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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2017, 05:00:48 AM »
@Jacobsroodt thanks man, I am really happy if you like it:D

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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 09:42:13 AM »
yes, Michnus, I second Jacobsroodt's comments: your posts are inspirational, and we too think that TOO MANY people leap at 1200cc's, when in many (not all) cases, a DR 650 or similar would be a better 'tool' to achieve their overland dream!

We welcome the smaller adventure bikes being launched/developed: these will get more people onto dual sport/adventure bikes, more affordably, and in some cases, give them a BETTER experience, too.

So bring on the smaller adventure bikes!!!
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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »
@Jacobsroodt thanks man, I am really happy if you like it:D
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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 09:46:39 AM »
A customer of mine asked for advice buying a bike and I mentioned that more and more riders are seeing the value in a smaller bike such as a 250.

Well the end result was he bought the BMW 310, sadly not the GS but the road going version.

Think if I could sell my bike and not lose money I may also go down to the CRF250 but that damn KTM 690 is so appealing

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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2018, 06:17:55 AM »
I spoke with Conraad of Offroad Cycles and he does not like the 690....he reckons the electrics are an issue as well as some other stuff, but then many guys competed and completed the Amageza on them.  I have a silly idea of converting a wr 450 into a decent adventure bike. They are used as such in Australia and the US.
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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2018, 09:11:32 AM »
I spoke with Conraad of Offroad Cycles and he does not like the 690....he reckons the electrics are an issue as well as some other stuff, but then many guys competed and completed the Amageza on them.  I have a silly idea of converting a wr 450 into a decent adventure bike. They are used as such in Australia and the US.

Maybe this at R30k?

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/de-waterkant/bmw-g450x/1002218242660910410192709

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Re: Why do we not have more people adventuring on small bikes?
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2018, 04:47:09 AM »
I spoke with Conraad of Offroad Cycles and he does not like the 690....he reckons the electrics are an issue as well as some other stuff, but then many guys competed and completed the Amageza on them.  I have a silly idea of converting a wr 450 into a decent adventure bike. They are used as such in Australia and the US.


All I know is every single overlander who wanted to look like Lyndon Poskitt on a Dakar look-a-like bike 690 had more shit than what they were worth. Looks the part but that's about it. :)

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