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Old 12-04-2010, 06:34 PM   #16
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Why going with a smaller engine? are they also discontinuating the 250 to keep one single model?
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:09 PM   #17
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Why going with a smaller engine? are they also discontinuating the 250 to keep one single model?
they'll probably get more power from the new FI motor plus much improved emmisions.
i had an xr4 and they are old school.
replacing 2 bikes w/ 1 and splitting the size makes sense.

i think honda should have that in the US vrs the turdy crf230L!
i think it would sell well as it has done in SA.

http://www.google.com/search?q=XRE30...xtMenu&ie=&oe=
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:44 AM   #18
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Interesting!
But well for my south america trip, it is a NX400 that I will be riding
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:15 AM   #19
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Good thing is that parts will be easy to find in most countries, and the low power will help keep you out of trouble with the law.

They are decent little scoots, not exactly exciting, but your trip sounds like it's more about the journey than the riding anyway.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:57 PM   #20
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I'll do some off road and we'll be too up for all Patagonia, so a scoot is not an option for me!
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #21
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I'll do some off road and we'll be too up for all Patagonia, so a scoot is not an option for me!
You misunderstood. I referred to the NX4 as a scoot, meaning a small motorcycle.

It would definitely not be my choice for two-up riding any serious distances. Definitely check the fit before you buy.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:25 PM   #22
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OK, I understood.
Yes it's small, but considering prices in Chile and the fact I'll need to resell the bike fast at the end of the trip, it sounds to be the best option as it is a popular bike.
For sure it will be a big change after the KTM 950 but at least it will be lighter and cheaper to fix.

My girl friend does not take a lot of space and I'm not big size either, so it should be more or less ok. and at the end, it doesn't seem to be worst than a KLR for two up (that was my initial choice).
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:40 PM   #23
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OK, I understood.
Yes it's small, but considering prices in Chile and the fact I'll need to resell the bike fast at the end of the trip, it sounds to be the best option as it is a popular bike.
For sure it will be a big change after the KTM 950 but at least it will be lighter and cheaper to fix.

My girl friend does not take a lot of space and I'm not big size either, so it should be more or less ok. and at the end, it doesn't seem to be worst than a KLR for two up (that was my initial choice).
The Falcon fit 2 up fairly comfortably. If you travel light the power will be "ok" up to about 90kph & then quite sparse after that. Consider getting a smaller front sprocket.

On the gravel & such you be fine. Big high passes up North will be slow but doable.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:17 AM   #24
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I'm currently in the Pucón Region, still alone but with the bike very loaded (I'll have to get rid of stuff before the lady arrives).
I road a lot of back roads, dirt, rocks, with the load, the bike performs very well!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #25
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Just lurking around anyone own this...

Mine just changed to a dominator headlight...

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:31 AM   #26
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Yeessss!!! That is a sweet Falcon

Lots of pics of mine here (excuse my French)
http://renaudontheroad.wordpress.com/
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #27
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Yeessss!!! That is a sweet Falcon

Lots of pics of mine here (excuse my French)
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WoW!!!! that is one hell of adventures!... well done!... loving your blog..
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