5 Reasons to ride Small Motorcycle on a Long Adventure trip

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  • #20334

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    #20338

    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Location: Coastal Taranaki
    • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    This video is well worth watching. I’m just back from a short 4100 km ride around the South Island and I would agree with all the points stated.

    #20347

    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    I’ve watched that before. I’ve never really done any adventure riding in the sense he is talking about but can see his point.

    What makes me laugh is that a 650 is now a small bike! What does that make my drz250?

    #20359

    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Location: Coastal Taranaki
    • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    @oldbeer Like you, I don’t have bike size anxiety as I have found my KLX150L manages luggage plus extra fuel perfectly well. I’ve even gone 2-up on the gravel roads with no problem. I know I can’t overtake logging trucks that are charging around at 110 kph, but hey, it gives me more time to take in the views.

    #20389

    Hobbyhorse
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2008 Suzuki DRZ 250
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    I sold my BMW R80/7, which was set up for gravel roads, and bought a DRZ-250. I am now enjoying my backroad riding again and wondering why it took me so long to wake up to the joys of a light bike.

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