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Old 04-15-2015, 10:20 AM   #1
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Help me choose a bike...

I am buying 1-2 more bikes this year.

I currently ride a Ducati 620 Sport (selling because it is painful to ride), a Nighthawk 250 and an NC700x.

I want/need a back road scratcher that is a bit more sporty than the NC.

I am currently considering:

90 hawk gt $3,000

07 yzf600r $4,200

14 street triple $10,000



Ideally id buy them all. But reality means I shouldn't have 6 bikes.

Pick for me the best semi comfortable bike for twisty mountain road riding.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Anyone could (and probably will) recommend a bunch of different bikes. I'll do you the favor of sticking w/your 3 mentioned. Of those, the YZF would be my choice, hands down. Yeh, it's a little old, carb'd, and heavy, but what a great do-it-all bike. Work a good deal and rock on.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:46 AM   #4
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:49 PM   #5
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Another vote for the yzf. I haven't been on the 14 triple but the yzf is a good bike.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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I'll vote for the street triple, it's one of the most comfortable sporty bikes I've ever been on, and almost criminally light feeling. Also you can get them for far less than 10k...I've seen them for as low as 6-7 for a good example.

I would stay away from the Hawk GT. I had one because I fell for the hype of the cult bike. It was underpowered, had strange vibes, desperately needed a 6th gear because it didn't like to rev, and had headshake. Parts are also a little difficult to get now. It sure looked the part but it wasn't a fun ride at all.

Do you have something against the Ninja 650, SV650, or FZ07/FZ09?
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #7
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You cant really go wrong. ...they all have ups and downs....

My favorite bike is not perfect. Its slow and heavy.

But its effing cool! So is the triumph triple. It gets my vote
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #8
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The triumph hands down if the price is ok which i assume it is since you listed it. Very comfortable with excellent suspension.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:10 PM   #9
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Just did 1100 miles in 3 days on my '12 Striple R. It was a good mix of comfy and fun. I haven't ridden the others for a comparison, but it sounds like a triumph would fit the bill.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:37 PM   #10
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FZ07, you're welcome.
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Cheap, new, reliable, light weight

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:00 PM   #11
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With any amount of effort you can get a Street Triple for way less than that, especially if you're not after the up-optioned 'R' version and/or you're willing to consider the prior generation bikes (which are still awesome).
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:39 PM   #12
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I don't think the R6 is carbied.

I would go that.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:50 AM   #13
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I don't think the R6 is carbied.

I would go that.
R6's had FI from 03 on, you are correct. However he is talking about the YZF600 aka Thundercat which is not the same bike as an R6. YZF600's were carb'd their entire production run.

YZF 600Thundercat


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Old 04-16-2015, 02:19 AM   #14
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R6's had FI from 03 on, you are correct. However he is talking about the YZF600 aka Thundercat which is not the same bike as an R6. YZF600's were carb'd their entire production run.

YZF 600Thundercat


R6

Since he said 07 he means the r6 though I guessed. .

That is also known as the yzfr6
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_YZF-R6

Maybe the op will clarify

The op has strange choices between a 1990 model and a 2014 model.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:33 AM   #15
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Get the Yamaha it won't disappoint you, and that way bank the cash you will save from the triumph, and look for something else you might come across and find interesting later. You are only here on this earth once don't put a self imposed limit on anything you can have or do 7..8..9. or more bikes is just fine . :
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