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Old 09-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question Choosing proper enduro for everything!

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Dear adv riders please recomend me light,reliable and comfortable enduro which could perform good when traveling (on roads and off roads) and in woods and jumps. it would be great if it would have small maintance costs and bulletproof engine.Passenger pegs needed.
i want to buy a motorcycle for many good years.
My maybe list:
1.Yamaha tt600r
2.suzuki dr650
3.yamaha xt600
4.honda xr600l
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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HELLO
Dear adv riders please recomend me light,reliable and comfortable enduro which could perform good when traveling (on roads and off roads) and in woods and jumps. it would be great if it would have small maintance costs and bulletproof engine.
doesn't everyone?

1.Yamaha tt600r Don't know...
2.suzuki dr650 More street, heavy poor suspension...
3.yamaha xt600 Heavy, poor suspension
4.honda xr600l ... XR650L? if so heavy, Ok suspension with work.

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Yamaha: WR250R
KTM: LC4-640E or LC4 Adventure
KTM: Plated 520, 525, 530 (only Light bikes)
BMW: G650X
Husky: TE-610
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Wow, that's a tall order! Light, reliable, comfortable, bulletproof, low maintenance costs. Good on roads and off road and handles jumps. Has it been made yet ? I want one too!
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Wow, that's a tall order! Light, reliable, comfortable, bulletproof, low maintenance costs. Good on roads and off road and handles jumps. Has it been made yet ? I want one too!
I'd think the DRZ is the closest thing. Like if someone made a bike with 9-10" travel with QUALITY suspension parts, and had the comfort of the fatter 650's with a light weight KTM engine in it, you might have something.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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what they said. finding a bike that is going to perform well on technical single track and be able to carry a passenger is going to be tough.

all of the bikes you listed are too heavy for single track. none of them are going to be great at jumping either.

KTM 450/500/525/530 EXCs can do everything except carry a passenger.

that's about as close as you are gonna get.

the wr250r is pretty close, but too heavy and lacking power.

the DRZ400s is kinda close, but too heavy and lacking 6th gear (so, if you gear it down to do well off road, it's kinda revving a lot on the highway...if you gear it up for highway, it's too high for technical dirt).
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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yeah we've been ALL waiting for that bike forever.

not sure how good at traveling and jumps go together? :-)
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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impossible. hell you can't even get that in a TIRE, but you want it in a bike?
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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impossible. hell you can't even get that in a TIRE, but you want it in a bike?


Yup... I'd fall back to the KTM LC4-640E you can find them for great deals 2000-2002 Passenger pegs, good suspension, large fuel tank, wide seat (still buy aftermarket), bullet proof engine 17Lbs lighter than DRZ400 with more power.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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HELLO
Dear adv riders please recomend me light,reliable and comfortable enduro which could perform good when traveling (on roads and off roads) and in woods and jumps. it would be great if it would have small maintance costs and bulletproof engine.Passenger pegs needed.
i want to buy a motorcycle for many good years.
My maybe list:
1.Yamaha tt600r
2.suzuki dr650
3.yamaha xt600
4.honda xr600l
recomend more
a) none of these are an "enduro"
b) variants of this question have been asked *here* hundreds of times before, since you're new, perhaps try searching using the advrider search or google "site:advrider.com [bike]"
c) I'd like a puppy for christmas. I want it to stay tiny and cute for ever, I don't want to have to train it, I don't want it to ever pee in the house, I want it to always come when called
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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a) none of these are an "enduro"
b) variants of this question have been asked *here* hundreds of times before, since you're new, perhaps try searching using the advrider search or google "site:advrider.com [bike]"
c) I'd like a puppy for christmas. I want it to stay tiny and cute for ever, I don't want to have to train it, I don't want it to ever pee in the house, I want it to always come when called
Now your talking! I want a big bore Direct Injected 2 stroke dual purpose bike that makes 55 hp,weighs 235 dry,runs for 50,000 miles with out all that oil change crap a good 4 stroke needs. 7 speed tranny,ultra wide ratio,smooth and quiet.

(some version of this may actually happen)
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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HELLO
Dear adv riders please recomend me light,reliable and comfortable enduro which could perform good when traveling (on roads and off roads) and in woods and jumps. it would be great if it would have small maintance costs and bulletproof engine.Passenger pegs needed.
i want to buy a motorcycle for many good years.
My maybe list:
1.Yamaha tt600r
2.suzuki dr650
3.yamaha xt600
4.honda xr600l
recomend more
Just went thru this, klr to dr to drz to WRR to fe450 to TE630
WRR is great, just lacks highway power, TE has all the power and only gives up a little nimbleness.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #13
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Buy two bikes, cause you're not getting that in one.

Old subject, old answer, and it's not changing.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #14
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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as they say on AR15.com , get both buy something 2 up cruising and a small 250 for running single track .
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