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Old 05-21-2015, 03:00 PM   #1
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Sport tourer/all arounder?

Hey guys,

looking for suggestions on a new all-arounder/sport tourer. I've currently got a VTR1000F that's my fast, short rides bike. it's super great and sounds amazing but makes a terrible long rides bike.

I know about the VFR, so looking for suggestions other than that. Not a SV for this bike, either. I did 1k miles on my 650 and was in pain by the second day from the seat and bars (i know, i can change the seat and bars). also i already have a sporty twin.

Had a first gen FZ1 that was a freaking amazing bike to ride...for less than 30 mins. more than that and my hands went numb. lead shot, different bars, gel grips, the works. no luck.

had a ZRX that was super super excellent and I really wish i hadn't sold it, but I want to try something different.

This will be for solo rides out of town. 300-1500 mile trips. prob no cross country trips right now.

I want fast, sporty, comfortable for long rides, not a super hassle to throw a bag on the back (i do have a wolfman, so not a huge huge consideration). wind protection a plus, but not 100% necessary.

budget is around $4k, 5 max.

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Old 05-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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oh yeah. other than a VFR.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #3
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zzr1100 - 1200 (since the FJRs go for mint still)
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cbr1100x ?
katana 750 (nice on the highway since they are a littler heavier. )
like this with a bar kit:


might need an LSL handlebar kit on some of those.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:35 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:40 PM   #5
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Moto Guzzi Breva.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:41 PM   #6
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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Hey, on that little bike, every ride is an adventure! And look at the front storage!


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http://www.wowmotorcycles.com/view-b...50841&source=S

$4,460

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Old 05-21-2015, 06:33 PM   #10
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katana 750 (nice on the highway since they are a littler heavier. ).
Can confirm. I had one of these I bought new and rode a while. Fuel gauge, big nice seat, kind of heavy and feels not so bad on the road. Low marks on the carburetors, but it's an air/oil cooled lump and is rough hewn anyway.

But a solid value. Very much an unsung bike.


also: K100 RS models fit your bill pretty well. They're going for 5k or less now, in ok condition. Buy the later 4 valve and make sure it doesn't need a cluch.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:34 PM   #11
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You guys are going all highway old man bike on me. i ain't 60 ...yet.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:37 PM   #12
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You guys are going all highway old man bike on me. i ain't 60 ...yet.
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300-1500 mile trips. prob no cross country trips right now.

I want fast, sporty, comfortable for long rides, wind protection a plus, but not 100% necessary.

budget is around $4k, 5 max.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:46 PM   #13
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What you NEED my good man is some variation of Triumph Speed Triple or Daytona.

You can thank me later.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:47 PM   #14
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I think you're right about that. I'm not ready to go old man bike just yet. I've been wanting a speed triple or street triple for quite a while.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:18 PM   #15
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You can save a lot of coin looking at some older Z1000 or 919 bikes.

Both are great machines. Both in your price range. Both suck at highway speeds, but become very manageable and easy to ride with some aftermarket bits.
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