R1150GS vs KLR650?
Hello to all
I am a frequent reader of this an other web sites and i'd like to ask you travelers, the same question you have heard many times before.
let me start saying that mi only experience with bikes is an old 83 Honda Shadow VT750 , cruiser type,that i rode loaded and 2 up for 2 years on any weather and roads , in Ecuador SA (not easy) ,... yes Grant, during terrible El Nino, all over coast and mountains.
I have felt the urge to go back to riding and expand my travels a little bit, one or two countries at a time, and i'm doing my research on which bike and i want to know you opinions.
I haven't ridden any bike yet so far but after reading many bikes reviews i feel inclined for the BMW R1150GS but the main problem is that people say it's too heavy, on the other hand, a lot of people like the KLR650 because it is light and more an off road bike and i like the price too, but i don't know if it's capable of 2 up or if that's is a good idea.
I know that i have to test ride them but your opinion is very valuable.
i'm looking on a long term bike/human relationship, my plan is to ride anywhere, anytime, any weather condition.
Europe, N. America and S. america are on my future plans.
Am i making a mistake with the GS or should i go for the KLR650?
[This message has been edited by JDDG (edited 06 November 2001).]