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Old 11-27-2009, 01:58 AM   #61
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Go for the thruxton

I give you VINDICTA pricing, lol.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:31 AM   #62
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seconded. enough top speed that you dont chit your pants just thinking about getting on the freeway. relatively comfy seat. been making them the same way for what, like 20 years now? must be doing something right.

seat might even be comfortable for you when she lets you ride on the back burner
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:40 AM   #63
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oh .. lt her chosse. lke u a fcator. .
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oh .. lt her chosse. lke u a fcator. .
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #65
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i dont think its so much that you outgrew the bike, as you just wanted to haul on the streets and go faster. if you say you outgrow your 250 in a week, my bets are you were nowhere near as "ready" for a bigger bike as you thought you were. I'm not one to talk though, many of us have done it, my first bike was an R6. And before reality hit me I acted like a idiot on it. I was not ready for a ss. I think I am pretty lucky that I didn't up a splattered statistic on the freeway somewhere. But knowing what I know now, if it was my wife, which it was, I'd start her on a 250 or a 500, which I did. Granted most woman are not has inclined to act like jackasses with fast vehicles as us men are, those same ones that are timid about using the power, are usually the ones that have a difficult time controlling that power.
Very well put, i totally agree. Looking back on my experience it was the exact same as yours.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:45 PM   #66
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First. . what the are you thinking letting her out of the kitchen? None of those bikes are what I would get a NEW rider, unless they were annoying and had a giant life insurance policy. Out of all of those for price and insurance and REPLACEMENT parts because you will need them, I'd have her try on the kaw and zuki to see which one she might actually be able to flat foot. Plus there is plenty of room to grow with those. The xr1200 is one big plastic peice of and the triumph will be too much for her. The buell. . .1125CR . . .bin that thing because there won't be parts for it and its definitely too much bike for her, not to mention rather tall as well.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:16 PM   #67
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Morvegil so which bike is ahead so far?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #71
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I have the Buell and I must say the throttle IS NOT and on/off switch.

Power delivery is very linear and it's easy to ride, very planted and solid.

If that's not your thing, I'd say the Kawi, I read a comparison between the gladius and the kwak and the kwak came on top. One of the reviewers was a girl.
I wonder if it was just the one I was on? Slow right hand turn, barely turn the throttle and it just about brings the front wheel up. I don't mean it went to full throttle, just too much torque with minimal throttle. I know I know....torque is awesome but I felt it needed to be a little smoother with the delivery.
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get her a dirtbike first. Let her ride in the dirt for a year before you even let her think about getting on the street. That's if you like her.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #73
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The Striple certainly ain't a bad bike...
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:30 AM   #74
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I wouldn't get any of those for a starter bike. 250 or sv like mentioned. Only reason I started on a 600 was bc I raced atv motocross for years and raced sprint cars with the 600s in them. If it wouldn't have been for that I definitely wouldn't have started on a 600.
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Well, it looks like you're going for a medium sized standard. Personally if i got my gf a bike you sure as better not be able to ever do a wheelie on it, i wouldnt consider anything stronger than a vtwin 600-ish, sounds like you're trying to kill her though.

1. sv650 is a solid choice all around, cant go wrong with this.
2. Gladius, streetfighterish, light, not dangerous, fun.
3. VStrom 650, but it looks gay, they tried to make a faired-streetfighter-sporttouring-crossover-orgyfest bike.
4. Monster 620, the old ones, cheaper and not too crazy but they are air-cooled. and i do not like air-cooled.


Heres the ones I'm looking for right now, theyre a little heftier and more expensive.

Triumph Street Triple 675
-- inline 3 -- 12.7:1
Triumph Speed Triple 1050
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Suzuki SV650
-- vtwin -- 11.5:1
Suzuki Bandit 1250
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Have you taken her to some places and let her "try on" bikes? On the Border on Spence has a bunch of used ones, there are dealers all along Spencer. Does she want a sport bike or do you want a sport bike that you will let her ride?
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shouldn't that buell cost WAY less now....
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The thrux is tall not to mention heavy as fvck. Extremely linear powerband, but if she drops it new engine cases cost you a new , not to mention the exhaust will need to be replaced as well. As for Guzzi, never ridden one but parts and service avail. will be an issue. . . price for those things as well.

IMO both your bike choices are wrong for the rider.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:20 PM   #80
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This is gonna be an interesting outcome. Lotsa good opinions, but lotsa unnecessary girlfriend advice too (gotta love Motohouston for it though) .

Don't forget to post up pics when you get it all worked out man. Good luck, hope you find the perfect ride for your girl. Some more Batrod pics wouldn't hurt either!

Later bro.
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