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Old 03-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #3091
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #3092
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Here's my short list.

Guzzi V7 Stone
KTM690
Triumph Thruxton or Speedmaster
CB1100
EX300

It's really hard for me to pick. I have a 919 now and it's so perfect that any bike I choose will be lacking in some area. There's no clear upgrade.

But it does sort of lack character and it's not a twin. My perfect bike has to be a single or a twin.

The Triumph "Street Tracker" thread is very interesting too.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:50 AM   #3093
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You picked the wrong one.



Someday soon, before I go all old-man-guzzi, I'm going to own one of Triumph's 675 triples.
Naah, I like the 675 but I'd pick the least track oriented 600 if I was in
the market for one. That used to be the CBR or GSXR, probably is the
new 636 now.

The 675 costs more here then the GSX-R 750, and almost as much as some 1000cc bikes.
That won't fly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:46 AM   #3094
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Naah, I like the 675 but I'd pick the least track oriented 600 if I was in
the market for one.
I figure the whole point of a 600 SS is getting a track oriented one.

I have the impression you and I could sit around over a couple dozen beers, and not agree on one single thing. It'd be fun though.

This morning, as six inches of snow falls on my fair city, I want one of these:

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:52 AM   #3095
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I figure the whole point of a 600 SS is getting a track oriented one.
I'll never ride on a track, but I would appreciate top of the line (or close)
brakes and suspension, just would like it moderately comfortable around
town and for light touring.

There's supposedly a huge difference in comfort between some of the
600's.

I've ridden only 2004 636 - that's no good.
Tried a 2008 or so CBR1k (blade) - that's even worse.

But people keep telling me that 2006-08 CBR600 is very nice, and
most say that GSXRs are the most comfortable for normal riding
(any of them).
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #3096
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #3097
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I'll never ride on a track, but I would appreciate top of the line (or close)
brakes and suspension, just would like it moderately comfortable around
town and for light touring.

There's supposedly a huge difference in comfort between some of the
600's.

I've ridden only 2004 636 - that's no good.
Tried a 2008 or so CBR1k (blade) - that's even worse.

But people keep telling me that 2006-08 CBR600 is very nice, and
most say that GSXRs are the most comfortable for normal riding
(any of them).
Check out a Street Triple. Might be just what you're looking for.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #3098
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #3099
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This morning, as six inches of snow falls on my fair city, I want one of these:
That? Snow? Yer gonna need knobbies.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #3100
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I figure the whole point of a 600 SS is getting a track oriented one.

I have the impression you and I could sit around over a couple dozen beers, and not agree on one single thing. It'd be fun though.

This morning, as six inches of snow falls on my fair city, I want one of these:

I got a sudden boner for this bike again just today. It's a really comfy machine for me.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #3101
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Check out a Street Triple. Might be just what you're looking for.
Not in Croatia.
None on the used market, no dealerships.

Would probably fit like a glove.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #3102
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I'll never ride on a track, but I would appreciate top of the line (or close)
brakes and suspension, just would like it moderately comfortable around
town and for light touring.
That's what I use mine for. Tail pack, backpack, tank bag, I'm good to go with 5 days of clean clothes and tons of tools and such. I'll try and find a pic of it geared up and ready to ride. Heck, I even replaced the Supercorsa SPs with Pilot Road 3s because of the miles I have been doing. 500 mile days are fine on the stock set up assuming one has some discipline and core strength.



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Old 03-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #3103
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Along with the new CB1100, I would love to have this W800 Special Edition
as part of my stable. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #3104
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I've wanted one of these since they came out in 1989.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #3105
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I'll never ride on a track, but I would appreciate top of the line (or close)
brakes and suspension, just would like it moderately comfortable around
town and for light touring.

There's supposedly a huge difference in comfort between some of the
600's.

I've ridden only 2004 636 - that's no good.
Tried a 2008 or so CBR1k (blade) - that's even worse.

But people keep telling me that 2006-08 CBR600 is very nice, and
most say that GSXRs are the most comfortable for normal riding
(any of them).
Try an older Blade (2004-2007). They are much more comfortable than the 2008+s. VEry reasonable sitting position (for a supersport).
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