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Old 04-22-2011, 06:11 AM   #40
ADV8
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Location: North of Sydney.
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Originally Posted by Jelly View Post
I have been patiently waiting for more comments on the DR's highway manners and had to dig this thread out 8 pages back today. I do not expect a single to be as smooth as a multi, but a coworker of mine says a single will rattle the fillings out of my teeth for extended (Legal) highway speeds. Anyone else care to chirp in?
The DR is very smooth engine wise.
There is no comparison though between a DR with road tyres and a 17 inch front wheel (SM trim) and stock.
They steer like a truck with the 21 front,still a good long distance bike though.
I am starting to favour the DR even more as a long distance tourer,smooth,comfortable and huge range with the big fuel tank.
The lower HP just means momentum needs to be kept up.
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