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    Re: Bit of off-roading
    Reply #10 on: 01 October, 2020, 12:43:36 pm
    01 October, 2020, 12:43:36 pm
    A friend put a deposit on a Yamaha T700 back November 2019, just took delivery at the end of this August. Yamaha was slow to release them here in the US and due to the pandemic, only produced about half the number expected for the first batch. He is having a blast on it, the single cylinder Tenere' 660 never sold here. I'm hoping the other Japanese manufactures follow and come out with mid weight 600-700cc dualsport/adventure bikes to replace the prehistoric bikes like the Honda XR650 and DR650. Personally, I feel bikes like the Tiger 900, KTM 790 Adventure, and GS850 are great bikes but not "middle weights" in displacement, weight, and price. Currently, I have a used DRZ400 for exploring the scenic dirt/gravel roads in my area. Love the DRZ but for long days in the saddle, the little 398cc motor can wear on you. I'm hoping there will be some more sub $10K modern 600-700cc single or twin dualsports in the future. Hopefully, sub 400 pound weight, fuel injection, and a little adventure bike style too. One can dream, right? :001:
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    Re: Bit of off-roading
    Reply #11 on: 01 October, 2020, 07:53:36 pm
    01 October, 2020, 07:53:36 pm
    My 2012 is my adventure bike. Properly outfitted it does fine on smooth gravel. It doesn't like mud through - or at least I don't! Too top heavy for that!

    A day in the country not too long ago



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    Re: Bit of off-roading
    Reply #12 on: 01 October, 2020, 10:20:00 pm
    01 October, 2020, 10:20:00 pm


    Have just bought a Husky 701 for long distance off roading, to join my Husky 350 enduro
    Other bikes: 2010 Street Triple R,  ZXR 400 race bike for track days and Husqvarna FE350 for green lanes, a Husqvarna 701 Enduro for TET and a Yamaha TDR250 for investment fun