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Old 08-31-2012, 01:56 AM   #311
Night Falcon
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Originally Posted by cleophus View Post
One of my favorite things about the 950 is the dual rally tank design. By moving the tanks to the side it allows the seat to extend closer to the triple clamps like a dirt bike so you can slide way forward for cornering (especially on long fire roads where you don't necessarily want to be standing the whole time) and way back for sand/mud. The 1190 looks like a relatively fixed street bike position. Way less useful off road IMHO.
one of the things i hate on an adv bike is a "u" shapped seat (XTZ 660 is a classic example) if you slide to the back of the seat you sit higher on the bike which alters the centre of gravity.....particularly frustrating on steep down hill decents . I guess they do it to make the bike more appealing to shorter riders but it ruins the bike in my veiw
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