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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by djroszina, Apr 8, 2018.
How long have you waited to post this? Nice set up. LOL
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.
I think I'd go with a first generation Yamaha R1.
Sjaak Lucassen and his R1 RTW
A properly setup DR650 for me, or in this case the missus' bike:
Thread was short on pics!
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.
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.
If I were going around the world I would pick a BMW.
They have a world wide network of dealers for breakdowns.