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carling51

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« on: August 01, 2017, 05:20:37 PM »
Sorry for being thick but what bikes are classed as adventure bikes ? And what makes adventure bikes eg height seat height etc  :thumbup2

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 06:05:47 PM »
A few on here have the ktm 1190.wich has a 3 level seat.the best adventure bike.and great for touring.

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:11:32 PM »
Adventure Bikes are typically like the BMW GS1200, Triumph Explorer or Tiger, KTM 1150 and 1250 etc.

Basically they're bikes with upright seating position, more ground clearance, often protective engine guards and bars, luggage carrying capacity, and the ability to go off-road to different degree's based on model and the tyres you put on them.

Ideal for touring and riding lanes and such like when you want a change from normal roads.  :thumbup2
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 01:13:46 AM »
every bike is an adventure bike cos every ride is an adventure... deep or what :bgrin

are you thinking of those pseudo off road types with big front wheel, wanky tyres, (usually) more body protection than the royal family and brighter lights than Blackpool ? :hiding

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 06:15:30 AM »
Huh hem!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 09:33:01 AM »
Of course, "Adventure" bikes don't have to be 1000cc-plus. (might be a bit daunting ....or tall! ... for a newish rider).
The Suzuki V_Strom 650 and the Kawasaki Versys 650, the BMW GS650/700, Triumph Tiger 800, spring to mind, and (now discontinued but also very good) the Honda Transalp (600,650 or 700 depending on age).

But as Thedarksider says, any bike can be an adventure bike  ......... whatever you ride, enjoy it!

Look out online for ride reports (for example, at https://www.adventurebikerider.com/trip-reports.html) which should give you some idea of the vast range of bikes that are being ridden.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 09:36:18 AM by hotbulb »

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 12:31:10 PM »
Yes good point, I only highlighted the ones I did because they are some of the more well known bikes that a new rider might be more aware of.
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