I am looking to buy a touring bike (incidentally also my first big bike). So far I have been very interested in the Honda Deauville and Triumph Sprint. As I'm on a bit of a budget I have been looking at the older models, as they are more affordable. The issue is that these bikes generally have a lot of miles on the clock. At what point is too many miles a definite no no? I realise service and maintenance play a factor but is it advisable to consider a bike with more than 40,000 miles. What are other areas of concern on older models?
Buying first touring bike
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common sense tourer to me with shaft drive.
You should find one lower than 40,000 and newer.