We know that getting deep into the backcountry often requires a rugged all-terrain vehicle. But most of you probably don’t realize that a motorcycle is just as capable (maybe more so) as a four-wheel drive truck or SUV—it just can’t haul near as much gear. Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand, entered the adventure motorcycle fray this year with its Pan America 1250, a rugged off-roader that sports a powerful 1,252-cubic-centimeter, liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 150-horsepower.
Motorcycles have long been able to access remote areas of the world. Thrill-seekers like Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman chose the BMW R