I'm recently engaged & we're expecting a baby in January - so my bachelor life of 4 bikes in the garage is over.
It's time to sell the lot and dive into the great sea of change. I'm looking for a nearly new bike which will be an awesome all rounder. I do longer tours and need off road ability.
I've decided to go for an enduro style bike as part of a new direction in my riding, which is a complete change for me and as such I know crap all about the bikes that have been produced in the last 5 years.
So I'm really hoping some of you folk can throw me a few bones.
Currently I'm looking at the behemoth R1200GS Adventure (only because it has awesome balance and handling) but also fancy the KTM 990 adventure as it looks as able and not such a monster.
I'm also considering banking half the cash raised and spending less on a 5 year-ish old machine.
I'm riding to and around Morocco in Sept as an indication of the kind of tours I'm into, I regularly ride in Northumberland/Cumbria/Scotland and into Yorkshire, two up, full panniers etc.
ABS is a must. Must also be happy to sit at the tonne so no 650's
Eagerly awaiting your pearls of wisdom.