If it were me I would seriously consider a pair of Enfield Electras. What you save on purchase price would pay for an awful lot of repairs/shipping should you need it. They come with a 760mm seat height as standard, there is a low seat option for 720mm. £130 will buy a 20 litre tank which will give over 320 mile range. weigh 160kg. From what I hear about these bikes from owners on the enfield forums is they are much more reliable than popular urban myths would have you beleive. Be prepared to take 6k miles at least to run in the nicasil barrel, this is a huge step forward from the old cast iron 1949 model engine.
As an aside, seems the barrels, cranks and pistons are made in the same factory as makes bmw, porsche, mecedes and Mack castings and forgings.
Last edited by oldbmw; 10 Jan 2008 at 22:29.