I am a Brit who lives in Portugal, where I have a Suzuki B-King and a Buell Ulysses. I am planning on splitting my time between southwest Portugal, where my apartment is, and Chiang Mai in Thailand. Six months/six months. To this end, the Ulysses will have to be sold (great bike). The only big thumper on offer in Thailand which does not attract 80 per cent tax is the KLR650 as Kawasaki have a plant in Thailand (Triumph Scramblers are 15,000 GB pounds!!!!). So it is going to be the KLR. This will make a great bike to explore, not only Thailand, but Laos and Cambodia. I can afford a new one. Is this the way to go? What benefits are there to the 2013 bike compared to an older one? And, although I don't often go that fast, what is top speed in miles per hour and I'd be interested in the 0-60 mph time? Thanks, folks. Nick.