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Old 07-01-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Upright sport bike

I have noticed a lot of sport bikes on CL and was wondering what it takes to make them more comfortable, if possible.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Heli Bars, adjustable(to lower) footpeg brackets, higher windshield, and/or slackening of suspension adjustments for smoother riding. Don't forget a stock or quiet exhaust.

You could also seek out a more comfortable ride like a VFR, Bandit series bike, etc..
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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A handlebar kit like this https://www.spieglerusa.com/controls...onversion.html works for some folks, and there are often brand-specific footpeg lowering options.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:53 PM   #4
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yeah they have those already. why not just find one that was designed to be more comfortable rather than trying to make an uncomfortable bike, comfortable













or if you have to have a fairing....




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Old 07-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #5
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #6
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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Buy a Speed Triple/z1000/Tuono or something along those lines. That's exactly what they are.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:44 PM   #8
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I have noticed a lot of sport bikes on CL and was wondering what it takes to make them more comfortable, if possible.
If you go nuts with making a sport bike more comfortable you screw it up. Some bikes are what they are. Accept the pain as part of the package….

or buy a supermoto.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:35 AM   #11
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:14 AM   #12
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i had the same question before i got my FZ6

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918041

be that as it may i highly recommend the Yamaha FZ6 as an upright sportbike. its engine is like 4/5 an r6, and it has good brakes and decent suspension. good deals can be had, i recommend '07 to '09 models

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Old 07-02-2014, 06:39 AM   #13
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:29 AM   #14
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If you put Spiegler bars on a bike that comes with clip-on's you might lose some of the intended weight balance over the front wheel. You can certainly do it, but a bike designed from the manufacturer with upright bars is probably the best way to go if you want to maintain the best handling bike.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:02 AM   #15
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What they all said. there are plenty of upright bikes that have sport bike performance but are way more comfortable.
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