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Old 07-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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This is the Year of the Nakeds.

(inspired by this post)

S1000R
Super Duke 1290
FZ-09
FZ-07
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Best bike overall? S1000R
Best bang for the buck? Either of the FZ's.
Ooh/Aah factor? Either the NineT or the EBR.


Am I missing any bikes?
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I wanna go terrorize hipsters at farmers markets... in first and second gear. Farm fresh burnouts for all!
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:14 AM   #2
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Am I missing any bikes?


And there is now (or soon) its little sister also, the Monster 821.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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Suzuki is bringing a GSXR1000 nekkid bike out http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/ne...ew-mcn-july-2/
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #4
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And there is now (or soon) its little sister also, the Monster 821.
Slick!

There's a whole crop of little sisters coming out; FZ07, Duke 390, etc. Manufacturers aren't just bringing out bikes - they're bringing out whole new naked product lines.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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See, best bike overall is subjective. I personally think the SuperDuke 1290 blows them all away, but it's the only one I've actually ridden. Having ridden it I have no real desire to try any of the others.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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See, best bike overall is subjective. I personally think the SuperDuke 1290 blows them all away, but it's the only one I've actually ridden. Having ridden it I have no real desire to try any of the others.
Of course it's subjective. If you don't take it personally, it's lots of fun to talk about. For instance, I rode the SuperDuke and was underwhelmed for all the hype & price tag. Meh. And seeing as how I own an unmodified SV650, I'm not hard to impress.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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Thanks for the credit. I typed that post in a hurry just to make the point, knowing I left out quite a few. Here are a few more:

1. Tuono V4R. Refreshed this year, with the same updates that RSV4 got last year.

2. Z1000 is almost all new.

3. SR400 counts as a naked, in the retro category.

4. Brutale 800 Dragster/ Rivale 800

5. Diavel, Ducati's power cruiser is refreshed this yr.

6. Grom. Mini-me naked!

7. Valyrie. Grotesquely plus-sized naked. Yeah, I know I'm pushing it.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:56 AM   #8
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Cb650f

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #9
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It's a good thing I bought the FZ-09 before I saw a honda Cb 650f.


This is, in my opinion, the best year for motorcycles in twenty years.

I hated the big, bulbous 90's and early 00 fairings and tails,
I hated the 00's under tail exhausts

I've been chopping (as in removing all extraneous bits) from my silverwing (old CX silverwing, baby goldwing), CBF, KLR, etc for years, and finally this year I bought a near perfect brand new bike, with NO fairing, NO bulbous tail plastics, no more weight then absolutely necessary, an exhaust I can live with for a very long time, etc etc.

The turn signals are still bulbous and ugly, but that's an easy fix.(I do wish it had a larger fuel tank)

Yaay Motorcycles!
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #10
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It's a good thing I bought the FZ-09 before I saw a honda Cb 650f.
be that as it may jazzmans, its your posts and others like them about the FZ09 which has me convinced it must be my next motorcycle. or at least next newer motorcycle as you never know what used bike may come a riders way now and again. but if spending a few more bucks or taking on financing, sure. the FZ09 would seem little to leave to regret

i believe you said YOU had all but given up on buying new bikes, etc. but the FZ09 changed all that for you. others rave about the bike, also. yes it is a "naked" i wish was a bit adorned on account of its looks, but like a good woman (seriously) i can look past some...oddities...if the overall package is exceptional and it performs well. that would seem the case with the FZ09

the CB650F is sweet, however. i like the I4! bit even those who like I4's love the big triple in the Yamaha. so, what is a rider to do?

except maybe look forward to BOTH!!

but now that is just crazy talk. pure loco!!
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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The only thing I'm not a fan of in modern styling is the way the headlight seems to be melting down into the fender. I thought that the old style Speeds & Streets, with the dual front headlights, got it right. I hated the appearance of the S1000R at first, but it's growing on me. Honda is doing magical things with making exhausts a feature. Purdy!

To me, the Dragster is pure sex on wheels, insofar as appearance is concerned.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:34 AM   #12
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i want to discuss more about naked bikes and how i don't consider them "naked" and stuff. i mean these are just what i always saw as....motorcycles. like "regular" motorcycles. why should they not be popular?

and the way they look these days? so awesome and well done. lot's to look at on a bike, really exciting, can't really say enough

stupid plastics meh
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:01 PM   #13
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I agree.
It sure looked depressing, as the big four brands had virtually nothing new to offer for many years, here in Sweden.
With Yamaha and Honda back in the game, the offered range sure is much more interesting. I do not at all like the design, but if the Honda is anything like the Yamahas or Z800, it is more than OK.
Still, here we ONLY have the XT660R if you want a mid size, off road capable bike. No KLR, XR(?), DR(?) etc.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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Unlike other parts of the world, nakes haven't been a big seller in North America ever since the Big Four graduated from the UJM days. Most agree it has to do with the fact that, in order to go anywhere, even "around town", cruising on freeways constitute a major part of riding in America. Most just prefer at least a little bit of wind protection.

I do think though that this latest crop of nakeds might fair a bit better (pun intended) this time around, because many of them aren't true nakeds. A bikini fairing here, a flyscreen there, and a good-size radiator cowling right over there... all add up to a bike that subtly redirects air flow around the bike. Not enough for a pocket of still air, but just enough to take some pressure & buffeting off the rider at freeway speed to add a good bit of comfort.

Also, I see a lot of "maturing" sportbike riders trading in their litre sports for a naked streefighter, looking for a more upright riding machine that give up little in performance.

Is this enough to sustain the Naked Renaissance? I dunno.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:40 PM   #15
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Really enjoying my 1290r. Does well on the highway too. The engine is just incredible.
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