Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Eastern PA
For me it's not a matter of if, but when.
I got my EN-500 without doing any shopping around for a bike. I wanted to get back into riding after 30 years away from it, and my buddy had the EN-500 for sale and gave me a great deal. After almost 2 year's worth of riding it, I am ready to move up to the type of bike I really like. I won't be getting rid of my little Vulcan though, I will be passing it on to my wife who wants to learn to ride now!
I have been shopping around and I have my list down to 3 possible bikes, all in the "Adventure" catagory. Either the Triumph Tiger 800XC, the KTM 990 Adventure or the BMW F800GS. I've done test rides on the Tiger and the BMW but haven't been able to find a dealer that has a KTM 990 Adv in stock to even sit on around here.
I am like the more upright riding position these bikes offer vs. a cruiser (feet too far forward for me) or a sport bike (leaning forward too much).