Originally Posted by Maggot12
I too am considering a "small sport tourer". The FZ6 and the GSX650F are high on my list. There is one of each fo sale by the same owner. Both setup with luggage and 08's in the for sale section.
Anyone ride both and can tell which is smoother at highway speeds? I briefly rode the FZ and really liked it and I'd assume the GSX would be similar around town which most of my riding would be. That and the odd day trip or weekend thrown in.
I'd love to own a larger ST such as the FJR or C14 but that's way overkill for my 10 minute commute and 55km speed limit.
How about this: R1200R. This one is my old bike. Great ride, smooth as silk and great handling. It is probably the best general purpose bike BMW does not promote. It can carry the same luggage as the RT, and is about 80 pounds lighter. It can tour and chase crotch rockets easily.