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Old 23 Jan 2018
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Looking for a Lightweight 250 to 400cc Adventure

I have been riding over 40 years. I rode Laverdas, Ducatis, Honda, Kawasaki and others. I downsized to ride scooters 250 to 400 cc.

I retired 2 years ago I and been riding full time on 2 Kymco Downtown 300 cc scooters, 1 in Canada, and the other one in Colombia. These scooters were very impressive and way bejound my expectations. I did over 60,000 km, 2 up with the 48l side cases and 58l top Givi Trekker Outback.

I sold the scooter in Colombia, because I plan to ride the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes and throughout the Amazon.

I look for a 250 to 400 cc adventure Motorcycle. I expect this motorcycle would ride better than dual sport on tarmac, and ride better than a regular motorcycle on gravel road.

I'm 62, 5'6'' and I weight 130 pounds. I would expect the seat to be no higher than 31 inches. This Motorcycle must be able to carry the huge paniers and top Case. I expect that this motorcycle will ideally weight or work down to 325 pounds.

That being said, I'm aware I need to plan a budget of $5000. minimum to reduce the weight, upgrade the front and rear suspension, the brakes and the seat. I could buy used and budget more on modifications. I look reliability, durability and safety.
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What about this:
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In Peru. MANY, MANY good opcions. PM me.

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