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Old 03-25-2009, 12:07 PM   #21
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Spread the test. K1300GT, st1300, Conni 14, FJR, Norge, Bandit 1250gt, Sprint st.
Throw in the VFR- it has bags for a grand- to see if the old girl will hold it's own against newer equipment.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:10 PM   #22
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I'm not so sure that the ideas of "sport tourer" and "comfort" are totally compatible. By historical standards the Honda ST1300 is a gunboat. It's totally out of the ZX14, CB1100XX league. Honda can call it an ST but that doesn't make it so.

My old Zooker GSX1100G was a wickedly fast but overweight standard that with bags and shield made a good tourer. But I would never call it a sport tourer. It was just too heavy at 610 lbs curb weight. It would also eat the ST1100s for breakfast on a twisty road. The 1300s are even heavier.

Sorry, but I just can't think of any bike that weighs over 600 lbs as a sport anything. If I wanted a sporty touring bike it would be the SprintST. No question. Or I'd find a full fairing for my ZRex. Oh wait, I already use my Zrex with Givi bags as an ST.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #23
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Spread the test. K1300GT, 1300st, Conni 14, FJR, Norge, Bandit 1250gt, Sprint st.
Throw in the VFR- it has bags for a grand- to see if the old girl will hold it's own against newer equipment.
You forgot the old triumvirate member the SV650.

And how would an M109 stack up?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #24
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You forgot the old triumvirate member the SV650.

And how would an M109 stack up?
Change that to the DL1000 and maybe. But I'm looking at it from an insurance guy viewpoint. If I know it's in the segment rating-wise it's included.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:28 PM   #25
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You forgot the old triumvirate member the SV650.

And how would an M109 stack up?
Well, if'n yer gonna add the SV - you deffo gotta put an FZ6 into the mix:

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Old 03-25-2009, 12:40 PM   #26
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Well, if'n yer gonna add the SV - you deffo gotta put an FZ6 into the mix:

It's a shame that no one wants to include the 883 Sportser......
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #27
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Lotta' coin alright, still 10 years down the road BMW will still be supporting that bike. Kawasaki may have dropped the Conk already.
I wouldn't bet on that. Kawasaki has kept some bikes around longer than BMW has. The KZ1000 Cop bike ran longer than some BMW bricks... 25years? The Ninja500 probably needs new dies to stamp the cases by now. As far as Zooker goes how about the air/oil engine? It ran 20 years.

F650 singles and brick triples have come and gone. Slash series airheads didn't last as long as the KZ1000 either.
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I'll provide a prime example of a '99 Connie 10 for MO to thrash in that comparo!
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:40 PM   #29
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What? We just exchanged one group of incompetent blunderers for another even worse group. It was foregone that a looter like you would love the commie.

The EU President was ripping Obama just yesterday. Maybe you should pay attention to your own continent. Glass houses and all.
For starters EU doesn't have a president. Secondly, I don't love this Obama guy, I don't even know him. But its very unlikely he could worse than the bunch of world class clowns that went to great war by a silly mistake.

But if you are happy that your previous government blew 500 billion of American taxpayers' hard earned cash to bring democracy to Iraq, whom am I to say you shouldn't be? Its your money not mine.

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:05 PM   #30
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"For starters EU doesn't have a president. ..."

Score another one for cruz-yurup! Yes you do. The only reason you open your mouth is to change feet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/wo...m0ZfRfPLsKfVzg
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