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Old 05-12-2015, 07:22 AM   #1
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Relaxed Rider Position

Well, the Honda CTX700 and CTX1300 looks like my ideal bike in terms of riding position. However, they are more than my toy budget allows which is around 5k.

Are there any bikes you can think of that have similar relaxed riding positions? I ride the country, 2 lane back roads of Ohio and enjoy the scenery. Comfort is key...my Yamaha FZ6 put too much strain on my knees.




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Old 05-12-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:03 AM   #3
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:11 AM   #4
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I think any mid sized cruiser would fit the bill.

The next step is plopping your butt on a few bikes and see what works for you.
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Yep. Any dualsport would do. And you could enjoy the fireroads and trails that creep off into the woods...
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:25 AM   #6
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Your options will be quite broad if you consider the used bike market.

My dual sport Beamer had a comfortable riding position. Only down side is with lower pegs you will end up scraping your boots/pegs around corners. Just something else to consider.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:02 AM   #7
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Those look very uncomfortable to me.
Just imagine a 70 mph wind blast on the chest with no support from your legs, and having to fight the wind with your arms and back.

I would want my feet under my butt or even back a bit and lower bars to give a slight lean forward to balance the wind force.
Bikes seem to handle better that way also.
Add a dart fly screen and a good seat and you are good to go.




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Well, the Honda CTX700 and CTX1300 looks like my ideal bike in terms of riding position. However, they are more than my toy budget allows which is around 5k.

Are there any bikes you can think of that have similar relaxed riding positions? I ride the country, 2 lane back roads of Ohio and enjoy the scenery. Comfort is key...my Yamaha FZ6 put too much strain on my knees.



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Old 05-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #8
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Your options will be quite broad if you consider the used bike market.

My dual sport Beamer had a comfortable riding position. Only down side is with lower pegs you will end up scraping your boots/pegs around corners. Just something else to consider.
I should have clarified in my original post. I am only looking for a used bike.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:48 AM   #9
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I should have clarified in my original post. I am only looking for a used bike.
Don't listen to the naysayers. That bike is comfortable and handles very well with the low cog. You should be able to find used or leftovers in your budget range. It's a perfect bike for what you are planning.

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:59 AM   #10
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Yeah, there are leftover ctx700 clutch bikes for 5k with no miles on them. If you like it, go get one. They don't move fast as stock items, so you can get deals on them virtually anywhere there is one.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:09 AM   #11
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I should have clarified in my original post. I am only looking for a used bike.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:29 AM   #12
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Come on guys. He's been very clear about what he's looking for, he's even provided pictures and models. He wants to have an upright sitting position with his feet somewhat forward.

If you don't like that position, that's fine. Just keep it to yourself in this thread.

If you think a bike very different from his request is what he should get, please go back and re-read his post.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:55 AM   #13
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Come on guys. He's been very clear about what he's looking for, he's even provided pictures and models. He wants to have an upright sitting position with his feet somewhat forward.

If you don't like that position, that's fine. Just keep it to yourself in this thread.

If you think a bike very different from his request is what he should get, please go back and re-read his post.
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They both look comfortable to me, provided you add a rider backrest. I just took a quick search of Cycletrader. Lots of brand new CTX700's for less than $6K, so I'll bet you can find a used one for 5. Might even be able to get a new one for that.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:12 AM   #14
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I think any mid sized cruiser would fit the bill.

The next step is plopping your butt on a few bikes and see what works for you.
Yep.

Right off the top of my head, the Vstar 950 fits the bill with the position and price point. It's not ginormous, but is still a full sized bike, has belt drive, and is a good townie and road machine. Good for 2 up too. Excellent value on the used market.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #15
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just glacing at CL there are some really cool options in your area:

CB750



Vstar



Vulcan



if it were me, I would want a DS....

XR600

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