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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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What ***should*** I be considering?

I am coming off a Tiger 800 and, while it was a good ride, it didn't check the FUN box for me. Before that, I rode an SV1000, which was a hell of a ride, but didn't check the long-range COMFORT box for me. My riding is a mix of backroad twisties (65%) and longer distance touring, which I'd like to extend to multi-day trips(35%)

So far, I have test ridden the Moto Guzzi Stelvio, which I thought I would like, but the engine doesn't get interesting until about 6000RPM and redlines just above that.

I also rode the KTM 1190, and liked the bike, but it did feel quite large on the test ride. That being said, it was a very short ride and I did not get into sport mode, which I would like to try. This bike is still on the list, thought the reliability stuff makes me a little nervous, too.

The Yamaha FJ-09 was a LOT of FUN to ride. Crisp steering and a super-torquey engine were highlights. The screen is nowhere near tall enough (I'm 6') so that would have to be changed out, and first-year bikes do make me a spot nervous, as well. Also, I wonder about the long-distance capabilities and comfort of the bike?

Still on the list are:
- Versys 1000 (thinking it's going to feel too big?)
- Ninja 1000 (Position for long hauls)
- Multistrada 1200 (an exercise in motorcycling high art, with a price tag to boot, so I would have to go used)

What else should I be looking at that would blend the fun and excitement of the SV1000 and the all day comfort of the Tiger 800? Note: Bavarians need not apply.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Tiger 1050 give all day comfort and it's more fun than the Tiger 800.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:05 PM   #3
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- Multistrada 1200 (an exercise in motorcycling high art, with a price tag to boot, so I would have to go used)
Based on a demo rode the Multistrada 1200 could be the best motorcycle ever made. As always YMMV. I felt the same about price, and thought about going used until I realized the fuel economy of earlier multi 1200s was less than the new 2015 model I demo'd and the used ones wouldn't meet my range needs. Else I may have bought one.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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Id recommend a Street Triple R or a Yamaha FZ-09 .
The Street Triple is probably the best handling bike out there. If and qualm it might feel small.
The FZ-09 is awesome . Power and torque galore. Only qualm is the suspension but the bike is cheap enough that you can buy good suspension for it and not break the bank .

Aprilia Shiver is a great bike too. If you have a dealer close check it out. Can be had for cheap and a great handler.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:12 PM   #5
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I'll guess that you'll like the Versys 1000 a lot. I was surprised what a hoot it is to ride. The Ninja motor is a sweetheart. And it does 4 lane well enough too. I wouldn't hesitate to do a multi-day trip.

It does feel big when you first hop on, but that went away pretty quick for me.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:50 AM   #6
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DL 1000, not as punchy as the SV, but essentially the same motor detuned and sane ergo's.

Test ride one, you'll either love it or hate it.

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Old 05-27-2015, 01:11 PM   #7
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i've used the ninja 1000 for some long trips, did 1000 in 24 on it. i love the bike. it's quite nice, i did order the footpeg lowering kit and the bar risers just to open up just a bit on the rider triangle but it truly hasn't been a real problem. i also got a corbin seat. i have the saddlebags and the nelson rigg highway cargo pack which works great. def. checks the fun box. i'm your height and about 260 lbs so i'd imagine it will do ya fine. i've thought about more plush machines but everytime i ride it and cut the twisties i cannot change the bike out.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:02 PM   #8
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What else should I be looking at that would blend the fun and excitement of the SV1000 and the all day comfort of the Tiger 800?
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Note: Bavarians need not apply.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:35 PM   #9
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:16 PM   #10
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new V-Strom 1000

Perhaps a new V-Strom 1000, since you liked your SV?



My vote would be the Versys 1000:



Or spend a $1,000 making the FJ-09 work for you.
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #11
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If you can, wait for next year. KTM should be coming out with a 1290 Super Duke GT version of the Super Duke. Should cover all your bases from the looks of it.
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #12
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Should be a great bike with a price to match
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Old 05-27-2015, 03:56 PM   #13
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:06 PM   #14
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You need two bikes.

Maybe a used CBR600RR and a Superten or a Concours or a Versys 1000 or something.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #15
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Bavarians need not apply.
I was in a similar boat two years ago, and the Bavarians had the only solution.

The r1200r did it for me. Long hauls are no problem at all, and the bike looks great with or without the factory luggage.

Maybe a zx1k with hard bags would work, if you want to be a stickler for the anti-Bavarian thing. Or a versys1k, perhaps.

But really, the new water cooled r bikes are friggin amazing.
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