Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Phenix City, Al / Columbus Ga
Rep Power: 1
What kind of riding will you do?
>That truly will help in making a decision on the right bike. What kind of >suspension do you want?
I will not be taking it to the track, but adjustable is good.
>Do you care if you stink after you ride?
I figured if exhaust smell became an issue w/919 I would replace with single, lower exhaust
>Do you want tcarry luggage, do day trips, etc...
My wife will not ride so I expect little interstate and short trips if any.
>Will adventure lead you to want to explore off road?
Yes, but I figured the 599 or 919 would be fine for dirt roads.
If I wanted to get back into trails, I I would pick up a used a 125cc dirt bike for that for that. (I saw a V-Strom in the showroom, I would not feel comfortable off road with that!)
>Anyhow, before you commit to a purchase, these are important questions to be answered.
btw: I am 5'7 & 165lb so I am trying to stay with lighter, smaller bikes, the 919 would be the largest I would consider.