Adventure Bike for a new rider
I wanted your thoughts on an adventure bike for a new rider.
What I want to do with my bike is explore. Both paved and gravel roads (logging roads, forest service, nothing to wild to start). I want to be able to go camping for a few days at a time. Traveling 200-400+ miles in a day and still be able to walk.
What I think I want, is something like a V-Strom 650 or BMW F650GS. But are those " a bit much for a new rider"? I've sat on both and while not flatfooted, I have more then just my tippy toes down, and that wasn't in riding boots.
I'm about 5'8" with a 31" inseam, and not a twig, gotta love Scandinavian bloodlines. Even a bit chunky at this time, but working on that!
I have lots of backroads to learn on, and a nice large chruch parking lot down the way.
So would I just be asking for tpruble going for the lager bike right off (it would be a used one)? Or would it be better to buy a used 250ish road bike to learn on?
Thank you for your time,