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Old 08-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #91
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #94
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The truth about adventure bikes is this; The GS, KLR and in Europe the Africa Twin basically were the only adventure bikes on the market because it was a small segment.
This may have been true in the US, but in Europe the story was quite different: the Paris-Dakar rally had become very popular and extremely influential by the early 80's, so by the middle of the decade every manufacturer claimed adventure bikes in their stable. Yamaha had the Tenere, Suzuki the big DR, Kawi had the KLR, Honda had the big XL, the Transalp, and then the Africa Twin, Cagiva had the Elefant, BMW the GS, and even Moto Morini had the Camel.

Back in those days, more than half of all the bikes touring Europe were "Adventure" bikes, with the rest either pure touring bikes or standards (very few sportbikes back then) -- quite a different picture from the US.
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This may have been true in the US, but in Europe the story was quite different: the Paris-Dakar rally had become very popular and extremely influential by the early 80's, so by the middle of the decade every manufacturer claimed adventure bikes in their stable. Yamaha had the Tenere, Suzuki the big DR, Kawi had the KLR, Honda had the big XL, the Transalp, and then the Africa Twin, Cagiva had the Elefant, BMW the GS, and even Moto Morini had the Camel.
You left out KTM. We don't seem to get much respect sometimes.
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You left out KTM. We don't seem to get much respect sometimes.
KTM had an adventure bike by the mid-80's? When did the 620/640 Adventure hit the streets? I thought it was more like the late 90's.
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KTM had an adventure bike by the mid-80's? When did the 620/640 Adventure hit the streets? I thought it was more like the late 90's.
You're right, KTM didn't start racking up the Dakar wins until 2001. My mistake.
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You left out KTM. We don't seem to get much respect sometimes.
I have a lot of respect for KTM since I have been riding one for close to ten years now, but they didn't really get into the Adventure game until the mid-90's. Before that, their 4-stroke offerings were viewed either as enduro weapons (the first 500cc monsters), or unreliable dual-sports (first incarnations of LC4). I believe they did come out with a big-tank LC4 (must have been early 90's) but they were a rare sight; after a few years they started becoming more popular, but still considered hard-core and not the first choice for adventure riding. That changed in the 00's with their Enduro Championship and Dakar wins, and their mellowing-out with the big Adventure bikes.
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Word. I've had plenty of adventures of all kinds on my wee already. any ride with the banjoboy iz an adventure.
Thar, I dun fixed it fer ya. I gotz the FZ6A, cuz it has Renthal bars.

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Oh, thaz go'in in mah sig line right now. If'n ya don't like that, sue me!
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Pics of some of my favorite adventure bikes.
(pictures of extreme awesomeness!)
The adventure is in the rider, not the bike.
May I quote you, fine sir?

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Thar, I dun fixed it fer ya. I gotz the FZ6A, cuz it has Renthal bars.

Oh, thaz go'in in mah sig line right now. If'n ya don't like that, sue me!
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It's true. I call it church of Banjoboy and it's an adventure every time.

Speaking of which, where's that picture of me on fish camp?
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The adventure is in the rider, not the bike.
Yea, postie bikes. Basically in Australia the postmail service has a huge number of CT110's that need to be retired when they reach a surten mileage.
This there are tons of them for cheap and people buy them, put bags and bigger gastanks and go up and down the outback on them.
Proper adventure kit! :]
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You and BB and anyone else who wants to. It's only the truth.

The first time I rode with Kyle (Slowblood) he was sportin' that D675, and he could barely touch the ground. We were riding some of my favorite goats that day, and I thought, "Ooh, this boy's in for a long day." Every stop, Kyle was grinning ear to ear.

Or that pic of BB's bike and me on FH7 in the snow and hail. BB's on a street bike with street tires, street suspension, street motor (you get the reference by now?), and he's flinging that thing down the road, tearing hoses and dumping coolant. Nothing but smiles the whole time.

It's like the size of the fight in the dog rather than the size of the dog in the fight. It's all starts in the rider's heart, and builds from there.
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It's true. I call it church of Banjoboy and it's an adventure every time.

Speaking of which, where's that picture of me on fish camp?
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The first time I rode with Kyle (Slowblood) he was sportin' that D675, and he could barely touch the ground. We were riding some of my favorite goats that day, and I thought, "Ooh, this boy's in for a long day." Every stop, Kyle was grinning ear to ear.

Or that pic of BB's bike and me on FH7 in the snow and hail. BB's on a street bike with street tires, street suspension, street motor (you get the reference by now?), and he's flinging that thing down the road, tearing hoses and dumping coolant. Nothing but smiles the whole time.

It's like the size of the fight in the dog rather than the size of the dog in the fight. It's all starts in the rider's heart, and builds from there.
1st time I dun rode w/ Kyle sum dumb bitch crashed her bicycle on a cattle crossing, 'n fell right in front of him. Still dunno how he missed her? 'N her pill bottle full of steroids!
Then the 2nd time he pitched it sidewayz in sum gravel chase'in you on Coleman Valley.
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