Thanks for the input,
I was actually thinking of a KTM Adventure since it is more off road then the BMW GS650. Although they are both beautiful bikes! After speaking with a dealer he said the BMW is fuel injected meaning better gas milage, harder to fix, vulnerable to bad fuel... lots of +'s and -'s. On the other had the KTM (carborator, not injected) is easier to work on and better off road. I'm torn. Then, I also read about the Honda XRL650. Sounds like a proven machine too. Aghhh what to do? Your advice helps, thanks.
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