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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #61
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #62
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DR650 or a supermoto of some sort.

agree! and better yet a DR650 supermoto, Suzuki never sold one but many have been built...picked one up myself a few months ago and it is the best bike I've owned for urban riding out of ten (and an absolute blast on windy back roads too).

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #63
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What do you guys think would be a "safe" choice for this kind of riding - plus adding some escape to the road ?
Something moden - Maybe a vstrom? Not moving but just curious what you lurkers think?
something easy to pick up. don't ask how i know.

you ride in 1st and 2nd in the city mostly.

something w good suspension travel for potholes, curbs, and pretzel vendors.

something skinny that fits, and something you arent worried of it getting damaged, or having kids placed on for pictures. On that note, bring a cover, one that can cover the plate, or take your plate w you.

*when I used to commute into NYC from CT, it was like a game of 'Frogger'.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #64
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Part of my commute

is that the route you normally take? If so, there are quicker ways to get where you're going.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #65
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is that the route you normally take? If so, there are quicker ways to get where you're going.
I know... but I think you're missing the premise. I'm not in a hurry

I tend to take the long way. I like to ride.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #66
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I just moved to the Washington DC area... My Ninja 650 performs great in this environment, but all this fragile plastic worries me. I'll be trading to some kind of naked bike soon I think. I wish 2012 Kawasaki ER6N would've been imported to the states.
I have a NInja 650 too! I hate the plastic. It feels so cheap to me. My next bike will be naked! The ER6N is awesome and I have no idea why it's not here in the USA...
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:14 AM   #67
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I have a NInja 650 too! I hate the plastic. It feels so cheap to me. My next bike will be naked! The ER6N is awesome and I have no idea why it's not here in the USA...
Do you have a 1st or 2nd gen? The 3rd doesn't seem all that cheap to me, it feels pretty much worth what I paid for it.

I hope Kawasaki brings the Z800 to the states, it's a bit big for the inner city, but about the perfect size for outside of it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:53 AM   #68
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I know... but I think you're missing the premise. I'm not in a hurry

I tend to take the long way. I like to ride.
fair enough. I spend so much time sitting in traffic I'm rarely in the mood for exploring.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #69
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fair enough. I spend so much time sitting in traffic I'm rarely in the mood for exploring.
Where are you? Traffic has been light in DC lately where I've been riding.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #70
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Where are you? Traffic has been light in DC lately where I've been riding.
I'm in Dupont but work out in Herndon, which means I have to go through the CF known as Tysons on my commute. In my experience, traffic within DC isn't all that bad. It's the suburbs and getting into and out of DC that suck.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #71
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My 690 enduro is a good urban warrior as it can go about anywhere, legally or not Downside is it is tall and the current desert knobbies on it really screw up quick braking. The brakes are killer though.

My KTM 990 Supermoto R is nutters around the city. Massive brakes but no abs. It is very maneuverable though and has great power for stop and go stuff. Only downside is the constant urge to do stupid stupid stuff!
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #72
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The ER6N is awesome and I have no idea why it's not here in the USA...
It's because the 2nd gen headlight was so hideous they never sold any in the U.S. so they didn't bother to bring the 3rd gen over.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #73
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My KTM 990 Supermoto R is nutters around the city. Massive brakes but no abs. It is very maneuverable though and has great power for stop and go stuff. Only downside is the constant urge to do stupid stupid stuff!
I totally hear you on this one! I also notice we have similar tastes, I just recently picked up an RC51 for a stablemate to the 950. I thought the 950 made me ride fast, oh man. That RC is a little overkill, but I'm loving it. Not for city riding, but for getting out and stretching your legs.
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