What are the most popular RTW bikes built today?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by djroszina, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. appliance57

    appliance57 Long timer

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    How long have you waited to post this? Nice set up. LOL
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  2. barkbuster42

    barkbuster42 Adventurer

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    if we are talking about something like long way round. xr400 all day. i would rather be a little under gunned on the nice highways than wrestling a loaded gsa through that crap.
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  3. dietDrThunder

    dietDrThunder Why so serious, son?

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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    A properly setup DR650 for me, or in this case the missus' bike:

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    Thread was short on pics!
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  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Have you ridden a DR650 at high altitude? I have ...over 14,500 feet - and down to sea level in a day or so. No issues with the stock CV carb.

    DR650 would probably be my go-to for a RTW bike but there are plenty out there that could do the job, I'm sure.
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  6. bpw

    bpw Been here awhile

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    I would take whatever one you have and like, pretty much any bike will be fine.

    I have been cross country on 1000cc touring bikes and did 5,000 miles through the Andes on a 125cc (two-up). Despite the extremes in bike choices I had a really good time on all of those trips.

    Does anyone really think they will have an amazing long ride on a DR650 but it will completely suck on a F650GS (for example)? They all have two wheels and break down from time to time, not really going to change the experience a ton being on a slightly different vehicle.
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  7. statsman

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    If I were going around the world I would pick a BMW.
    They have a world wide network of dealers for breakdowns.
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