adventure bike

The new Kawasaki Versys 1000. An Inline four, heavy, backroad oriented adventure bike? Or…?


Unlike most folks I kind of like it but is there a place for inline four liter bikes offroad? (And yes this is a continuation of some larger points being debated in the FZR Sailah post comments).

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Really cool converted BMW dualsport K75 “Brick”


There’s an interesting thread over on ADV rider called “converted dual sports” where folks convert all manner of unusual rides into some form of off roar or dual sport bike. A lot of it can be nothing more than thick tread tires on a UJM inline four but every once in a while there’s a really inspired and well crafted creation. Todd was kind enough to give me permission to re-post pics of his work in progress here. He mentioned that there’s a sturdy piece of aluminum waiting to be bent into a bash plate for under the engine. He says there’s more on the way so this post may get updated a little in the near future.

It’s such a nice fit for the style that I’m surprised that BMW never built one themselves. Great build Todd. Thanks!