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Mash Adventure 400 Certainly Looks Appealing

Enter Mash Adventure 400, a new small-to-medium displacement bike that seems to offer a very nice package for those in search of zero-frills-all-thrills rides. Light and with upgraded components, the Mash Adventure 400 might cause the other adv bike manufacturers to hurry up and deliver their goods sooner.
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Opinions are mixed when it comes to Chinese bikes that want to make it big in Europe or North America. Some models seem to enjoy a fairly trouble-free life and gain appreciation from people who, otherwise, would normally stay away from them. Others, unfortunately, seem to confirm that the Chinese manufacturers still have a lot of work ahead.

How does the Mash Adventure 400 stack up only time will tell, but what we see so far is eye candy and we'd certainly love to give it a serious spin.

An air-cooled 397 thumper and 19 liters of fuel might tick a very important box

The Mash Adventure 400 is a real dual-sport bike built around the Mash Five Hundred. The French-badged mill sports a Siemens fuel injection system and can produce up to 29 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, with a peak torque of 31Nm (22.8 lb-ft) at 5,500 revs.

The 4-stroke OHC dry sump, air cooled engine is also on the lightweight side, helping the Mash Adventure 400 post a dry weight of 151 kg (333 lb), which will make tackling rough terrain easier.

Mash has updated their fork, with a 43mm Fast Ace unit offering rebound, compression and preload adjustments, just like other top-drawer units do. The same settings are available for the new rear monoshock, as well.

Braking power comes from a 280mm front rotor and a 220mm rear one, while the true adventure 21-18 wheels have wire spokes. With a 880mm-tall (34.6") seat, the Mash Adventure 400 may be a bit high for certain riders, but this helps the ground clearance.

Taking the bike for a longer trip will shine a good light on its 19-liter (5-gal) tank and aluminium sidecases that can accommodate 70 liters of cargo. Add in a bash plate, hand protectors and a tall windscreen and you get a rather nice bike for €5,490 (equivalent to $6,140). Apparently the Mash Adventure 400 is already available in France so it means it will soon be ready for a ride in other EU markets.
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