I really enjoyed this video and thought I would share it on this site. This is 13 minutes of what dual sport motorcycle riding is all about, even the not so good things. But in the end it is about the adventure. Enjoy!
This stealth camper van is set up to also haul a motorcycle inside in the passenger seat area. This rider/builder went beyond just an average truck/van motorcycle hauler to a quality van mod that allows him not only to bug out for an extended time but also to do it with stealth and comfort. Just when you think there are no original ideas left one that a video has been made of before shows up. I want one of these!
Streetlegaldirt riding doesn’t’ have to stop at any age. Have you let your passion get overrun by other things that are not as fun? I’m over 50 and this video says it all. But beware it does contain adult content!
Just sit back and enjoy this wide spread variety of dual sport motorcycle friends having fun on a ride. From payment to dirt you will see how certain street legal dirt bikes can shine or suck but through it all the riders have fun.
Your bike may be able to do it all but no bike does it all GOOD. Of course a lot depends on your riding skills but getting the right bike for where you like to ride the most is your real decision. And this is why the question “does size matte” should come into play because it does, and not necessarily in the way you think it would. This is a great video and addresses this issue quite nicely. When it comes to dual sports the idea is to have a bike that does it all but sometimes riders find the necessity to have two machines. I find myself in that category. I have a KLR 600 that I ride in most situations especially on longer trips but I find my KX 200 (240 big bore kit) to be much better for me on shorter more gnarly rides.
Although this video is not about a dual sport bike the tips the author talks about applies to purchasing just about any used bike. Most of us can’t or don’t want to buy brand new from a dealer. So finding a machine that satisfies you may take a little more effort to be sure of securing a good deal. Presently Craigslist has the most variety and is fairly simple to work with. Be sure to do your research and remember to start this adventure with the most information you can and be sure to involve a friend for an extra set of eyes.
I had previously overlooked this bike… side tracked by Yamaha’s amazing WR250R. But the truth be told the XT250 is a better deal for the average rider like me since it is $1500 less. The real item I had overlooked is the XT250 is fuel injected also. I had been thinking it was like the KLX250S, still using a carburetor. The XT250 is not a remake of older models but is in direct response to the competition in the 250 niche such as Honda’s CRF250L. At over 30lbs. less there is really no contest, especially off road. This is also an air-cooled 2 valver with electric start, remember the the Kawasaki 250 Super Shurpa? This machine reminds me of that bike. Now I need to see if I can dig up a down payment!
2013 Honda CRF250L vs. 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S
I have always been a Kawi fan and have rode a few. I currently own two of them but wish to have something newer. However with that said I would strongly consider the Honda offerings available these days for dual sport motorcycles. This review is a comparison between the 2013 Honda CRF250L and 2013 Kawasaki KLX250S both great machines.
Other contenders I would consider (all it takes is $$$) if hunting for a newer dual sport motorcycle are the 2013 Yamaha WR250 R and the Husqvarna TE310. I will have some post on these and others in the near future.
If you didn’t notice (I know you did) you can see our site has changed a bit. We are in the process of upgrading so we can more easily show videos on your favorite bikes and accessories. Previous post and pages will have to be modified and all old links checked so we are warning you in advance that it will take about a week until the site is fully functioning. You can still browse and also check out current eBay auctions on Dual Sport Bikes and Street Legal Dirt Bikes.