A new beginning...
Hello Everyone, this is my first post.
Last August I bought my first bike, an Enfield Electra 500. Now a year later I'm selling the Enfield (for many reasons) and I am looking for something else.
I live in Athens, Greece and I haven't yet been outside of Athens on my bike. Still I dream of starting going on holidays on my motorcycle. I am thinking that If I buy a new bike next month, I will be able to start short trips on weekends and next summer go on holiday with my motorcycle.
And from there the sky is the limit, the whole of Europe stretches before my wheels
Turkey is also a very interesting thought. I always wanted to visit but the airplane - guided tours option never really thrilled me...
So now I am quite confused, as I am still new to all this. I need a motorcycle that I can use everyday to go to work but will also be confy enough to use on a long trip. One other problem is that in Greece spare parts are quite expensive for european brands and in the past whenever I took my enfield for a service the bill was quite hefty!
So I am thinking of buying a japanese brand which are know to be reliable and not that expensive.
I am currently leaning towards the Kawasaki VN 900, or the Yamaha XVS 590 Midnight Star.
Any thoughts? are these models appropriate for my needs?