Hey folks, I just learned that my 2 year Latin America adventure is a go. I'm leaving in late August or early September. I intend to go all the way to Ushuaia but I have 2 years and i dont really care if I get to my destination, so that is not a goal of this trip. The goal is simply to ride and have a little adventure. My biggest dilemma right now is what bike to take and will have a big effect on what kind of trip that it becomes. I have put a lot of though into this already and I still cant come to decision. So do I take this................ A fully farkled 2007 KTM 990 adventure Or do I take this........... A bulletproof 2007 Suzuki DRZ-400 Right now I am leaning toward the DRZ for the following reasons. Simple to work on by myself Carburetor No complex electronics Easy to get parts Easy to find tires Bulletproof platform Easier to ride in the dirt Doesnt draw attention as a "rich gringo bike" I can set it on fire and walk away from it without a care in the world Of course the bike choice will determine what kind of trip this will become. With the DRZ I will be more inclined to venture to remote, nasty trails off the beaten path. I will be inclined to take more adventurous off road side trips. Although the 990 is a very dirt worthy machine, its complexity and parts/tire availibility has me concerned, and its alot more work to ride in the dirt. So, given the fact that I do have 2 years, there will be no iron butt days. I really cant see myself doing much more than 200 miles in a single day anyway. These 2 bikes are my options. So if you can, give me some of your thoughts on which one you would take on this trip and why. Input from folks that have done the trip and/or folks that live and ride off the beaten path in central and south america would be greatly appreciated. I have given a lot of thought to this over the past few months and I'm still on the fence. There will be days that I wish i had the 990 and there will be days that I wish I had the DRZ. I am going to travel light no matter which bike I take given the fact that I want to do as much off roading as possible. Also, I dont care about being able to carry a passenger. I not too popular with the ladies anyway. Thanks follks.