XT600/660 or XR400?
Everyone has been very helpful to a newbie like me so far, but now I have another question.
I have canned the idea of shipping my TTR250 from NZ to UK and I plan on buying a bigger bike when I get there.
I have a mate who is an XT man through and through and sings their praises, apparently I can't go wrong. Although I have great respect for this guy, I have been considering a smaller bike because of weight and fuel economy.
I like the look of the XR400. I have heard heaps about Honda's famous reliability and I have waded through various threads on the HUBB in regard to both the XT and XR (plus various other models besides).
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with both bikes and had a preference. I am not the lightest of people (95kgs) but I will be taking minimal luggage and am not interested in highway flying - 70-80mph will be more than enough speed for me!
Cost is an issue too, 2000GBP is about my lot, although I could strech it out a bit for the "Perfect Machine"! I've found that XR400's seem dearer even though they are smaller than the bigger XT - is that normal, or am I looking in the wrong place?
I need something simple, reliable (I'm no mechanic), tough and economical - I know the perfect bike doesn't exist, but something must come close!
Any info on these bikes would be greatly appreciated.