What about the BMW 310 GS?
Were you two in Washington state in late August? I ran into/spoke with a couple with an Africa Twin and a CB500X...I would absolutely recommend the CB500x. I just (mid September) took a two week trip around Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. I was on an Africa Twin but my wife with 6 months riding experience at the time was on the CB500x. It had plenty of power to keep up on the highway and was perfect when the speed limit was anything less than 70. I'm sure it could run at 70 all day if needed. We did a couple of 4 hour runs on the highway and it did fine. The only time it was ever so slightly underpowered was when we were going up a mountain pass at 8000ft with a headwind. as far as the new seat height she sat on a 2018 once we got back. Because they narrowed the seat on the 2019 the reach to the ground was the same for her as the 2019.
I appreciate the advice. No, I have not thought of it, but probably won't since I want a bike with a windscreen. Maybe it's close-minded of me, but with already being on a Suzuki, I'd like to consider other brands.Are you looking for something kind of ADV bike ish? If not you might try the suzuki sv650. I rode one of them before I rode a V strom. The sv650 was a bit small and cramped for me so I forgot about it. They are smaller and lighter than the V stroms. Plenty of power.
there are a lot of used ones out there.
Just another possibility to explore.
My riding buddy has a 2003 SV650N. He put an aftermarket windscreen on it and says it works great. Just an FYI. :smile2:I appreciate the advice. No, I have not thought of it, but probably won't since I want a bike with a windscreen. Maybe it's close-minded of me, but with already being on a Suzuki, I'd like to consider other brands.
Thanks for the info. I'd like to test ride out a low-suspension BMW F 700 GS. Fuel tank is nice and low under the seat, plus has power for touring and passing (without downshifting). I know, I'd have to break open the checkbook for bike servicing etc. The V-Strom showed me I love riding a motorcycle. Now I'm trying to find one I want that fits me.My riding buddy has a 2003 SV650N. He put an aftermarket windscreen on it and says it works great. Just an FYI. :smile2:
Note: He's approx. 5'8" tall and the SV fits him perfectly.
Just looked at a picture. Not a fan of the cruiser look, but I appreciate the help.have you ever seen a Kawasaki Vulcan 500? a cruiser with a low seat height, low CG, and a 500cc ninja motor.
sit on everything you can. any motorcyclist will understand that you are looking for a bike is right for you.