A Suzuki Savage in Europe? Need advice!
Hi guys, I've been reading the forum for a while now. I plan on travelling eastern Europe by motorcycle in about a year's time and am looking to get started early. Recently, my first bike (an old '86 Rebel) kicked the bucket and put me in the market for a new (used) bike. Prior to its passing I had planned on buying overseas, but its untimely death has given me the opportunity to research and select a bike here in the states that is capable of handling European roads. I have tentatively been entertaining two options:
a 2000 Yamaha 650 V-star classic
and a 97 Suzuki Savage 650.
Both bikes are in my budget (under $3000), have low miles (under 14k) and look garage-kept and well maintained. I have noticed that the tendency of international travelers is to choose/ride a dual purpose bike like the KLR or BMW FS and was wondering if a low riding cruiser could handle the off-road conditions that camping would necessitate. The Savage is a good deal at under $2k and I am looking to buy soon, so any input would be GREATLTY appreciated. Thanks!