Hmmm. Really surprised nobody offered up the FJ1100/FJ1200 series bikes yet. Or for that matter the Suzuki GS1100ES.
I was going to say the XJ900f (circa 83-87), but I was thinking they're getting a bit old now to be "turn key reliable" in the grand scheme of things. Kinda the same with the FJ's IMO.Hmmm. Really surprised nobody offered up the FJ1100/FJ1200 series bikes yet. Or for that matter the Suzuki GS1100ES.
I have an offer out on a 650 V-Strom it is a bit over price so we will see how that goes. Have been looking for that unmolested SV650S for a fair price with no luck, I have no interest in another naked bike as I have the Buell 1125CR. Time is running short so it may be a Versys with plans to resell after the trip.Find a low miles SV650. Naked or not, it depends how heavy you are and if it suits your size. A lot easier to live with than a big old TDM. I'd say an SV650 would be a better and far smoother than the Gundam style Versys.
A 1st gen Buell is a neat idea, but the reality is they are weird things that shake, rattle and roll and need things fixed all the time and little things break and fail.
" I wouldn't mind trying a HD based bike at least once in my life.", with respect no you don't, not for touring anyway. A Harley for a city toy or hiring one in FL for a week, O.K. , just fine.
"" I wouldn't mind trying a HD based bike at least once in my life." Yep, that's why I am coming pretty close to buying a Star Bolt.