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post #11 of 466 Old 02-07-2018, 09:14 PM
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Not sure why you'd want or need an all-out ADV bike for the riding you are describing, but the DL and Versys are street bikes anyway, so either of those would do. Both a bit heavy.

Forget the Tiger and Tenere. Both big too and not the best for canyons. Have you also considered a Tiger 800 street model? Or a 2018 DL650? Possibly the DL1000 is the ticket.
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The only bike I'd consider now is a newer Super Tenere ES. Heated grips + electronic cruise control + shaft drive = heaven on wheels! . If they made one with 800cc that would be fine.

I've considered a bmw but after talking to owners the high maintenance isn't my cup of tea.

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I sold my wee, and bought a BMW K1200GT.

After four months, I sold the BMW, and bought a 1k Vee.

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Not sure why you'd want or need an all-out ADV bike for the riding you are describing, but the DL and Versys are street bikes anyway, so either of those would do. Both a bit heavy.

Forget the Tiger and Tenere. Both big too and not the best for canyons. Have you also considered a Tiger 800 street model? Or a 2018 DL650? Possibly the DL1000 is the ticket.
Consider me confused by that statement?
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It's hard to think about riding anything else, really.

But if i had to consider something else, the ninja 1000 has a special place in my heart.

Now if i had a boatload of money available, Triumph Explorer.
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Not ever getting rid of my strom but if I were to add another GT/ADV bike to the garage it would most likely be the Ducati Mulit-strada. Love that bike.
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really hard to decide .
unless I keep them both and buy an Africa twin.( I would have done that if Africa twin was coming with 500 CC price)
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Both big too and not the best for canyons.

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Consider me confused by that statement?
Just saying they are all a bit big and heavy. Not that they cannot be ridden fast, just a bit porky, that's all. I'd personally take a lighter bike for all of it.

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we have Kawasaki Versys 650 in our group , when we exit the canyons and enter HWAy or free way ,the bike is not very safe for keeping up with GS1200A .
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I keep thinking I would enjoy something with more power and similar comfort to my '06 DL 1000. Then I consider that more power only helps in a drag race. (which I enjoy, but only lasts a few seconds) It has lots of power the way it is and fits me to a tee, so what's the point of changing bikes? I look all the time but can't find one that suits me any better for backroad riding. I'm afraid I'll be buried in my Strom but I have to tell you that I love the old thing.
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