True Dualsports getting heavier and less powerful?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mikem9, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Emissions are the least of our worries. Have you ridden in Europe? I have. In industrialized nations there is virtually NO LAND to ride dirt bikes (or dual sport bikes) on. Germany is the worst with France, Austria, Scandinavia follow close behind. Worse every year. I did ride off road in Andorra and a bit in Southern Spain ... but very very limited. I honest to God think the Germans would shoot you off your bike for riding off road. They are very seriously ANTI dirt bike.
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    Admittedly I'm not big on the Motocross news nor keep up to date on the bikes companies put out for Motocross. Hence, the last issue of Dirt Rider I read had a 450 shootout and a review of the Yamaha 250. :lol3

    My post was more directed at the street legal/dual sport market, of which I'm pretty sure all of us would like to see some new designs/competition.
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    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    The Moto mags are tough to read as they are aimed at the 12 to 19 year old moto kids out there. But they DO have the facts and some do good tests on new bikes, and usually do decent summaries of the new tech and up grades.

    If the Dual Sport segment continues strong we May actually see more Japanese participation in new Dual Sport bikes. As I said, my hope is KTM will jump in with a dual sport version of the Duke 390.