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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation New Adventure bike coming!

Finally a modern, mid-size and affordable Dualsport that looks like it's ready to go right from the MFG!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-29-2016, 04:32 PM
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Looks very nice indeed.
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Good looking bike, post up some pics when get it!!


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That's an intriguing bike, down right tempting.
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Ya, it is. I bet it sells!
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.....looks like it's ready to go right from the MFG!
Well, almost. Needs better tires if you want to do anything more than graded gravel roads. But they gave us a good start! Suzuki really blew it with their new DL250. Was supposed to be a mini vstrom. But it has zero adventure ability as it is just a GW250 with ADV-ish body work. Kawasaki looks like they're onto something here.
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Nice, should sell well here in Europe, I'll stick with my KLR, the pelican cases are larger LOL
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The cases do look a bit small, don't they..
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The trend now is to downsize and that's why I like this bike, that and the proven engine/ drivetrain package. It should be smooth, reliable and very economical too. The price is right also. It will be as much ADVENTURE as any of the other offerings available: Some faster, a few slower, none lighter nor better looking!

Tires can be changed out easily enough and just look at what they put on these 600lb plus, so called adventure bikes; slightly modified street tires with a few more grooves cut in them.

I've had just about all of the Adventure bikes and aside from some of my single cylinder dualsport/ adventure bikes, this DL650 Suzuki of mine is the lightest and that feels good for a change.

you can buy 3 of these for one GS1200 or a Triumph 1200 or a KTM 12 whatever.

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How many can I buy for the price of my Ultra? Will it tour two up all day long in comfort? It's all in what you need or want. I'm just excited that the manufacturers are offering small bore bikes with style finally. The Kawi should sell very well.
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Agreed Lurch

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Cute little bike. I bet they sell tons of them.


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A adventure bike with a low seat height? Sign me up.
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