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Old 07-30-2011, 07:24 AM   #76
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So after much discussion with the pillion, looks like we're going with the Sprint,, unless the Motus is not outrageously priced...

The other bikes didn't do it for her, after much discussion.
Did you by chance make it back to the Ducati dealer? You have been fairly consistent in this thread that you wanted something altogether different than your VFR, but have come full circle and are essentially back home where you started with the Sprint GT. Great choice, however, and one my wife and I are strongly considering. We found the Multi a better fit and more connected than the GT, as we essentially sit at the same angle on the Duc. On the GT she felt more upright with me having a forward lean. It wasn't so much as to leave her feeling overly exposed, but after years on an RT, she likes to stay close.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #77
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Did you ride the Rocket III?
Decided that except for maybe the Diavel, all cruisers have their pegs too far forward for me to feel comfortable.

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Did you by chance make it back to the Ducati dealer? You have been fairly consistent in this thread that you wanted something altogether different than your VFR, but have come full circle and are essentially back home where you started with the Sprint GT. Great choice, however, and one my wife and I are strongly considering. We found the Multi a better fit and more connected than the GT, as we essentially sit at the same angle on the Duc. On the GT she felt more upright with me having a forward lean. It wasn't so much as to leave her feeling overly exposed, but after years on an RT, she likes to stay close.
No we haven't, and we did note that the Multi's seat was only an inch higher than my Daytona's, so shouldn't be such a big deal. We still plan to go to the Duc dealer and take a look at some point; but, as she and I talked, she made some good points about the Sprint vs. the Multi, basically that they were so very close in many ways, yet the Duc was $6 grand more.

As I said before, this purchase will be NEXT spring/summer, so we still have time. But at least we have it down to a couple bikes now... Basically it's the Sprint vs. the Multi; unless the Motus is competitively priced, then we'll look at that too.

Thanks to everyone on this thread by the way, your input has helped us narrow down the list.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #78
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Some of you guys really don't like your wife or gf, and really don't want her to come with.

I have enjoyed my travels just the two of us. She has been a great riding partner. I wouldn't dream of sticking her on some little cramped bike.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:41 AM   #79
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Interestingly, tonight I was looking for new pricing info on the Motus, and found this report:

http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle...omparison_test

Kinda supports our decision...
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #80
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Hey thanks for the link, I'd not seen that piece. They seem to have told it as they saw it. The Kaw GTR14 came across particularly well, tho obviously aimed more at longer trips.

The Triumph certainly seems to have a lot of your bases covered, and at a good price. I've just re-read the Kevin Ash review from around the time this one launched, and he sounded very impressed.




(Pic above from the Ash piece, more there.)

The Duc might not have dominated at the drag strip - with that self-servo clutch it must be a nightmare to launch - but it certainly killed 'em in 60-80mph top-gear roll-ons, tall gearing notwithstanding, acc to those Cycle World specs (bottom of linked page). That motor really kicks.

You've not expressed any interest in the Guzzis. Do these not grab you?



I suppose, with the weight and that 32 Litre tank, they are too much on the touring side. Guzzi character and that fuel range appeals to me, tho.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #81
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Hey thanks for the link, I'd not seen that piece. They seem to have told it as they saw it. The Kaw GTR14 came across particularly well, tho obviously aimed more at longer trips.

The Triumph certainly seems to have a lot of your bases covered, and at a good price. I've just re-read the Kevin Ash review from around the time this one launched, and he sounded very impressed.


You've not expressed any interest in the Guzzis. Do these not grab you?

I suppose, with the weight and that 32 Litre tank, they are too much on the touring side. Guzzi character and that fuel range appeals to me, tho.
Actually, I hadn't looked closely at the Stelvio 1200 ABS or the Norge (either of them) until today; interesting bikes. We may have to find a dealer in the area and see what they've got in stock...
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #82
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The Multistrada was too tall for me as well, also 5'9 and ~30 inseam. Have you considered the 990 SMT? I sat on one a few weekends ago and it's really nice. My 5'10 gf thought highly of the seat and the legroom. I'm holding out for a test ride before committing to it.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #83
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The Multistrada was too tall for me as well, also 5'9 and ~30 inseam. Have you considered the 990 SMT? I sat on one a few weekends ago and it's really nice. My 5'10 gf thought highly of the seat and the legroom. I'm holding out for a test ride before committing to it.
Yes, after someone on here mentioned it, I did look at them. They are interesting, and I plan on taking a look at some point.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:10 AM   #84
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Passenger?

Hard to beat this. My wife -- who barely tolerated riding on the back of even 'standard' motorbikes -- simply loves riding on this.

She controls the choice of music and volume...and she likes the seat comfort a bit better than a Gold Wing...and she definitely digs that Harley low-level vibe at idle. And space isn't much of an issue. Pic here has my removable backrest on and my airhawk. Both awesome addons for 900 mile days.

You should give it a try. It's no Monster, but it handles much better in the twisties than you might think.

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:49 PM   #86
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Passenger?

Hard to beat this. My wife -- who barely tolerated riding on the back of even 'standard' motorbikes -- simply loves riding on this.

She controls the choice of music and volume...and she likes the seat comfort a bit better than a Gold Wing...and she definitely digs that Harley low-level vibe at idle. And space isn't much of an issue. Pic here has my removable backrest on and my airhawk. Both awesome addons for 900 mile days.

You should give it a try. It's no Monster, but it handles much better in the twisties than you might think.

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I appreciate the thought, but you must've missed the beginning of this thread... No full bagger for me, sorry.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #87
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So, waiting has it's benefits; since we're still not buying until next spring, we'll have to see the stats on the new Tiger Explorer...

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2011/10...er-and-others/
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:25 PM   #88
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Mortons had a nicely setup stelvio on the floor recently. they are great about test rides there.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #89
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Passenger?

Hard to beat this. My wife -- who barely tolerated riding on the back of even 'standard' motorbikes -- simply loves riding on this.

She controls the choice of music and volume...and she likes the seat comfort a bit better than a Gold Wing...and she definitely digs that Harley low-level vibe at idle. And space isn't much of an issue. Pic here has my removable backrest on and my airhawk. Both awesome addons for 900 mile days.

You should give it a try. It's no Monster, but it handles much better in the twisties than you might think.

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Too bad HD is recalling over 300,000 bikes, most touring models since 2009.

HD recalls
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:54 AM   #90
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Too bad HD is recalling over 300,000 bikes, most touring models since 2009.

HD recalls
Good point Cat. I take it all back. It's a lousy pillion bike.
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