Date of publication: 2018-01-04 04:35
I don 8217 t know. It 8217 s just the crazy stuff we dream up on adventure forums. I really wanted to believe in the brand. A 1295 adventure s with cast wheels and 5 gallon tank would be the best motorcycle I could imagine for my needs. Just like a more ergonomically friendly Duke Gt. But the allure of shaft drive and Yamaha dependability may keep me on fjr 8217 s for a while. Just need to sort the suspension, and get rid of the George Jetson exhaust sound.
Rogers: We 8217 ve always believed in the mantra that 8216 less is more 8217 . What 8217 s been really interesting over the last couple of years is the increasing mix of sports bikes that we 8217 ve been asked to work on—models like the Triumph 675 and KTM Super Duke have given us the opportunity to diversify and push the boundaries.
I like to combine those ideas and thoughts with modern technology I consider myself a mechanic first, and designer after that. Simple, reliable mechanics of the bike come first, then design follows—I have no use for an un-ridable bike.
“For $18k, it’s a ton of ADV bike, but what you don’t get and I’d miss terribly is cruise control,” says Burns. “The bag mounts are kind of Fisher-Price too, but it looks like you can replace the broken mount instead of the entire bag.”
“The choice of knobbies on the KTM ruined the street portion of the ride for me,” complains Brasfield. “The tire squirm kept me from trusting the bike when leaned over on pavement. Though the knobbies worked great in the dirt, they didn’t wear well and were nearly toast by the time our test was finished.”
Wrenchmonkees: We are constantly working on our style, trying to refine our simplicity and designs. Our biggest influence is all kinds of bike builds out there. We love to work out new solutions and ideas, but we also ‘borrow’ design and fabrication solutions that others have spent time developing. It’s difficult to pinpoint what inspires us, everything from nature to man-made designs are inspiring!
“Handling is stable and steady, and more than acceptable, although a tad cumbersome on the trail due to the overall weight of the package,” says Rousseau about the GS. “Its saving grace is the low CoG that the Boxer engine brings to the party. Despite its considerable size and weight, it doesn’t feel top heavy.”
If I need to cut accross the field from Costco to the liquor store to stock up on PBR I most certainly need a $25555 dirt bike. There is literally no other choice it 8217 s *255 yards*!
I live in Colorado, which has tons of graded dirt roads up to baby head rocky class 15 Jeep trails that are tough to navigate on my 855cc two stroke dirt bike.
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