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    Do you consider TW an "Adventure" bike?

    Just curious. Seems like a lot of folks consider the TW a good campground bike or farm cruiser. The more time I spend in the saddle my TW the more capable I think it is. What is the definition of an Adventure bike anyway? Must it be 650cc or bigger? Must it have a 35" seat height? Ability to cruise at 75mph all day? Aluminum panniers?

    Just want to know what you guys / gals think. The whole "ADV" scene has really become it's own sub genre...do we fit in with our small (but mighty) TWs?

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    Scroll down to about post #1370. I define an adventure bike as anything with 2 (or 3) wheels between 50 and 2,000cc's and they can stuff their efforts to define the "genre". It's only an adventure bike if you use it.



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    Any bike is an "adventure" bike.....if you take it on adventures. That's the key. I know guys with 1000cc "adventure" bikes that never take them out of town. The TW is an extremely capable bike. Put a cyclerack on it, put some panniers on it, load it down with camping gear and head out. Ride it as far as you want to go, it'll take you.

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    Both very good points. I consider the TW to be one of the best dual sports around as long as you understand it's limitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50short View Post
    Both very good points. I consider the TW to be one of the best dual sports around as long as you understand it's limitations.

    Oops. Guess my post made even less sense than normal without the link. #1370:

    Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!! - Page 92 - ADVrider



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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Oops. Guess my post made even less sense than normal without the link. #1370:

    Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!! - Page 92 - ADVrider
    That guy wasted his money on the decals.

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    I'd like to see one of those ADVriders tell him his bike doesn't fit the "genre", as they are prone to do. Hope it ain't in a dark alley.



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    I consider mine to be an adventure bike. I've had many adventures on it, and could care less what ''They" think about it.
    Last edited by r80rt; 09-30-2013 at 07:04 AM.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Scroll down to about post #1370. I define an adventure bike as anything with 2 (or 3) wheels between 50 and 2,000cc's and they can stuff their efforts to define the "genre". It's only an adventure bike if you use it.
    totally agree...i remember reading a thread or article about a guy who went on a very long cross country trip on a honda CT90 or 110...can't remember specifics though...you make it do what you want it to do as long as you're not worried about getting somewhere fast then you're set...but these type of trips usually aren't about the speed it's about enjoying the ride
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    To me, the Honda CT90 is the ultimate adventure bike.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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