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« on: April 12, 2007, 05:11:43 pm »
What is the most capable DS bike out there?
I'm not talking tours longer than an overnight stop, no long distance on highways, just short day trips with gnarly offroad routes.

No road legal Enduro machines, the service intervals are crazy, more like bikes that need service every 3000-5000km.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 05:27:34 pm »
grrrrr!!!


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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 05:39:44 pm »
Must be the DRZ and no I'm not biased. The Husky is close but physiclly bigger and heavier. The TTR is lighter but an older design and weaker suspension. 250 is also a little small and underpowered for trips with gear.The DRZ was superb in the river and still did 120 km/h to PTA whilst getting 26 km/l, what more do you need ?
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 05:40:01 pm »
WHERE'S THE KLE!?!?!?  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 05:51:08 pm »
I just like Honda's


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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 06:08:19 pm »
what other bike can do 450 kms. with the standard tank and has completed the roof ?
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 06:31:42 pm »
Shark are you doing market research on your next ride ? You are welcome to test ride my DRZ if you want. I think that a XR 650 or KTM 640 will suit you best  8)
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 06:33:13 pm »
First and only choice from your list, 640 adv. And this really is not a biased choice.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 06:42:17 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 07:12:15 pm »
Only one choice to me, the DRZ seat looks like torture, the DR I just do not know it well enough.
The HP2 & SE too small a tank.

So the 640 it is.

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 07:21:47 pm »
√?¬ć've never ridden one but I've seen them on trips and I see the ride reports. :P

640 it must be.

One day.........when my legs suddenly grow a foot longer. :(  :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007, 07:30:38 pm »
Same as JM...I'm not qualified to vote, but looking at DDs reports,
he really seems able to go everywhere with the DRZ....One passes me
to work almost daily, and wow, it seems bloody powerful.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2007, 07:33:54 pm »
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Shark are you doing market research on your next ride ? You are welcome to test ride my DRZ if you want. I think that a XR 650 or KTM 640 will suit you best  8)


If you are doing looking at buying when I would wait for the 690 adv. That is going to be one awesome machine. I hear that it will be out maybe towards the end of next year. Bit of a long wait but could be will worth it.
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2007, 08:16:43 pm »
Ai Sharkie, 1 thread I can not be part of. But tell me what u'r choice is and I will vote for that.
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 08:59:29 pm »
Ox and his 640 in the riverbed making it look easy

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/?action=view&current=DSCF6882-2.flv

Nice bike but a bit expensive (unless you have enough $$$)  :D  a XR with big tank would be just as good and R20 000 cheaper.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2007, 01:11:46 am »
Well I did mention the Enduro version of the 640 KTM. Not the full fairing 28L tank ADV version.
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 06:55:00 am »
I didnt vote but I would say it has to be the KTM 640, the weight and suspension puts it in front
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 06:56:40 am »
Most of us equate a DS to a good fuel capacity, so therefore I dont know, so many good ones in that rage, depends what colour you like.

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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 07:03:01 am »
Why do I have this fat grin on my face ???!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2007, 07:09:36 am »
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It,s coz you don,t know what is really going on! And a mild case of insanity.

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