Tiger Project – I Bought an Adventure Motorcycle for Grand Adventures
Through future trials and tribulations, this is the vehicle I will embark upon to grow as an Adventure motorcyclist: The Triumph Tiger 800 XC.
Sam Bendall - LiveMotoFoto.com
The first time I learned how to ride dirt, it was a top a BMW R1200 GS at RawHyde Adventures. I spent a fair amount of time falling down. Even though it's a bit of an ass-backward approach to the sport, I have become quite proficient at riding off-road because of it. Most everyone begins riding off-road on smaller dirtbikes before graduating to Adventure bikes but I am stubborn and quite possibly stupid.
Tackling a steep downhill grade during my first day in the dirt The 537 lbs. BMW R 1200 GS is pretty capable but my Tiger weighs almost 50 lbs less. Will that make any difference? Only time will tell.
I Hate Sand -
I will forever and always hate sand. It's the worst terrain to ride a motorcycle through. At least its also the softest when you fall down.