Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lyons, Georgia, USA
Year: 2012 r1200rt / 2012 dl650
Make: BMW / Suzuki
I've owned a voyager and the second edition venture , both were very reliable, the voyager was one of the best handling full dress bikes and the venture one of the most comfortable .( the second edition venture is more of a competitor to the ultra than the wing )
The voyager made a 20 year run 1984- 2004 almost unchanged ( had earier models a 6 cly and 1300 ), and this being one reason it's market share dropped ,and with Kaw pushing the cruiser lineup .
the venture2 modelsthe 1st edition started in 1983 was to full dress touring then in handling and power what the 1800 is today
The 2nd edition started in 1999 is very close in ride and seating as the ultra but for it being larger ,smoother ( v4 eng at 98hp ) and with a 5yr unlimited warranty
Here to is Yamaha with a capable tourer ,and they too are more concerned with there cruiser line up and sport bikes
I'am not pushing these bikes but I do appreciate good bikes and the fact that we have so many quality manufactures and styles to choose form
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