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Old 02-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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longevity and mileage

Looking for comments and or facts as to which adv./tourer bike will be best in the long run for miles ridden and repairs. BMW,ducati,triumph
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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Rokon.

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Old 02-20-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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Looking for comments and or facts as to which adv./tourer bike will be best in the long run for miles ridden and repairs. BMW,ducati,triumph
Triumph,
BMW,

Ducati don't make one.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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I know I might get crap for saying this, but...

My KLR is really racking up the miles.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:56 AM   #6
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which adv./tourer bike will be best in the long run for miles ridden and repairs.
IMO, reliability and longevity come down to three main things, and this is not necessarily in order of importance:
- the way the bike is built (engineered)
- the way the bike is maintained
- the way the bike is ridden/used.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:40 AM   #7
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Suzuki DL 650 or DR650 or DRZ400.
Any two will cost about the same as either of the Euro bikes you are looking at.
So unless you must have one for prestige, get a DL rod bike and a Drz dirt bike and choose which one suits the trip you have in mind.

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:45 AM   #8
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Suzuki. The DL650 is good for 100,000k's +, the DL1000 twice that.

I got 120,000 k's out of my last DL, as far as I know, still running (new owner).

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:57 AM   #9
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Since the Rokon and TW are in the mix. I'm Betting on the NC700X I have will last a few 100,000 miles. I guess I'll find out first hand.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:15 AM   #10
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:25 AM   #11
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I'm Betting on the NC700X I have will last a few 100,000 miles.
At least. Slow revving motors usually do if looked after. It's the R100 of the teenies but now you have really good oil.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:42 AM   #12
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At least. Slow revving motors usually do if looked after. It's the R100 of the teenies but now you have really good oil.
This is the first engine that I have exclusively used Amsoil in. Not that a specific brand matters that much. My old GL1200 was still going strong after 27 years, with regular motorcycle spec oil in it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:29 AM   #13
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Gold Wing....
Any bike will do big miles if you look after it: there are any number of Aprilia Caponords running around with well over 100,000 miles - and without ever having lifted the heads, much less taken the motor out.GrahamD's right: Ducati don't make an ADV bike - they make a Mono-strada.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:32 AM   #14
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My old GL1200 was still going strong after 27 years.
Just run in
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #15
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Guzzi Stelvio. At 100,000 miles that motor will just start getting its best gas mileage.
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