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Offline Chris Taylor

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Advice on G450x
« on: March 26, 2017, 07:14:25 pm »
Hi there,

I am looking for a bike for my wife.

Use would be for touring South Africa (so lots of highways as well as offroad) and the odd commute to work.

She is a bit uncomfortable with the height of my bike (800gs) so we are looking at other options that would work for adv riding.

Do you think this bike would be ok or is it too focused on off-road? Comfortable on long rides and keeping up with the GS on highways if I'm not gunning it?

Any other suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks for your help,
Chris
 

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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 07:18:11 pm »
I dont think it is suitable for your intended use.

Suggest XT660R, DR 650 lowered, GS650 or Dakar with low seat.
 

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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 07:35:50 pm »
It can be adventurised but not a commuter or really for long touring rides (remember is actually an enduro bike and was raced including Dakar). Look at a F650GS. :thumleft:
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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 09:38:03 pm »
Thanks for your help guys.
 

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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 08:51:42 am »
I agree with all that was written here, wrong bike for your Wife.


The 650 GS Twin (smaller brother to your 800) has a LOT going for it:


discontinued, so more affordable.
all-day-long reliability, pretty-much...
lower seat height (19 inch front wheel)...
tubless tyres, yet more than capable doing light off-road duty..
seat can be lowered further, allowing flat-footing....
under-stressed motor, since it is a restricted 800 motor...
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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 10:21:24 am »
Hi there,

I am looking for a bike for my wife.

Use would be for touring South Africa (so lots of highways as well as offroad) and the odd commute to work.

She is a bit uncomfortable with the height of my bike (800gs) so we are looking at other options that would work for adv riding.

Do you think this bike would be ok or is it too focused on off-road? Comfortable on long rides and keeping up with the GS on highways if I'm not gunning it?

Any other suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks for your help,
Chris

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Re: Advice on G450x
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 06:39:03 pm »
Also good and yes the Rotax engines are bullet proof thats why they put them in microlights  ::)
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