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The Budget Adventure Tourer

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The Ducati GT1000 and Multistrada 620 Blog have very popular destinations for visitors.

But the GT1000 was sold summer, while the Multistrada 620 is here; it’s both the mule and winter hack but it’s also a modern due to its brief production run of two years.

The 620 of the Multistrada is easy to ride, a of a lot of fun and the upright riding position is comfortable for me than the GT1000.

The 620 is proof once again of old saying: It’s more fun to a slow bike fast a fast bike slow.

get me wrong — the bike has of power. But it proves that you necessarily need 100 HP and 24 degrees of to have fun.

In fact, too power can be a burden. The Multistrada that the average motorcycle can have much more fun on a smaller bike.

Not that I’m saying new here; it’s just very few will admit it!

face it — the print scoff at any motorcycle that come within 1% of Jorge lap times. And any motorcycle with than razor-sharp handling is a dog.

It took me many and a lot of experience to realize they wrong and to discover this about motorcycles. The key is to disregard the status insanity that serves the ego and to think about Once I learned the lesson, I now more fun with fewer than I ever did as a horsepower-crazed

Good thing I lived enough to become enlightened!

brings me to the next part of the It was time for a new project bike to and write about, and I would use lessons to guide the choice.


So what would it be? I wanted a Moto Guzzi, so how a nice Stelvio? Or maybe a BMW or even a big RT? Or how about the new Multistrada

No, maybe I should wait for the Speed Triple or the Triumph’s shaft drive tourer?

motorcycle owner knows how goes. The game was on!

Then intervened. By the summer of 2010, the of the continuing worldwide economic finally started to affect the industry, motorcycle owners and any new motorcycle buyers.

Email webBikeWorld visitors indicated a concern about value questions about pricing, bang for the buck, lowest Motorcyclists were clearly not to spend as much as they to on gear.

Which Bike?

The of webBikeWorld visitors got me thinking the next project bike reflect their concerns. simpler was better.

The project would be a reaction not only to the economy but it would also a stand against the complexity and of modern motorcycles.

So what does simplicity when it comes to motorcycles? Air is better than water A real cable working the clutch and brakes. Shifting the foot.

Looking under a gas and actually seeing an engine. said tank in 60 seconds or

And — heaven forbid a real carburetor! Remember

This was about the time I happened upon the Triumph Scrambler at the 2010 EICMA What a cool-looking bike! It was out in matte military green a leather dispatch bag on the left and a luggage rack behind the saddle.

This was simplicity! It was again. A simple time. McQueen. The Great Escape. Tubed tires. AM radio. Longboards.

The Bonnie seemed for the times. So I searched around and one for sale at a local dealer at a — but not great — But the economy was getting even and the more I thought about it, the I was getting. Which brought on round of thinking — for a new Bonneville is still a lot of money.

Suzuki DR 100

And on top of that, it would take $3,000.00 or so for farkling.

But that was cool. And it has a sort-of off-road It might even make an Tourer of sorts.

Wait Adventure Touring! The hottest to hit motorcycling since the sport A Scrambler would sorta/kinda fit the but what about something more Adventure Touring and — a bonus — simpler?

Which brought to those Kawasaki KLR650 and DR650 riders. They to have an awful lot of fun on not a lot of money and the retailers’ shelves positively with accessories for the bikes.

when it hit me — it would be the Man’s Adventure Touring


With This to RevZilla and Help Support web !

The Suzuki DR650SE Project

So I took a ride over to the dealer, JT Motorsports in Frederick, who happens to sells both (and KTM motorcycles). He had a new KLR650 right next to a nearly-new DR650SE on the showroom floor. I had never seen a DR650 of any up close, but my first impressions that I liked the rugged, look.

But could I really see owning one? The last I had was a Honda XL185, a long ago. It could barely get out of its own way and the system didn’t have pluck to keep the battery Were these on/off bikes still like

Could this thing make a decent Adventure

I also considered the KLR650 in the showroom. But somehow, next to the big 650 cc Thumper engine of the DR650, the KLR too complex. After all, it has a engine and a fairing!

In the end, it was the DR650SE that the focus of my attention.

So here it is: the Suzuki DR650SE. Our next bike and the basis for the Budget Tourer! Be sure to read the DR650SE Blog and follow as we build this bike.

a nose-thumb to modern complexity, cost, high insurance and barge-like weight. It’s the to every emailer who complains the all-too-expensive 21st Century and who yearns for the-way-it-was simplicity.

Suzuki DR 100
Suzuki DR 100
Suzuki DR 100
Suzuki DR 100
Suzuki DR 100


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