Nice!Did my first jump on my Norden. It wasn't much of a jump, but it was like landing on a cushion with the standard suspension. What a difference from my last bike a VSTROM 1000. The front wheel ABS pulled me up quickly in deep soft loamy soil too as I'd misjudged my exit. I didn't realise how slippery the soil was until I stopped. I'd have dropped it for sure without ABS on the front wheel. Which makes me wonder - do I leave ABS on when off road, or switch the back off and also reduce the interference on the front. So far leaving ABS on and riding on Off-road mode has worked well on goat tracks. Guess I won't know until I go down a really gnarly hill with it on! Little baby jump small.mp4
I find the standard Norden performs fine in most circumstances to. I did bottom it out a couple times when doing the WABDR. I had full camping gear packed on the bike and I'm over 220lbs myself. I was getting cocky and launching myself out of the road deactivations. Tonnes of fun.
I'm sure the Explorer suspension would be better but I'm happy with the Norden as is until my skills get better. I may look at getting my spring rates adjusted though.