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Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

MCN Sports Edi­tor Michael Guy has been rid­ing off-road for 33 years, and re­cently fin­ished sec­ond in the 2016 South East Asia BMW GS Tro­phy.

"The Honda is in a dif­fer­ent class, and feels like an off-road bike. Any one of us, re­gard­less of abil­ity, felt most con­fi­dent on it, which makes it more fun. You feel like you’re on top of it, the bars are in a good po­si­tion and it’s more ac­cu­rate, thanks to the more off-road wheel sizes. If you want to change line by a cou­ple of cen­time­tres, you can. It only weighs a few ki­los less than the BMW, but it feels lighter. It’s a bit too high­geared, but it’s not a big prob­lem.

"Just get­ting the Du­cati off its side­stand takes some do­ing and it looks huge, but I’m amazed how nat­u­ral the rid­ing po­si­tion is off-

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