It has a great reputation and many fans and that's where I'd look if I were going to replace my R100GS. But I'm not in the market.blues2cruise wrote:You could try a Super Tenere.
I'm considering that...they have dropped in price too, not as popular as Yamaha thought they would be.blues2cruise wrote:You could try a Super Tenere.
Oops. I didn't realize the font would be so big and bright. Leaving it though cuz it would be too much trouble to fix it.madjak30 wrote:I'm considering that...they have dropped in price too, not as popular as Yamaha thought they would be.blues2cruise wrote:You could try a Super Tenere.
I think the price was an issue. They are expensive. Here in Canada they only had the 1200cc model. They may have sold more in Canada if they brought the 800cc here. I think they were more popular in Europe.
We'll see...might just go with a touring bike (Yamaha Venture...very comfy)
You could ask drbar what he thinks of the Royal Venture....I did a demo ride on one. In Colorado to be exact. I went to a women's motorcycle conference there. Each demo ride lasted about 30 minutes. I thought it was underpowered for being a 4 cylinder bike. It didn't seem to have much acceleration on the highway. Or maybe I just didn't know how to handle it.... It was also too big structurally for me. Later.
I can whole heartily recommend the 1st gen V-Strom 650, the 1000 was pretty much the same oomph as it has more weight to pull but the engine wasn't as smooth and more thirsty. The DL650 could go 500 miles on a tank! The Versys 1000 is a really sweet bike, I saw it/sat on it the day it was released and it's a cross between a inline-4 sportbike and a tourer. I'd go for that myself if I wanted that power for touring, but if it was for dual-sport, I wouldn't consider a inline-4 off-road really. But if you are looking for muscle-touring, the Versys 1000 is right in that ball park.madjak30 wrote:Also eyeballing the Versys 1000, the 2014 Suzuki V Strom 1000....