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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2019, 11:52:07 am »
XT500 nuff said and I'm not even a fan.

Neither am I and would pick my Honda XL500S before the XT500 I had. The 23" on the XL was a gem. Much easier starter too.
Yes but XT pre dated the XL and many would argue the XL came about because of the XT
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2019, 11:59:30 am »
Yes you can DS a scooter but lets be real if we had to put bikes in the DS / Adventure bike box you wont beat the XT500 no matter what your age for what it started way back when. Whilst the XT's raced accross the desert other people were limping on with convereted R65's and three wheel convereted road bikes. XT500 nuff said and I'm not even a fan.

First real adventure bike yes, but iconic no. Not many of what is today regarded as adventure bikes have single cylinder. Per definition we are looking for the bike after which today's so called adventure bikes are styled.

I disagree - the XT500 was the first - and apart from the R80, all the "DS/Adv bikes that followed were thumpers - they evolved from that to the 2/3/4 cylinder variants we see today - the XT is way outdated by todays standards, but is certainly iconic ito of the heratige of Adv riding....

When my cousin and I were looking for bikes to ride through Africa in 1991/2, we hadn't heard of Adventure Riding, in fact I dont think it exsisted as a riding sty;e as yet, and the only bikes on the radar at the time were the R80G/s (Out of our price range) and the XT500 - we bought 2 (one in boxes, stripped), rebuilt them and traveled through Africa in 1994 on them - and we both still have them....
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2019, 12:11:40 pm »
It all depends on which criteria you use, but to me the XR650L stands alone at the top as the only bike still in production and unchanged for more than 25yrs...  :deal:

KLR 650 32 years, DR 650 29 years?  :peepwall:
Yes, that's correct, but both of them received some changes here and there - where the XR barely changed stickers...
 

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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2019, 12:16:51 pm »
Yes you can DS a scooter but lets be real if we had to put bikes in the DS / Adventure bike box you wont beat the XT500 no matter what your age for what it started way back when. Whilst the XT's raced accross the desert other people were limping on with convereted R65's and three wheel convereted road bikes. XT500 nuff said and I'm not even a fan.

First real adventure bike yes, but iconic no. Not many of what is today regarded as adventure bikes have single cylinder. Per definition we are looking for the bike after which today's so called adventure bikes are styled.

I disagree - the XT500 was the first - and apart from the R80, all the "DS/Adv bikes that followed were thumpers - they evolved from that to the 2/3/4 cylinder variants we see today - the XT is way outdated by todays standards, but is certainly iconic ito of the heratige of Adv riding....

When my cousin and I were looking for bikes to ride through Africa in 1991/2, we hadn't heard of Adventure Riding, in fact I dont think it exsisted as a riding sty;e as yet, and the only bikes on the radar at the time were the R80G/s (Out of our price range) and the XT500 - we bought 2 (one in boxes, stripped), rebuilt them and traveled through Africa in 1994 on them - and we both still have them....
And in another 20 years time people will still be riding XT500's
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2019, 12:25:55 pm »
It all depends on which criteria you use, but to me the XR650L stands alone at the top as the only bike still in production and unchanged for more than 25yrs...  :deal:

KLR 650 32 years, DR 650 29 years?  :peepwall:
Yes, that's correct, but both of them received some changes here and there - where the XR barely changed stickers...

honda,  arrogant/ignorant or both.
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2019, 12:28:44 pm »
XT500 nuff said and I'm not even a fan.

Neither am I and would pick my Honda XL500S before the XT500 I had. The 23" on the XL was a gem. Much easier starter too.
Yes but XT pre dated the XL and many would argue the XL came about because of the XT
Dus n verbetering op die XT :thumleft:
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Snaaks my XL staan ook agv met head probleme  :peepwall:
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2019, 01:34:35 pm »
Snaak my XL loop nog SONDER head probleme... hoop maar hy hou nog 'n rukkie ...tot my Expiry date

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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2019, 01:35:25 pm »
Snaak my XL loop nog SONDER head probleme... hoop maar hy hou nog 'n rukkie ...tot my Expiry date
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2019, 01:56:55 pm »
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2019, 02:07:02 pm »
Snaak my XL loop nog SONDER head probleme... hoop maar hy hou nog 'n rukkie ...tot my Expiry date

NIE snaaks nie - my XT500 wou Sondag, vir liefde en land nie start nie.... - soos gese, NIE snaaks......  :o
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2019, 02:59:36 pm »
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2019, 03:09:23 pm »
My 2 cents worth.......

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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2019, 03:17:54 pm »
I can't say the 3rd Gen AT is an icon at all........

Yet.....
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2019, 03:53:13 pm »
Most iconic... I'd have to go with the XT500 as well  :thumleft: Almost everyone who never had one knows someone who had one  ;D
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2019, 05:49:00 pm »
I can't say the 3rd Gen AT is an icon at all........

Yet.....
RD03  :thumleft:
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2019, 08:32:37 pm »
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2019, 08:37:15 pm »
No need for a pole, it is the Yamaha XT500.

So iconic it is that it won the first ever two Dakar races.

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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2019, 08:44:13 pm »
I have a XT500 and it hits the dirt as often as possible. I’ve always found it to be a really good allrounder for its age. Jump forward a few years to the XR600R and they feel worlds apart.
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Re: Most Iconic Adventure Bike Ever?
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2019, 09:16:07 pm »
My 2 cents worth.......

Finally some sense.

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