Not true. Put 70,000 miles on a 99 KRS with nothing more than tires, fluids changes and brake pads. Got 16,000 on my current 2011 K1300S with zero issues. I know several other BMW's with over 100k without problems. Yes, all shaft drives. Maintenance is key.
I was gonna say... how'd it keep running after losing the first few?
Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle - Hunter S. Thompson
I just mı̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨ade you wipe your screen.
-2009 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Race Bike
-2007 Honda 919
-1995 Nighthawk 750 (Tboned)
-1983 KZ 440 (Sold)
Ill be getting the f650gs. Chain driven. So that shouldnt be a huge deal.
old single or newer twin? For the most part they are not that bad to maintain either way. They are slightly more than the japanese rivals albeit the Japs don't really make anything to compete with the f series bikes that they sell in the states.. The hardest part is parts availability. If you have a good dealer near by this won't be an issue if not you might have to wait a bit for parts.
Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.