- Location: Auckland
- Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S, CB500X
I had lots of helmet time on my recent trip up north and thought that that I could add to this but after listening again I think he has nailed it.
The only thing I would add is that in a New Zealand context I would say average gravel back road speeds are going to be even lower than his estimste. I reckon a 250 is plenty on windy gravel back roads.
Also, there is less wind noise at lower speeds and for me at least that makes a difference.
Having ridden bigger bikes on similar roads, I prefer the smaller, slower, lighter bike if I’m on my own.