring motorcycles

Maximum comfort and convenience, two key words that can well define this type of motorcycle since, on long trips, they are the ones that offer the best experience. Among its main features we have:

  • They are large motorcycles and offer enough space to carry a good amount of luggage.
  • Allows to carry another passenger in comfort
  • They have a neutral, upright design that allows passengers to travel hundreds of kilometers a day without pain.


Among the most notable models of luxury touring motorcycles we have: the Honda Gold Wing, Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic or the BMW K1600GTL, among others.

Sport touring motorcycles

They offer an excellent combination of performance and power that allows this motorcycle to provide a superior touring experience. Although this type of motorcycle takes many aspects of sport motorcycles, they have certain characteristics that differentiate them and make them suitable for touring. Some of these features are:

  • They have an ergonomic seat which allows the person to travel in a relaxed way.
  • Several models include a luggage storage space


Some models of sport-touring motorcycles are: Kawasaki Concours 14, Yamaha Tracer 900 GT and Yamaha XT 660 Z.

Motorcycles for those who like adventure

They are usually the favorite of travelers who want to experience different levels of adventure to the fullest. These motorcycles are designed to be used on virtually any terrain without sacrificing comfort. Among its main features we have:

  • They feature an ergonomic upright design and neutral conductor triangles
  • They have a good suspension.
  • They are equipped with electronic elements that will help the pilot to make his trip more comfortable.


Among the most relevant models of this class of motorcycles we have: BMW R1250GS, Vento GT-250 and the Suzuki V-Strom 1000.