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I plan on being in India in May for a period of time. Look me up, AussieNat if you make it through there!

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WEll back on track and my 2p

I think the best LOOKING stock bikes: (once you get in to modified it is way to hard)

1) Africa twin RD07







2) BMW R100GS or 80..


3) Yamaha XTZ750 SUPER Tenere


4) KTM Adventure 990 (in black-- other colours not so good)




5) BMW F650GS/PD





I also reckon that is the list that I would use one too... well no take the KTM out... I dont trust em yet..
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You are all wrong!

Like they say in Highlander, there can be only one!
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p.s. for anyone that didn't instantly recognise the bike it is a Cagiva Elefant 750, being modelled here by Alexander Alexandrovic a.k.a. Sasha in Ashgabat (TM)
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p.s. for anyone that didn't instantly recognise the bike it is a Cagiva Elefant 750, being modelled here by Alexander Alexandrovic a.k.a. Sasha in Ashgabat (TM)
And if you're reading this at home kiddies, he doesn't ride in those boots, they are made for walking.
At least I hope he doesn't.
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We went dune bashing in the dark and he lost both of those slip-ons and ended up barefoot. Took about an hour to find them when the light came back....
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I'm tooting my own horn here too - I just love my Ural. I'm learning how to fix every part of it and how to upgrade what is upgradeable. But I think it's darn good lookin'!
Seconded. I have one too! Love it. Definitely got a "go anywhere" feel to it, just not very fast!
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Like they say in Highlander, there can be only one!
Then they cut off the others head....??? ouch!



Ohh i forgot about the eles... and yeah they would be up there...
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Like they say in Highlander, there can be only one!
While we're at it, how about this Highland? I like the idea of a desert storm 950 cc weighing in at 170 kg. They haven't been able to make this fly for real, though.

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The new KLR650 looks pretty nice now:

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The special 650 bmws that touratech offer look pretty good similar to the dakar bikes very purposeful.

How about the basic bmw 80 gs thats a cool looking bike no unecesarry styling bits just the bits you need.

The new tenere looks good too.

Look up survival bikes they are a form of rat bike very mad max they look like they would scare the natives.


There is only one problem of having a good looking overland bike and that is that if it looks good and flash someone else is probably going to want to get their sticky mitts on it.

Maybe its better to dress down so to speak, lots of odd colours and gaffa tape help with this.
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the forgotten Transalp !

Nobody is mentioning the good old depndable TRANSALP.....I dont know how to put a photo on here, but you all know how good they look.

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I sorted the photo of the Transalp XL650 V6



and this is the best colour too, in my humble opinion.
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Dick, that's one sweet-looking machine you have there - clean, simple and unadorned (and as for that slick zorst...). My compliments
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