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Title: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: yrunvs on November 11, 2019, 10:18:23 AM
Hello,  I recently joined the forum as a part of my research into adventure bikes and what they are and which to consider buying. Looking at the usual suspects Tiger 800, KTM, V-strom, etc. research is half the fun.   Kevin
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: KildareMan on November 11, 2019, 10:37:26 AM
Best advise I can give is:

Test ride.

We all have our own opinions & being as we are in a Tiger forum that opinion might be slightly coloured.
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: applecorp on November 11, 2019, 02:56:15 PM
I concur, gotta test ride all the bikes you like the look of. Ideally for several hours each.

I tried the V Strom, NC750, Tiger 800 etc. Liked the Tiger so much I booked another test ride to be sure, and then I was sold.
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: Stelyn on November 11, 2019, 03:06:50 PM
Welcome to the forum,  :400:  go for the `test ride' and remember to take your `credit card' ......... :031:
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: yrunvs on November 11, 2019, 08:29:17 PM
Thanks to all. In Minnesota test rides will not happen for about 5 months so I'll hang around here and read all I can until I can ride one. :152:
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: UncleGary on November 11, 2019, 11:28:57 PM
*Originally Posted by yrunvs [+]
Thanks to all. In Minnesota test rides will not happen for about 5 months so I'll hang around here and read all I can until I can ride one. :152:
Understanding that Spring is a long time coming in Minnesota, keep a watch on dealers further south in Iowa and Missouri/Kansas. You may find a new or used bike available for test drive that you like.
Title: Re: Time to consider an adventure bike
Post by: yrunvs on November 12, 2019, 02:06:50 AM
That's actually a good idea thank you.