Battle of the 650's
Luckily this forum has a "which bike" portion of it so that you can help me with my next bike buy
I have recently sold my beloved, and modified, 2005 KLE 500 and am looking for a single cylinder 650ish bike to buy next. There was nothing wrong with KLE, I just wanted a change. I have been riding forest trails, gravel, tar,... with it so I am looking for a bike that can/ will out-preform the KLE on the off road part, and be lighter.
I have narrowed it down to these 3:
-2004 XR650R (stock, with sumo wheels atm)
-200x BMW 650XChallange (stock)
-2004-> KTM 640 Adventure (none for sale atm, the orange ones
I know all of those bikes are discontinued, but with a collage student budget of €3500 and current state of the used bike market that is what I can get.
I have already been talking to some guys on advrider about the XR as the is currently on top of my list and If everything goes as planed I will go see it on the week end.
Any suggestions and input is appreciated
->Honda XL125V Varadero '08 sold
->Kawasaki KLE 500 '05 riding it, like I stole it