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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi!

I've found this excellent forum in my hunt for my next bike.
At first I thought I wanted the Versys 650 but the more I read about it I think the X-300 would suit me better.
Right now I'm using a 250 scooter from Peugeot, which works just fine for my purposes, but I keep thinking it would be more fun riding a proper bike.
I used to have (when I was single) a Honda VTR 1000 and then a Suzuki GSXR 600 (what a bike!!), but eventually sold them due to short summers and lack of time.
Got the scooter more for regular transportation (I often go orienteering which requires some riding on dirt roads to get to the starting point).
But as I said.. always missing that feeling of active motorbike riding I want to replace the scooter pronto!
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..still wanting to test drive the Versys bikes, but resellers in Sweden don't seem to believe in the X-300.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 02:28 AM
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Welcome! Don't forget to add yourself to the world map.

If you have to decide between the 650 (or a similar bike) or a X 300, it will come down to how much you ride at 100kph+ and how much you ride off road.

I'm a long time owner of a 650. They are a really great "all rounder" type motorcycle, that is not great at any one skill in particular but good at almost everything a motorcycle can do, especially at the moderate price. It will do virtually anything you ask of it decently well. They are also very comfortable as are most adventure bikes for long periods of riding. The long travel suspension is also great on bumpy roads and you can ride a graded dirt/gravel road easily with them but I would not want to go anywhere with it that is so rough or remote you you could not drive a car there - that is where the X 300 comes in.

If you are doing a mixture of off road and pavement riding, and not much long distance highway riding, where the small engine would be a liability, the X 300 might be a better choice that is both lighter weight, more off pavement friendly, and costs less. Think of the X 300 as a modern and more refined KLR.

There are lots of reviews on the web.

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I had never heard of "orienteering" before now and I had to look it up. That sounds fun!

Considering how dependent the world has become on step-by-step navigation devices, it's probably a good idea to be skilled with the older methods of finding your way. I'm going to research more about it...
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aboard from Far East and i believe the 650 will suit your country better. Your call , your choice. Be safe and enjoy your ride.
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