What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Okay. I got to sit on a 72 this weekend, and yeah, I'm in love.

    Too bad I can't afford it.


    That seat didn't quite feel as uncomfortable as I thought.
  2. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    NEVER even considered wanting anything HD, although I did have a thing for a few Buells....

    Still don't want anything even remotely cruiser-ish, but, damnit! For some reason, here lately I've been lusting after bikes like this...

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    Of course a re-invigoration of my old Buell fetish got it all started and I can't say that an old tuber hasn't been on my mind a lot lately too....


    Well, that and this video that I found in Bloodweiser's "Go Sportsters" thread:

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  3. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    Saw one of these in the flesh at my local Suzuki shop and was somewhat smitten by it.

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  4. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    This would be an excellent bike if it was 100lb less. 567 lb DRY is hard to swallow. Nevertheless the rags have good things to say about it, particularly the handling & torque. You should check out the modified version that I believe Sport Rider? built.

    EDIT: Here it is http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_1201_project_suzuki_gsx1250fa/viewall.html
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Yeah, they're available, cost 50% more then in USA and most people
    here don't make over $600/month; do the math.
    :huh
  6. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Still the Griso.

    They are coming down to the £4000 mark now, for 2006/7 models.

    I still can't afford one :lol3
  7. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    back and forth between this and the ST3

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  8. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    I am really digging this. be a great commuter.

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  9. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    I think the price in the US is %50 too high, which is why I bought a used one. Of course, someone has to buy the new one.

    How strict are they with importing individual bikes from other countries into Croatia?

    The EPA makes it damned near impossible to do that here in the US.
  10. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    I suppose the weight thing is subjective, depending on what one intends to do with the bike. I'm sure from a sport perspective, a "wet" weight of pretty much 600lbs would be a downer. But, as you said everything I've read about it says it's a competent machine.

    From the perspective of what I'm looking for in a future/second bike it would fit the bill quite nicely. 600lbs is less than a full dress touring cruiser (though I do know cruisers "wear" their weight lower due to lower seat height yadda yadda). Right now my criteria for my next bike is something that's more fun for back road hooliganism than my Boulevard S40, is still completely practical for every day transportation, and finally, good for 2-up overnight trips.

    I know there are a lot of sport tourers available, and I'll be researching them as well, but the GSX1250FA is the first one I've put my butt-cheeks on. (Didn't get to test ride, unfortunately)
  11. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    0% for 60 months on all Suzukis till the end of May sweetens the pie.
  12. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I bought my wife a Suzuki SX-4 Crossover car on the 0% interest deal a few years ago. You can't beat it. I am debating between a DR400S or a Yamaha WR250R. The Yamaha is a little more expensive and although the interest is low, it is still there. The Yamaha also has fuel injection and just one less horsepower.

    I usually pay cash for my bikes, but it is difficult to pass on a 0% interest deal. What would you do? Also considering a DR650 as I have had one before and consider it a great all arounder. Hope I didn't hijack this thread.

    Thanks for your opinion.
  13. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    True about intentions. When I was shopping for an all rounder I had to consider the weight for once in a while track use, which is why I ruled it out. Doesn't mean you cant take it to the track, it just wont be fun, of course a lot of it is rider skill :lol3

    It is a good bike, highway commuting will net you 45-50 mpg in stock trim. I owned a 97 model for a few months about 10 years ago & it served me well as an only means of transport. Grocery shopping bags hanging on both sides of the handle bar was a funny site :rofl
  14. kraher

    kraher Been here awhile

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    Today..

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    Anybody want to trade a ZRX for a WR250R?
  15. Mulewright

    Mulewright Old Fart/Journeyman

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    I think I'd like my '08 KLR 650 back..... with the 685 kit....
    It physicaly fit me better than anything else has the last 15 years.......
    Yea, I know I'm a but a simple Caveman.... But......:D
  16. fung

    fung Been here awhile

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    Today I would like a super 10
  17. DocRogers

    DocRogers Been here awhile

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    What bike...? Hard question to answer - for any given day there could be 2 or 3 candidates. I will say that for a long time it was a second generation Ducati 900SS. Now the Ducati (finally got one 6 years ago) is going in trade for something completely different - A BMW G650 Xcountry. Mixed feelings, of course, but I'd rather have a bike I actually ride than one that mostly sits in the garage and gets looked at.
  18. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    Today I want something that can blast 100mph down the highway and 100mph across the desert. :D

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  19. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I don't like most Harleys, but.....

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  20. I love the bike I already own, but I'd love to have either one of these :D

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