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Old 02-10-2011, 04:53 AM   #245
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Originally Posted by prowler1 View Post
Not going to bother posting a picture, but without a doubt, the best looking dirt bike off all time was also the first REAL dirt bike you could actually buy and ride everywhere:

1968





The Yamaha DT-1 Enduro was introduced. The world's first dual purpose motorcycle which had on & off-road capability. Its impact on Motorcycling in the USA was enormous.

Second pick would have to be the BSA Gold Star. A classis beauty. Non of these new bikes are even close IMO.









All these new Dakar style bikes look a little goofy to me with all the plastic hanging all over them, and the weird vertical flat front fairings.........?
The DT-1 wasn't the worlds first dual purpose bike. I owned one and my friend had one of these. It was as good a street bike and a better dirt bike. The first DT-1 handled terribly over whoops and a kit was sold that lowered the engine about 2 inches by altering the frame.



Me on the DT-1. Both shocks broke the bottom mounts off upon landing.
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