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Old 08-22-2007, 10:31 AM   #21
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The Katana (GSX750F or little brother 600F) are discontinued. Old, slow-reacting, heavy out-dated bike- Stay away from it now. Buz's suggestion of V-Twins is great. I'd pick the KTM SuperDuke or a Ducati Hypermotard. The KTM will blow your mind. The Ducati is more of a toy- in my mind. But you have a HD- so you need a toy. The SV1000s will probably suit you, but look at a Yamaha FZ1000. They make lower fairing bolt ons and you don't have to eat sportbike insurance rates. Another suggestion is a MV Brutale 910. It's very compact and can change direction by mere thought. Any Ducati Monster (as long as it has MS4RS on it) will certainly take care of all your go fast needs. OR just go out and get a new Triump Tiger w/ "off road" pipes and software up date and you get sparkling Speed Triple fun with wind protection. Better yet go buy the new Street Triple and get all the Daytona 675 fun for nekkid pricing. That good enough for you? Hey- am I all over the map for you guys?
... has been riding Harleys. Even a 750 Katana is going to be a lightning quick handling bike in comparison.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #22
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... has been riding Harleys. Even a 750 Katana is going to be a lightning quick handling bike in comparison.
Yep- you got me. Figured everyone would dog the lowly Kan-a-tuna- so I opted in first.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:57 AM   #23
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there you are spreading hate and discontent like business cards at a South Beach bar, The man asked a serious question and you just want to bad mouth Kantanka's.


A Katana would probably be a good choice, mainly because they're dirt cheap and still perform light years ahead of a Harley




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Old 08-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #24
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there you are spreading hate and discontent like business cards at a South Beach bar, The man asked a serious question and you just want to bad mouth Kantanka's.


A Katana would probably be a good choice, mainly because they're dirt cheap and still perform light years ahead of a Harley




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... a lot of young riders might be alive today if they'd bought a Katana600 instead of that R1.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:11 PM   #25
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... a lot of young riders might be alive today if they'd bought a Katana600 instead of that R1.
I don't know why they get such a bad rap myself, the fairings a little iffy but overall it's a pretty versitle streetbike. A Bar Snake or bird shot in the bars will take care of most of the vibration, that's the only real complaint I've heard about them
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:37 PM   #26
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I don't know why they get such a bad rap myself, the fairings a little iffy but overall it's a pretty versitle streetbike. A Bar Snake or bird shot in the bars will take care of most of the vibration, that's the only real complaint I've heard about them
...you know as well as I do they they only get about 70 hp. How can you have any fun with that?

Well, actually, like most bikes, the people who complain the loudest never rode one.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:54 PM   #27
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...you know as well as I do they they only get about 70 hp. How can you have any fun with that?

Well, actually, like most bikes, the people who complain the loudest never rode one.
For 70hp I rather go SV650- (or it's ugly sister the DL). I think that 100lbs of weight would be a deciding factor for a guy that wants to do a little sport-riding vs the Kan-a-tuna. Another good buy would be the Kawi ZZR600- no sportbike insurance rates but all the ZX-E fun you can muster.
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