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bigrye2kx

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bigrye2kx says:

Best Adventure type bike for restricted licence holder (33BHP restriciton))?

I am currently on the restricted licence which dictates that I cannot ride a bike over 33bhp for the first two years, I really like adventure bikes as I am 6ft5 and a well built bloke which means I find the more common bikes that are restricted such as bandits and sv650s too uncomfortable .


My question is what would the best adventure bike to get as I want one that I can unrestricted and continue to use after the restriction ends

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

how about...

one of these?

V strom 650.

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

V-strom

Good choice, oldish. Ideal for a tall rider. A chap on the last ride out I went on had just bought one. Even with the restriction it was  pretty lively and he found it very comfortable for an all day ride out.

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R100R

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R100R says:

or maybe

a BMW F650 GS.  798cc, but it can be restricted to 33bhp.  Quite economical, I believe.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Restricted Advenutre Bikes

650 V-Strom and F650 as suggested.  Also what about one of the older, single-lung F650's or even a Honda Transalp.  All of these bikes are good potentials for restriction.   

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steveb

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steveb says:

How about

A DR350, doesn't need restricting (30bhp) and is far easier to Adventure on than a restricted bigger bike.

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

BMW F650

I ride the F 650CS as a winter bike. Mine is lowered but would be another good choice, although the aceleration was very tame restricted, the top speed was about the same.

Still think the V-strom is a better size for a tall person :smile

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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

What about...

an XT660Z?  Been told a lot of good things about them.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Not quite an adventure bike

but how about Kawasaki Versys?

Based on the ER6 (therefore, both restrict-able and insurable) but with different suspension, making it a taller bike.

That said, it depends what budget you have to spend.

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bigrye2kx

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bigrye2kx says:

xtz660

I have an xtz 750 project which is in it's final weeks before completion but I just can't get a restrictor for it without paying the ridiculous prices of finternational.com who charge £179 + vat 

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bigrye2kx

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bigrye2kx says:

v-strom

I really like the looks of the v-strom but where it is such a new model I fear I may be out priced right now

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