Stay on a 250
You, with your novice level, would do good with a 250. Make it a REAL adventure and pack light and stay and eat where and with whom you meet along the way. Any greater than 250cc, and they start to get tall (or very heavy and only pavement worthy). When they are heavy, high, and with uneven ground underfoot, you will fall alot. One fall and your trip could be over...
I am 6-3 and an accomplished rider, but my son (17) and I took a 10,000 km trip around SA last summer on Honda XR250's. Around the Block 2007 |
I would have preferred my Honda XR650L, but the 250 was more practical for the areas we would be riding thru.
CROSSING THE IGUAZU RIVER FROM BRAZIL INTO ARGENTINA
I would recommend the Yamaha TTR250, the Honda XR250, or the older Suzuki DR250 or even the DR350. The lowest (to the ground) one is the XR250L, and almost all the parts are the same as a similar year XR250R (for him).
Great luck on your trip,
Toby (charapa) Around the Block 2007 |