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    This one left me scratching my head...

    The web site that sells maps for the Trans-America trail (TransAmTrail.com ) has a FAQ section. One of the questions ask: "What is the “best” motorcycle to ride on the Trans-Am Trail?" and the response: "I would NOT recommend any motorcycle smaller than 400cc motor. You need a “Dual-Sport” motorcycle that you can handle through deep sand, mud, loose gravel, rocks and snow".

    "deep sand, mud, loose gravel, rocks and snow"...Those things sound like what the TW was made for. Seems like a better response would be "nothing OVER 400cc". What am I missing here?
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    A Honda CT 110 trail could probably do it.
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    A Honda 110 trail could probably do it.
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    To quote Yogi Berra "It's probably 10% bike, 90% rider. The other half is luck."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDW View Post
    The web site that sells maps for the Trans-America trail (TransAmTrail.com ) has a FAQ section. One of the questions ask: "What is the “best” motorcycle to ride on the Trans-Am Trail?" and the response: "I would NOT recommend any motorcycle smaller than 400cc motor. You need a “Dual-Sport” motorcycle that you can handle through deep sand, mud, loose gravel, rocks and snow".

    "deep sand, mud, loose gravel, rocks and snow"...Those things sound like what the TW was made for. Seems like a better response would be "nothing OVER 400cc". What am I missing here?
    Now I'm ignorant on this. I have never taken such a trip.

    BUT.

    Just an afternoon in the mud and sand, the TW would be probably okay. A full-out motorcross machine, with more spring travel and clearance on the front fender, better. An enduro marathon, with tools, gear, luggage...yes, you probably would need something with a lot more grunt power.

    It would seem to me.

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