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Old 11-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #66
watrboy
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Bandit vs Hornet?

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Originally Posted by Cortez View Post
Just a thing I'd like to add.. I've heard from more then one person that
they found the Bandit 1250 to be roomier then the V-strom.

Sounded strange to me, but I think I've read about that here on the
forum too.

Naked 1250 looks virtually the same as 919.
I have had both a Bandit 1200 and a 919. The Bandit was a fun bike that felt like a bandit, a little rough around the edges, and it had a scary headshake if you let off the bars. Dependable as dirt and a little roomier. Cheap runner. The 919 was smooth and if you let go of the bars, you could steer with your body. Honda quality and middle of the road performance, solid dependable and fun.
I would take a 919 over most any naked, if it fits. I am 6'1" 200 lbs. 33" inseam, 36" arms. I did use 2" Rox Risers on the 919.
I like my NC700X though for alot of the same reasons as the 919.
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