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Old 03-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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"previous bikes were CBR600, Katana 750, VTR1000. I need more sport than those"



I can't offhand think of any passenger-comfortable two-up bike that will give you the "sport" you're looking for. Comfort + performance = compromise. Sounds like you're looking for a 10/10ths sportbike, which wouldn't have passenger comfort on its mission statement.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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That Yamaha MO just tested looks pretty good.



Any big sports-tour Jap bike with a fairing would fit the bill.



Jeez, I had the same dilemma in September of last year. Everything looked so dang good.



So I bought a Buell. Good luck.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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(OT-PS - Note the lack of "First post!" When you get it, act like you've been there before and will be there again. Word.)
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:07 AM   #4
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Have you tried some of the modern SPORT tourers (as opposed to BMW-style sport TOURERS)? The Triumph Sprint ST, Aprilia Futura, and the good ol' VFR are all handy enough to put up a good lap time and have plenty of comfort for the missus.



And if you're ready to shell out some serious cash, I just took a test ride on a BMW K1200S last week. Absolutely phenomenal, but pricey at over 17 grand.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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I would suggest trying the K1200S and Buell Ullisys might suprise you.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:14 AM   #6
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No bike with serious passenger hauling ability will be as fun on the track as a pure sport-bike. My advice would be to get a Yamaha FJR1300 for hauling and distance, then save up and get a used SV650 for the track. Or buy a ZX-10R and drive the car when the missus wants to go somewhere.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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I vote VFR. If you don't think there is enough "sport" in the VFR watch Reg Pridmore ride two up around the outside of "A & B" riders during his CLASS.



I forget where I read it years ago and who the journalist was talking about but it does point out the skill factor.

-"he can smoke you down racer road on a goldwing with a fidgety John Candy on back"
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #8
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Posting to your own post is frowned upon here in the Mo arena. Some say however that a 3rd post to you own post erases the "over-posting" stigma entirely, and is good.



I got second post btw. Second posts have a whole different set of rules that space and time don't permit listing. Or posting.







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Old 03-28-2006, 09:33 AM   #9
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Checkout the Ducati MTS 1000s - I have it and simply love it! Check it out.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #10
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I have a 99 Triumph Sprint ST, and it does exactly what you describe. My wife and I often do rides of two to three hundred miles, and the bike has more than enough 'sport' to keep me satisfied when I ride alone. It's nice, too, that you can pick up a used one with low miles for under $5k.
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