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Adventure Bike

Post by ErikGustav2 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:20 pm

Why ??

Does a modern adventure bike have a seat hight so high that you need a ladder to climb onto it ?
Have a rear end that puts the top box up in the air and put that weight very high ?
Put the rider decimeters higher than the driver.
Put the panniers above the wheel, instead of beside ?

OK. Ground clearence and suspension trevel is needed.
But this is redicolous.
It could be solved in a much better way.
This is just fancy look.
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All that air ??

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There is where the weight is placed
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Re: Adventure Bike

Post by Jak* » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:31 pm

Fashion.
Ted Simon managed it on a Triumph 500, Nathan Millard on a Postie bike, Elspeth Beard on a road going BM. I suspect that there are an awful lot of Enfield Bullets that have travelled further and over more adventurous terrain than the average GS or KTM. Having said that there are a lot of places that I have taken my Himalayan that I wouldn’t want to take my Guzzi 1000.

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Re: Adventure Bike

Post by dave h » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:02 pm

low and forward of the rear axle if poss,
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Re: Adventure Bike

Post by Godspeed » Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:42 am

Always liked my MT for the front panniers and it kept the rain off your legs
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Re: Adventure Bike

Post by daveuprite » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:04 am

That's one hell of a big hypodermic you carried around with you...

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Re: Adventure Bike

Post by Crossrutted » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:58 am

daveuprite wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:04 am
That's one hell of a big hypodermic you carried around with you...
For copper and lead injections.....

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