Observations on 31,000k through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina on a Tornado XR250

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by RageAgainstTheFence, May 18, 2015.

  1. RageAgainstTheFence

    RageAgainstTheFence Been here awhile

    May 15, 2015
    Beyond the Pale
    Thanks Wayne! I'm back in Chile now and will be setting off for Peru shortly!

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  2. walkaboutboertjie

    walkaboutboertjie n00b

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Town, southern tip of Africa
    Hi Rage

    WOW, what amazing photos and experiences, really has been keeping me captivated! And actually my first post year since signing up a year ago. Basically been dreaming of getting my first proper bike for so long now, and might (FINALLY) pull the trigger on a XR 250 (Tornado) - they were also marketed here in South Africa.

    I had my mind made up for a 2009 with 16 000 km on the clock (no service history mind you - but the last owner seems to have had a serious fall and decided to part ways); but then the dealership got a 2010 model in yesterday with 36 000 km on the clock at the same price, but WITH service history! And now I am so confused; go for lower mileage but NO service history, or double the mileage but WITH service history?!?

    I am leaning towards the 16 000 km one as I can resell it again at 30 000 odd km at possibly the same price again. Writing this out has been a good thing, but any input will be appreciated.

    Enjoy the trip and safe travels!