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Old 12-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
Aj Mick
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Less mass is more fun off road

Heavy bikes are neither much fun, nor particularly practical when it comes to riding off road. I'd suggest go for a quarter litre dual sport if you want to ride to where you want to leave the road. Get a dedicated off roader if you can haul it to where you want to go, on a pick-up or trailer.

I don't really go the term "dual-sport", probably coined by marketers. The bikes are seldom very sporty in use, and / or somewhat compromised on the road. "Trail bike" was the term used years ago to describe a bike that could be registered for the road, and take on the rough where the road ends.
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