I’ve visited that beautiful state and Sam you guys sure know wide open roads! Utah Police are Super nice guys too
I don’t actually profess anyone should go so fast, and one of the reasons a hyper sport is Not a good selection for new riders is the ease with which such machines achieve warp speed. Jeff and I got a little carried away with the go fast discussion on your thread, but as I once pointed out, fast is the most exciting thing you can do with a road bike so eventually the urge to ‘see what she’ll do’ can become almost unavoidable. ..never a good thing for an inexperienced rider on a liter bike, but something you Will do very quickly with the 250 Ninja.
Ninja 250 is a very capable bike and excellent to learn on (if dirt holds no appeal for you) yes, but once you add; long distance luggage it’s no longer a wind slippery 250 hauling 150lbs. of rider down some of the fastest roadways in North America.
Hence a dilemma; your parameters are ‘unusual’ for this message board in that distances you expect to travel and the associated speeds are much higher than most, so I could be wrong on this but I’m thinking you still need to saddle test some of the larger displacement bikes and possibly resolve to never exercising more than 60% of it’s power, which is pretty much where I will be when I get my F3
…just my 2 cents worth, but if you can find one:
K75 is like a 3/4 scale Concours with all the right stuff. Those bags are stock issue and large enough to hold a helmet or 50lbs. of stuff.
Haven’t read all of that article in your latest link, but quickly spotted the chapter where he rode the rear tire off and saw how top heavy the luggage is stacked plus comments on wind issues. I don’t think you want to make every trip an odyssey