So you are one of the guys who enjoys real adventure riding. Not the one that involves all black top riding, leave that to Goldwing owners. You want to travel off the beaten path, exploring abandoned roads and riding where no roads exist at all. If you happen to live in USA, your bike choices are pretty limited. You have gigantic GS that could handle some light off roading at best, Suzuki V-Strom with similar issue or all new Ducati Multistrada that comes with 17″ wheels. You can always settle for KLR but it was designed in 80’s and isn’t much fun on the road. There are many bikes that could possibly work for you, but each one of them presents some kind of compromise. BMW F800GS sounds like a good all around choice but you want something more exciting than anemic Beemer. I think your prayers have been answered. Please welcome Aprilia Tuareg.
It has all necessary ingredients to become perfect adventure bike with the character:
Eye pleasing style
Italian designed and made
750 cc V-Twin engine that is perfect for adventure duties
21″ and 18″ wheels to handle the roughest terrain
It will be fun of and off the road. It will be exciting to look at. It will sound great. You will be able to take it to the most remote places on earth. Aprilia has a potential winner coming if they get few things right - fuel economy, gas and luggage capacity and wind management - white keeping the bike lightweight. If they are able to create perfect blend of necessary components, this bike will sell like hot cakes. Can Aprilia do it?