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Outback ride on Transalp 700

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by La Fletche, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Just returned from a trip to the edge of the Simson Desert on a Transalp 700 and I can say that it was a bike that surpassed my expectations off road. Did just over 4100km with the majority on dirt and travelled like a dream. Spoke to plenty of BMW 1200 and V-Strom riders that were doing it very tough and were looking very tired and all I could do was smile about the joy I was having on the sand and stone roads.
    Please consider the Transalp 700 as they are very underrated in there class. The Mitas E-09 tyres were a great investment.
    SANY0112.

    SANY0093.



    Definately a go anywere motorcycle.
     
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  2. I've met many Tranny owners in far away places and they were all smiling.
    (Even got to ride one part of the way across Iran for it's injured owner :) )

    What Ewen and Charlie should have used, if they weren't such poseurs.
     
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  4. you should put your ride report on this site as well

    Roads, Touring, and Riding Diaries :grin:
     
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  5. I sat on the previous model today. A nice fit and not too bulky. They seem to have been off a lot of people's radar because they were sometimes on the pricey side for the engine capacity. Build quality is good though.

    In hindsight I probably should have taken it for a spin to get a feel for it, but after trying two Speed Triples and a KTM RC8 it might have seemed a bit slow.

    Then again, it might have felt just right.

    Something for the to do list, because I reckon I could do some distance on one.
     
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  6. Nice! I think it is a bigger achievement to get it to stay up on its side stand on soft sand like that!! :shock: Did you have to run and take the photos very quickly?
     
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