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Old 01-06-2001, 06:49 AM   #11
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

That comparo would be worth reading!!!!!



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Old 01-06-2001, 06:56 AM   #12
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

OK! Modify the ZR-7 will a Muzzy pipe, progressive springs and a Ohlin damper outback. Don't forget the braided steel line on the brakes and race tires for the Kawasaki...



What is the point on $6K bikes...? Buy an expensive sportbike if that's what you want...



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Old 01-06-2001, 08:31 AM   #13
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Default Re: How about...

I believe y'all are thinking of the R1150GS.



The F650 could probably go straight up against the Aprilia Pegaso 650 (which is available in the US unless they've stopped selling them there recently) and the MZ Mastiff or Baghira.
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:33 AM   #14
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Isn't the Monster 900 a little large/expensive for this test? The Monster 750 would be a better fit. How about a test on the SV650S?
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:37 AM   #15
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

<blockquote>"Why don't you put the Honda Nighthawk back into the line up and dump the Monster????"</blockquote>



'Coz a lot of folks were asking for the M600D, and others were asking "Why the Nighthawk?"



The Nighthawk isn't really competing against the SV650, although it does go up against the ZR-7 (not ZR-7S).
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:39 AM   #16
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The Bandit would be good. The Nighthawk 750 is too...zzzzzzz.....whoa, is it narcolepsy or thinking of the Nighthawk that put me to sleep?
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:48 AM   #17
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Default Re: Maybe not the Skorpion...

Erm, this wouldn't be a thumper test exactly; note the mention of the GS500E and the Ninja 500, both P-Twins...



But the BMW F650GS, Aprilia Pegaso and KLR650 might be welcome, I guess... OTOH, those three are probably better matched to the MZ Baghira or Mastiff than to the Skorpion or the Blast.
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:50 AM   #18
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Gold valves aren't that expensive or difficult to put in, It fixes the only thing slightly lacking in an otherwiise fantastic motorcycle
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Old 01-06-2001, 08:55 AM   #19
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A M900 wouldn't be much bigger than a M600, but I agree about being more expensive. A M750 would probably be a better compromise for the purposes of this test..



Since the ZR-7S has a fairing and the Monsters have "fly screens", the faired SV650S would be more suitable than the naked SV650. BTW, whose bright idea was it to have S = faired model? Kawasaki and Suzuki both seem to have listened to that guy...
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Old 01-06-2001, 09:06 AM   #20
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Don't sleep too much, you might just have a "Motorpsycho Nitemare"! Any plans to revisit Highway 61? HA! I kill me!



If the Nighthawk 750 puts you to sleep, I wonder what you think of the late, great PC800 Pacific Coast. Now THAT was an Accord on two wheels; a concept I like, even if you don't....
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