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j_csquare 11-25-2012 09:12 PM

Current ride totalled/stolen - would you buy the same again?
Some people recon that it is the ultimate test of satisfaction with a car/ bike if you are willing to do it all over again.

I'll start. When the time comes, I won't be replacing my ZX-14 with another, not even a ZX-14R. I would happlily trade some of the excess power for lighter weight and better handling.

My second car is a little 4wd Suzuki Jimny. It is pretty slow, lacks power steering and has a rock-hard suspension. However, I would buy the same car in a flash. It is 100% reliable, cheap to run, and built like a little Tonka truck. I love it!

EetsOK 11-25-2012 10:35 PM

Been there done that no regrets. 11 years/100,000+km with the bike my insurance paid for.

orangebear 11-25-2012 10:48 PM

my r100gs was stolen/ recoverd and i was able to buy it back. as the insurances comp deemed it to costly to fix.

just got a new lock set and then rode off.

if your bike was doing what you wonted then buy a 2rd one or get a diffrent bike as a change.

turbodieseli4i6 11-25-2012 11:10 PM

Yes I would replace my NC700X with another, I only have about 3800 miles on it though. I love the fuel mileage, and planned on adding all the stuff that I wanted. I'm almost half way there now.

mrbreeze 11-26-2012 04:40 AM

Probably not.

I totaled the ST1300 I had only had for 3 months, but when looking for a replacement I went for a bike that I thought would address the ST's few shortcomings.

Life's too short to ride the same road twice.

Bueller 11-26-2012 06:34 AM

No. With very few exceptions I don't buy repeats. Too many other fun vehicles out there to experience.

kirb 11-26-2012 07:57 AM

I was only able to enjoy my Guzzi Stelvio NTX for 2 months and 5200 miles before a deer took it (and me) out. I'll be buying another.

Normally I have bike ADD and would look at something else. Didn't get enough seat time to bond with the bike, but I liked what I had so far.

No False Enthusiasm 11-26-2012 08:19 AM

I've put 18,000 miles on my Wee and more than 17,000 on my Bonny SE.

If the Wee were stolen (fat chance), I'd replace it with the 2012 Wee.

If the Bonny were stolen, I'd seriously consider a Street Triple R.


SnappNBrrap 11-26-2012 08:25 AM

If something happened to my FZ6 i dont think i would buy another as my only ride. that said its fantastic and one of the best bikes ive ever ridden. nothing super great but everything well and always seems to put a smile on my face.

i would buy something a little bigger, i think, like a VFR800 or maybe a Tiger 800xc, but ive got dirt bikes and i get my fix of off-road riding on those.

L.B.S. 11-26-2012 08:45 AM


I would instantly buy it again, not even a second thought. :D

DAKEZ 11-26-2012 09:30 AM

Change is Good.

whipit1k 11-26-2012 09:47 AM

would definately buy another DL1000 V-strom. a used one. It is not that it is an exciting bike, it is very capable, comfortable, and used vstroms are a screamin deal, I see nice DL1000's on a daily basis for 4 grand or less. Definately the best deal in the adventure bike world

Worroll 11-26-2012 12:08 PM

If it wasn't for the existence of the Sprint GT, I would have replaced my stolen ZX14 with another. I researched a lot of bikes, and it came down to another ZX or the Sprint GT. GT won because of factory luggage, better 2-up ergos, and much better MPGs. If my GT bites the dust I'd find another one just like it.

PhilB 11-26-2012 01:02 PM

Sort of. I would testride a few more bikes that I haven't tried yet, to be sure, but currently the top of my list if I had to replace my Ducati Monster would be a Ducati HyperMotard -- mechanically and functionally similar, but updated and with a more fun riding position and slightly better passenger accommodations.


opmike 11-26-2012 01:33 PM

Current ride is an '04 SV650S. Other than an fuel delivery/electrical issue I've been chasing down for a month, I've not had any reliability problems, the chassis feels very planted; espcially after I got the front and rear suspension sorted, and it has enough power and torque to be very streetable around town. I'm very happy with the 70-100 hp mark assuming the bike isn't a pig.

That said, the riding position is only marginally better than a full-on super sport and it spits some awful turbulent air at my helmet at highway speeds. The seat feels pretty atrocious after about 60 minutes as well.

A lot of these can be fixed, but I think I want something else.

I don't think I'd make a repeat purchase unless I could honestly say I've found the perfect bike for me. Since I don't think such an animal exists, I'll probably be on a different ride with each new (probably used) purchase.

I'm seriously looking into something like a Striple when I'm in a better position financially, and when I've used up the brand-fucking-new set of tires on my SV that I put on a day before it started dying on me.

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