Multistrada V VanVan

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Multistrada V VanVan

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:15 pm


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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by stramasher » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:08 pm

Seen a drz400 lump in a van van. Not heard from the pilot/ mad scientist in a while....

Good channel. Always jealous of their big playground out there.

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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:10 am

Th VanVan looks like more fun, TBH

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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by macvisual » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:22 pm

The VanVan rocks. . . . !
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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 pm

Am I mistaken in remembering a 125 cc two-stroke VanVan in 1977, or so? Hilarious then, hilarious now!

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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by P4ulie » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:18 pm

Yes Richard, they were around in the 70's. A surprisingly fun bike to ride, probably the most fun adventures I've ever had on a motorcycle
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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by Tonibe63 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:23 pm

P4ulie wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Yes Richard, they were around in the 70's. A surprisingly fun bike to ride, probably the most fun adventures I've ever had on a motorcycle
Your ride report was the inspiration for my Wife getting a vanvan for her first bike and also gave me some good info for our later trip to the Stella rally and other Alpine gravel roads. 8-)
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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by P4ulie » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:37 pm

I have fond memories of those Alps trips, slow up the hills but great fun none the less. I got to the top & then a bit more of the Stella, there's plenty of 'proper' bikes that can't manage that :lol:
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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by daveuprite » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:45 pm

Nice video. Mainly because it isn't judgmental. It's not trying to say "look, a great big expensive bike being matched by a little cheap bike" - which would be a simplistic and pointless interpretation. It celebrates the virtues of both bikes.

The multistrada can tour whole continents at speed, and do a bit of dirt too. The van van provides cheap low-power fun on and off-road. Both are brilliant and both are limited. Neither is winner or loser. Perhaps the comparison is pointless in itself, but it's fun to see two bikers on two entirely different machines enjoying themselves regardless.

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Re: Multistrada V VanVan

Post by P4ulie » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:07 pm

It's a shame on two wheels have gone behind a paywall, they had some excellent youtube content. The mc garage is particularly good. Have a look at their recent baja Throttle Out Monkey Bike video
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