Originally Posted by Nanabijou
With that said - I tip my hat to KLR650 and DR650 owners who have the stamina to tour on big singles. Ironically - based on my recent and admittedly limited experience with the DR650 - the WR250R is a much more civilized and suitable touring machine. I tour regularly on my WR250R and I don't think I'd have the stamina to tour on one of these big singles - the vibrations would be too much.
Fantastic report so far. Keep it up!
Obviously there are variations between bikes, but touring on my personal DR requires no great stamina as mine is really smooth. For me, it came down to a choice between the WRR and the DR. I chose the DR for its air cooling, carb, and screw/locknut valve adjust. And I found it $1400 cheaper.
I agree, fantastic report!