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Old 03-09-2010, 07:15 AM   #11
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This new Ducati is a nice bike for sure. I checked it out at the m/c show in Chicago but it's a bit rich for my blood.

The bike I'd really like to see offered here is the new Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere. Check it out at the UK Yamaha site and you'll see what I mean.

Triumph is supposed to have a bunch of new models for 2012 and I wouldn't doubt if we see some real changes from them when it comes to this category of bikes.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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This bike seems to do pretty well off-road, and costs a lot less:

http://moto-images.caradisiac.com/IM...rg20207yp8.jpg

http://www.motorrevu.hu/img/galery/S...-Rodeo_102.jpg

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:37 AM   #13
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I am overdue for a new bike and the Multi is one of my top three picks.The reviews at this site are a big help. Your analysis is always a nice snapshot of what the bike does or doesn't offer without the tainted moto-journalist factory bias.Of course it could all be part of the Great M.O. illusion.Thanks for the effort.
Glad we could be some help! What are your other two possible bikes?

Speaking of great new bikes, we just put a VFR1200F in our garage. Aside from its controversial styling, it's really a nicely done machine.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:45 AM   #14
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Those of us who rode for many years before the onslaught of narrow focus bikes did all those things without batting an eye. When I see guys who think they have to have some bike that the manufacturer labeled a "sport tourer" or "adventure tourer" in order to do sport or adventure touring I just chuckle. One of my riding buddies does a lot of dirt road work on his BMW. Funny thing is he had an 1150 GS, decided the CofG was too high and sold it in favor of an R1100R that he modded a bit. He claims it's much better off pavement than the GS because of the much lower CofG. The GS's high ground clearance is moot because almost no one is going to be slanging one around like a 450MXer. I'm sure others can think of similar examples.
The question is whether supposed ADV riders actually take them off road. To be fair, I've ridden a GS in several places where a Harley and other streetbikes simply couldn't go.No, it's not a 450 MXer, but it is definitely capable of handling some gnarly terrain. I once rode from Calif state line to Vegas with Jimmy Lewis, all off-road, and there's no way an SV650 or whatever other pure streetbike (unmodified) you could name could've made the same loop.

Same for this MTS. A Harley or whatever could've been ridden down the same dirt roads we traveled on the MTS. But the Duc's long-travel suspension allowed it to go twice as fast.
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Glad we could be some help! What are your other two possible bikes?

Speaking of great new bikes, we just put a VFR1200F in our garage. Aside from its controversial styling, it's really a nicely done machine.
I guess Honda is over that whole "throw a scooter to the pavement" thing, huh?
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This bike seems to do pretty well off-road, and costs a lot less:

http://moto-images.caradisiac.com/IM...rg20207yp8.jpg

http://www.motorrevu.hu/img/galery/S...-Rodeo_102.jpg

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Those are rad! Looks like real fun until rocks take out those header pipes!
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I guess Honda is over that whole "throw a scooter to the pavement" thing, huh?
And, happily, they were also over that whole "throw a CBR1000RR down the track" thing, too!
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #18
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Speaking of great new bikes, we just put a VFR1200F in our garage. Aside from its controversial styling, it's really a nicely done machine.
It sure is. It's the best looking, from a quality of build and components standpoint, bike I've seen in a long time. Honda has raised the bar again, finally.

What time can I come by to pick it up? I'll have it back by Friday. Just don't ask which Friday...
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And, happily, they were also over that whole "throw a CBR1000RR down the track" thing, too!
So long as there's no "Throw a VFR1200F to the pavement", this should be good. Is it the "standard" model, or the autoshift?

I know, I know - "Read and Find Out!"

You sure MO isn't interested in a bit of promotion on the side of a certain Dark Highland Green Ford racecar?
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:11 PM   #20
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So long as there's no "Throw a VFR1200F to the pavement", this should be good. Is it the "standard" model, or the autoshift?

I know, I know - "Read and Find Out!"

You sure MO isn't interested in a bit of promotion on the side of a certain Dark Highland Green Ford racecar?
No DCT VFRs till May or so. You do the math!

Promotion? What do you propose?
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