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Old 09-12-2011, 07:35 PM   #60
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Originally Posted by macrae85 View Post
Now that's a BMW!
So many 'supermoto' haters on here,once you go 17",you'll hate 21" like me.It'll improve handling
on the road immensely,your hooligan factor goes up 10 fold!(try find the two French guys on supermotos
on Youtube.....mental!).
I recently sold my F650GS twin and bought a 950 supermoto. Never had so much fun on the street! Hasn't slowed me down much on dirt roads as much as I had expected either.

Yesterday I rode the F800GS for the first time.. I was really surprised by how much effort it took to turn............... and with street rubber. Yes, the 21" wheel has advantages offroad, but it almost ruins all the fun when the road turns twisty. I think a 19" front is a good compromise for big adventure bikes like the F8. My F650GS handled so much better in the curves than the F800. It was a huge difference in handling. I guess it all depends on what your focus is and where you are willing to compromise.
'07 450EXC, '06 950 Supermoto, '09 YZ450F
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