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Old 02-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #15693
blacktiger
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Originally Posted by PaulSF View Post
The marketing seems to be winning as we stop believing that almost any bike can navigate along dirt and gravel fire roads just fine.

For example:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...enture-travel/
You're right but it depends how quickly and comfortably you want to do it. I swapped from a Scrambler to my XC and it's chalk and cheese. The longer travel suspension of a proper "adventure" bike makes the dirt sections so much easier. If fact I also prefer the XC on the tarmac.
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