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Travel Around The World Kle 500 Or Xt 600?

Hi!!! Im New Here Nice To Meet Everybody!
I Got A Question, In One Year I Will Ride Around The World And I Would Like To Know Waht Do You Think.
Kle 500 Or Xt 600, I Like Bought, I Had The Kle And Is A Nice Bike, Cheap, Economic And Easy To Repair I Like Xt 600 Too, But I Cant Decide Or Maybe If You Know Another Bike Cheap Like This.
From 250cc To 600 Cc Is Enough For Me!
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90% of your riding will be on asphalt so it makes sense to have a bike that is more comfortable even at a moderate high speed - that rules out a single for me, so if cheap is what you want, go for the KLE.

Don't rule out road bikes though - I have done all my travelling, including x-sahara sand, on road bikes.
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thanks for the answer!!! i was thinking about road bikes like cb 250 or it is so small for the trip?
waht bike do you think is good?

i tell you my ideas:
kle 500, xt 600, xt 350, cb 250, cg 125(to small?) dr 350 or tell me wich bike is good for this
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thanks for the answer!!! i was thinking about road bikes like cb 250 or it is so small for the trip?
waht bike do you think is good?

i tell you my ideas:
kle 500, xt 600, xt 350, cb 250, cg 125(to small?) dr 350 or tell me wich bike is good for this
thank for your help
Hi Octopus, I may not be best to help you on this as my views on adventure bikes are fairly radical compared to most riders.

For example, many years ago I rode Australia -> Asia -> Europe -> Southern Africa on a 2 stroke RD350.

Last year I rode 8,000km across China on a local 125cc road bike (CG125 clone) and then rode 30,000km Korea -> Italy on a Suzuki Burgman 650 maxi scooter.

I still think the KLE is the best bike out of the ones you suggest, but if I had to buy new I would buy the 650 Versys.

Hope this helps.
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