False Neutral Podcast #128 – Jim’s Adventure Bike Advice

My old friend Jim joins us for a second time for a discussion of large adventure bikes, specifically the Suzuki V-Strom and the Honda Africa Twin. Jim does a lot of trail riding in his home state of Colorado. He has a lot of first-hand experience with Honda’s DCT transmission and he shares the pros and cons of the automatic. As usual, the rest of us share updates on our project bikes.

Here are Mike Festiva’s Coleman BT200X mini-bike videos: Part 1 – Part 2

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Below are images of all the bikes we discuss on this episode.

Jim with his 2003 V-Strom 1000
The KZ750E that Pete sold to Jim
The Honda MB5 that Jim sold to Pete
Jim’s co-worker with collar-mounted fuel bottle
2016 Honda Africa Twin 1000 DCT
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE Adventure

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