October 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm #15031
Rank: 50cc Rider
for the past month i’ve been trying to decide between a DRZ or a DR and after deciding that i do want to travel more and do less technical stuff (i really want to get into MotoCamping)
also thinking about doing a trip down to the south island since i’ve never been.
one thing i really wanna know is how many k’s is too many?
few bikes im looking at atm have 30k and 50k
and looking to spend around 5-6k
sorry if this wasn’t enough info.October 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm #15034
Rank: 1200cc RiderOctober 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm #15053
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Rank: 50cc Rider
i should probably also mention im 5’8 and pretty slender like 65 kg’s will this be much of an issue with the 650s extra weight?October 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm #15079
Rank: 250cc Rider
0272672340…..:)October 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm #15080
Rank: 80cc Rider
- Bike: DR650
I’m a couple of inches shorter than you (and a bit heavier…all muscle…not). I have a DR650. You have the option of lowering these easily. I have mine at full height as I don’t want to lose suspension travel for the rough stuff. I don’t have any problems with throwing it around until I get in the real rough stuff where I have to dab a foot (tight single track/river crossings).
The DRZ400 is a little harder to lower. You can get a ‘dog bone’ thing for the suspension. I just wound the spring off on mine which wasn’t really ideal.
30k is getting up there for a DRZ400 but not too bad for a well looked after DR650. I probably wouldn’t look at one over 50k, but that’s just me.
A lot depends on what you want to do. If it involves over 50% road (gravel included), go the 650.
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