Originally Posted by klaviator
I've got a KLR and two smaller scooters. My opinion is that scooters are more practical as far as storage and they tend to have much better seats that the KLR but the KLR has a better riding position. Riding a scooter with it's more feet forward position and in the case of the Maxi Scooters, more pulled back handle bars may bother your back. If possible take a Burgman for a long ride and see how your back feels.
My recommendation, keep the KLR AND
get a scooter. One bike is just not enough
Amen to this. I bought an '09 Majesty, thinking it would be a better long-distance mount than my KLR250. Well that sure didn't turn out to be true. The "feet forward" position of the Majesty just killed my back after anything more than an hour long ride. The Majesty's rear suspension was too harsh for me as well. Sold the Majesty after a year and am now looking seriously at an "Italian" KLR. (a Husqvarna TR650) (...and I'll be keeping my two KLR250's too)