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Old 12-16-2010, 10:56 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Racer997 View Post
Motard? What's that?
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:11 AM   #22
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You do realize there are NO SuperMoto designed racetracks in the south Texas area.
No pavement to dirt tracks at all.

But, you will be welcome to come aboard at any of the several trackday outfits that put on a great day at the road courses. Of course the next step would be to grid up your Motard at the CMRA sprint races. There are several classes a motard can be competitive.

If the Ducati 900 is your choice awesome but, certainly don't put that ride in the dirt.

I noticed you did not ask about riding gear.

Don't short change yourself. Get the best you can afford. (The Best).
For your street commutes consider Taller Gearing for your bike. It will save that motor.

LOL....And watch that "Linz" fellow. He's playin with ya. He has quite a bit of knowledge with the Motards along with myself.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #23
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A DRZ works well. Not really good on the street versus a real streetbike, and too slow to be a good track bike. But it will do trackdays happily and cruise 75 all day long if your can take the hardish seat. DRZ motors last 30,000 miles (aka 1000 hours) if cared for, versus 20 hours between major maintenance on a 450 race bike. Plus the SM model is ready with 17" wheels for street rubber, and SV650 race takeoff tires are easy to find, making sliding it around the track very cheap. Almost every other bike will require a $1000 conversion on top of a good bike. WR250X and KLX250SM are less powerful but equally fun comparables. A DRZ is probably one of the best do it all bikes in the motard genre, it just doesn't do any one thing really well.

Come out to a fastline track day and take mine around for the parade lap.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:51 AM   #24
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1994 Ducati 900 SS/SP
2003 Honda CRF450R motard (trapped in a shop)
2002 Husqvarna NOX (in surgery for rebirth)
2001 KTM Duke II

Motard? Not too sure about that name.

I have a dirt bike with street tires; it says SMR on the side (Sunday Morning Ride? I think).

Last time I rode it, someone said "Hey, look at that phat tard!"

I went home and cried...

I'm very sensitive.

Quit talking about it and go get one, you won't regret it. From what you are describing, I'd recommend a DRZ400SM or converted E model.
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