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And your KLX will never be as agile as a bicycle.I just see the mission of a KLX or that 500 whatever, or honestly even that Ascot I referenced as different than the mission of a V7 or a slew of other bikes.Again I'm not pooing on other choices. Those Husqy's look pretty damn cool and I bet they're a ball for instance. Just different.And I have to admit maybe my size and strength have something to do with it because I don't feel the steering is in any way slow on the V7. Personally I find it nimble to the point of occasionally twitchy.
I guess that depends on what YOU define the mission to be. The mission of the V7 cane range from scrambling (Stornello, or Rough), to corner carving (Racer), to around town (special or stone) to light tourer (mmranch's V7). The mission of the Super Moto can be all of the above as well, as long as you stay off the interstates, but is primarily focused on tight rods with less than smooth pavement to gravel and dry trail work.You would find the SM real twitchy if you find the V7 occasionally twitchy. The SM requires light inputs to not over do it.
The back roads where I live can be 70+ and you need to ride interstate to get to something interesting.My Honda Ascot would have been borderline useless here and definitely not sufficient for my needs.A SM, unless it was equipped with knobbies for use in the deep sand of the 100,000+ acre woods (Wharton) would not meet my needs either.And though a V7 CAN be used in ways similar to a SM, it's not the right tool for the job anymore than it's a "touring" motorcycle (I bet that is gonna trigger a mental midget). My V7 is like my Sportsters. Jack of all trades, master of none. That said if there's one thing it excels at, that's nimble handling on curvy backroads.
Glad I live where I do. Obviously you would need one of the more powerful Super Moto's I posted in my first response for where you live. If one needs knobbies, one should buy a dual sport instead of a super moto. Have you ridden in Tennessee yet? Tennessee definitely isn't New Jersey. I had an opportunity to transfer to Fort Mammoth years ago, and a coworker who did relocate told me I made the right choice not accepting the position.
Comparing the radials to the stock is like waffles to pancakes. Same material just dramaticly different results.
* Scratches head *Never ridden one (never actually seen one until I just googled it).But that's a dirt bike for all intents and purposes? Isn't it.I mean my Honda Ascot 500 VT was arguably more agile than the V7 but it was a useless distinction cause even in my late 20's I couldn't ride it 50 miles without standing at every light for relief. If THAT'S your definition of agile, I don't want it.Not poo pooing the OPs desire for something else. Have at it that's all good. I just don't agree with the characterization.
Everybody here understands where you're coming from Todd, good luck with the shopping and keep us posted, please.Sarah
Agile, cost effective, comfortable and stump pulling torque that is a real smile generator:
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