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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by gentry, Aug 25, 2005.
Possible consideration for an addition to the gentry family:
Sweet looking bike .
its got the new 1050 in it. Not the 955i. It would have to be green of course......
1050 and 462 Lbs. I don't think it comes in green / Blue or Silver /
DO IT !!
Crimeny, here was I expectin to hear you and Erin had a bumpkin on the way.
They say nothing changes when that happens, but next thing you know theres no time to ride the bike, time to prep the room and then...time to sell the bike :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
Sweeeeet ride, looks very fun.
This one gets my vote. A little more money, and not British, but...
It maybe DRZ time? Did you just change that
(Hand over ears) LA! LA! LA! LA! LA! I CANT HEAR YOU!
Whats the MSRP on those?
Im interested in a "Sport Tourer" mostly because I am tall and I want mileage and comfort. The wife wants one she can be comfy on the back of.
We've got our DRZ's but they are for short range and dirty play-time
Then before you know it 10 years have passed, you've changed careers, moved across the continent, gotten a spare tire on toppa yer beer gut, visciously gawk at early twenty something babes..
Oh wait, nevermind.
You won't fit. I've sat on both the ST3 and the ST4. They wiil be too small for you. And if you dislike the cost of spare parts on the BMW, well, forget it.
Nice looking bike, same weight as the V-Strom 1000 and only $1500 more.
Let's see....Gentry family additions.....then he starts talking about triplets (oh, excuse me...triples) then twins....and in another post something about Xclusters. What do ya bet, he'll soon be wanting a Ural GearUp...plenty o' room for the younguns, a rack for diapers and a green jug for formula. Perfect !!
Thats what I need so I can get out with you guys more often.
Over Priced and expensive to fix.
Go with the Triumph. If I can't get ES to come down on the 955I - I will most likely go the ST route.
I think the MSRP on the ST3 is $11,995. Not sure I agree with Luca's statement about fit. I'm 6'4" and fit the STs fine. But would Erin be happy on the either the Sprint or ST3? You guys will have to take 'em for a test ride. You know the Multistrada is really versatile, you guys should try one of those too. Tamara sat on one and she liked the pillion position better on the MS than the STs and GS, but she's 5'5".
For sport-touring, my K1200RS is hard to beat especially for larger guys, and they can be had for less than a new Triumph, Ducati, etc if you're comfortable owning an out of warranty bike. The FJR1300 should also be considered, James can offer plenty of input on that bike. If you're focused on two-up ability, you might want to shift focus towards the larger bikes (K1200RS, FJR1300) since both you and Erin aren't exactly "petite".
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Triumphs, a Speed Triple was my first "real" street bike. But it was just too small for me and not versatile enough. I really love the sound of the triple motor.
Price and cost of ownership is certainly one part of the equation.
How much you enjoy riding the bike is another.
Which is more important is up to each of us to decide on our own.
When is the last time you rode or owned a Ducati? Don't knock it til you've tried it. You do own a BMW, don't you? I'm not sure how you can knock the Duc when the GS is less reliable (I have and currently own both a BMW and a Ducati) and equally expensive to "fix". Normally scheduled maintenance on both will likely run higher than a Triumph or Yamaha, but I haven't checked recently. I'm more focused on the riding experience since it's my precious free time and want to have maximum enjoyment when I'm out there.
Just more stuff for consideration...