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LandSharkGT

Motard Question????

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Can some of you guys explain tome the fascination of turn a dirt bike into a sport bike?:mad: Why not just buy a sport bike? :mad: Or have I just been away for too long from the dirt bikes that I missed out on something??? :worthy: I mean they look kool and all.:mad:

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because a motard you can jump loading docks, slide around corners more easily, and when you go oops, its usually slower(30 to 40mph instead of 60++) and the bike dosn't get as broken. Also a wheelie/stoppie fiend. at least thats what I saw on my DRZ full conversion, and the a WR that I just did the rims/brakes on.

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When things go bad, you have more options. For example, a converted dirt bike will go over a curb a lot easier than any steet bike.

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And who really needs to go 150mph?

that is the major thing... speeds that are way more usable. plus the bikes are cheaper to buy in the first place.

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Its all about the power/weight ratio. Dirt bikes are much, much lighter and more agile than sport bikes. And you don't need 180 hp to have fun.

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I see! So it is kinda of like crossover to the Supersport road race class without the expense of the high dollar multicylinder bikes. Like pitbike racing?

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Why not? As mentioned it (usually) costs less & you've got the upright dirt bike riding position, less weight, maybe not as dangerous & the "cool" factor is also there.

The way I see it is it's just another way to enjoy the ride. Riding on two wheels, whether it be dirt, street or a combination of both will always be fun. At least for me it is...

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...all of the above, plus...

Call me a jerk, but I also get a hoot out of all the stares I get... "What iiiiizzz that thang?!"

I can ride my 650R motard around for 1 hour and get more double-takes than I get on my custom, costs-4-times-as-much Harley, in a week.

Plus, for me, its an amazing contrast in bikes: an 800-lb MotherShip with luggage for a family of 4 (and bring along 3 dogs), or an 280-lb ride-anywhere, do-anything, X-Wing Fighter.

Going back and forth between those two Jekyll and Hyde bikes is a real experience.

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but web sites that make you register to see any of the forum posts suck :mad:

See there we go things are not free in life, just a little hunt & pecking to register. Ouch! Man!:mad:

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yep,i agree with all of the above!..and i find i can kick booty on anything on the tight coast roads where i live,you have the ability to switch l to rt. really fast!...if you want to see something really cool out of the box check out the aprilia bikes! i used to ride short track,and these bikes are lower and have the rake of a flat tracker..i want one!!

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Ill add this since I have had both a sportbike (many) and now have my second motard. On the twisties I can spank ALL my old riding buddys who use to be able to keep up with me when I rode 90% on the GSXR. And, I can ride right by a cop and he doesn't even cast a look in my direction. I also can bail off the Supermoto and do 20 bucks worth of damage which I fix with sandpaper, or have the GSXR fall over in a arkinglot and do thousands of dollars of damage which I would have to fix so I didn't look like a squid. Plus, the motard costs about $280.00 per year for full coverage, the GSXR was over a grand for bare minimum.

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