posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 04:10 PM
For your height and weight. Plus you want to go off the beaten path. Also inexperienced. I would suggest something like a Honda Shadow 600 CC. It has
the power needed. Not over powered for people with little ride time. The bike is a cruiser
Style where you can sit upright and not in the awkward forward fetal position like crotch rockets. This helps for a more relaxed shifting position.
I bought a 2005 Honda Shadow vt750dc last summer for 2k ( U.S. dollars ). The bike was in pristine condition with less than 700 miles. I have driven
crotch rockets but with back problems the shadow was a much better fit. I'm 6ft 1in tall 235 lbs. The bike has the pick up speed to get around slow
tractor trailers if I have to.
My advice if you are taking a trip for 2 weeks is. If you go with this kind of cruiser. Get saddle bags and a sissy bar. The sissy bar comes in handy
when you strap a travel bag to it and thus allowing you to lean back comfortably. Also get a trickle charger, they run about 30-40 bucks.
Insurance ran me $160.00 for the year. But if you take a motorcycle safety course which provides you with a license at the end. Sometimes insurance
will reduce buy $80.00. I went with Geico.
Word of warning! Be aggressive. I ditched my bike once...a lady on a cell phone pulled right out in front of me. I was fine the bike took a scratch
to the right mirror. Even though I had bright green on and anticipated idiots. Accidents still can happen.
I have a bike for sale with one scratched mirror
edit on 30-12-2013 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)