First, that is a LONG commute, brother. I rode 85 miles to Zin's place yesterday and then 85 back and I was BEAT.
The KLR is REALLY tall. That makes your visibility better and it makes you more visible.
Good gas mileage.
People drive like simpletons, especially during rush hour. And sometimes like downright sociopaths where I live.
The KLR is not a 'comfortable bike'. It is a good commuter, but I wouldn't want to ride that much every day. I'm a wimp, though.
I agree. It sounds like your Q is more related to comfort level. I used to commute over the GG bridge every day. Crazy city traffic. It was a relatively short ride, but dangerous. I did it every day. Since I have lost some people close to me lately - and especially since Darin was killed...no, I wouldn't do it. Not if there was fast moving freeway traffic involved.
Just my 2 pennies.
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