Comparing Different Bikes in Kenya
I'm working for an NGO north of Mombasa in Kenya and am buying my first bike to use to get around to rural farmers and then plan on making a cross continent trip. There is a very limited selection here and I have limited money.
I am comparing the following
The new Zongshen 200gy (Chinese made) for about $USD 1,250
A used 98 Suzuki Djebel 200 for about $USD 1,750 (a friend of mine looked at it and said I would need to replace the rear sproket soon)
A used Yamaha 225 Serrow with 3500 km that is booked in kenya as 2003 (but probably older) for about $USD 2,125 (if you have time to take a look it is in the top right of the "bike list" found here joypopimport
-- can anyone tell how old it is? see also attachments)
Also a Yamaha AG200 used, not sure of the price yet.
And finally a new (RED) Honda 200XL for about USD$ 3,600 (this would be the obvious choice but it would be about 50% of my total net worth.. ugggg)
So considerations are the obvious:
-long distance comfort
I am only about 150 pounds and will pack very light.
Also, anyone know any other bike dealers in the area I should be talking to?
Thanks for all of the input!