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Old 01-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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New bike suggestions.

Hello, hello

I am going to be in the market for a new motorcycle in the next few weeks. But I can't seem to find anything I like.

I really enjoyed my last bike - VFR 750. I liked the torque, relative comfort, stability, smoothness.

What I did not like - was a little on the heavy side, handle bars a little too low with very few aftermarket solutions for raising them, the frame would get too hot and burn me during commutes.

I generally commute and do small trips. Suggestions?
Budget - under $2500
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Here ya go, under your budget, I can include some gear as well!

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Seriously fails in the comfort and smooth power band department.


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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124793

I was looking at some SV's. Rode one a while back, I guess I'll have to ride one again to see if my first impression of them has changed
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I was looking at some SV's. Rode one a while back, I guess I'll have to ride one again to see if my first impression of them has changed
What was the initial impression you had?
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I've been happy with my Bandit 1200. Smooth wide power band and is comfortable for comuting. Still a bit on the heavy side though but still sporty enough when it needs to be. There is a nice one for sale on here for cheap.
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What was the initial impression you had?
It was pretty tall and a little buzzy I think. The one I rode wasnt in very good shape though.

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Out of my price range.

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I've been happy with my Bandit 1200. Smooth wide power band and is comfortable for comuting. Still a bit on the heavy side though but still sporty enough when it needs to be. There is a nice one for sale on here for cheap.
I was actually looking at some of those. Odly enough, the 1200cc ones are cheaper than the 600cc ones.
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Bandits aren't that heavy.. 50 lbs or so less than a VFR
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I've been told the 600 bandits are underpowerd.

You won't go wrong with the 1200, I comute frequently and do the ocasional track day. Mine is completely stock and it power wheelies with ease. People rack up tons of low maintence miles on these. The engines are bulletproof. From some of the ones I've seen the bike also makes a good platform for mods as well. For your price range this is your best option IMO. Check out the one in the FS section. I had an eye on it because I like mine so much and this one has some nicely placed mods but the wife pulled the plug on getting a second bike.
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It was pretty tall and a little buzzy I think. The one I rode wasnt in very good shape though.
ouch

the sv's can be lowered cheaply if they are too tall for you. my bike is fugly. i think thats about it's biggest problem. it runs very well now and has grown a much nicer chain and sprocket in the time since your test ride. as for the buzzyness, i think it is due to my light bar end mirrors. if i put in a barsnake or weighted bar end mirrors i think the buzz would die down.

from reading your posts regarding what you want in a bike, the sv sounds like something you would like. just check out a few. i havent babied mine much, but its also a good ways away from scrap metal.

also, it's a bit above your price range, but not by much. check out the tu250
mancuso has one for a little over 3000. thats for a brand new fuel injected single in a classically styled bike, like the cb you tired to ressurect.
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also, petah's sv looks pretty clean
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the sv's can be lowered cheaply if they are too tall for you. my bike is fugly. i think thats about it's biggest problem. it runs very well now and has grown a much nicer chain and sprocket in the time since your test ride. as for the buzzyness, i think it is due to my light bar end mirrors. if i put in a barsnake or weighted bar end mirrors i think the buzz would die down.

from reading your posts regarding what you want in a bike, the sv sounds like something you would like. just check out a few. i havent babied mine much, but its also a good ways away from scrap metal.

also, it's a bit above your price range, but not by much. check out the tu250
mancuso has one for a little over 3000. thats for a brand new fuel injected single in a classically styled bike, like the cb you tired to ressurect.
My SV is stock and I can sit with my feet flat on the ground. I'm only about 5'7, the seat hight is really low. I've never felt that the bike was "Buzzy". Smooth with tons of low RPM torque. Save on brakes to, very little needed with the engine braking.
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ZRX 1100/1200, enough torque to pull your arms out of their sockets yet smooth as a kitten and a joy to ride for any number of miles. Rode mine from Houston to Pensacola, Florida and was completely comfortable the whole way.


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OMG those are sexy. Why wasn't I told about this?
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Dude these are seriously a great bike, ive had my '02 since 2006 and haven't had a single problem.

They can be had on the cheap too!
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