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Old 08-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #66
Garp
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Location: Newtown, CT
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Originally Posted by amk View Post
I just cannot see this bike as an "adventure" type, unless any dare out on a scoot down to a restaurant is an "adventurer".

The major design flaw is fuel tank orifice. Having it under the rear seat means to gas the NX up one needs to take off the rear luggage first, or never have one, limit yourself to side cases only. 14 L of gas is not more than 300 km of range, is this an adventure?
All other are not big deals one by one, but together they make NX of pure street commuter type. No rear hugger, short front fender, therefore a 100 yards down to a gravel and the bike and the rider are looking like they have finished at Paris -Dakar. Noodles instead of front suspension.
It is another Versys, modern, fun to ride down a street, nice to look at, but otherwise pretty useless in its stock form. The whole impression after a test ride was I rode a cheap toy for real money.
It's a two wheeled RAV-4, not a Land Cruiser. It's mainly about the appearance, but it has some concessions to unpaved roads. Accept it for what it is, not what you want it to be, and it's not a bad bike for the price.
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