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

mactbkk

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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
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mikehohman

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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!
 

Azoulay

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Hi Jerry,

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

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hs0zfe

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Aug 31, 2009
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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?