Join Date: May 2011
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Long distance riding is more the rider then the bike. Long trips are easier on bikes more specifically designed for them but you can tour on a honda rukus if you had the right level of determination.
Overall I think the little 250 makes a great long distance bike and here's why
1. Its light weight and easy move around at low speed (meaning less fatigue)
2. Very gas efficient (even with luggage i was recording nearly 70mpg)
3. Its easy to work on
4. Tires, chain/sprocket, and oil replacement are all fairly cheap and easy to do with this bike.
5. If I can ride it from florida to the artic I think its safe to say it can be used for long distance touring. (trip report still pending i just got home lol)