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Old 06-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #16
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I own a perfect compliment of car and motorcycle, a '66 Volkswagen Beetle and an '82 Honda C70 Super Cub. Both are basic functional designs, built for ease of use and repair. Both have, or had, long production runs and have been produced in very large numbers, though Super Cubs, at over 60 million, easily out number Beetles by over 3 to 1. They were both antiquated during the majority of their production. In stock form, they are hopelessly inadequate in modern U.S. traffic conditions. Both will have their top speeds easily manipulated by hills and wind direction. The VW and the Honda can be cobbled back into some sort of functionality with wire, duct tape and maybe a crescent wrench, but are also easy to repair properly. Most importantly, they are both a blast to drive/ride, and piloting one always put a smile on my face.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:20 PM   #17
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Now see, I've got my KLR set up to ride 90% dirt, 10% slab. I rather see it compared like this...




Or maybe with the offroad capability mixed with a bit of comfort such as this...


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Old 06-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #18
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #19
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #21
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This is a pretty cool thread idea. It will be neat to see others interpretations of what their bikes would be.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #22
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I own a perfect compliment of car and motorcycle, a '66 Volkswagen Beetle and an '82 Honda C70 Super Cub. Both are basic functional designs, built for ease of use and repair. Both have, or had, long production runs and have been produced in very large numbers, though Super Cubs, at over 60 million, easily out number Beetles by over 3 to 1. They were both antiquated during the majority of their production. In stock form, they are hopelessly inadequate in modern U.S. traffic conditions. Both will have their top speeds easily manipulated by hills and wind direction. The VW and the Honda can be cobbled back into some sort of functionality with wire, duct tape and maybe a crescent wrench, but are also easy to repair properly. Most importantly, they are both a blast to drive/ride, and piloting one always put a smile on my face.

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i like this setup!
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #23
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The ninja is for the guy who can't really handle or afford a true sport bike. The pos Hyundai is for the guy who can afford a BMW or Audi and is a poser
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #24
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I agree that this is a pretty cool thread idea. Not sure how this one hasn't already been submitted...


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Old 06-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #25
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On a serious note, I'm thinking of moving some of my motorcycle adventure touring miles to 4-wheels for risk reduction reasons. What WOULD be a good equivalent to something like a R1200GS that would spend 80% of its time on twisty paved back roads, but with the occasional gravel or forest service road thrown in? Has to be AWD. I don't want a huge full-size SUV or pickup, but I want something more offroad capable than a soft crossover like an Outback.

My initial thought was something like an Xterra, but they're pretty crappy on pavement. Maybe a small/sporty SUV like a Mazda CX-5, VW Tiguan, or BMW X1?

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #26
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I tell people my BMW has an engine like a VW... or similar to a Nardi Racer:
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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On a serious note, I'm thinking of moving some of my motorcycle adventure touring miles to 4-wheels for risk reduction reasons. What WOULD be a good equivalent to something like a R1200GS that would spend 80% of its time on twisty paved back roads, but with the occasional gravel or forest service road thrown in? Has to be AWD. I don't want a huge full-size SUV or pickup, but I want something more offroad capable than a soft crossover like an Outback.

My initial thought was something like an Xterra, but they're pretty crappy on pavement. Maybe a small/sporty SUV like a Mazda CX-5, VW Tiguan, or BMW X1?

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #28
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and it's equally heavy, 1980's technology cousin:




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Old 06-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #29
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #30
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Good suggestion, but I've looked at these and there are too many things I really don't like: styling, underpowered (148-hp for a 3100-lb vehicle), and only automatic option is a CVT. There is a manual tranny, but its only a five-speed and is only available on the bottom trim line.

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