I would argue that Suzuki makes an inexpensive mid sized adventure bike in the 650 Vstrom. It was my last bike and an excellent ride, but too small for the long haul imho.
I also agree with bringing the CB500X up a notch would be a good idea.
BTW- there's no way I could afford a new GS . I got...
For my long distance trips with maybe 20% off pavement and lack of off-road skills, the AT would be sorely underutilized. For anyone interested, there's a 2017 (I think) AT with CC for sale at G&C Honda in Shreveport. $10K . I forget the mileage - not too high.
I finally found a R1200 GSA I...
Hey Greg, I agree with the"t oo heavy for me" statement. I went from the Super Tenere down to a 650 Vstrom. The Vstrom is almost as boring as the NC and that's why i like it! (Joke) . I believe I could go up to an 800 (maybe 1000cc depending on the bike) in size and be very happy. I put 45,000...
Hey RRR, Im in Shreveport also. I have a Vstrom 650 now. Heading to Pikes Peak in 2 days. And Utah after that for about 11 days of camping and exploring. We will have to meet after I get back.
Lots of friendlies on this site!
I just texted him to see what's up. I'll try to make it up there to see you. Still taking care of my mom and she's more than a hand full these days.
Edit- OCR just responded. He said he had afib heart problems. Hopes to be back riding by July.
Here's my WeeStrom
I sent an email. No response yet. Thinking of going to a fabric store to see what they have. Just want to protect from UV . The last (also the first) new motorcycle I bought was in 1974. I want to take care of it.
Thanks Krampus. That's what I was looking for!
Hey Greg! I traded in the Tenere (with 54,500 miles on it) . Got $5,300 trade in for it. I love the in line four on the Versus. So smooth!
Hope the Hangout doesn't fizzle!
Hey guys, I was looking for the cover that is stretchy and rolls up to the rear seat. This is the only forum I've ever seen it on and can't remember it's brand.
Can somebody help me?
btw- My new ride is a 2017 Versus 1000 . It's a great bike!
Got your text, Mike. Thanks. Sorry to say, i cant make it this year. My daughter is birthing a new granddaughter tomorrow. I'm slated to go out and help her out for a few days (march 22-25).She lives in Midland TX. Taking care of my mom and trying to keep my business going is getting tougher...