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OldBeer
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  • Location: Auckland
  • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
  • Rank: 1000cc Rider

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.

Ymmv.