we are buying the bike because we want to.
I bought the bike so I can do anything. 100% road or 100% trail, or even a combination of the 2.
Perhaps I'll come across an unexpected situation when thinking my ride was all road and want a bike that will cope.
Perhaps i want a bike to commute on rough UK roads, to see over traffic, to be comfortable, to make me feel good.
Perhaps i want to see where a lane goes.
After 38 years of bikes, mainly road based trail bikes, I like this style of bike.
The suspension on the rear is too soft. Preload almost at max with my 100kg and with a pillion it's very poor. Riding solo its fine for me- just
I've ordered Hyperpro replacement springs for front and rear.
Perhaps for you lightweight off road gods its fine although some on various forums have changed the springs and a very many people have commented on the rear suspension in particular not having enough adjustment for more weight.
I'm happy to discuss and learn things with anyone whatever the reason they are buying the bike.
CZ 360, DT175, xt600, fzr600, r1100gs, r1150r, drz400, f800gs, r1200gs, r1200gsLC, CRF1000L