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    new king of the ugly adventure bike

    they even used Spork in the article

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/11/suv-motorcycle/

    it is about 1/2 an ATV

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    It's a Rokon gone mad......

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    485lbs? 45hp? Not sure what this thing is supposed to be.
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    I'd guess you won't see everybody riding one. But would anybody be seen riding one?
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    Been there, done that............
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    It's so ugly it's beautiful. GSA's are about 100 lbs heavier wet and we call them "adventure" bikes. 45 hp isn't going to be much use on the interstates but it doesn't look like it's made for that anyway.
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    Just cuz ya can.....

    Doesn't mean ya SHOULD...

    "Alessandro Tartarini, the son of Italjet founder Leopoldo Tartarini, has created a new category of motorcycle we didnÔÇÖt know we needed. And based on the stats and those pesky laws of physics, weÔÇÖre unconvinced itÔÇÖs even a viable solution for the handful of potential buyers Tartarini and his company are targeting.

    The design intent of the Brutus (no relation to the Brutus electric motorcycle or CaesarÔÇÖs assassin) is to be a jack of all trades, handling serious off-road conditions while simultaneously being a practical long-distance cruiser. The big feature is the tires, which are 6 inches wide at the front, and 7 inches wide at the rear.

    But as with any hybrid that attempts to blend the best of both worlds, the BrutusÔÇÖ stats make it sound like a mis-imagined hodgepodge that wonÔÇÖt be good at anything."

    But who am I to pre- judge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyD View Post
    45 hp isn't going to be much use on the interstates
    Hey now, my lil Yamaha has a scant 28 hp and propels me to 90 mph. She can do 70-75 all day, if you can stand the noise.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    485lbs? 45hp? Not sure what this thing is supposed to be.
    an anchor that can move itself from one location to the next?
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    Where we live there are thousands of miles of graded-in roads all over the desert and in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Some are called primitive, some called non-maintained, and some were graded once 25 years ago.

    They say that thing can be equipped with a sidecar and reverse. That would be perfect for exploring the Big Bend back country.
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    Suzuki did it 40 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Where we live there are thousands of miles of graded-in roads all over the desert and in both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Some are called primitive, some called non-maintained, and some were graded once 25 years ago.

    They say that thing can be equipped with a sidecar and reverse. That would be perfect for exploring the Big Bend back country.
    Exactly. I bet that thing is great in the sand and loose rocks...

    The reviewer clearly never rode an adventure bike like a GS, or any of the balloon tired bikes of the past. The tires are a big part of the suspension, too.

    I'd really like to try this thing. Too bad they didn't do 2WD on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtoplvr View Post
    they even used Spork in the article

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/11/suv-motorcycle/

    it is about 1/2 an ATV

    Rod


    Sorta looks like my TW200 got all liquored up one nite on a date with a Honda Big Ruckus.
    Looks like a fun bike to me. OM
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    If I had the money for multiple bikes, this would be in the stable.

    Come on powerball.

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