Originally Posted by SwitchThrottle
LaOutbackTrail....did you do a ride report? How many miles did you go, and what is your takeaway impression of the humble 400 as a quasi ADV bike?
Here is where my professional opinion wont matter....
I did the XR650L on a very similar trip earlier this year. I set up the XR400 pretty similarly to do this trip, with the intention to have more fun offroad. I installed the big tank to increase my range, wider, taller bars, headlight, and even my windshield and airhawk seat cushion for more hwy comfort.
To be quite honest, besides not having the 650's push button start, the XR400 did great as an adventure bike. With the 16t front sprocket, it cruised at 65mph on the hwy for about 4 hrs, 180 miles. I got about 40 mpg avg with my heavy right hand and the altitude, increasing the mileage when i used premium gas up to 45.
It was a big group event, and I only covered part of one of the groups I lead. I'm terraxpeditions.