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ranorthe

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ranorthe says:

One bike for everything

Opinions invited.
What's the one bike that will do it all?
I cover about 10K miles a year, leisure riding, green laning, touring, commuting.
I had a BMW G650X which was brilliant but 54Hp got boring eventually. Now I've got an FZS600, with 95Hp it's a lot more fun but obviously not as good on the green lanes (it does do the green lanes, I've just got to be careful).
What I want is kind of a BMW XCountry with an FZS600 engine - there doesn't seem to be anything around.
I looked at the Tiger 800 but it's far too heavy, as are most of the so called "Adventure" bikes (don't make me larff).
Any thoughts?

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snev

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snev says:

bloody good question....

just spent the last two weeks trying to do a Ray Mears...on two wheels.........as opposed to the ...Ewan  Boreman thing...... reckon the MT09 is just as good at adventure riding as any overweight Fashion victim ....... :shock: Dartmoor is pretty much as wild as it gets in England and riding along the sort of animal tracks and heathland trails, not to mention bog and rock on a lightweight but  not too tall mid sized engine machine was a revelation............. Could do with a smaller adventure style MT07 ........ I would spend a lot more time off road......

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

snev...

doing the whole building your own shelters and eating and drinking stuff you caught/found in the wild,carrying just a flintstone and swiss army knife?:smile

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BaldE35

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BaldE35 says:

Snev

does that make you a bog trotter :biggrin:

But you are right good question and I know I only play one tune but the Viffer is the dogs bollocks at every but green lanes & bogs.  


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snev

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snev says:

Oldish..... Almost.....

MT09 ....Tarp.... Bag.... Woodsman Stove.... Steel and Flint.... Hammock ..... And a few other Luxuries.... I,m training for the Scottish Trip........:biggrin:

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snev

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snev says:

Baldy.........nope....

I'm  just a .........c..t.............:winkie:

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

better add....

avon 'skin so soft',mosquito net and midge net hat to the list then.:smile

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snev

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snev says:

Ahaha the wee beasties.....

Got bug spray and various nets....... Plus I aiming to meet up with The Scotty Crew...... They can carve a path through the little Bastards...... 

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

1 bike for all

What about the BMW F800GS? The twin cylinder traillie.

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snev

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snev says:

Absolutely brilliant bike..........

In theory.......... But.......it's a BMW .:upset:

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Can you wait until 2015

for the new Honda Africa Twin?  With a liter engine it should go decently well on the motorway, but if they meet the 430 pound target along with the skinny tank, it should be quite manageable off road.

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