Lets not turn this into a slinging match. He's right that the STOCK Dakar is nowhere near as offroad capable as a DR. The DR needs to be modified in the suspension department as well, but it will still lighter.
Problem is that you're comparing apples with pears, and everyone knows they are not comparable.
Sorting the Dakar out with TT bling is a waste of time still. You can get that stuff straight from WP yourself (most of the other stuff is useless), it's just most BM riders prefer to shop at the same shop. Hence a lot of BM riders ride in BM gear. Major money spinner for BM. The Dakar is a more road orientated bike and eventhough notmybikemodelname has sorted out his bike more in the dirt department, he can still enjoy that design feature more than his DR riding mates.
Put it next to even a new KLR, look at the details, and you will find if it's worth the extra money. It has been spent on things by BM (most of it). I take the BM over the KLR anyday. TT is a rip off on a lot of items. When you're BM has a flat you can just ring up and they'll drive you home. Try ringing up TT.
tmotten screwed with this post 03-15-2009 at 06:02 PM