In the end, there can be only one. And that one is the Triumph Bonneville T100.
Its competitor, the BMW G650GS, was a worthy candidate. Far more versatile, practical, can go more places, gets better mileage, has impressive technology, is more upright and comfortable, and would have been the perfectly logical choice.
I have a general disdain for shoes, boots, sandals, pretty much anything that goes on my feet. Whether at home or backpacking on the trail, I kick off the galoshes first chance I get. This context is important when discussing the Forma Adventure boots that I wore on my 4500 mile South American solo moto expedition.
I know this from years of backpacking into frigid, wet alpine environments at elevations above 12,000 feet. It’s especially important to have a glove with something I call “Catch Up Speed”, meaning the ability to get your hands warm again once they’ve been openly exposed and are extremely cold.