If I ever do something like this I want to smell the roses riding 50 mph and under. I know you can ride a bigger bike slow but as long as my but doesn't hurt I'll likely take my two fiddy.
Originally Posted by conchscooter
What's interesting is that the reluctant author is telling us NOT to do it on a 250 if we can help it! I crossed the US years ago on Vespa but I took six months to meander, at a time when the double nickel was the speed limit and i was young and obligation free.
Sometimes I am tempted to think a small bore tour would be fun, and I am forced to wonder at age 54. I have crossed the country several more times and remember my 650 Maxim as perhaps a good compromise, shaft drive fairing and bags included.
I see not much fun in doing it Goldwing style so perhaps there is a compromise closer to the ideal? A modern 650 single by BMW or Kawasaki? A Tiger 800 or my Bonneville? Not perhaps the Suzuki TU250 of my fantasies? I hope I heard the man who wrote the abbreviated story.