It’s a question many people have asked: which bike is best for enduro? Cole Kirkpatrick searches for the answer with a back-to-back test of two identically set-up KTMs, a 300 XC-W TPI and a 300 SX.

Kirkpatrick, who is part of the Gnarly Routes adventure and off-road tours company, weighs-up the differences between these two-strokes – chassis, suspension linkage, gearing and power character – in two separate enduro tests.

Which one is best?