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We didn't make the cut.

We didn't make the cut, but I'm guessing it's because the V 1000 hasn't had a chance to be properly tested.

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I think ours is in the high 300s right? I feel like I max that out everytime I wear my backpack and tie my lunchbox to the passenger butt part
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I need to test ride a Super Tenere.

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I need to test ride a Super Tenere.
friend of mine let me test ride his, comfortable and powerful but damn heavy.
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We didn't make the cut, but I'm guessing it's because the V 1000 hasn't had a chance to be properly tested.

https://rideapart.com/articles/best-...-bikes-storage
I think it's more that the Versys, 650 or 1000 is not really considered an adventure bike, period.

17" wheels, etc, make it seen more as a versatile touring bike than anything else

BMW are calling their new bike, the S1000XR, and "adventure sport bike" as distinct from what they calll 'enduro' and most epople just call adventure.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...MW-S1000XR.htm

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Interesting: the Triumph Tiger carries the most weight and has an unreal 950W alt. output, and yet it is lighter than the Tenere.
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I think it's more that the Versys, 650 or 1000 is not really considered an adventure bike, period.

17" wheels, etc, make it seen more as a versatile touring bike than anything else
I'm a believer that the Versys is not an adventure bike, but I also think the same of the Caponord and Multistrada, yet those did make it to the list.

They went for the "full sized ADV tourers", they included every 1000cc+ ADV Tourer available from each importer in the USA market. The only one that is missing that I can think about is the Moto Guzzi Stelvio, but it is made by the same company as the Caponord, and the former does not compare in electronics or power to the other bikes in the list. Pretty sure that Piaggio chose the Caponord for that list.

I'm sure that had the V1000 been available earlier it would have made it to that list.
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I think it's more that the Versys, 650 or 1000 is not really considered an adventure bike, period. 17" wheels, etc, make it seen more as a versatile touring bike than anything else. BMW are calling their new bike, the S1000XR, and "adventure sport bike" as distinct from what they calll 'enduro' and most epople just call adventure.
??? Help Wikipedia:

Enduro is a form of motorcycle sport run on courses that are predominantly off-road. Enduro consists of many different obstacles and challenges. The main type of enduro event, and the format to which the World Enduro Championship is run, is a time-card enduro, whereby a number of stages are raced in a time trial against the clock.

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I'm a believer that the Versys is not an adventure bike...
Why? I'm sure the Versys, Multistrada, or the new S1000XR will work fine for adventure duties. I would NOT want to find myself off-road with any one of these, riding beside Dual Sport bikes, but for typical adventure touring duties, they get the job done.
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I'm biased, but the time has long passed since I was able to take seriously anything published on Rideapart.

Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
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I'm biased, but the time has long passed since I was able to take seriously anything published on Rideapart.
I'm not biased (except insofar as being a former RideApart reader as a HFL refugee, so biased IN FAVOR of them if anything), and that site became unreadable at least a year ago.

Liking your work on Common Tread, though. But I gotta ask; do Lemmy and Sean bicker like that in real life?

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