450cc ADV bikes

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by tokyoklahoma, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    And who says there's no innovation in plowing implements?
  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I so want to use this as my signature (and attributed to you)... but I may be guilty of the very same - although I do ride my bikes a lot more than others around me do... but it's all commuting these days.
  3. RyanR

    RyanR Been here awhile

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    haha feel free I would be honored. Hey as long as you're getting some saddle time in it's all good.
  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    LOL, thanks.
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    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

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    maybe 350 cc is enough?
  6. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    It's too new to know anything about it but how about the 2wd Christini Dual Sport 450? 49 state street legal.
  7. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  8. Chromer

    Chromer Not going gentle

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    There are a couple threads about it in Thumpers.

    Chinese copy of the last-gen Honda 450 motor with smaller valves and a very mild cam, very choked up and with a 30-day warranty. Small gas tank with no good options for extending the range.

    The 2WD system apparently works really well though.
  9. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Grreatdog Long timer

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    And y'all bitch about the price of KTM's and Huskies? :rofl

    That thing will be made out of pure, genuine unobtainium.
  11. avgas

    avgas amateur

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    Yeah.. Anything with "electronic preload adjustment" is going to be too expensive for me. Maybe if it sells well then someone else will decide to make a more economical version of the concept.
  12. Hayduke

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  13. Dastard

    Dastard Just another guy

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    What he said

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  14. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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  15. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    sounds promising except for one thing, I doubt they will ever make it to the states.
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    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    It's interesting seeing Llewelyn's opinion of the 450CCM now that he has ridden it. I ride with him occasionally and I know how hard he can push an Enduro bike. If he says it is good, it is. :)
  17. Sp4rks

    Sp4rks Been here awhile

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    Not exactly adventure bikes, but close. Factory supported only most of them, I vote we steal them from the next Paris Dakar "Gone in 60 Seconds" style. :evil I call dibs on the KTM.
  18. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    I'll take the Honda! :D

    (I've just ordered about a $1000 worth of stuff to convert an '03 DRZ 400 E to ADV. I'll post a pic soon's all the stuff arrrives and gets installed. (Doesn't include the 7.5 gal Safari tank. Yet.)

    (This is a replacement for the DRZ-S stolen last year. :()
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  20. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Lights and signals - an ADV bike needs to be street-legal, eh?