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Old 02-28-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Any thoughts....

Looking at the Duke Hypermotard and the Buell XB12STT i really like the motard style but i may be driving 120-180 miles a day to work for the next 6 months i would like to have bags.

Anyways. any opinions on to two? Which would YOU have? any reason why one, or the other is a horrible choice?
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:54 AM   #2
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My thought is for that kind of mileage they are both horrible choices. I haven't been to the gym in a while, so you can't take what I say seriously.
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That kind of miles? - Honda Pacific Coast.

Only, you'll have to buy it used.

It's the minivan of motorcycles. Oh sure, people will think you're all stodgy and nerdy at the Rally's.

That is, 'til you show up with a trunkful of ice-cold beer............
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:41 AM   #4
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That kind of miles? - Honda Pacific Coast.

Only, you'll have to buy it used.

It's the minivan of motorcycles. Oh sure, people will think you're all stodgy and nerdy at the Rally's.

That is, 'til you show up with a trunkful of ice-cold beer............
Then you will be the stodgy, nerdy guy with the beer!
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:08 AM   #5
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I've ridden 'em both and either one would be a fun way to get to work. You might have to find a comfort seat option, as the Duc's seat is narrow and hard to permit hooligan antics.

The Hyper is a very tall motorcycle so hopefully you can get your toes down. The mirrors fold in for lane splitting.

In my opinon, the Hyper is way better looking that the TT with those odd "number plates" hanging off the side. The Buell will be cheaper to maintain.

I almost bought a Hyper but didn't want to sit on a waiting list (at the time) and got offered a heluva deal on a GT1000.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:20 AM   #6
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Your Duh! button must be stuck. The answer to your question is the MultiStrada. Mr. MTS1100 or his cousins the MTS1000 (used, obviously) are the cross over bike you seek- grasshopper.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:15 AM   #7
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120-180 mpd?

You're going to want something that'll protect you from the elements. Fatigue may (literally) kill you.

My answer is neither bike. I'd recommend a Sprint ST (I know, you are all shocked!) for long distance comfort, great fuel economy, low maintenance and utility (you can hang hard bags and top box on them).

I prefer the '02 through '04 version, for looks and comfort, and to a lesser extent, the bags are much better.

You can find them on eBay or Cycletrader every day, usually less than $5K.

My other suggestion would be a big Suzuki Burgman. Sort of a modern PC800.

120 - 180 mpd? Where do you work, Atlanta? I hope you meant "per week!"
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Concours's are cheap and plantiful, but not in the same league.
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Then you will be the stodgy, nerdy guy with the beer!
At least I'll be popular.

'Til the Beer runs out, anyway.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:03 PM   #10
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Default Just to be clear...

To be clear, I'm talking about 60-90 miles each way with a 6-8 hours break.

I'm in PA so lane splitting is illegal.

As for the size of the Hyper I'm 6'2 220lbs, I'm pretty sure though not positive that i'd be able to mount it feet flat. I actually don't mind the number plates that much on the TT, just would need to find something to put on them... maybe a "Darwin" or "Cthulu" fish
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