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Old 4th October 2011, 12:10   #31
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Nice pics Akshay. Love the terrains you have covered.
If that is your RE, what tyres have you used for Off roading ?
@karlitoz,i was using normal Dunlop 3.50X19 tyre then,now its Pirelli MT60.
Thanks for bumping this thread guys,here are some pics from a recent ride to hidden himalayas
The last two pics are of a landslide,which we crossed.
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Awesome pics Akshay. Real mean test for the machines !!!
How is your experience with the Pirelli MT60 ? It is definitely a good off roading tyre, but is it as good on flat roads at high speeds or on wet roads ?
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Well a german/european bike is going to have a silly price. There are a lot of fine jap dual sports that give great gas mileage. Like the Honda CRF 230L, with 93 mpg, and an awesome engine. If HMSI decides to make it, it can do so at a great price as well, as opposed to someone like Kinetic/Mahindra importing the kits. I do not have much hopes of BMW manufacturing these bikes in India.
If I am hard pressed to consider a bike with bigger displacement I would consider the reliable KLR 650 at $5300 Vs BMW F650 at $8400.

Checkout my new favourite dirt bike that I wish HMSI would launch.
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quick Q for experts.

What is a good dual sport bike for me (5'9 , 135 pounds/60kg roughly). I was thinking of 650 bikes (BMW 650gs looks awesome), but now I feel it may be an overkill for my small frame. I have had 800 cc suzuki c50 for an year and a half and while it satisfies my ego, I don't see a point in buying a big bike anymore.

looking for a dual sport/super moto with some presence on street. Very rarely on highway.
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quick Q for experts.
What is a good dual sport bike for me (5'9 , 135 pounds/60kg roughly). I was thinking of 650 bikes (BMW 650gs looks awesome), but now I feel it may be an overkill for my small frame. I have had 800 cc suzuki c50 for an year and a half and while it satisfies my ego, I don't see a point in buying a big bike anymore.
looking for a dual sport/super moto with some presence on street. Very rarely on highway.
Not sure what kind of riding you plan on doing. If it is just dirt trails, you can get a sport touring bike and be fine with it. If you are going to ride extensively on gravel, then a dual sport such as the KLR 650 or the Beemer 650GS are nice. Not sure if you have already rented/ridden a dual sport with knobby tires, they are not very nice to our bottoms on the street. They punish us, but are very nice on the trails. Most Vehicular recreation state parks have rentals, you should try it out before making a call.

I like the DRZ 400 and the KTM as well, I am looking for a DRZ400, hard to find a good used one that has not been abused. Many have tons of after market parts that push the price up, I need a bare bones DRZ to ride on the sand dunes.
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I will probably have 80% on local streets, rest on trails. Haven't tried trails yet but I have a feeling I might do it more often than planned. renting first sounds like a good idea.
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@karlitoz,i was using normal Dunlop 3.50X19 tyre then,now its Pirelli MT60.
Thanks for bumping this thread guys,here are some pics from a recent ride to hidden himalayas
The last two pics are of a landslide,which we crossed.
Awesome! For on/off roading how has your experience been with the Dunlop Unigrip (button type) 3.50x19 vs the stock MRF Nylogrip 3.50x19 cross tread? What do you use up front?
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I think the Hero Impulse will open a new market for Off-Roading on bikes. I am personally planning to switch from Jeep to Hero Impulse for the next off-road trip.
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Awesome! For on/off roading how has your experience been with the Dunlop Unigrip (button type) 3.50x19 vs the stock MRF Nylogrip 3.50x19 cross tread? What do you use up front?
Experience with Dunlop has been great,and for the front,i have been using Nylogrip 3.25X19.

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I think the Hero Impulse will open a new market for Off-Roading on bikes. I am personally planning to switch from Jeep to Hero Impulse for the next off-road trip.
I havent seen it in person,but those who have,tell,that its just,that it looks like a offroader,the suspension is nothing to talk about.
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Experience with Dunlop has been great,and for the front,i have been using Nylogrip 3.25X19.
Thanks man. Any experience with the Ceat Secura 3.25x19 up front? Doesn't the Nylogrip in the front "square out" quickly and then give a funny feel while leaning and cornering?

With regard to the Dunlop, it is supposed to be softer that MRF and Ceat. So is there a problem of punctures (more than usual) especially in rough terrain like your photos?

Also how does it behave on wet tarmac and does it fishtail (more than normal/stock MRF Nylogrip) on hard braking?

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I think the Hero Impulse will open a new market for Off-Roading on bikes. I am personally planning to switch from Jeep to Hero Impulse for the next off-road trip.
And I have also reached here on this thread in search of more details about Hero Impulse. I have something similar to you in mind.

Here is a photo from my side...
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Im a hard core off roader and have lots of pics and videos to share.

Here's a video from my Off roading trip to Dam Dama lake near Gurgaon which has sandy terrain with steep inclines







This video is from a place called DEATH Valley near faridabad and has rocky/sandy/muddy terrain with thorny bushes/plants

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A few offroading pics of my riding group:

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An offroading video:

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