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Do you take your CT 'Off-Road'?

Tarmac only
6 (35.3%)
Tarmac and occassional gravel track
9 (52.9%)
Tarmac / Off-Road - 75/25
1 (5.9%)
Tarmac / Off-Road - 50/50
0 (0%)
Mainly Off-Road
1 (5.9%)

Total Members Voted: 16

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Offline Doc

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Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
on: April 29, 2013, 01:55:32 PM
I am curious to know how many of us take our CT off the tarmac and onto the loose stuff. I know the CT is not an 'Off-Road' machine, but I see some of us are taking the CT into the wilderness.

My 'Off-Road' adventures are limited to the odd gravel road (when I've made a wrong turn), as I think the CT is a road bike, and I prefer a smooth surface.

But what about you?
Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 04:48:43 PM by Doc

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Offline Barbancourt

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 03:00:57 PM
Since the CT is not an off-road bike I try to keep it on the tarmac, when possible wheels down!

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 04:45:29 PM
The CT is a fantastic touring motorcycle. It's a road bike, which is where mine stays. All road bikes, at some time or another, are required to trundle along a dirt track, but that doesn't make them 'off-roaders' either. We've got a gravel drive and hauling 275kgs of motorcycle out of my workshop to the front gate is all the adventure I need these days.

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 05:02:56 PM
*Originally Posted by Black Bob [+]
The CT is a fantastic touring motorcycle. It's a road bike, which is where mine stays. All road bikes, at some time or another, are required to trundle along a dirt track, but that doesn't make them 'off-roaders' either. We've got a gravel drive and hauling 275kgs of motorcycle out of my workshop to the front gate is all the adventure I need these days.

I know the feeling! I also have to drive backward on a gravel drive.  This is a good warming up during the winter, but now.........

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Offline Bernie

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 05:51:53 PM
Tarmac only.
Just about 10 kms so far on a gravel road, when I had to follow a deviation.

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 08:02:51 PM
Road only for me I'm afriad. I'm not saying the CT not be able to cope with a bit of 'offroading' but I think 'offroading' would need to be defined. To me offroading means muddy tracks and climbing over boulders almost like trailing. The CT might well be able to do that a wee bit....but I'd be afriad of dropping it. The weight to lift it up again...and the possible damage is enough to make my eyes water from here.
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 08:12:56 PM
i will only use my bike according to the second part off ist Name - as a tourer and not for crossing.
Greetings from the middle-west of Germany....

Stefan

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Re: Are you an 'On-Road' or Off-Road' CT-Rider?
Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 11:45:42 PM
Well I bought my CT to test the extent of the first part of the name CROSS .... so far I am doing about 50/50 road/dirt but am now much more comfortable with the bike and starting to actively seek out 4wd tracks and trails, I can say the ones I have done so far the CT performs very well but it does take focus and concentration but it is very enjoyable.
For me my CT is a comfortable version of my old XR400  :001: :018:
PS - the trick to picking them up is never ride alone  :028:
Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 11:48:19 PM by jacob
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