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WTB: Bike with ABS. Passenger comfort also essential.


Found a Versys 1000 with bags, trunk, and numerous other options. Wife sat and gave the OK. I rode it solo 500 Km past weekend and liking it a lot despite chain drive. It needs a throttle lock or cruise control and I'll try adjusting the bars a bit to work better with the aftermarket seat it came with.

Also rode a Vstrom 1000 demo again. Also very nice - better with regular seat (I'm 5' 11") vs. the low option I rode a year go, and more power than I remember. I think I'll like the tire options on the 17" Versys better in the long run.

so - No longer - Wanted - Shaft driven Sport Touring or ADV preferred - but will consider selected chain drive, or selected Full touring bikes.

MUST have ABS. & probably newer than year 2003.
Must have comfy passenger accommodations; seat & reasonably relaxed knee bend. Tail trunk or back rest desirable.
Must accommodate 2 people (combined 350lbs) + Luggage. So ~ 400lbs load.
Almost certainly is 990cc, or bigger.
Probably has luggage and windshield.
Probably is not Cruiser based - feet forward just doesn't suit me.
Probably $4K to $15K value.
Must have ABS.

Aprilia ?
BMW maybe - R1150 / 1200 GS, R, RS, RT, K1200GT or newer
Ducati Multistrada maybe.
Guzzi ?
Honda ST1300 preferred or GL1800 maybe
Kawasaki Versys 1000 preferred or Concours 14 (2010 up maybe)
KTM 1190 or 1290 Super Adventure
Suzuki Vstrom 1000 preferred, or GSX1250 maybe
Triumph ?
Yamaha FJR 1300 maybe or Super Tenere preferred
Other ?

Must have ABS.
Let me know what you have.
Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga is closest & most convenient for me... but other Ontario locations considered.
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