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    Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle.

    Heard about this today. Allan Karl, brother of a White House correspondent, took a trip that covered over 60K miles. Looks like he was on an F650. He wrote a book about the food along the way as well as the travels.

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    Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection is one of my favorite coffee table books. The photography, writing, and recipes are all excellent. Definitely a must buy for any motorcycle adventure minded person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Looks like he was on an F650. He wrote a book about the food along the way as well as the travels.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...one-motorcycle
    And here I just read that F650s are good for dinging around in the woods or dirt but you can't travel on them. Sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    And here I just read that F650s are good for dinging around in the woods or dirt but you can't travel on them. Sheesh!
    Funny stuff. Who wrote that junk about the 650 single? We've traveled Baja, the entire AZBDR, USA (Cross country from San Diego to Portland, Maine), parts of Canada, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany with more to come on our pair of G650GSs. Personally I think they are great as long-distance travelers. Sure, they have their shortcomings (cheaper suspension, low windscreen, not an Autobahn cruiser) but I can live with the minor problems knowing that I can buy TWO 650GSs, motorcycle training lessons, riding gear, and a lot of gas for the same price as ONE R1200GS.

    P.S. I really don't have a problem with the R1200GS. I'm sure it's a fantastic bike. I just find it to be too expensive for something that I would beat up on the trail.
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