Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Denver, Dual Sport paradise
The comments in an article like this drive me crazy. If you're gonna bitch about weight, get a **** dirt bike and modify it. If you're gonna bitch about road comfort and egos, there are plenty of 1200 cc 'Sport/tourers' out there, go that route.
Do ANY of those bozo's know what a true 'Dual Sport' is supposed to be?
One dumbass was bitchin about all the electronics, as if he wanted to go back to carbureted systems with the performance of fuel injection. Good luck, ain't gonna happen.
At the price point an AT sells for, the overall performance, weight and ergos are right where a mass produced bike should be.
KTM makes a fine bike with lower weight and plenty of power, go there.
BMW and Yamaha make bigger displacement bikes with great road ergos, and refined comfort, go there.
As a former KLR guy who has wrestled that heavy pig all over ****'s half acre and most of the passes of the 14'ers, I find their comments irritating, I'll bet they can't fix a flat on the trail.
Compared to my KLR, the AT is a beautiful beast, with great attributes, on and off the road.