Would you buy your bike again?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CafeRacer99, May 3, 2012.

  1. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    XT1200Z :nod
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  2. CafeRacer99

    CafeRacer99 Been here awhile

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    Interesting replies. Funny that I had just started thinking that maybe I was dismissing the Super Tenere too quickly in my search for a new bike, and so many replies to this thread are from S10 guys who love their bikes. I'm goin to have to look at it again.

    The only bikes I wouldn't buy again are the Kawi KZ440 I rode in high school and the '04 Harley Softail I traded away a few years ago. The Harley just had terrible suspension. I would love to have my '05 Triumph Thruxton back.
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  3. MikePike

    MikePike Been here awhile

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    2011 Versys and yes I would buy it again for my normal use it is pretty much spot on.

    Of course now I'm looking for a nice little 250 dual sport to expand my riding areas and skills without breaking my wallet
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  4. MadM

    MadM Dreamer

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    Honda XL125V Varadero withou a doubt, but with a KLE500 if i were not restricted to max 35kW i would have to think twice before buying it again. Dont get me wrong, its a great bike, but just not my dream bike :)
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  5. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon ...riding California

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    2009 V-Strom 650 - definitely

    2006 BMW K1200GT - probably not. great bike but I've graduated to adventure touring bikes
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  6. advD

    advD Been here awhile

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    Another S10, yep, without hesitation.

    After Wee Strom (good but not quite), GSA (neat but not cheap), XRL (If you can have only one, this ain't it) and a host of others, I finally found the one for me. :wink:
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  7. Landshark77

    Landshark77 n00b

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    2007 Suzuki V Strom 650, great, cruising bike. A lot of fun. I would def buy again, looking to add Street Triple though. Everyone really raves about this bike and a lot of my riding is local South Florida...might be worth a look.
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  8. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Jeesh, lots of repetition going on around here... Another S10 here, and another absolutely yes! Every ride I push it harder, and every ride I come back more impressed.

    The other one: WR250R: I never knew you could have this much fun on 2 wheels, resounding yes!
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  9. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    It's a dumb question for me. I buy everything again.

    2 Honda Super Hawks
    2 Suzuki Bandits
    2 Suzuki SV 650s
    2 KLRs
    2 Yamaha FJRs
    3 Honda Reflexs'
    2 Honda 230s
    3 Sherco 290s
    Can't even count how many Hodakas:lol3
    Right now I would by another S10 in a heartbeat.
    I'm even on my 6th Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    I need to get out more.
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  10. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    Dr650 as first bike and no I'd not have bought it had I known how uncomfortable it is at speed
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  11. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    Multistrada 1200, and hell yeah
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  12. Prozac_on_a_KLX

    Prozac_on_a_KLX "SMSgt P"

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    '06 Buell Ulysses - Hell yes

    '06 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic - Great bike, but no. I am just not into the heavy cruiser. Even mama, who kind of pushed me towards it, says the Uly is way more comfortable.
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  13. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    Not only would I......I did.

    Loved this one so much(I bought it new in 2007)

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    I bought this one(new) a couple weeks ago.

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  14. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I think there is an echo in here. S10......................

    I sure like mine.

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    Pete
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  15. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    I've had mine one year. I've been looking for another ever since. No luck so far. PM me if you see one for sale please.

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  16. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Yammy XT 1200Z and no question about it, I'd buy it again.


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    Mark
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  17. Gootch

    Gootch Been here awhile

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    I had been thinking about selling my 2004 Thruxton but lately I've been thinking about riding it until it falls apart. Maybe I'll just keep it.

    My 2000 CBR 600F4 I would buy again when I bought it (2001) - great SPORT-touring bike. I wouldn't buy it now as I'm 11 years older and have a one year old daughter (so I shouldn't ride quite as aggressively).

    2007 KLR 650 - I wouldn't buy mine again.
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  18. Illinois

    Illinois Adventurer

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    Vee Strom definately, run kinda hot/cold with the KLR. :D
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  19. MurphCO

    MurphCO Been here awhile

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    Worth saying again, ditto
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  20. istephens

    istephens FJR Pilot

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    While I'll admit that I haven't had much variety in my rides - I've 2 Suzuki Burgman 650s and currently have a VStrom 1000, I could still could not imagine being without my FJR1300. Highway riding or commuting - I just love riding it.

    If it got wrecked or worn out, I'd buy another FJR1300 for sure.

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    Ian
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