Originally Posted by MookieBlaylock
au contraire, a 340 lbs bike can make joe average feel like a hero in the desert, i miss my 530 sometimes
My point is we can "dual-sport" and "adventure" on ANY bike....some bikes are better suited to particular applications....so we are agreeing that one bike is better than another in certain conditions....
I have a 450, a 690 and a GS1100.....and try to pick the right tool for a particular job....and I find adventure on each bike. I have toured on the 450 and 690, but have stopped single-track bush-bashing with the 1100
If I had to pick one bike for the rest of my life, it might be the 450....it just changes how much crap I pack for trips longer than one day.
I met a British guy at Tecate one time who was on a Honda 125....traveling around the world....so the 125 was an Adventure bike, for sure....
Call them what you will, and hopefully the bike of one's choice will get them there and back.