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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Helicoptermanr22 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 pm

My two penneth worth..I think the adventure bike concept or saying came from the bike being a duel sport capability eg on off road capable.

I do have the 1250 now and will use it heavily off road as I've done for the last 20 years as it was designed for with TKC’s

Happy to off road a Honda Melody or a gold wing give me the chance, the 1250gs gets me to where i play in total comfort, its extremely good off road, yes its heavy however thats where the challenge comes in, with the right tyres its an incredible machine.

Im amazed how many people do buy them and would never even ride them off a kerb but think they can conquer the world.

Its the i wanna look like charlie fraternity that amuse me when clearly a sports bike would have been more apt.
If i can get a ferry ticket for next year i will be doing the ACT route from Brabanca downwards after doing the TET section 4-6 last year on a 1200gs with ease.
Now that was an Adventure!!
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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Helicoptermanr22 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:39 pm

Another bike that gets the wrong attention or gets laughed at is the X ADV.
Bloody awesome machine, sits at 85-90 with ease acceleration is brilliant on the 18 model year onwards as is the handling around corners being low centre of gravity.

Brilliant off road abilities however a little low which is easy ish to rectify and turning circle a little lacking but thats part of the entertainment.
Took it green laning many times and never failed to get me through!

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Magnon » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm

We used to call them trail bikes then big trail bikes then (after the merkins) dual sport bikes and so on.

As I’ve said before, it’s nothing to do with the bike but it’s the ride. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a ride an adventure - for example, what’s the point of following the TET if it was easy going on a 1200GS, where is the adventure in that?Then again slagging off 1250GS riders who prefer to keep their £20k bike on tarmac is a bit unnecessary too.

Everyone to their own - for me, after 46 years riding bikes all over the world, on and off road, I get sufficient adventure from a long road trip these days and if I do go off roading it certainly won’t be on an organised route like the TET.

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Mike Wright » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:33 pm

I ride a BMW GSA and never take it off road as for me its really a road bike and does the touring thing perfectly with all my gear. An adventure is anywhere you like and I have travelled a fair bit for quite a few years in different countries. The most remote over the mountains during the civil war in Sri Lanka on an old XR250 which was fun!

To me an adventure is going somewhere you experience new things, makes you think,work things out, meet new people, forge friendships and come back feeling great. Doesnt matter what you ride how far you go or how fast, its about how you feel. Just my opinion of course. 8-)

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by jamba » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:58 am

Triumph is true adventure bike, just add ABR sticker to it😊
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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:13 pm

jamba wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:58 am
Triumph is true adventure bike, just add ABR sticker to it😊
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Skis
Diesel and leaded petrol canisters
Extending Ladders
What is the bike being used as a shelf?
Coach light to illuminate the stuff laying around
Harley parking Stencil, not a sign
Novel way of connecting power between parts of the building
Quite a few non-standard chromed parts on the Bonnie, which looks great, especially like the miniature wheel sissy bar
Tow rope is a bit short though

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by jamba » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:57 pm

Love looking into the background of Photographs, I thought there was small bird in the doorway at first.

Skis yep, i use them when we have snow
Diesel and leaded petrol canisters well, nearest gas station is 65 kms south
Extending Ladders. Always usefull
What is the bike being used as a shelf? 1986 Puch Frigerio F7 250
Coach light to illuminate the stuff laying around
Harley parking Stencil, not a sign. It's DIY, i have Harley also
Novel way of connecting power between parts of the building. Original from seventies
Quite a few non-standard chromed parts on the Bonnie, which looks great, especially like the miniature wheel sissy bar. 😃
Tow rope is a bit short though. Ignition Key chain

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by PeteDuke » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Last year on way home went to a filling station to fuel up. Filling up my BMW 310GS
Next petrol pump along was a very new, very large GS1250 with every conceivable extra fitted. The rider had arrived shortly before me so completed filling up first, it was one of those garages that make you remove your helmet to obtain fuel. I smiled and nodded to my fellow biker as you do. Rider walked past me, and said ''there should be a law against calling that a GS'' and walked off shaking his head.
I went into pay, he was a further down the queue than me, paid for his fuel and walked out without making any further comment or eye contact.
Whilst I was paying for my fuel there was such a loud crash from outside, when I went out the big GS was laid on its side and the man was struggling to pick it up, in fact he could not.
What would you have done ?..........

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Brenhden » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 pm

PeteDuke wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Last year on way home went to a filling station to fuel up. Filling up my BMW 310GS
Next petrol pump along was a very new, very large GS1250 with every conceivable extra fitted. The rider had arrived shortly before me so completed filling up first, it was one of those garages that make you remove your helmet to obtain fuel. I smiled and nodded to my fellow biker as you do. Rider walked past me, and said ''there should be a law against calling that a GS'' and walked off shaking his head.
I went into pay, he was a further down the queue than me, paid for his fuel and walked out without making any further comment or eye contact.
Whilst I was paying for my fuel there was such a loud crash from outside, when I went out the big GS was laid on its side and the man was struggling to pick it up, in fact he could not.
What would you have done ?..........
Priceless.

I would have laid my bike down next to his, then picked it up and ridden off.
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

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Re: not a proper adventure bike

Post by Petethefeet » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 pm

Think i would have asked if it had gone to sleep and the ridden off :D
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