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April 26th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #61
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The V-ROD is a great bike for about 15 min of riding, the riding position and lack of any sort of wind protection make it sort of a bitch to ride on the hwy.
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April 26th, 2017, 07:47 PM   #62
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600cc supersport built to Aussie specs.
450cc dirt track/flat track bike
650cc naked road bike
50cc 2T scooter

I could get more, but happy for now.
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April 26th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #63
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My bro puts a lot of time on adventure bikes. I don't remember his gripe but he dislikes the Africa twin but loves the Tenere. I think he said it was a dog. Isn't it only an 800?

I think you guys are limiting your options focusing on one bike. As an enthusiast shouldn't we all be striving to own a stable of bikes.
For me, the perfect setup would be liter, adventure and supermoto. A busa or a Povolwing would be nice too. At my age, prob a better choice than a backbreaking liter
Fuck 600's. Perfect track bike, but a constant struggle to maintain the powerban on the street
All crap ....... the only adventure bike worth looking at is a ktm 990 r
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April 27th, 2017, 09:50 AM   #64
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I Ride: 2014 HP4 2015 R1 (track bike)
funny my first bike was 2007 ninja zx10r and everybody said are you crazy. i said the bike goes as fast as my right wrist lets it. i have never had anything less than a liter bike and i dont go out and break speed records either and if you saw me on the road you would be like this guy is a track rider lol.

just like a car do i need an M4 or do i want an M4. its what i want so thats what i got.

my street bikes are 2012 ducati 1199s panigale and a 2014 bmw hp4.

ironically i bought a 2007 ninja zx6r for the track go figure.

changed my avatar those are my bikes.
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April 27th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Motokitty View Post
I got a Kreiga backpack so no. Price range is up to 10K-ish. Newer well maintained used bike will be nice of course. I was looking at brand new FZ07 FZ-09, K900, or used R6 etc. I'm not in hurry since I'm saving $$$ for Motegi this year. BUT if you find something super nice, I'll come down and ride back.
I have a new 2016 FZ07 you can have for 7600, you have to come to Tennessee to get it though.
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April 28th, 2017, 05:19 AM   #66
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My first bike was a 74 H2.

I don't know how I survived.
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April 28th, 2017, 07:04 AM   #67
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Liter bikes and public roads-img_3446.jpg
What a timing. My bike just died on my on freeway yesterday and I had to have it tow back home. Maybe it's Time for a new bike.
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April 28th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #68
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Is this Kitty seen test riding a second had Kwak?

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April 29th, 2017, 05:35 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by Motokitty View Post
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What a timing. My bike just died on my on freeway yesterday and I had to have it tow back home. Maybe it's Time for a new bike.
Might be timely then!

I went to a local area Kawasaki dealer yesterday afternoon to take a look at the Z1000 and the ZX-6R. The people at the dealer were really high on the Z900. One of the workers kept raving about how great the bike is and he claims its his current favorite street bike from Kawasaki. Make of it whatever you will as I don't know if it is sales pitch bullshit or not. But they did say they have been moving quite a few of them. It's a very nice looking bike. As I mentioned earlier in the topic, I do like how it slots in below the Z1000. My issue was I felt I had less room on the Z900 than I did on the ZX-6R which sounds weird given the riding positions of both. I wouldn't personally buy a Z900 because of that. Keep in mind I'm not on the smaller side, so you would be more than okay with the bike. The Z1000 was a tough one as they had a left over 2015 that was marked down, and I'm sure I could have gotten it for under $8K. Seating position for me was better than the Z900, however there was one catch. The exhaust placement. The rear heel of my boots make contact with the exhaust on both sides of the bike. I had heard some complaints about that online. So now I can confirm those complaints are accurate. As such I wouldn't go with that bike sadly. It's a shame as I like the look of it quite a lot, but I don't want to deal with that exhaust/foot clearance issue.

I'm leaning back towards the GSX-R 750 now since I think it's a good middle ground between the 600cc and 1000cc bikes. Just have to get to the Suzuki dealer when I can to take a look at it in person.
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April 29th, 2017, 08:27 AM   #70
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Agree the GSXR750 is a bit of a sleeper... everyone seems to pass it by but it is a great bike and a great value for money... especially lightly used or old stock.
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