I am making the jump from dual-sport to sporty tourers and need some advice. I am looking at two bikes and need some opinions from people who know more about these bikes than I do. Specifically: ease of maint, reliability, cost of parts, commuting comfort, and two up handling.
1998 Triumph Thunderbird Sport. $4000. 15K, TORs exhaust, pod filters, re-jetted, cafe style seat.
2003 Suzuki SV1000. $3895. 18K. May be an S model converted to N. No obvious mods. But a little concerned about the reasons for the S to N conversion
Me: 6'5", 230, 5 years riding dual sports. Need a more commute friendly machine for daily 100km round trip on the highway.
Thanks for the advice and opinions!