A week ago, I made a trip to the other end of Switzerland to take a look at a Transalp.
It's a 1996 XL600V with 26500 km (or about 16500 miles) on the clock. The condition is pretty good with only a handful of small scratches. The technical parts are all new, tyres, chain, brakes, etc.
When I got there, he first had to get it out of the garage. It has been sitting there for a year and thus we had to jump start it.
I took it for a little spin up the next mountain road.
Of course I had to test out the offroad capability.
Well, it's okay standing, but not yet comfortable for my 193cm (or 6'3).
What a great day to ride a Transalp.
Well, what can I say? I bought it and I can pick it up next weekend. My plans for winter are making the TA more offroad capable (primarily suspension, wider and heightened bar and better pegs)