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Old 02-08-2010, 04:35 AM   #11
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I'm not even 40 yet and I want a BMW, WTF's wrong with me?
Nothing! That new S1000RR is a scorcher!

No, seriously, the Bimmer tourers are great. Just ask Buz. For my tastes, I's lean more toward the R1200R or the new Multistrada 1200.

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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As far as cruiser bikes go, I've seen guys hustle some Harleys and Honda Goldwings through some pretty tight stuff with no problems. For commuting, as well as the twisties, it's hard to beat the naked standard bikes: Suzuki SV650, Buell XB9S, Ducati Monster 696, Triumph Bonneville. (Disclaimer: These are the bikes I love!)

Thanks for the enriching explanation. And let me tell you that as days go by, I'm slowly starting to realize that my counter steering confidence has a lot to do with the curve handling issue. I drive a long uphill curvy road home, and every time I seem to be doing better, leaning a little more than the night before. Practice DOES make perfect after all. Again thanks for the explanation!
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