5 Dual-Sport Bikes Take on Death Valley: Test Drive

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  1. mactbkk

    mactbkk Ol'Timer

    For you two-wheelers out there, the POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE, from the U.S., had a good article on off-road bike comparisons here:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/automot ... 28086.html

    5 Dual-Sport Bikes Take on Death Valley: Test Drive

    As part of PM’s MythBusters special issue, Jamie Hyneman and PM’s auto editors head into the scorching heat, rocky terrain and windy roads of Death Valley to test five new dual-sport bikes. After 200 miles taking hairpin turns and kicking up dust, they weigh in on how the latest models in this fuel-sipping, off-road category hold up to harsh outdoor terrain. Here is what they found.
    By Larry Webster
    Photographs by Nathaniel Welch
    Published in the September 2009 issue.

    Three pages with specs, prices, and comments, good and bad, on these five bikes:

    KTM 450 EXC, Yamaha XT250, Kawasaki KLX250S, Honda CRF230L, Suzuki DR-400S

    Mac, the occasional 4-wheeler to Laos
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  3. mikehohman

    mikehohman Ol'Timer

    Thanks for sharing the link. I was at the Kawi dealer on Rama IX looking at the KLX. I want one... but where to ride near Bangkok?

    Thanks again!
  4. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks again for sharing the link, it confort me in my choice with the Suzuki 400DRZ...

  5. hs0zfe

    hs0zfe Ol'Timer

    Thanks for posting the link. I like reading bike comparisons. But this one is very biased. The KTM is in a different cc, price and power class :(

    Why not stick with 250 or 450 cc bikes?

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