Since people are wondering how much time on the stree vs how much time in the dirt:
The average excursion this bike is intended for is 200-500 miles of highway followed by a few days of off road of varying extremes, then the trip back home. I need whatever I get to be reliable too, because it will likely be what I take into Mexico next year. Preferably something I can fix myself.
If it matters, I'm also considering a Ural. And yeah, to all the people recommending Suzuki, I haven't ruled them out yet, its just a an hour to the nearest dealer so I haven't been up close with them yet.
And to the guy with the honda, I respect that the look works for some people. For me its the matte red and white, and the headlight that I can't throw in with.
Note I said highway, not interstate. I don't take bikes onto the slab, so we're talking 55-65 mph speeds.
edit, more info: Price range is 2-6k, but I'd like to stay under 4 (used).
Johnny Tarr screwed with this post 10-04-2012 at 07:29 PM