Originally Posted by mwgak
Should I really have just sold my cherry Honda 919 so the little lady won't make me find other (although arguably more hospitable...the dogs are always happy when I bring a new bike home) sleeping arrangements when my new Husky gets off the boat next month? I really loved that bike and I have yet to ride this thing...hope you guys haven't been lying to me.
Oh man.....it's gonna be a sweet ride for Alaska. Think you'll love it. It's got the road manners of a big bike, with some fun small-bike behaviors. It's a great "in-betweener" of sorts.
Every time I ride it, I find myself saying, "where did the bulk go?" Very compact and nimble feeling in motion. Hard to describe, but the TR650 kind of disappears when you get on it. Fun...fun...fun!
You'll just have to get some side racks on it to carry a couple Rotopax for spare fuel for the backcountry. I'm averaging around 175 - 200 miles range per tank, though I've not run it dry yet, to find the limit.