first post here so please be gentle :mrgreen:
currently trying to decide between the Transalp 650 and the VStrom 650, I've ridden both and like them both for different reasons
which ever bike I decide on will be used for day rides around Watagans and Yengo, Weekenders to Hill End, Barrington, Moonan Flat etc
hoping to do some longer rides ie Cameron's corner etc
all the above include forestry roads and twin track, and open road sections
I like the responsiveness of the wee motor, but the TA motor is strong and torquey, which I believe would be better offroad.
The TA I rode today had a SW centrestand fitted with plastic bashplate, which gave it about 175mm ground clearance. some of the trails I rode on had a lot of small rocky steps and the ground clearance was a bit of an issue.
whats the ground clearance on a wee with a bashplate fitted ?, I have seen and like the B&B ones.
Granted this would probably be the upper limit of what would be expected from either bike.
I really enjoyed the way the wee handles on the road,especially twisties, could definitely feel the affect of the 21" front wheel on the TA.but I'm told the 21" is better offroad
the wee has cast wheels and TA spoked, but I'm unsure if thats and issue or not.
same goes for tyres tubes on the TA, tubeless on the wee
I much prefer the styling and instruments of the wee.plus it has ABS & FI
truth be known I've had a soft spot for wee's for a quite while now, so the hearts saying go the wee, but the heads saying TA.
Now that Ive sold the trail bike (EXC 300),SWMBO has said that this is the last bike for the foreseeable future.
So I need to get it right