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Plaasbike shootout
« on: May 05, 2020, 11:35:44 am »
AG200 vs CTX200 vs DR200

Which one and why ?
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 11:37:53 am »
Goodness the AG is ugly, lets sommer pass on that one  :o
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 11:45:06 am »
The AG and the CTX look nearly identical, I dont think you can call the AG ugly and not the CTX.

Only experience I've had was with the AG up in Malawi, my work gave me one for a week to transport myself between the lodge and the office. They are slow, clunky, heavy but I enjoyed it in a strange way. I'd love to get a long ADV trip going with a few riders on these cheap AF bikes, it should make for a fun trip.
 

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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 11:46:36 am »
AG200 vs CTX200 vs DR200

Which one and why ?
Between those three? The one in the best condition.  :lol8:

They are much of a muchness, only thing I can think of offhand is that the DR doesn't come with a kickstand either side and a centrestand as standard. For the rest of it, what colour do you prefer. 
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 11:56:18 am »
There was a long discussion on same topic about a week/2 ago on this forum. Lots of info.. Can't remember where
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 11:57:08 am »
The AG and the CTX look nearly identical, I dont think you can call the AG ugly and not the CTX.

Only experience I've had was with the AG up in Malawi, my work gave me one for a week to transport myself between the lodge and the office. They are slow, clunky, heavy but I enjoyed it in a strange way. I'd love to get a long ADV trip going with a few riders on these cheap AF bikes, it should make for a fun trip.
Yes the thinking as well, can load them nicely for a slow trip and you would not be bothered trying to ride them anywhere. Low seat height, long service intervals etc. Something different.
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 11:57:49 am »
The AG and the CTX look nearly identical, I dont think you can call the AG ugly and not the CTX.

Only experience I've had was with the AG up in Malawi, my work gave me one for a week to transport myself between the lodge and the office. They are slow, clunky, heavy but I enjoyed it in a strange way. I'd love to get a long ADV trip going with a few riders on these cheap AF bikes, it should make for a fun trip.
The CTX at least has a disk up front ?
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 11:58:33 am »
I've had plenty of AG's and DR 200's over the years. My choice is the DR200, simply because its suspension is lightly less worse than the AG's, and the seat is more comfortable. Plus, you can wheelie the DR and not the AG.

If someone else is going to ride it (not you), go for the AG. It has a carrier on the back which the DR doesn't.
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 12:02:21 pm »
I've had plenty of AG's and DR 200's over the years. My choice is the DR200, simply because its suspension is lightly less worse than the AG's, and the seat is more comfortable. Plus, you can wheelie the DR and not the AG.

If someone else is going to ride it (not you), go for the AG. It has a carrier on the back which the DR doesn't.
I'm also leaning to a DR200

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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 03:12:23 pm »
Some supercool riding in that video!
 

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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 03:52:16 pm »
I own a ctx 200
My GF rides it, it is simple and affordable, parts are available everywhere
she commutes about 30km per day with it and we do adventure trips with it
It luggage rack can take 20kg's so we load an extra jerry can and luggage on it
It can carry the boerboel's dogfood as well :imaposer:
It can tackle the dunes
it is practically the best bike for a beginner rider
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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2020, 04:35:45 pm »
DR 200 all the way.
They use to come with a carrier front and rear. Engine is super-reliable, and with a R300 sprocket change on the DR you can cruise at 90kph.
We have one and I would not change it for anything on the market at the moment
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 10:10:36 pm »
this one. If you get stuck you can just haul the thing out of the shite manually.
And they look better than the other 2 ducklings.
Ride is nice - seat not too bad. Reliable and easy to service.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2020, 03:27:11 pm »
theres a new - old kid on the block
the Honda hunter club
think it will work on the farm or as small commuter or around the world travel bike

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/honda-reveals-ct125-hunter-cub-adv150-and-cb-f-concept

 

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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 03:45:44 pm »
Look at the XT 250.
Fuel injection etc.
I wonder why our army are using them.
They must have properly tested and evaluated a range of similar bikes
 

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Re: Plaasbike shootout
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 03:56:38 pm »
Look at the XT 250.
Fuel injection etc.
I wonder why our army are using them.
They must have properly tested and evaluated a range of similar bikes
the army only buys stuff if someone gets a kick back from it so they prob got a good deal on the xt250's  :imaposer:
 
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