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Old 04-24-2008, 02:32 PM   #11
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I have a KTM 640 Adventure and a BMW G650 Xchallenge... Both would work but are a bit pricey... If you're really looking to tackle fire roads and some rougher stuff I think you'd be unhappy with the vstrom.

One of my favorites is a drz but thats only a 400... Like the previous poster said more info.

Honda XR650L is pretty cool too. You may want to check out Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum and look in the thumpers section... this has all been discussed ad nauseum over there.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:20 PM   #12
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I know these aren't the most common DP bikes but my friend and I really like them and found them way better for off road than we though. Here's a pick from a 12 mile fire road ride in the Malibu hills -

http://racing.barrettmeeker.com/phot...IMG_0249_1.JPG
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I know these aren't the most common DP bikes but my friend and I really like them and found them way better for off road than we though. Here's a pick from a 12 mile fire road ride in the Malibu hills -

http://racing.barrettmeeker.com/photos/PhotoArchive/2007_Malibu_Fire/IMG_0249_1.JPG
That pic there, REALLY illustrates the size-difference between the bikes. The Gixxer isn't exactly this huge-arse hulk of plastic and metal, either..........
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That pic there, REALLY illustrates the size-difference between the bikes. The Gixxer isn't exactly this huge-arse hulk of plastic and metal, either..........
Yea after that trip I'm thinking the ZX-14 would be the perfect Dual Sport.

heh actually in all seriousness the aprilia 250 wasn't half bad, mainly the tires and now wanting to scrape it up especially with the low body work that held it back.

with the 2-stroke motor it instantly reminded me of dirt biking, standing up on the pegs wasn't quite as comfy though heh.
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