I introduce to you the Big Red Pig. A 2013 Honda XR650L that I bought with only 1,600kms (1,000 miles). The bike is 100% stock(for now) with the exception of an Acerbis 5.8 gallon extended range tank (stock tank is also included). This was a nice bonus since I was planing to get this tank in the future anyway so that saved me almost $500 bucks canadian by not having to buy it.

A good friend of mine came with me to get it. We drove my car there then I rode the bike back and he drove my car. We left my house at noon and we got back home just after 7pm. It was a 450kms (280 mile) round trip. And I rode half of it 225kms (140 miles) on the bike in a freaking monsoon. Lets just say I was more than a little damp by the time I reached home. It was a good way to get to know the bike.