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    Dual sporting, jeepin', kayaking, target shooting, & electric guitar.

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  1. Bryan Bosch

    CRF450L Media Ride - What would you like to see us cover?

    No it's definitely shorter. When I'm sitting on my 690 I can only get the balls of my feet on the ground. On the 450 L my heels are only a half inch maybe less from the dirt. I'm not flat-footed on either bike but I'm definitely closer on the 450 l.
  2. Not that I've received just yet. But I will absolutely share anything that makes it over my way.
  3. The other factor depending upon how long you keep bikes of course is resale value. I believe that the 450 L will hold its value better and be easier to sell if you decided to move to something else later. Also, no question having a massive dealer network and a huge, easily available and relatively cheap parts supply is a good thing. Anothet thing to consider is Honda is going to allow owners to extend the warranty out to a total of 5 years. But to be fair they didn't get into pricing. I'd want to read the small print as well.
  4. Bryan Bosch

    CRF450L Media Ride - What would you like to see us cover?

    Definitely shorter than my 690. On it am touching pretty much on the balls of my feet. On the 450 L my heels are about half an inch off the dirt.
  5. I've never ridden a Beta, so zero feedback there. The brand seems to be growing and owners seem pretty passionate. Let us know what you decide. Sounds like a win either way!
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    Have a deposit on a 2019 CRF450L? We want to hear from you!

    If you read my review & ride report of the 2019 Honda CRF450L, you know that IMS Products will be releasing an oversized fuel tank for it in approx. 6 weeks. I also stated that IMS is going to send me a tank for my thoughts. I talked to them today and told them that what they send, I need to keep it. Why? I want to give it away to a ThumperTalk CRF450L owner. But, there's a catch.. Always is, huh! To enter to win, all I'm asking for is for you to review your 450L after you've had a bit of seat time. Just your honest & objective thoughts on what you think of the bike. Reviews can be added here: Once we've collected enough reviews to make it interesting, we'll do a random drawing and aware the tank. IMS says the tank should between 3 to 3.2 US gallons and it will be a black screw cap tank. I'll share pics when I get the tank in a few weeks.
  7. New for 2019: Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Denver Returns and Supercross Futures Culminates in a National Championship ELLENTON, FL – September 18, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 17-round schedule for the 2019 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will deepen its live event footprint with new and returning markets and the debut of Supercross Futures, an AMA Amateur National Championship. Highlights of the reinvigorated 2019 schedule include the notable addition of Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for the first time in the sport’s 45-year history before swinging through Denver’s Broncos Stadium at Mile High for the first time since 1996. The series will commence at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., which has hosted the most rounds in the history of Supercross, and continues virtually nonstop, returning to Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., which were both last on the schedule in 2017. “We’re continuing to improve the fan experience and live entertainment aspect of the sport by using state-of-the-art technology, from spidercam footage and live heart rate monitor displays, to featuring a festival-like atmosphere in the paddock,” said Dave Prater, Senior Director of Operations for Two-Wheel, Feld Entertainment. “As we head into 2019 with a brand-new defending champion for the first time in four years, Jason Anderson will certainly be the one to watch. That, combined with the sport’s first-ever developmental platform for Supercross amateur racing, will ultimately set the stage for years to come.” All tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale on Tuesday, October 23 with a presale date of Tuesday, October 9. “The 2018 season proved once again that Supercross is a very exciting sport. It kept us on the edge of our seats until the final round in Las Vegas,” stated FIM President, Vito Ippolito. “Supercross is also a demanding discipline and one that brings the best out of the riders and their teams. But most of all, it is an unpredictable sport that can take us all by surprise! Much kudos goes to the 2018 AMA Supercross FIM World Champion Jason Anderson, who is a worthy successor to Ryan Dungey. We are looking forward to a successful 2019 season with a curtain raiser in Anaheim next January and a final act in Las Vegas in May.” To continue shaking up the competition while maximizing the importance of earning every point toward the overall championship, the 2019 schedule will once again feature three fan-favorite Triple Crown events and two East-West Showdowns, which will be revealed on October 23 when tickets go on sale. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac will look to defend his inaugural premier class championship within a championship as the Triple Crown pits riders in each class against each other in three Main Events, adding to the super competitiveness of the series. Jason Anderson secured his first-career 450SX Class Championship at the final round of the 2018 season on May 5, which also marked the first 450SX Class Championship for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc. Supercross Futures, an AMA National Championship, will build upon the success of 2018’s four Supercross amateur racing events with Glendale being the first of eight beginning on January 13, 2019. The innovative concept will provide even greater access to the sport’s largest stage and help to foster a professional learning environment for budding amateur athletes earlier in their careers, while enabling top amateurs to earn Road to Supercross points toward their professional AMA Supercross license. Supercross Futures events will take place on Sunday directly following Saturday’s professional events with the championship being held October 20-21, 2019 after the Monster Energy Cup on October 19 in Las Vegas. “AMA Supercross is among the most impressive displays of two-wheeled motorsports in the world, and for many amateur AMA racers, it represents the pinnacle of their competitive dreams,” said AMA President and CEO, Rob Dingman. “Since the first AMA Supercross Champion was crowned in 1974, the sport and spectacle have grown and evolved, thanks in large part to the close cooperation with our promoting partner, Feld Motor Sports. Generations of some of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers have held high the AMA Supercross No. 1 plate, and I can’t wait to see who earns that honor in 2019.” Before the 2019 season officially begins, the sport’s top athletes will battle it out in Las Vegas on October 13 at the invite-only all-star event – the Monster Energy Cup. Following a second-place 450SX Class finish in 2018, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin will return to Sam Boyd Stadium and attempt to defend his 2017 Monster Energy Cup title. If successful, Musquin will become the first athlete to ever win the “Monster Million” twice. Catch all the action live on FS2 or via the FOX Sports GO app at 6:30 p.m. PT, or visit SupercrossLIVE.com to purchase tickets. For the third consecutive year, Supercross Video Pass will provide live and Video On Demand (VOD) access to fans outside of the U.S. The 2019 Supercross Video Pass will include 240+ hours of heart pumping, on-demand video archives from the previous four seasons. Fans who purchase the 2019 Supercross Video Pass before October 13 will receive access to the 2018 Monster Energy Cup. Visit supercrosslive.tv and sign up to be notified once the purchase period begins. For more information, log on to SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels: Facebook: facebook.com/supercrosslive Twitter: twitter.com/supercrosslive Instagram: instagram.com/supercrosslive YouTube: youtube.com/supercrosslive
  8. I didn't necessarily mean of trying to make the DRZ something it could never be I'm talking about an all-new DRZ platform. Probably would be better to keep the DRZ in a similar form and a lower price point and offer a more premium peice however.
  9. Bryan Bosch

    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    Manual clutch, meaning non-hydraulic?
  10. Bryan Bosch

    Full Review of the 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport

    All the really pro looking photos were by Drew Ruiz- http://www.drewruiz.com/ In terms of the tail light/license plate assembly, I'm not 100% sure, but I think that's govt regulation driving design. I'm sure that the aftermarket will be all over that anyway. I had to tidy up my 690 too and it wasn't too expensive. The aftermarket support for this bike should be strong.
  11. I'm kicking around the idea of using his new bike as a project bike, to see if your conclusion is true. The guy that bought it wanted a 690, but at least right now, the wallet simply didn't allow for it. I kept taking him through stuff that his KLR650 just wasn't up for, so he ditched it for something more dirt worthy on a budget. He's actually a fast rider (ex MX'er). He did stuff on that KLR that I found amazing, including sand whoops. Dude's an animal.. and he's 58. My hope is that the 450L will cause Yamaha to go in big with a street legal WR450 and maybe even force Suzuki to revamp the DR-Z400S. This is all good stuff for the sport and the dual sport segment.
  12. Bryan Bosch

    Full Review & Ride Report: 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport!

    So, the editor from Revzilla was 6'2" ish, 215lbs. before gear. Despite the being too heavy for the suspension and somewhat cramped ergos, he still enjoyed the the CRF450L a lot. Taller seat & handle bars, possible drop footpegs, and of course a suspension revalve and it would only get better. Don't get me wrong, I still love my 690. It has a hooligan personality that the 450L doesn't. But, it can get to be handful when the going gets rough and tight. If my wallet allowed it, I've have an Africa Twin, 450L, and a KTM 150 XC-W. Teens to feed and college to fund!
  13. Bryan Bosch

    Full Review & Ride Report: 2019 Honda CRF450L Dual Sport!

    Buy em' all! The AF and the 450L are entirely different animals of course, so that's really an easy on based upon what you want to do with the bike. If you want to load up a week's worth of gear and ride from Idaho, down through the rockies, hit N. AZ, over to the Pacific coast and make an epic scenic loop, AF all day, all the way, wouldn't even think about it on the 450L. 650L and 450L, far more overlap. If you like to ride more technical single track and you like to push, 450L. If trails are mostly mild to moderate single track, but more forest service roads and double track, pick... they'll both do it fine, but the 650L will be cheaper to buy and more comfortable the longer you sit in the saddle. Me, I'd do the 450L b/c I only ride the road to get to the trails and I try to ride as much single track as I can find and I enjoy pushing my skills. That's why I'm noodling on this bike too. I love my 690 on the road, and it's faster than poo on fast, flowing, mild to moderate single track. When things get slower, rougher, and more technical, the 690's weight becomes more present the the big power can wear you down if you're not judicious with the throttle. Let's us know what you decide!
  14. Bryan Bosch

    2019 Honda CRF450L Pictures & Video

    Assuming that you caught that in my review? It's not, it's in there:
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    2019 Honda CRF450L Pictures & Video

    I created a few photo galleries from the American Honda press ride of the 2019 CRF450L if you'd like to check them out: https://thumpertalk.com/gallery/category/14-epic-rides/