becomes even more stunning. It’s so cheap; you almost
have to have one if you’re a hardcore adventure rider. It
could be a back-up for your BMW 1200GS. It’s good to
know that if you crash, you can’t do more than $6499
worth of damage.
The Terra has the potential to be a better adventure bike
because of its spectacular motor, but it’s such a strippo
that you have to finish building it yourself, and there are
certain limitations that you’ll never get around—fuel capacity and no possibility for a frame-mount fairing being the
As for the Honda and Suzuki, they’re left out of the
adventure bike world. The Honda is still a good dirt bike,
but the competition has moved far beyond its capabilities.
The Suzuki will continue in its role as inexpensive campus
transportation. For more on how these bikes evolve as the
testing process continues, go to www.dirt
Suzuki’s DR is caught in the middle. It’s not as good in the dirt
as the Honda and not as good for the street as the Husky or
The Suzuki is the least expensive of the group, but needs at
least a bigger tank. Accessories are easy to find. We outfitted
ours in the March 2013 issue.