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Old 04-23-2012, 06:23 AM   #1366
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I call ya, and raise you a +1.


You've got some nice bikes there already.
Throw the breva or v7 my way, and I'll send the VTR your way!
Thanks! I like 'em.

Aren't they available in your market?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:03 AM   #1367
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Okay. I got to sit on a 72 this weekend, and yeah, I'm in love.

Too bad I can't afford it.


That seat didn't quite feel as uncomfortable as I thought.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #1368
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NEVER even considered wanting anything HD, although I did have a thing for a few Buells....

Still don't want anything even remotely cruiser-ish, but, damnit! For some reason, here lately I've been lusting after bikes like this...





Of course a re-invigoration of my old Buell fetish got it all started and I can't say that an old tuber hasn't been on my mind a lot lately too....


Well, that and this video that I found in Bloodweiser's "Go Sportsters" thread:







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Old 04-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #1369
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Saw one of these in the flesh at my local Suzuki shop and was somewhat smitten by it.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #1370
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Saw one of these in the flesh at my local Suzuki shop and was somewhat smitten by it.
This would be an excellent bike if it was 100lb less. 567 lb DRY is hard to swallow. Nevertheless the rags have good things to say about it, particularly the handling & torque. You should check out the modified version that I believe Sport Rider? built.

EDIT: Here it is http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_...a/viewall.html
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #1371
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Thanks! I like 'em.

Aren't they available in your market?
Yeah, they're available, cost 50% more then in USA and most people
here don't make over $600/month; do the math.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #1372
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Still the Griso.

They are coming down to the 4000 mark now, for 2006/7 models.

I still can't afford one
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #1373
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back and forth between this and the ST3

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #1374
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I am really digging this. be a great commuter.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #1375
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Yeah, they're available, cost 50% more then in USA and most people
here don't make over $600/month; do the math.
I think the price in the US is %50 too high, which is why I bought a used one. Of course, someone has to buy the new one.

How strict are they with importing individual bikes from other countries into Croatia?

The EPA makes it damned near impossible to do that here in the US.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #1376
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This would be an excellent bike if it was 100lb less. 567 lb DRY is hard to swallow. Nevertheless the rags have good things to say about it, particularly the handling & torque. You should check out the modified version that I believe Sport Rider? built.

EDIT: Here it is http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_...a/viewall.html
I suppose the weight thing is subjective, depending on what one intends to do with the bike. I'm sure from a sport perspective, a "wet" weight of pretty much 600lbs would be a downer. But, as you said everything I've read about it says it's a competent machine.

From the perspective of what I'm looking for in a future/second bike it would fit the bill quite nicely. 600lbs is less than a full dress touring cruiser (though I do know cruisers "wear" their weight lower due to lower seat height yadda yadda). Right now my criteria for my next bike is something that's more fun for back road hooliganism than my Boulevard S40, is still completely practical for every day transportation, and finally, good for 2-up overnight trips.

I know there are a lot of sport tourers available, and I'll be researching them as well, but the GSX1250FA is the first one I've put my butt-cheeks on. (Didn't get to test ride, unfortunately)
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #1377
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Saw one of these in the flesh at my local Suzuki shop and was somewhat smitten by it.


0% for 60 months on all Suzukis till the end of May sweetens the pie.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #1378
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I bought my wife a Suzuki SX-4 Crossover car on the 0% interest deal a few years ago. You can't beat it. I am debating between a DR400S or a Yamaha WR250R. The Yamaha is a little more expensive and although the interest is low, it is still there. The Yamaha also has fuel injection and just one less horsepower.

I usually pay cash for my bikes, but it is difficult to pass on a 0% interest deal. What would you do? Also considering a DR650 as I have had one before and consider it a great all arounder. Hope I didn't hijack this thread.

Thanks for your opinion.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #1379
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I suppose the weight thing is subjective, depending on what one intends to do with the bike. I'm sure from a sport perspective, a "wet" weight of pretty much 600lbs would be a downer. But, as you said everything I've read about it says it's a competent machine.

From the perspective of what I'm looking for in a future/second bike it would fit the bill quite nicely. 600lbs is less than a full dress touring cruiser (though I do know cruisers "wear" their weight lower due to lower seat height yadda yadda). Right now my criteria for my next bike is something that's more fun for back road hooliganism than my Boulevard S40, is still completely practical for every day transportation, and finally, good for 2-up overnight trips.

I know there are a lot of sport tourers available, and I'll be researching them as well, but the GSX1250FA is the first one I've put my butt-cheeks on. (Didn't get to test ride, unfortunately)
True about intentions. When I was shopping for an all rounder I had to consider the weight for once in a while track use, which is why I ruled it out. Doesn't mean you cant take it to the track, it just wont be fun, of course a lot of it is rider skill

It is a good bike, highway commuting will net you 45-50 mpg in stock trim. I owned a 97 model for a few months about 10 years ago & it served me well as an only means of transport. Grocery shopping bags hanging on both sides of the handle bar was a funny site
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #1380
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Anybody want to trade a ZRX for a WR250R?
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