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Before we talk about what dirt biking brings to life, let’s clear some things out first. Riding a dirt bike is not for everyone; it should not be taken likely or underestimated in any kind of way. Especially for people who enjoy riding tour bikes and would like to try out dirt biking. Riding a dirt bike is different than riding a street bike in many ways, and the point of riding a dirt bike is not to ride it slowly but to be explosive and agile. It is not for people who don’t like a sense of danger and...
The last real enduro built by Yamaha came out in 1973, and while upgraded with a 21 front wheel, reed valves and a gussied up paint scheme, it was still true to the original Yamaha Enduro design that came out in 1968, down to the frame, motor and basic layout. The enduro that I liked best was the big one, the 360. And since I owned one in high school, it has a special place in my heart as both an evil handling, ankle exploding terror, and a rock solid reliable motorcycle, that seemed to thrive on abuse. The handler....
I discovered the little write up about the DT400 by Michael Hämmerle while looking for some other information. It has been google translated from the original German which can be viewed HERE No everyday motorcycle - for freaks only ! by Michael Hämmerle read at Motorradtest.net No everyday motorcycle - for freaks only ! The DT 400 MX is an absolute exotic in the world of motorcycles. It is outrageously loud, pulls while driving a smelly two-stroke exhaust plume behind him , burns an incredible amount of gasoline per 100 KM and has become very rare in...