Why We Picked It:
Ducati's flagship sport adventure tourer, the Multistrada V4, could have taken this spot, but we chose its little brother, the Multistrada V2, instead.
For the simple reason that while the smaller brother has all the same tech, gadgets, capabilities, and comfort of the big brother, it comes in for just under $10,000 less.
If you look at it from the angle of an adventure bike, you might miss the fact that while it does have that capability, the Multistrada's strength lies in its name. Multi = many, Strada = street. It is designed for, made for, and oriented towards grand touring, on "multiple streets" such as city roads, highways, motorways, interstate... you get the point.
And don't worry about being down on power, as the 937cc V-twin at the heart of the Multistrada thumps out 113 HP and 71 lbs-ft of torque, with the bike weighing in at a reasonable 445 lbs. It has optional hard luggage, but even if you don't buy them, the mount points are still part of the base bike, so if you ever want to take a longer road trip on the Ducati, you'll always have the option to add some panniers on.