Thread: 450cc ADV bikes
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #367
George 99
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Originally Posted by Grreatdog View Post
What I noticed on the Honda site for 2013 is that they have turned adventure bike into a marketing slogan for errand runners. There is no way in hell the 700X or 500X are even the slightest bit offroad capable. Unless your definition of offf-road is merely off-pavement and even that is a stretch.

Thank you Honda for trying to convince us that two wheeled Civics are adventure bikes. I don't care that Honda has decided that cheap UJM's are the future and I hope they sell like Happy Meals. After all, we can't have too many people on two wheels. But, for the love of God, please call them what they are: commuter bikes.
Gotta agree, 'Dog. I really like the 700X motor but the rest leaves me cold.

We know Honda has a CRF450L for January's Dakar. Sure hope all that work eventually makes its way into a production machine. Sure, they say it's based on a production bike, but what exactly have they done to make it reliable over the long haul?
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