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post #21 of 22 Old 11-08-2019, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango View Post
Instead of adding a clock (which has to be adjusted), inaccurate or at least questionable ambient temperature indicating displays and all of the other wiz-bang things bikes seem to getting these days ... more and more each new model iteration, I wonder of manufacturers would ever consider offering a very basic model of certain bikes - ADV being the most likely category, with absolutely nothing extra beyond what DOT regulations required; speedometer, lights, etc.

Some of us may actually prefer less complexity and a corresponding less price. All that being said, I'm not holding my breath.
is that not just a dual sport?
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post #22 of 22 Old 11-08-2019, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by twenty View Post
is that not just a dual sport?
That's actually an interesting question. I generally consider a "dual sport" a kinda/sorta dirt bike with perhaps a little more displacement, a little more power and road legal DOT accoutrements. ADV, at least to my thinking, flirts a little more with touring in that it's the next level of displacement and power, more "slab-ability" as well as more passenger and/or luggage accommodations.

Put differently, I could see a 250, 350, 400 or perhaps even 500cc "dual sport" but not ADV bike ... at least not by my notions of these monikers. All that being said, once you get to a DL650, the lines start getting blurred. While i could certainly ADV on my beloved DR650 - I consider it more of a dual sport.

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