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Old 03-10-2011, 08:02 AM   #46
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I was 61 when I purchased my new 2008 ZX-10R. I knew the ergos were cruel for a streetbike but wanted to experience what a current liter bike had to offer from a motor, chassis, and braking standpoint. No regrets three years later. But I've done a few simple things to lessen the pain. Removed the OE clip-ons, flipped 'em and reversed 'em left to right- big help. Purchased a used set of Vortex rearsets, reversed the mounting plates from left to right, and dropped the peg height. Even at go-to-jail speeds on mountain roads there are no clearance issues.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:27 PM   #47
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A fantastic bike, but about as far away from a current liter bike as I can imagine. My little FizzyStix will run rings around an R1100S. What was it SCQTT said about his - all looks, no go.
II don't know SCQTT I don't think. The point I was making is that the R11S is a very good choice for the older set who isn't ready for the barkalounger just yet. It's a great all around bike, but no, not a rocket ship. Plenty of ergo stuff you can do to the S to make it best of both worlds...and boy are there some deals out there!
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #48
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You can have ergos and still have performance and handling. I'm 68, and I got this last year.........

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:14 PM   #49
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I tested a Streetfighter. Very very nice. Hopefully I don't get flamed for this but I found the new BMW S1000RR more comfortable. Shocked me that a sportbike built for the track fit my 5'10", 32" inseam better.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:40 PM   #50
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But I miss that fear, the "whoa that was stupid" sensation. I'm responsible and knock on aluminum every day remember not to get to casual riding a weapon on the street. But admittedly I want to ride and be scared. Just sometimes, ha. Realized 99% of my rides are solo and under 2 hours. I've owned R1 and ZX9R before but the midrange lure of the CBR1000RR is attractive for the backroad twisties. And the marketing and 20+hp of the BMW are nice but I'd like to stay away from riding at 10,000 rpm all day long.[/QUOTE]

It's a "fear" "rush" type of thing or "rush" "fear" "rush. Hope I never lose that urge. Had a 82 y/o guys couple years ago ask me why I was riding so damn slow and I thought I was going at a pretty good clip. Still have the RC51 and will probably never get rid of it. My touring bike (put 9000 miles on it from last july to Oct. 4th) is a VFR1200. My oldest can't understand why I never got a CBR1000RR. Always liked that bike then again there are a lot of bikes out there I like. I keep coming back to more of a sportbike cause there still more comfortable for me and more fun. 100% of my rides are solo. Ever consider the Duc 1200MS kinda best of 4 worlds.

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #51
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I tested a Streetfighter. Very very nice. Hopefully I don't get flamed for this but I found the new BMW S1000RR more comfortable. Shocked me that a sportbike built for the track fit my 5'10", 32" inseam better.
Stock, they're not comfortable at all. The seat shoves you into the tank, and the bars are weird, both of which I changed out. The Beemer is a good deal for the money, but I like the characteristics of twins better. The only 4 I ever owned was a K100.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:52 AM   #52
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I'm biased, but take a ride on a Superduke. There are screaming deals to be had.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:19 AM   #53
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IMO, best value for your money, for a liter-class supersport..

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:14 AM   #54
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I tested a Streetfighter. Very very nice. Hopefully I don't get flamed for this but I found the new BMW S1000RR more comfortable. Shocked me that a sportbike built for the track fit my 5'10", 32" inseam better.
Buy the S1000RR. It is the best bike I have ever ridden out of the box. The fueling is perfect, power delivery so smooth, and the traction control can really help keep you out of trouble. I had helibars and rearsets put on mine before delivery and this makes the bike even more comfortable. The Helibars clips-ons bring the bar angle up just enough to make a difference. They even look better than the stock clip-on mounts. Below is a pic of my S1000 with lots of CF and the Akra slip-on, and of course the rearsets and helibars installed. BTW I'm 46 with a cranky back. No problem with this bike though.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:22 PM   #55
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You can get cheap CBR 929/954 all day for under $3500. Buy it, have fun & sell it when you are done. Pretty much indestructible bikes.
I found an 02 954rr with under 600 miles for $4200. Amazing power and handling as compared to what I'm used to.

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:01 AM   #56
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I am 56 and sold a Ducati 749 last year, put a speedy moto triple clamp and FBF bar risers on it to make it much more comfortable. You don't want the bars too high, it takes too much weight off the front. I am now seeeeriously, as in tomorrow, test riding an 848 to see if I want the shiny new red 1198SP. I am still considering the GS1200ADV and the KTM Dakar but the duck really gets me going. I don't have time to go out of town and mostly do commuting and in-town joyriding. My wife said get anything I want as long as it is the last (we are moving onto a sailboat in 5 years) so I need to make it a good one. There is nothing like rowing thru the gears on a Ducati with Termi's.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:22 AM   #57
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I currently ride a FireBlade, which has been a great bike. But, IMHO I don't think sports bikes are the best thing on the road. On the track, where you know what's coming, they are great. On the road, the head down / arse up riding position robs me of much needed vision. Plus I find the riding position of new sports bikes impossible.

I wouldn't bother with a sports bike again for the road personally. I reckon ADV bikes, or street bikes like the Super Duke, are the way forward for me.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:00 AM   #58
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I currently ride a V-strom, and I also have four kids. Boy do I wish I had more money for a liter bike. I am jelous people.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:15 AM   #59
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I agree. The BMW S1000RR is the mature man's sport bike. Its the fastest bike on the road, but the traction control, race ABS and fly by wire throttle make is an absolute joy to ride. Its remarkably comfortable for a crotch rocket as well. Hell, you're old enough to afford it. Go for it!
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:03 PM   #60
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If you are only going to own one bike then you should look at the K1300S. That's what I would have bought had I not had the Multistrada as well.
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