Coming from beat up rural 125's the Dakar is an absolute pleasure, its just heavy enough for off-road use, but with tkc80 tires it still administers a reasonable performance. Accelerating to any legal speed is effortless, not instantaneous, but not a task. At high altitudes is the only time I feel underpowered. I comfortably do 900 mile days fatigued only by the dim factory lights in the evenings. I carry all the gear I need to survive indefinitely and can still pick the bike up easily. Ultimately if you are only going to own one bike, and want the option to leave the tarmac this bike trumps everything. Vital accessories:<Br> Improved lights<Br> Alloy hand guards
- sam cuttriss, New York, New York
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