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Old 10-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #57
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Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
And that is just sad, very few people need any of that plastic.

Oh well, For what it would cost me to tastefully denude the new ninja 650 ABS I could probably end up with something european. The silly thing is I don't even want the extra power that a street triple or monster 796 would get me, a naked SV or EX would suit me just fine (with ABS, dammit!), and I can add givi cases and a screen or not, as needed. I can't say I'm a fan of the short tail on the triple or the 796, though.

I suppose an f800r may be the easiest choice, or possibly an fz8? I can't be the only one that wants a bike like this in the states and would prefer to pay Japanese prices.
I agree! I've had the exact thought process you've had and I really like the F800R.
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