Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal, Morongo Valley
Might want to check out the Suzuki V-stroms as well. I've got the 650 version w/ a sergeant seat, bar backs, Jesse aluminum paniers (saddle bags) and taller windshield and its comfortable for 600 mile days. Engines are bullet proof and is faster and much more nimble than my XR. The foot pegs are also lower and further forward (more comfortable) than the sport tourers. The journalist love them. I lowered it 3/4" because of my short legs (easy 50 dollar fix). I'm 55,5'9", 175lb.s. Don't let the 650cc's throw you, it puts out 68 hp which is more than adequate for a 450lb bike. These engines have been used in club racing for years in Suzuki's SV 650 and are extremely reliable even after um.. well.. multiple get offs shall we say.
2011 Victory XR (Cross Roads)
09 Suzuki 650 V-strom
2005 Suzuki SV-650 (sold)
2001 TTR-125 Yamaha
1991 Honda NT650 Hawk (crashed,repaired,sold)
1982 GPZ 550 Kawasaki (sold)
1980 GS 750E Suzuki (crashed,repaired,sold)
1972 Schwinn Paperboy (stolen)
Last edited by T-man; 11-10-2012 at 12:27 PM.