Originally Posted by eakins
for example, out west in WY there are remote ADV routes that you need over 200 mi range till the next gas station.
with a loaded with gear 800 getting maybe 40mpg (or less) you could be walking w/o extra fuel along.
for alot of our interesting ADV rides/routes we do a 200mi range is the safe #. sure you can find gas earlier, but that involves a boring & long out and backs just to fill back up. if you have the range, you can go the fun way. they guy w/o a 200mi range is not invited.
That's why god invented the ROTOPAX.
I don't think I ever said you don't need range. And if you read the whole thread you'll have a better understanding where the statement came from. There are only a couple of ADV bikes made that get more than a couple of hundred miles UNLESS you do pack extra fuel. That's what I do.
EDIT: "By Who" - I'll have to find the quote. It related to road bikes and range. Probly from one of our illustrious journalists. ;)