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Old 06-01-2005, 10:50 AM   #41
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Default I have a simple solution for that.

You can't see it when you are riding it! The perfect cure for owning an ugly motorcycle.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:03 AM   #42
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Default Re: Opinions on do it alls

If you got some dough to blow BMW makes a number of bikes that fit your needs. I ride an F650 CS and while the styling is unusual the bike has proven to be bomb proof and I know a few people who have put loads (100K+) of miles on them.



Having owned a SV-650 before I can say they are great bikes but I wouldn't do any touring on one. The V-Strom is much better suited for that.



I tend to go for slimmer weight, comfy seat and other creature comforts, and reliability over slick looks and crazy HP. So I think middle weight standards are about the best thing in the world and wish the manufacturers spent more R&D money there instead of huge cruisers and crazy rice rockets.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:08 AM   #43
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I was just about to head to what will be an incredibly boring staff meeting. You just saved my day! My hero!
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:15 AM   #44
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I did a 4,000 mile trip last summer on my DL650 without problem. Only downside was the 700 mile day on I-5. That convinced me to get an ST1300.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #45
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If you are looking to tour with a sport bike you can't go wrong with a Yamaha YZF600r



Fairly decent wind protection along with a real nice ride
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:35 PM   #46
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Default Re: Opinions on do it alls

Ive owned every style of bike and settled on a ZRX1200R Kawi after looking at the FZ1, Bandit 1200 and R1100R BMW. The Kawi is scarey fast, more comfortable than any of the others and gets 50 mpg when commuting...and it looks cool in a retro way.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:11 PM   #47
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Yes, please do. I don't really know anyone who owns one.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:59 PM   #48
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Amen
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:24 PM   #49
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The futura is not a too big step and it's a fine bike. If your looking for a cheaper - both to buy and own - quicker V-twin, the sv-1000s is a great all arounder. If you insist on a 600cc bike get the cbr600F4i, it's the best all purpose sport 600 by far.



Any sporty bike you choose get it too a track near you for some cornering lessons, you'll thank me later for this advice.
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:37 PM   #50
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Except maybe any modern liter bike (gsxr1000, zx10r.......), Hayabusa's, zx12r's, even the gsxr750.

I would recommend another year on a sport 600, or maybe a sv1000s, FZ-1 or a futura for that matter, with some track experience if possible, before getting on any of these.
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