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post #1 of 5 Old 02-28-2017, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Why Dual Sport Motorcycles are the Best

An interesting look at dual sport motorcycles……


……. Which is motorcycling as it is to me…….. albeit still here in Thailand on a 1997 Honda Dream 100, with nearly 260,000 km on the clock, which does handle unsealed roads and tracks with aplomb.

When / If I return to the land of my birth CBR250R derivative, the CRF250 Rally, could be tempting. It addresses the shortcomings of the CRF250L, which to me seemed to be trying to look like something it wasn't. On the other hand, the even more utilitarian XR150L could be the way to go.
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Good stuff... Everide's videos are a refreshing alternative to the typical loud and 'in your face' bike videos on YouTube.

Another good one...


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If you wait long enough, you won't need quite as much suspension because the rides will become a tad less challenging. Just one of those aging effects, trust me.

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It's a bit like our CBR 250s. No nonsense. No chrome, just a functional, cheap and great bike.

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I once demoed a DRZ400. 20 minutes was enough for me on that seat, so if this guy spent ten hours on his I can well believe he was sore!
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