Choosing proper enduro for everything!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Padjom, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Padjom

    Padjom n00b

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    Dear adv riders please recomend me light,reliable and comfortable enduro which could perform good when traveling (on roads and off roads) and in woods and jumps. it would be great if it would have small maintance costs and bulletproof engine.Passenger pegs needed.
    i want to buy a motorcycle for many good years.
    My maybe list:
    1.Yamaha tt600r
    2.suzuki dr650
    3.yamaha xt600
    4.honda xr600l
    recomend more
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  2. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3 doesn't everyone?

    1.Yamaha tt600r Don't know...
    2.suzuki dr650 More street, heavy poor suspension...
    3.yamaha xt600 Heavy, poor suspension
    4.honda xr600l ... XR650L? if so heavy, Ok suspension with work.

    Suggest:
    Yamaha: WR250R
    KTM: LC4-640E or LC4 Adventure
    KTM: Plated 520, 525, 530 (only Light bikes)
    BMW: G650X
    Husky: TE-610
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  3. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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    Wow, that's a tall order! Light, reliable, comfortable, bulletproof, low maintenance costs. Good on roads and off road and handles jumps. Has it been made yet ? I want one too!
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  4. SBG

    SBG Neville1 to TT boys

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    I'd think the DRZ is the closest thing. Like if someone made a bike with 9-10" travel with QUALITY suspension parts, and had the comfort of the fatter 650's with a light weight KTM engine in it, you might have something.
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  5. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    what they said. finding a bike that is going to perform well on technical single track and be able to carry a passenger is going to be tough.

    all of the bikes you listed are too heavy for single track. none of them are going to be great at jumping either.

    KTM 450/500/525/530 EXCs can do everything except carry a passenger.

    that's about as close as you are gonna get.

    the wr250r is pretty close, but too heavy and lacking power.

    the DRZ400s is kinda close, but too heavy and lacking 6th gear (so, if you gear it down to do well off road, it's kinda revving a lot on the highway...if you gear it up for highway, it's too high for technical dirt).
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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    yeah we've been ALL waiting for that bike forever.

    not sure how good at traveling and jumps go together? :-)
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    impossible. hell you can't even get that in a TIRE, but you want it in a bike?
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    Yup... I'd fall back to the KTM LC4-640E you can find them for great deals 2000-2002 Passenger pegs, good suspension, large fuel tank, wide seat (still buy aftermarket), bullet proof engine 17Lbs lighter than DRZ400 with more power.
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  9. crazybrit

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    a) none of these are an "enduro"
    b) variants of this question have been asked *here* hundreds of times before, since you're new, perhaps try searching using the advrider search or google "site:advrider.com [bike]"
    c) I'd like a puppy for christmas. I want it to stay tiny and cute for ever, I don't want to have to train it, I don't want it to ever pee in the house, I want it to always come when called :D
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  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Now your talking! I want a big bore Direct Injected 2 stroke dual purpose bike that makes 55 hp,weighs 235 dry,runs for 50,000 miles with out all that oil change crap a good 4 stroke needs. 7 speed tranny,ultra wide ratio,smooth and quiet.

    (some version of this may actually happen)
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  11. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    Just went thru this, klr to dr to drz to WRR to fe450 to TE630
    WRR is great, just lacks highway power, TE has all the power and only gives up a little nimbleness.
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  12. zxrider11

    zxrider11 Been here awhile

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    Take a look at the KTM 690 Enduro R
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  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Buy two bikes, cause you're not getting that in one.

    Old subject, old answer, and it's not changing.
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  14. Off the grid

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  15. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    as they say on AR15.com , get both buy something 2 up cruising and a small 250 for running single track .
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  16. kubiak

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    i couldnt find the right bike for me to do everything
    so i had to modify the one i had to fit my needs.i started with a 02 bmw f650gs dakar, then modified it with yz forks, 18 inch front wheel, 180-80-14 rear tw wheel and tire and dropped 45 lbs off the thing. now i have my highway traveling bike that has 50hp and gets 65mpg, super stable cruising at 80 miles per hour all day and goes on trails i wouldnt have gone on before with all the traction i need and its got the bullet proof rotax motor that will keep going way over 100,000 miles. plus with a passenger its super stable and has plenty of power.
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  17. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    a good day of riding last month, rode about 110 miles on the road to ride about 50 miles offroad then back 110 miles all on one tank of regular unleaded gas.
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  18. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Christ,... 17 previous replies and they've all got it wrong.

    1998 or 1999 Suzuki DR350

    Does 75mph on highway no problem. 6 speed tranny, handles single-track with grace and gusto. Carries a passenger when needed. Cheap to buy (really nice, low-mileage, clean = $2000 at most), air-cooled = super-easy/cheap to repair and maintain, spare parts available everywhere and cheap. Great gas mileage, roomy enough for big guys, small and light-weight enough for the not-so-big guys (like me). Decent aftermarket support.

    For phucs sake stay clear of the DR650 / KLR650 or any Beemer GS. They weight and size are too much of a penalty for absolutely no gain over the smaller bikes.

    But WTF do I know?
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  19. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Yes, see post #18
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  20. VooDooDaddy

    VooDooDaddy Been here awhile

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    Everyone say it with me, "Dee Arr Three Fiddy"
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