Vstrom is probably the touring bike I would most consider, go 650 or 1000?
Oh jeez, I did not notice this post.
It's actually the SV650. Smaller and lighter than a V-strom, but shittier for touring.
Ha Ha! Made you look.
What's up with Honda and all the low CC models? 125 / 250 / 500
Would a 500 even be that great on the open highway? I don't see it.
The last couple of years Honda has had a promotion to get a new small bike, helmet, jacket and maybe a course to get new riders into the sport.
^chinese production bobbers (not customs). kinda neat, actually.
Adventure West in langley sells them. i took a pretty close look at them at the motorcycle show at Tradex last month. They actually seemed well put together, but very light weight. Looked and felt like a bike that anyone over 150 pounds would pound the shit out of on crappy streets around here. I didnt ask about warranty and such, or ease of replacement parts if anything breaks. I do know the shop that sells them is owned by a decent mechanic.