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Jan 12

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lonepilgrim says:

A2 licence holder to first big trailie??

As a mature A2 licence holder (restriction up soon :sunglasses:) currently owning a Yamaha YZF R125 Rossi Rep and a 1995 Kawasaki KLX 250 I am starting to look for my first big trailie around the 600cc to 850cc.

Needs to be useful on the trail and capable of a commute of 80 miles on the very rare occasion I don't have 4 wheels.

Topbox and pannier options are essential for the camping weekends before removal for the dirt track :)

Can you THE experts suggest a couple of models for me ... ideally second hand with a budget around 5k.

Thanks in advance and feel free to publish in the paper with some images and recommendations on the latest for sale in your cherished pages.

John Hookway, Gloucestershire

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Dec 10

Posts: 12021

preunit says:


John here's my 2 pence worth:-

Honda XL700 Transalps,More road based but fits all your other criteria.

BMW F650GS Cheaper,Good on Road

BMW F800GS Not cheap but a proper "Adventure bike"

Triumph Tiger 1050, Good allrounder,ticks all the boxes,better on road.

Triumph Tiger 800, another great allrounder, just outside your budget.:upset:

Ride safe.


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