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Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« on: August 04, 2021, 11:20:51 »
Hello All, hope you are all doing well
As always when I'm not busy riding I'm still fettling lol
I don't get on here so often as I just spend too much time on a laptop too these days
I'm sure you'll have many comments on the VStrom section but take a look at this blog about the best Adventure bikes of all time

https://barebonesmc.com/top-25-adventure-motorcycles/

There are some tales of Stromtrekkers early years and our trip to the adventure rider centre on there too if you are interested :-)
https://barebonesmc.com/Suzuki-vstrom-stromtrekkers-2/
https://barebonesmc.com/my-Suzuki-DL650-vstrom/
https://barebonesmc.com/vstrom-co-uk-go-to-the-adventure-rider-centre-mijas/
have a look around the site and enjoy the read :-)
Ill catch up with you all again at some point

till then
enjoy the ride  :auto-dirtbike:

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 08:52:43 »
Best adventure bike.            The one you are sitting on

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2021, 10:30:52 »
Not so sure about that: off road ability is pretty much zero and it's dead slow. On the plus side, it's comfortable, cheap to buy, and uses no fuel...

Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2021, 15:27:48 »
so completely the opposite to KTM's them.  lol



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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 15:31:56 »
urm, the Aprilia Pegaso and the V850TT got in there but not any of the versions of the Transalp?   :dl_soapbox:



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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2021, 16:24:08 »
No Guzzi Stelvio either, a far superior device to a V85tt in all departments (except weight, ahem...).
It's pronounced 'twenty-one-twelve'

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2021, 21:17:59 »
That photo of Josh on the KTM  :bow-blue:  :bow-blue:

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2021, 22:53:00 »
Does Josh know his photo is being used ?  :smirk:

No1 .. a cagiva 🐘 .... Really .?

The RE Himalayan is more capable ..  :stirpot:
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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2021, 07:22:21 »
Give him a break... he's only 1 of 2 Cagiva fans in the UK   :text-bravo:

That Cagiva Elefant 900 was very capable... when it worked.  :fix:



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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2021, 13:48:44 »
Navigator, anyone?

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2021, 18:29:19 »
 lol



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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2021, 19:03:08 »
A mate of mine took those pics of Josh.. I was jumping the TTR at the same time. Josh clearly had a weight advantage as he is only a small child and wears size 6 shoes.

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2021, 09:07:40 »
lol, yes josh knows I have and use various pics of him, as does the everyone else
as to bikes left out, the line has to be drawn somewhere
no drz or caponard either, the drz because its got a piece of 2 x 4 as a seat and is useless with a pillion and the caponard because only the gen 1 was any good and even that has no real off road ability
the stelvio left out because you need a forklift to pick it up  lol and why would you say better than the V85TT? I'm intrigued on that one, id say the V85TT wins because it has a better engine and is lighter, plus it doesn't look like mutant hippo  lol
and as stated clearly in the conclusion
the best is the one you already have NOT the cagiva elefant, they aren't in an order
the elefant is there because it is an iconic bike, ahead of the navigator and gran canyon or canyon, or W16. yes I'm a cagiva fan, but I tried not to be biased  lol
the spreadsheet to mark them got stupid lol
the transalp was very borderline as was the XLV the XLV was actually closer
there's a different article here about some of the more overlooked bikes
https://barebonesmc.com/15-adventure-motorcycle-gems-you-might-not-have-heard-of/
and there are other articles to come
if I wrote it all in one article it would be unreadable  lol
hope your all well :-)

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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2021, 09:47:04 »
 :text-goodpost:



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Re: Best Adventure Bike Discussion lol
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2021, 07:05:25 »
land why would you say better than the V85TT? I'm intrigued on that one, id say the V85TT wins because it has a better engine and is lighter, plus it doesn't look like mutant hippo

OK, looks aside (I'm struggling with that one...) The Stelvio has a far better engine than the V85tt. The 1200 motor is tuned for torque exactly where you need it - everywhere. It pulls like a train from little over tickover all the way to the redline, the V85tt is flat and wheezy low down, has a whoosh of torque and then it's all over just as it's getting going. They've tried to make an 850 feel like at 1200 and it does for about 2,000 rpm and then it feels like a 500 everywhere else. It's a shame as a flatter torque curve would have produced a nicer bike. And don't even mention wind noise...
It's pronounced 'twenty-one-twelve'