The SZR 660 was a good idea, but the styling was really strange and affected sales very badly. Plus it is very small in size!
They can be bought very cheap second hand and they re really good for tight twisties.
The engine is the water cooled 5 valve single fron the XTZ660, very good and reliable.
The same engine is used now by MuZ in the Scorpion street bike and the Bagheera dual sport.
There was a guy at my last track day on a motard that looked like he was having a blast. I've never ridden on dirt but it looks to me like a mix between street and dirt. You obviously like it but what's fun/difference from regular sportbikes to you?
Repeal helmet laws, they only protect people we most likely don't need in the gene pool any way!
Originally posted by apexismaximus There was a guy at my last track day on a motard that looked like he was having a blast. I've never ridden on dirt but it looks to me like a mix between street and dirt. You obviously like it but what's fun/difference from regular sportbikes to you?
1-Excellent suspension that forgives the crappiest lines and surfaces.
2-As light and as flickable as a person could want.
3-A comfortable setup that puts you in control and allows free movement over the bike.
4-Snappy, torquey, predictable power that inspires confidence.
6-On the street, the police just seem to ignore you. (unless you really "stunt" in front of them!)
7-Really cheap to operate, maintain and hop-up!
8-Shrugs off dumps and crashes.
9-Not a big target for "professional" thieves.
10-Drives the chicks wild!!
Originally posted by apexismaximus oh yah, that does sound fun. I haven't seen any at the dealers, do you put one together from a dirt bike or what?
You bet, the roads in the hills where you live, would be a blast on one! You can buy them ready-made from KTM, Husqavarna, TM, Husaberg, ATK, CCM, MZ and Maico. Check our own SuperMotard forum for more ideas, it's faster than watching me type!
ZR_7RIDER, SuperTT is the name in the U.S. for this form of racing. Dual sports are often converted, but they are really street oriented enduros, with big tanks. I think. I am Canadian after all!