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Old 10-13-2011, 04:03 PM   #6256
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Ya know..it would be interesting to see what bike eveyone last rode before getting their SM/R.....for me, it was an FS650C Husaberg...
I had a 07 690sm and traded it in towards my 07 950sm/r, Absolutely no regrets!
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #6257
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I sold a pair of bikes to buy my SMR: a 2005 Kawi 636 sport bike and a 2004 Suzuki DL650. I figured the SMR combined the sportiness of the Kawi with the versatility of the Strom.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #6258
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'89 Suzuki DR 750 -- the Doctor Big. Single cylinder PD replica thingy. Useless off-road, but unique and fun. Bought it new in '90 and kept it until 07 when I bought the SM.

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Old 10-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #6259
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Since the thread hijacked itself

Found a few '06-'07s for $6300-$7500 depending on farkles.

Seem about right?

Theyre all a few states so I guess I'll have to fly and ride home
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #6260
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Sm or smr?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #6261
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Higher than book if that matters. I paid less than book on my clean bike with extras, if that matters
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #6262
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I bought my smr three years ago for 8300

It had under 500 miles on it.

Your prices seem ok depending on mileage.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:15 PM   #6263
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Got my 2006 SM would the 2010/11 be that much better

Who's done a comparison? I've only had my 2006 950 SM for two months and already thinking of pulling the trigger on a new one. My ZX12R may find itself on ebay and the 06 SM too. I really like the looks of the white 2010 and the added power, FI, forge wheels seem appealing to me.

Would it be worth it? Who's been on both 950 vs 990.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:32 AM   #6264
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...Would it be worth it? Who's been on both 950 vs 990.

I have. You don't mention if you mean 990SMT or 990SMR; but I have decent mileage on both 990s. I think I posted a mini-review on the 990s earlier in this thread (mid-late June of this year)

The biggest difference is between the 990SMR and the 950SM or SMR. Imo the 990 is a focused scalpel compared to the 950 wide-use cleaver and provides a very different "feel". That has pluses and minuses.

The 990SMT is closer to what the 950 is; but better in almost every way except perhaps off pavement performance because of suspension travel. The big question each person who already has a 950 has to answer for themselves is whether the difference is worth the upgrade cost. My answer was "no".
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:40 AM   #6265
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Agreed. A new 990 is double the price of my paid-for 950. Also I'm not keen on the fueling of the new ones. They're very snatchy, although you can get rid of that with some work.

The new 990 SMT does crash well though.

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:57 AM   #6266
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I'm a numbers guy....

The 950SM vs my FZ1

10% less woopow at top end ---- that's fine
5% more torque
10% less touring ability-- comfort?
15% more off pavemt ability
10% more carving ability
60-80lbs less
10% less range

Don't care about 2up riding.
Most of my rides are 100 mile minimums to 300 sometimes and the quarterly 2-3 day 1,000 trips.

My FZ is awesome! But I'd like to hit the gravel a little more, lose some weight, and crave a little more. If I have to stop 20 miles sooner to streatch, so be it.

I think the smaller, thumper SMs just won't put in milage that I do now.
That sound right??
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:59 AM   #6267
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Oh, and 60% more price tag
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #6268
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Ya know..it would be interesting to see what bike eveyone last rode before getting their SM/R.....for me, it was an FS650C Husaberg...
Suzuki DRZ 400 SM.

But I was living in Hawaii. Perfect bike for the islands, not so much for the mainland and highway motoring.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:47 AM   #6269
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Curious how you get figures like - %10 More Carving Ability
I paid round $6 for my 950. It's a 'semi-exotic' motorcycle with top notch components throughout. That's an awesome deal.
Few Japanese bikes have full Brembos, fully adjustable front/rear suspension/hydraulic clutch/power2weight etc.
Though I can see the SM and FZ1 falling into the same category, they're two totally different motorcycles. Personally I'm a performance twin guy these days. Not much interest in the 4slammers anymore. So in this comparison the "numbers" may give an idea but not really.
Just my thoughts.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #6270
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The new 990 SMT does crash well though.

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