01-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: God's Country
Originally Posted by RaY YreKa
More and more, with higher costs of living, I'm thinking these bikes are the future.
If you do 2,000 miles a year, sunny w/e's, posing with mates, enjoying the power of big bikes, then maybe you won't get it.
And that's perfectly OK.
But if you do big miles, want to see your country or continent, and stay within a blue collar budget, you might need these bikes.
Any two-wheels is better than no two-wheels.
I've owned a CBR1100XX, a couple of BMW GS's, and a dozen bikes in between. I love big torque..
But huge cost-of-living rises are forcing me to downsize. I'll give up some bhp and torque just to continue my love of motorcycles, and travel on 2-wheels.
you are right on.
A buddy of mine decided he wanted a Harley. He didn't want to ride a "rice burner" any more. So he sold his big Suzuki and saved his pennies for 6 years until he finally could by a softtail. Not me. I wouldn't give up 6 years of riding for a softtail. I will ride what I can afford.
2012 Suzuki DL650 Adventure
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