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Old 10-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #105
Snowy
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The trouble is that you make a bike that suits the true off road rider, and everyone else (who incidentally make up most of the owners) complain that they aren't "user friendly" and that they are tricky to ride.

Because the average rider is very average at riding.

I'm not for a second implying that I'm anything but average. Just making a case for the extinction of a entire category of bike.

Sportsbikes have been morphed into high performance tourers, then into "Adventure bikes" instead of morphing big bore trail bikes and Safari Raid bikes into more capable long range tourers.

The key manufactuers are using their high volume powerplants and chassis arrangements and trying to satisfy a wider market. It makes more economic sense than designing something from the ground up.
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