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Old 10-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
.... I recently bought a KTM 690R because it is as light as my 250 and some 150lbs lighter than the twin. I equipped that bike for travelling as well, since it replaces the 950.
The 690 almost got my vote. The ONLY way the R2 wins in my mind is parts, service, and reliability.
Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
.... 7. Know how to operate a trail oriented GPS and make tracks on laptop...
I have a Zumo 550, which needs (will be) upgrading to meet your suggestion
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....I would not hesitate to take my 250 RTW....
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If I were doing it, I'd look pretty hard at the new Husqvarna 650 Terra. It is a more powerful and lighter version of the BMW single. It has Sachs suspension, a wide seat and a 58hp bulletproof fuel injected motor that has been proven for years.
The Husky weighs almost as much as my 990. Nice bike though.
At this rate my 990 might be for sale soon... or trade for a similar condition 690! (link to bike ; )

Very grateful for your input. Sounds like your trips, and subsequent bike choices mirror what brought me to this fork in the road. Thank you for the wisdom.
Less pondering. Simply march ahead, to the ends of this majestic planet.
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