This guy really understands what "Adventure" stands for. He nailed it. At least that's how I view it and that's how I ride. Although he makes it look super easy when he's hopping around those rocks! I go much slower on rocks like that. Thanks for posting!
Inspiring ... after all
I sold my DR650 (and miss it when I go off road). I wanted something more "KLR-like" with more power and better pavement handling. But I still want to be able to explore forest roads and desert trails (all in the Easy category of course).I'd get a cheap DR650 or KLR like OCL and beat the cr*p out of it without having to worry. Cheap to fix.
I'll probably trade in my CBR1000RR SP. What's the use of keeping a speed-devil when I cannot legally speed on the street and I do not go to the tracks. I'm using less than half of what it can do... sigh. Just 2 days ago, I rode on the CBR1000RR and have forgotten how my legs are folded backwards so high up, I felt like I was in a prone position on the bike ... definitely not for me at this age ... and I ain't no Jalapeño Salsee (ooops, I meant Valentino Rossi). Those who want to be and do it on the street, usually get their license revoked or get maimed or killed.[...]
If you end up with an AT, I will wager your Ninja will not be ridden at all (assuming you're not trading her in). Good luck and ride safe.