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  • #16
    Reading the previous posts, I'm guessing most people haven't actually experienced a super-moto or even know what they are..
    I along with a huge portion of the riding community would highly recommend a super-moto. Totally different to any other bike.
    Basically they're dirt bikes converted to street spec through tyres and suspension, as well as other things. I could go more into detail but what's the point.
    But no, Super-Motos are not adventure bikes or anything like a touring class.

    Pros:
    Great on fuel, even when braapping around like mad.
    0-100 in a bit over 5 seconds (based on stock DRZ400SM)
    Easiest bike to learn to wheelie on. Can keep them on one wheel all day if you're good enough.
    Turns any urban environment into a playground, jumping off curbs, speed bumps, ramps, stairs.. etc.
    Cheap and easy to mod
    Upright and tall riding position. Good for commuting.
    VERY forgiving in emergency situations. More than enough torque to quickly pull away from something, huge suspension travel which helps in emergency braking, can lean them like no tomorrow without fear of lowsiding.
    Easy to convert between dirt and road spec.
    Loud. (loud pipes save lives)

    Cons:
    Not good for lane splitting.. Thin frame yes, but handle bars stick out like a mofo. However good for hopping curbs and jumping ques that way. Highly illegal, dangerous, frowned upon even by bikers and not recommended, but the option is there.
    Mine (stock DRZ400SM) maxes out at ~130km/h (80mph)
    Seat gets uncomfortable on long rides, however standing up on super-moto's is very easy and comfortable.
    No enclosed storage

    Do yourself a favour and get a super-moto. I've never met or even heard of someone say they regretted buying a super-moto. They're wheelie good!
    My Ride:
    2004 Holden VYII Berlina

    My Other Rides:
    1992 Honda CBR250RR
    2006 DRZ400SM

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DUK33Y View Post

      Pros:
      Great on fuel, even when braapping around like mad.
      Cheap and easy to mod
      Easy to convert between dirt and road spec.
      Great on fuel - Not so much for an Aprilia sxv450..
      Cheap and easy to mod - Nope.. not with Aprilia
      Easy to convert between road and dirt - Not with aprilia

      So in short, Dont buy Aprilia off road anything if you want to use it on the road...
      Im still waiting for parts for the Aprilia, Replaced the head gaskets, only to find that the radiator was poked ( 4000kms on the bike ) So I had to order another.. after market radiator.. at 74 Euro..
      Cars Iv personally owned:
      70 Morris Marina 1.7l auto, 87 Toyota Corona 1.8 auto, 88 Subaru Leone Turbo 1.8 Auto, 88 Honda Integra DA1 Quint GSi Manual, 67 Morris 1300 Manual, 88 BMW e30 318i Auto, 84 Nissan Pulsar 1.3l Manual,
      93 Suzuki Super Carry 1l Manual, 90 Toyota MR2 G-limited Auto, 90 Honda Prelude INX, 77 Triumph 2500tc manual with OD, 86 Nissan Sunny B13 1.3l manual, 93 Toyota Caldina 1.8 Auto
      77 Ford Escort Estate, 1987 Mitsi L300 man.

      I can Never seam to make my mind up....

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      • #18
        I get great mileage on my supermoto compared to my car, but not so much compared to other bikes. But I have a two stroke, not necessarily comparable to a four stroke. Supermotards are a TON of fun though. Just riding through town can be really fun with one of those. Not great when you have to ride at 100+ kp/h for hours though
        KTM 125 EXC - 1985 300GD Geländewagen - ///M BMW 523ia

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        • #19
          Originally posted by DUK33Y View Post
          Reading the previous posts, I'm guessing most people haven't actually experienced a super-moto or even know what they are..Basically they're dirt bikes converted to street spec through tyres and suspension, as well as other things.
          Uh, what? lol that's what my Husaberg is.....a Husaberg is a road trail bike...

          Originally posted by Meowmeow
          I sincerely hope whoever did this steps on a Lego.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Smenny View Post
            I get great mileage on my supermoto compared to my car, but not so much compared to other bikes. But I have a two stroke, not necessarily comparable to a four stroke. Supermotards are a TON of fun though. Just riding through town can be really fun with one of those. Not great when you have to ride at 100+ kp/h for hours though

            Ur a bit crazy to use one in town.. though i dont know ur towns in norway, over here bikes overheat very quickly as people dont take kindly to you skipping ahead of traffic at the lights and stuff, my CBR is terrible for that too...
            Cars Iv personally owned:
            70 Morris Marina 1.7l auto, 87 Toyota Corona 1.8 auto, 88 Subaru Leone Turbo 1.8 Auto, 88 Honda Integra DA1 Quint GSi Manual, 67 Morris 1300 Manual, 88 BMW e30 318i Auto, 84 Nissan Pulsar 1.3l Manual,
            93 Suzuki Super Carry 1l Manual, 90 Toyota MR2 G-limited Auto, 90 Honda Prelude INX, 77 Triumph 2500tc manual with OD, 86 Nissan Sunny B13 1.3l manual, 93 Toyota Caldina 1.8 Auto
            77 Ford Escort Estate, 1987 Mitsi L300 man.

            I can Never seam to make my mind up....

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            • #21
              KLR 650 had about 10 years traveled a little over 50000 Ks only replaced chain sprockets tyres and lots of blinkers .
              it's the bike that does everything... But dose nothing well.

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