After a period of hibernation and much thought, I've decided to stick with my 125 for now. I just haven't yet found the next perfect bike so I'll be waiting for a bit longer. Quite frankly, I'm fed up of looking and I want to get on with my plans. I'm particularly waiting on the 2015 models of everything to see if manufacturers have come up with anything which remotely suggests that they're listening to consumers. I know there's no such thing as the perfect bike (is there?) but I want something darn near close.
In the meantime, I'll be making some modifications to my 125 to make it more comfortable for riding. I've got two major rides planned this year so far which should cover most of the areas in the UK I'd like to tour: Wales, Scotland, coastal England, and Ireland. I may get Northern Ireland in, too, while up in Scotland.
So, I'm looking at installing some footpegs which will allow me the option to ride with legs outstretched. This is one of the top bonuses on a Burgman. Also of importance is a rider backrest. I'm looking at various options and will most likely settle for a rolltype seat bag which doubles as a rider backrest. And that's it! Nothing else to add. Fill up with fuel and cruise along in comfort. I'll keep you posted of each installation as and when. Ciao!