Great post by Paul Pitchfork here. I am still in transition to the Light Side, first with Honda’s NC700X, and now toying with dropping further to Honda’s CB500X! Stay tuned, but do read this excellent post.
Back in 2014, after a year and a half riding my Tenere through South America, I wrote a blogpost entitled, “Turning to The Light Side – The Argument for Lightweight Overloading.” After losing count of the times I had to pick up my 230kg loaded Tenere, the concept of travelling on small and lightweight machine became a mild obsession, which never went away. I became a vocal advocate. Finally, I am now practicing what I have so enthusiastically preached.
Moving to Mexico was the catalyst. My Tenere is garaged in Wiltshire, UK and I am not minded to ship it once again across the Atlantic. Furthermore, Mexico and indeed the United States a few hundred miles north offer amazing opportunities to explore on two wheels. After briefly flirting with a long-time admiree, KTM’s 990 Adventure, I settled upon the other end of the spectrum and opted for 250cc –…
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