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Dual Sport Bike classifications (mine)

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SLDB: Street legal dirt bike (not factory plated).

FSLDB: Street legal dirt bike (factory plated ala KTM, Beta).

Enduro: Trail bike that is derived from old-school dirtbikes (ala DRZ400S,

XL650R).

Enduro-lite: Trail bike that has all the appearance of being an enduro, but is

de-tuned in all respects (WR250X).

Enduro-small: under 250cc (DRZ125)

Adventure: Over 360 lbs

Grand Adventure: Twin cylinder, or over 435lbs

Land Yacht: Street bike converted to ride on dirt roads (Honda CBX w/

knobbies)

Making a TTR 225 street legal is still an Enduro-lite, not a SLDB.

Did I cover it all?

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The WR250X is a supermoto.

I don't know if I'd call the WR250R "detuned in every respect".

A plated TTR225 and a WR250R are hardly in the same category.

No such thing as a "XL650R", it's an XR650L

The term "Enduro" basically has no meaning anymore in regards to street legal bikes.

Too many gray areas and overlaps to use such defined categories IMHO.

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I'd look at it from an application POV...

Dual Sport:

1. Loop rides that connecting local trails with short pavement sections

2. Participating in one to three day rides that connect a variety of trails and unimproved roads with short sections of pavement

Adventure:

1. Point-to-Point rides that utilize unimproved roads, fireroads, logging roads, and longer pavement sections.

2. Participating in multi-day point-to-point rides that cross entire landscapes/geographies (There's only a handful of claimed "Adventure Riders" who actually do this).

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SLDB: Street legal dirt bike (not factory plated).

FSLDB: Street legal dirt bike (factory plated ala KTM, Beta).

Enduro: Trail bike that is derived from old-school dirtbikes (ala DRZ400S,

XL650R).

Enduro-lite: Trail bike that has all the appearance of being an enduro, but is

de-tuned in all respects (WR250X).

Enduro-small: under 250cc (DRZ125)

Adventure: Over 360 lbs

Grand Adventure: Twin cylinder, or over 435lbs

Land Yacht: Street bike converted to ride on dirt roads (Honda CBX w/

knobbies)

Making a TTR 225 street legal is still an Enduro-lite, not a SLDB.

Did I cover it all?

Why?? is there a problem I missed?

IMO you really can't put motorcycles in a category....

The XR650L should be FSLDB as it is the XR600 with electric start....

The TTR225 would be an Enduro-small-SLDB...... right?

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Why?? is there a problem I missed?

IMO you really can't put motorcycles in a category....

The XR650L should be FSLDB as it is the XR600 with electric start....

The TTR225 would be an Enduro-small-SLDB...... right?

Just ideas, that 's all.

By the way, a XR650L is not a XR600 with electric start. The XR600 has better and stronger transmission, chromoly frame, lighter hubs, rims, tripleclamps, seat, tank, plastics, a real carb, etc, etc. The XR650L motor is based on the XR600 though.

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By the way, a XR650L is not a XR600 with electric start. The XR600 has better and stronger transmission, chromoly frame, lighter hubs, rims, tripleclamps, seat, tank, plastics, a real carb, etc, etc. The XR650L motor is based on the XR600 though.

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Better and stronger transmission?

they are the same frame.....

same wheels too... the part #'s

lower triple clamp is the same... upper clamp just has more mounts for the lights

same seat and plastics

you can put the same larger tank on the L as you will the 600r

do the "daves mods" to the carb and it'll run pretty dang good

same suspension

YES... its heavier by 20 lbs (after dumb stuff removed) and you still have a better headlight

* sorry if I just threw this into an OT spin.......

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I proudly own two SLDB's CRF450R and a 300EXC wouldnt want it any other way.

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