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Which Bike? Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
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[QUOTE=Chris Scott;394579]...
No moto I know runs identical tyres, possibly some bikes from the 1930s and 40s? and I'm pretty sure Vespa-like scooters do. So do pushbikes and of course cars... [QUOTE]
...and my 1972 Norton Commando, which runs on a pair of hard wearing 4.10x19 TT100s. Being an Interstate has a 5 1/2 gallon tank too, so the range is pretty good. Not sure I've the nerve to take it where I've taken my 86 Tenere, though it was fine on the gravel of the Salisbury Plain range road last summer...I remember an article in Bike Magazine decades ago when a pair of Commandos went the length of South America - so it can be done!
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and my 1972 Norton Commando...
Does it really? Well I missed that one. Loved the look but never had one - got a T140V in the end. I still have the 'Power Choice' brochure from the mid-70s somewhere.
And why wouldn't they drive down through South Am?
Back then there were just big bikes and not so big ones. You dealt with it.

As it happens my first story in Which Bike in '84 was alongside a yarn about a woman who rode her Le Mans to Cape Town.

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Great Choice

I have often thought the GS500 would make a great inexpensive touring bike. They are cheap, simple, get great fuel economy, and have large gas tanks.

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