Originally Posted by Todd & Christina
anyone know if this robust little unit can hack an africa overland? been reading about it and sounds like pretty solid machine for the endeavor....we don't care about going fast, but slightly worried about it handling so many kms. with such a small # of HP...?
Actually....and I am going to be flamed for this... These smaller 4str bikes are much better suited to this provided 1) dont load it to it's max. 2) dont try and ride it at highway speeds all day or treat it like it was a large DS.
They aren't nearly as taxing to ride when the going gets rough
they are economical
with exception aren't over-tuned and have high tolerences so can sustain quite a lot of abuse, (take a look at compression at only 8.7:1)
In day to day african riding will be as quick as a larger bike
look at what the locals ride.
They do not have great range between fuel stops. In fact it's pretty poor unless you change from the supplied 10L tanks