Hello :) I hope this is the right place to post this... I am looking for my very first motorcycle right now. After several threads in severeal forums I finally want to bring the ADV-Riders into the game! I managed to get rid of quiet alot of motorcycles that are just not suitable for me such as Versys 650, 650 Africa Twin, V-Strom 650 and KTM Adventure 640, Suzuki DR650 RSE, Kawa KLR 650. Whatsoever I will testride a Honda Transalp 600 (1998) next week. All I know is that it's is super famous, everyone says its a great bike and good for RTW and so on...BUT everyone also says that is is slow as fuck. So i get why you choose a slow bike for RTW, because it is lighter then other bikes! BUT the Transalp aint light. With ~208KG it is heavy as fuck. I mean i didn't drive it yet therefore I don't know how slow it actually is... but from reading it sounds like it is as slow as a 250ccm... I mean for a 208KG heavy bike...there are options available that are way faster isn't it? So WHY is the Transalp that hyped? Don't take me wrong, i really like the bike this far. The testride will prove me wrong or not. Well my list I still have to think about are the following bikes: Honda Transalp (600 or 650) BMW F650 GS Single (this is my second choice right now, if the Transalp is no fun to me. I just don't like the look...) BMW F-650 (not tested yet) BMW F-650 GS Twin (not tested yet, but i HATE the look...) Honda 750 Africa Twin (test it on friday, but im afraid its too tall for me...) Kawasaki KLE 500 (test it on friday, but basically the same issues then the Transalp) Aprilia Pegaso 650 (not tested yet) AND the one i just added to my list...Triumph Tiger 955i. This seems for example to be the much better bike compared to the Transalp... a bit more expensive but around the same weight and WAY more power. Thanks for now. BTW i just got my licence and for now i need a bike to get experienced on. I will do smaller Weekend Trips and for the next year i want to do a Trip in Scandinavia and one in West Europe. Both around 4 weeks in length. In 2020 i might start a bigger Trip around the world tho BUT for that i can upgrade my bike even tho i think i can better buy the perfect bike (for my needs) now. EDIT: Oh, ehm the Budget is around 2500€ would be nice. 3000€ is possible and if i get a much better bike at 3500€ i could sell some stuff to get that money. 4000€ is too much i think.