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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1400 on: December 07, 2017, 12:18:59 pm »


@Zanie...I reckon the Honda is your bike for what you want to do.

Tallish seat but it sags quite a lot when one sit on it. Maybe take it to Nithrone and let them cut some foam out etc.



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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1401 on: December 07, 2017, 12:57:22 pm »

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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1402 on: December 07, 2017, 01:20:04 pm »
I'm going to put this bike on the road and use it for DS...... :eek7: I love the smell of 2 stroke in the morning :lol8: I could buy 5 of these for the price of 1 CRF  :pot:
There's a high school kid in my area with one converted to a motard....lots of mods & bling. Stunning & sounds HOT!
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1403 on: December 07, 2017, 04:17:32 pm »
I think in SA we have a problem with accepting a 250/300 size bike as a dualsport. Most guys are spoiled by the power and torque of their 650 / 800 / 1200's. Can only speak for myself here coming from a XR600R XR650L F650Dakar GS1200HP2 background. About 4 years ago I gave the small dualsport a try when I bought a CRF250L. The bike was fun enough but pretty bland in the engine and rear suspension department. My XR650L was actually lighter than my 250 after putting it on a diet and a much more entertaining ride.So why don't Honda sell a 300 version with proper rear shock of the 250 Rallye? Would sell better in certain world markets.Currently my XR400R answers my needs for a small DS bike - plenty more grunt and almost 30kg lighter than Honda's current offering. In part I think the 300 Versys and the 310GS are getting it right with more emphasis on ADV than DS.
 

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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1404 on: December 07, 2017, 07:01:22 pm »
Ek sal waarskynlik ophou ry as ek daai 250 rally moet besit. Daai ding is nie pap nie, hy is basies n help my trap sonder dat jy hoef te trap.

So kan mens mos nie leef nie.
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« Reply #1405 on: December 07, 2017, 09:58:10 pm »
Ek sal waarskynlik ophou ry as ek daai 250 rally moet besit. Daai ding is nie pap nie, hy is basies n help my trap sonder dat jy hoef te trap.

So kan mens mos nie leef nie.

Nee, jy verander net jou ry-plekke.

Met kop-tussen-die-handlebar bikes soos jou 950SE kan jy mos nie kom by die plekke waar n Rally kan nie, dus met n Rally kan jy jou scope verbreed.

Hoeveel kilo's het jou 950 SE op?
 

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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1406 on: December 07, 2017, 10:56:56 pm »
Here's one at Cayenne...very tidy looking bike
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1407 on: December 08, 2017, 08:00:01 am »
Here's one at Cayenne...vert tidy looking bike

And then these clowns will put their 6k On-the-Road fees on top making it a kak deal.    :eek7:


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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1408 on: December 08, 2017, 10:26:33 am »
Here's one at Cayenne...vert tidy looking bike

And then these clowns will put their 6k On-the-Road fees on top making it a kak deal.    :eek7:


Is that what they do?
If that's the case just say no...& see where it goes  ;D
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1409 on: December 08, 2017, 03:10:23 pm »
Honda Menlyn also sold them at 75-77k
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1410 on: December 08, 2017, 04:07:07 pm »
Ek sal waarskynlik ophou ry as ek daai 250 rally moet besit. Daai ding is nie pap nie, hy is basies n help my trap sonder dat jy hoef te trap.

So kan mens mos nie leef nie.

Nee, jy verander net jou ry-plekke.

Met kop-tussen-die-handlebar bikes soos jou 950SE kan jy mos nie kom by die plekke waar n Rally kan nie, dus met n Rally kan jy jou scope verbreed.

Hoeveel kilo's het jou 950 SE op?

Jyt my nog nie gecheck op my SE dan nie ;)

Grap net, ja nee ek hoor jou maar ek doen nie flat-taps teer stories nie - Maar ek wil darem bietjie kan speel en “hard” kan ry as ek wil ipv net ry van punt A na B op 15% meer tegniese roetes as wat ek doen.

Om rowwer plekke te ry hoef mens mos nie te doen op n 30hp bike nie, dis mos boring?

N 701 sal ek met plesier vat bo die storie, jy kan darem lekker tekere gaan op n 701.

Die SE het onder 3500 :o
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1411 on: December 08, 2017, 04:14:02 pm »
I rode that Rally 250 and while it does feel "pap", comparing it to bigger bikes, it is really such a good package with quality parts.

There is a lot to be said for a bike without a snappy throttle. 8)
 

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« Reply #1412 on: December 11, 2017, 09:43:36 am »
I rode that Rally 250 and while it does feel "pap", comparing it to bigger bikes, it is really such a good package with quality parts.

There is a lot to be said for a bike without a snappy throttle. 8)

Especially on wet tar with knobbly tyres....  :thumleft:

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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1414 on: February 22, 2018, 10:50:20 am »
Why does Kawasaki not bring the 2017/18 Kawasaki KLX250 to South Africa?
It has fuel injection now. 140kg.






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« Reply #1415 on: February 22, 2018, 11:22:15 am »

Because they did market research and found very few people would buy it.
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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1416 on: February 22, 2018, 11:29:17 am »

Because they did market research and found very few people would buy it.

So did Honda not do the same research before they brought out the CRF250L/Rally?
According to a lot of folks here that bike is selling like hotcakes.

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« Reply #1417 on: February 22, 2018, 11:33:16 am »
Hahaha, so much so that I saw the 2nd Rally ever on the road just last week. As a delivery bike in Cape Town nogal.


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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1418 on: February 22, 2018, 11:36:34 am »
have not see one Rally or KLE300 on the road and have seen one 310GS.

Plenty people rave about the idea of a smaller adventure bike, but few seem to actually buy one in the end.
 

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Re: Return of the small DS bikes
« Reply #1419 on: February 22, 2018, 01:04:29 pm »
I have one

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