First off, Im an old guy.....well in relative terms at least. In my head I am still in my 20's. I have been riding for ...well more years than what I care to think about. I have had a variety of bikes. Kaw's, Honda's, several Harleys and my last was a Triumph Explorer.
I loved the Triumph but.....weight and power. I was not using even a 1/3 of the power that bike had. The weight is....well it was a pig.
I got rear ended last fall and after I fixed the bike I sat down and chose to sell it. Take a year off and just see if I still wanted another bike. I think I do, but I will wait out my year.
What I have figured out is I want to down size. I have no need to have a bike that has 100 hp and will go zero to stupid in 4.8 seconds.
I have kind of worked out that my next bike will be in the 500 - 650 range. I want to load it like a pack mule, then pick a road and see where it goes. Even if it turns into gravel or dirt.
To get from point at to point b I want to flog this bike like a rented mule. I live down by Houston Tx so I have a ways to go to get places.
I am just looking, reading and getting some info.
I B Da Monk