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Old 01-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #21
LuciferMutt
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Location: New(er) Mexico
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Originally Posted by mikem9 View Post
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Easier to be seen

I disagree. Most of the thumper dual sports under 650cc are very skinny motorcycles without much substance. Most of them have no fairings, and many don't have windshields. From a cager's perspective, they are extremely hard to see from the front or back -- while driving I've thought a guy on a DRZ was riding a mountain bike once from several hundred yards back (no helmet either, so that didn't clue me in). Every time I go riding with my friend and he is on his XT, it's like a two dimensional bike -- easy to see from the side, but front or rear, it vanishes. Kind of scary.
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