6 good reasons to buy an enduro
Pits, bumps, removed asphalt, sand or gravel on our roads are commonplace, which terrifies owners of choppers or sportbikes. And the endurist after the first 1000 kilometers begins to rejoice at any bump on the pavement, as a little reason to endure. One night a surprise awaited me in the form of a hole in the asphalt, which the road workers covered with gravel. I got up and slipped through a dangerous section without slowing down, but how much is everything simple in such situations on purely asphalt motorcycles? Although rarely there are pits, which are larger than a motorcycle.
2. Enduro is comfortable for driving through traffic jams
Enduro very narrow motorcycles! Even the Yamaha YBR125 is “thicker” than most endurics. Very high landing, small width and low weight of the motorcycle make it the winner of traffic jams. Due to the dimensions, the enduro drives like a bicycle, and thanks to its high landing, you can see far through the roofs of cars, looking for paths between cars that languish in traffic jams.
3. Enduro will travel everywhere and this is not a joke
You already understood that traffic jams and bad roads for Enduro have a favorable environment. But what about curbs of any size, lawns (only shh!), Steps and even large stairs? Easy! You go wherever you want! But, of course, you should not anger the other inhabitants of your city and climb into trouble, keep it adequate. We completely forgot about the terrain! If you ride an enduro, then you can drive off almost any terrain. With more or less normal tires, you can drive through any dirt! And if you are not afraid of the cold, then the enduro can carry you even in the snow in winter, if you hiss rubber.
4. The simplicity of design and reliability of the enduro is impressive
An enduro motorcycle often has an engine with only 1 cylinder, hence 1 carburetor and 1 candle. The front of the enduro has one disc hydraulic brake, the same situation on the rear wheel. A big plus of off-road motorcycles in a minimum of electronics and its simple device, all for the sake of reliability. For example, on the Honda XR400R there is no battery at all and it starts only with a kick starter, and at the same time this unit has all the lighting equipment for driving on public roads. The suspension is the most technologically difficult for an enduro, but you rarely have to climb into a fork or a rear mono shock absorber, because they are made taking into account heavy loads and a big resource. The enduro also has a sturdy frame. That’s essentially the whole motorcycle.
5. When falling enduro practically does not suffer
If you fall on any “plastic” motorcycle, even at a speed of 30 km / h, then you can get a very expensive repair, and on the enduro you just get up, smile, pick up the motorcycle and go on. In extreme cases, you will get a couple of scratches that only decorate the enduro. Almost all enduro and cross-country motorcycles are designed so that when they fall on their sides, the engine does not hit the ground or asphalt at all. Plus, the plastic on the enduro is often special, elastic, it can be bent as you like, it does not lose shape and breaks. I personally fell several times with each enduro-pokatushka and my Suzuki DR250 practically did not suffer at the same time, here. Before the enduro, I had a Honda CB400SF, which, when falling on its side at a low speed, decently suffers a tank, and the dashboard completely disappears. And most of the Endurics have hand protection, which allows you to not break the clutch levers and the front brake.
6. Low gas consumption for enduro
On the enduro highway with an engine of 250 cc, you can fit into the consumption of 4 liters of gasoline per 100 km. Off-road, you can burn up to 6 liters, because sometimes you can skid for 5 minutes in one puddle or storm an area of impassable forest 1 kilometer long for an hour. When driving around the city from home to work, you can refuel Endurik once a week. I heard somewhere that if you go to enduro in 5th gear at a speed of 75 kilometers per hour, then the consumption will be one and a half liters per hundred. And also a bonus that almost all carboxylic endurics easily digest 92nd gasoline.
7. Enduro is not expensive to maintain
Naturally, this is not expensive in comparison with motorcycles of other classes, and it is certainly cheaper to keep a bicycle. If you don’t “gesture” on your enduro, i.e. if you don’t ride it like a cross bike, it won’t rape your wallet. Of consumables for enduro, you need to regularly change the engine oil and oil filter, about once every 2-3 thousand kilometers, depending on the driving style. Fortunately, a 250 cc enduro needs 1,100 ml of oil, for example, on a Suzuki DR250. Less often you need to change the air filter, as well as brake pads, brake fluid and a chain with stars. Now imagine how much oil is being poured into a large sport bike? It has 4 cylinders, i.e. it is necessary to change sometimes 4 candles at once, as well as synchronize carburetors. And on most sports in the front there are two brake discs, which is also an additional expense.