Info Please RTW trip either 1 X GSA or 2 X DL 650's?
Hi all. I need some help sorting through the maze of info about these two bikes. My partner and I are planning a RTW trip, starting mid 2007, going from Nth America to Mexico-South America to the bottom- Up to Brazil- Across to Africa-Europe-Asia - India- Thailand and back to Australia. We are no light weights, so us two in our riding gear will be 90-100Kgs each and 40+ Kgs of gear. I have basic mechanical skills and am good with tyre/wheel issues. What we would really appreciate are well informed opinions, and as much real life experience as you guys are able to provide. Two bikes mean more costs for carnets, shipping, fuel, insurance etc, but they can carry more gear between two people. I have also just returned to riding after a loooong time, but will have a year's experience before we leave. My lady also rides, but will have way less bike time clocked up before we leave. I am 5"8 and she is 5"5. We are considering lowering the GSA ( it has the strongest frame thats why it's on our list) as well as using a custom seat. So whats the verdict(s) from all you people with travel miles under your wheels? Many thanks in advance for your time with this issue.