Originally Posted by Alexlebrit
50cc touring would be a different matter again, ... Perhaps that's more akin to bicycle touring than motorbike touring though.
That's about right. I've tried 50cc touring twice, both times on Honda stepthroughs - A C100 solo to the Elephant rally and then two up on a C50 and that's been enough, it was just too slow. On the "two up on a C50" trip we had to get off and walk alongside it on some hills as it just ground to a halt.
I am a fully paid up member of the 125cc touring club though (with book coming out shortly to prove it
) and that's much more practical. I'm probably going to putter my way down to the Alps next month on my 70's 125 smoker Suzuki. Recently I've been alternating between the 125 and a 400/4 Honda and there's far less difference between them than you'd imagine by the time you've allowed for speed limits, other traffic etc.
The CBF does seem to be gaining a bit of a following recently and with 120mpg seemingly possible I can understand why - I only get about half that but I suppose that's old skool two strokes for you.