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Old 07-30-2007, 03:42 PM   #31
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What issue SportRider? Is there anyway to find the letter online? I'd like to read that for a good laugh.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:09 PM   #32
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When people ask me what to get for a first bike, I always mention dual-sports, and they are always shocked.

They are light, powerful, nimble, and offer much more flexibility than a pure street bike.

My DRZ400 is comfortable on the highway as long as you keep it below 80, and absolutely rules the tight twisty, bombed out roads and forest trails in the western part of the state. The same traits that make it fun in that regime make it an excellent urban commuter and backroad bomber.

I know some riders prefer the larger air-cooled 650s (DRZ and XR-L), but the 400 is more fun in the tight stuff.

The only limiting factor is inseam, I guess. Dual-sports are tall bikes.
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