Have a look at these links from Kawasaki Australia:
The Sherpa is based on the Stockman:
Now take the racks from the Stockman, put them on the Sherpa and you have a great little overlander.
Maybe a pipe and some airbox mods, a couple more ponies, and get off the road.
Yes its not a superbike, may be slow on the freeways etc etc but for South America, Africa, even Aus, it would be good. Why rush? Don't tell me how its not a GS etc
I'm an advocate of these growing up with them, particularlythe Yam's, BUT they were all 200 or less, and only 4 speed. Actaully Kawa is my least fave, but they're bringing me round, with 250cc and 6 gears (maybe over kill, but could be good on the flats and down hills).
Great one for my the vertically challenged aswell.