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Worlds most powerful Enduro motorcycle video

Deal with it. It's the cheapest, it's the toughest, it's the best.


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Not entirely sure what I'm supposed to deal with, but it is a nice video.

As for descriptions like "toughest"and "best", that is subject to interpretation and dependant on a number of minor factors including riding conditions and rider skill. You are of course more than welcome to have your own opinion, and liking one's bike is a great thing. Ride it like you stole it...
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Hah! My Guzzi is even cheaper, tougher and better ;-)
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Cheapest? Possibly.

Toughest? Debatable.

Best? I doubt it.

Considering how far you can go with a C90 I think cheapest and lightest are out of reach, and as for tough... how many C90's are still in daily use for asian commuters? Most of them.

Not saying I'd want to ride round the world on one, but then, I don't want to do that on a KLR either!
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Give me a DR650SE any day. About 20kgs lighter ;-)
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Hah! My Guzzi is even cheaper, tougher and better ;-)
What bike does Motoguzzi have that sells for less than the KLR?
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What bike does Motoguzzi have that sells for less than the KLR?
A 2nd hand Quota...? Or even V65TT and NTX 750.
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A 2nd hand Quota...? Or even V65TT and NTX 750.
Okay, so an older bike. I was a little confused. I'm sure there are no new Motoguzzi's that can touch the KLR in the "price" department.
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........If Ted Simon can manage on a 1973 Triumph 650 twin.....


Any half decent bike thats been well prepared has as much chance as the biggest & best (Wouldn't wanna try it on a Cossack/Dneiper/Ural... etc)

Its probably just a bit easier/comfier on a GS1200 or similar
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........If Ted Simon can manage on a 1973 Triumph 650 twin.....


Any half decent bike thats been well prepared has as much chance as the biggest & best (Wouldn't wanna try it on a Cossack/Dneiper/Ural... etc)

Its probably just a bit easier/comfier on a GS1200 or similar
You could ride through Central America on a Goldwing if you wanted to. I just made the video to make sure people know they don't need big expensive bikes to make big trips like they do on the "Long Way" series. Chase trucks, mechanics, doctors, sat phones, some one to wipe your ass etc.

Behold world! You can have your own adventure with out someone holding your hand across Africa. And you'll probably have a better time without them. Well.... better stories anyway.

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I wasn't going to comment, I resisted commenting for days, but then the bit about US marines and Special Forces adopting it got to me. I mean they're the ones who adopted the M16 in Vietnam, and that was a right POS when it first appeared. There's hundreds of reasons why the armed forces use things, very few of them matter to the rest of us.
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(Wouldn't wanna try it on a Cossack/Dneiper/Ural... etc)

No?

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I wasn't going to comment, I resisted commenting for days, but then the bit about US marines and Special Forces adopting it got to me. I mean they're the ones who adopted the M16 in Vietnam, and that was a right POS when it first appeared. There's hundreds of reasons why the armed forces use things, very few of them matter to the rest of us.

I expect it was mostly because that dept got a good bulk buy discount....
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@Warthog; Ural+1

Id rather go on something a bit old and classic, but thats just me!

Also I think the military bikes used by UK and US, and a few others, are modified off road Harley Davidsons, specially built by the company.
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