Hey folks, recently I quit my job to get my life back and deal with some other stuff, but in the mean time and hopefully for a while I've looked at doing some courier work. I used to be a postie and its what I love doing the most, so hopefully it will last a while for me. My issue? I need a workhorse soon, expected to cover close to 2000km a week, mixed riding and alot of gutter hops and tarmac attacking. Basically the Hyo will clap out pretty quick and it will be sidelined within a few months and left to be modified. So that being said I need a workhorse, value for money and good reliable KM is key here. So far I've gone through stages, here are the bikes I'm considering at the moment. 1. Kawasaki Versys, VERY comfortable, love the looks and feel of it. ticks all the boxes for me except for the pure ruggedness of it, that I have yet to be proven to me. $13500 ride away, roughly. 2. Suzi' V-strom 650, amazing workhorse, decently comfortable, good motor, BIG tank. I've seen a few Vstroms reaching close to 200 000km with just basic servicing and typical repairs. Boring bike, but proven platform. $11 000 ride away roughly. 3. Yamaha Tenere 660, finally checked it out and it looks amazing, pretty nice specs to back it up. The only issue I have with this, is that its a big thumper, not sure how it will survive 6 digit work. apparently they are long lived bullet proof motors, possibly considered. $15 000 ride away from what i've been told. 4. Kawi KLR650. Cheap, rugged workhorse. Good motor, but last of my list. poor quality of the workmanship, not too happy with the motors performance and don't trust the craftmanship on this one anymore. $9990 out the door. 5. Honda bandit 600. The price is right, the power is good, it can take bar risers. not much left to be said, will have issues gutter hopping and surviving though. Others that were considered and now gone off the list; -Beemer F650GS - Brilliant bike, amazing is all that can be said, but too expensive. -CB400 - Nice bike, 400cc and the complicated valve train make it a dangerzone / expensive workhorse. - DRZ400SM. See above. Any other considerations I should make? and whats your opinions on some of the choices that I have to make ?