Originally Posted by bluesman
It is a bit sidetracking...but motards and long distance...
You can tell how impossible it is to my friend - owner of KTM 690 SMR who drove through all Morocco with us and then returned back to Cannes in France doing 1700 km in 18 hours
I do not remember him complaining
It is all in the rider.
690 SMR range is 300 km on the tank. It has really low consumption if properly setup.
Anecdotal evidence in the face of the obvious, only to make a clownish argument. If "it is all in the rider", I guess we should simply buy the bikes that look prettiest to us with no consideration for the purpose for which they are designed.