So, me and a mate are starting the planning of a 4-6month "adventure" that will commence about this time next year. It is either going to be starting in LA-LA land, and ride down into South America... or start in Thailand, do SE Asia, a bit of China as well as India. It would be, for both of us, our first of this kind of journey, we both travel quite a bit, just haven't done it with a piece of 2x4 supporting our scrotum. I have ridden since I have been knee high to a grasshopper... my mate... has his license, but never really ridden. Either way, we will be buying the gear stateside due to the wonderful state of the US Dollar, most stuff is cheap as chit here, and its where I currently live. The current crotch rocket won't fit the bill, so I thought I would talk to you charming gents about what should my scoot of choice be. Would be looking for a bike that is at least a couple of years old, and the previous owner setup for this kind of riding, so I spend a few less peso's I have decided that parading around a third world country on some bimmer worth more than what the locals can sell their kids for slavery is in a bit of bad taste, KTM's are orange, so that rules them out, I don't have any skirts in my closet that would match a V-Strom, and I like the idea of being able to pick the bike up when I inevitably eat dirt. Tiger's are neat, but when it inevitably breaks down I don't want to be holed up in Burma waiting for a couple of months for a part crafted by Queen Elizabeth herself and made from unobtainium to fly in. I think KLR's are kind of cool, in a redneck, simple, I might have 2 teeth kind of way - and the odds on finding one that has the right farkles is probably decent, but I don't know, for all its adeptness, it seems to lack the kind of character that I would want for my noble steed for this journey. A Royal Enfield would be absolutely kick-ass in my opinion, but I am sure you guys and gals might book me in for a trip to the local shrink before I even left. Anyhow, what are your thoughts, I am leaning towards a single, hence posting it here, but completely stupid suggestions like Moto Guzzi's and the like are welcome to.