I had an '89 Transalp bought new in '91 from a dealership in Buffalo. I brought it home to Ontario and tought myself how to ride. I rode alone most of the time but never had any trouble meeting other riders on the road. Took a trip out to PEI. Went thru Quebec on the way out, beautiful province but not overly friendly, particularily the QPP! Came back thru Maine New Hampshire and Vermont and spent a couple months trying to figure out a way to move down there permanently. The next year I took a trip down to New Mexico and Arizona. North to Wyoming then straight across under the border back to Ontario. Unbelievable trip. I'm looking forward to doing it again, next time with some company. Anyway I got married and had some kids and yada yada yada I sold my bike. Absolutely without a doubt the stupidest move I've ever made but there it is.
12 years went by......
Now I'm looking for a new bike. Because I deserve it. I'm having a hard time making up my mind. I live 20 km (12 miles) down a gravel road so the most practical bike for me is undoubtely the KLR but man.......thats a face only a mother could love. As far as looks go the er6n is a thing of beauty (from the pics anyway!). I also love the changes they made after hearing the complaints from our friends in Europe and Down Under. But it seems there is limited accessories available, specifically I'd like to put on a TBR slip-on and the accompanying juice box (not alot of Dynos in Northern Ontario for you PCIII fans) and the kid I talked to at Two Brothers says they have nothing in the works for the er6n. I also came across a wicked deal for an SV650 with ABS. New '08 for $1000 less than a new er6n, almost $1500 less than an '09 Versys. The thing is my shift mate has the same SV650 and I don't know if I can do that.
Then there is the Versys. Until finding this website I hadn't really considered it. Then I saw and sat on one in the Showroom. Now I'm all messed up. Looking forward to hearing from y'all.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world."