Originally Posted by BigCanoe
I am thinking of upgrading my little dual sport to something I can ride to work. My commute is 30 miles each way, on a 2 lane (each side) highway. I would need something that I can ride on nice days, but not necessarily when the weather is bad (have a truck for that). Still the more riding the better. Safety, reliability, service cost, MPG, comfort and of course price are all important. I don't have to carry anything to work besides myself.
I was thinking of one of the following:
Suzuki VStrom 650 ABS
Honda CBR250 ABS
I have a Yamaha FZ6; it's the quarter fairing model (2004-2008). I get 50mpg, have ample wind protection, an ok seat, and plenty of power to make a good pass. They can be had for less than $4,000 used; do your homework, and you can nail one with low miles for $4,000 and some farkles. Would ride it everyday if it wasn't my primary sport-tourer.