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Old 03-16-2012, 08:07 AM   #21
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Don't look at me. I had a GSXR for commuting. It sucked. I drank the motard koolaid and haven't looked back.
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What about the sport touring bikes? Ninja 1000, Suzuki GSX1250FA, BMW K1300S, Yamaha FZ1, Honda VFR1200F

I got to ride a Ninja 1000 at the demo day and I loved it.
You can pick up a 6th gen VFR (2002-2009) for $4-5k and they are very comfy for long hauls. Another great bike if you want to fork down for a newer bike is the dual sports, like Triumph Tiger 800 (street version) with that glorious engine or a BMW GS bike.
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Why on earth would anyone ever want a sports bike for commuting? They're nothing more than play toys and are very uncomfortable to ride for commuting. I would go with a cruiser any day of the week when it comes to commuting.
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All this over a 15 minute commute. LOL
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #25
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Uh, because they're fun to ride?
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lol, i have the 30 minute commute on my r6 every morning rain or shine, unless its hurricaning out. I am quite comfortable... or maybe im just used to it. it has more than enough power to get me out of trouble, and i still yield mid to high 40 mpg numbers...


a 600 gets the job done... and then some. :-)
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Hit the limiter on the way into work today. Thats how you commute
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #28
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I can only imagine how it feels to smack a big pothole, like a kick in the nuts.

It could be done I'm sure. Would it be comfortable? Well, if it were I think more people would do it.
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Do you actually commute? :-) a 25 mile commute can be 15-90 minutes.

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Sounds like a mid-life crisis/ thing........ MAYBE...
I mention this because of the 600 vs 1k & 'sportbike' vs nekkid/etc thing, the only real reason I have the fz1 was, it was too good a deal to pass up & was several hundred less than any available fz6's at the time.
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lol, i have the 30 minute commute on my r6 every morning rain or shine, unless its hurricaning out. I am quite comfortable... or maybe im just used to it. it has more than enough power to get me out of trouble, and i still yield mid to high 40 mpg numbers...


a 600 gets the job done... and then some. :-)
How the you get high 40s?
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Uh, because they're fun to ride?
and of course ONLY a full-faired, ricky-racer, supersport is.
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and of course ONLY a full-faired, ricky-racer, supersport is.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #34
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How the you get high 40s?
Check out my fuelly stats in my sig. I can get low to mid 40's.

Again, I am 100% comfortable and fine with the SS riding position. IDK, I just love it. It's not for everybody I guess. I'm not a big guy(5' 8") so I guess I am more comfy.

Whoever mentioned the VFR is right on. If I found a VFR in the shape my CBR was in, and priced right I would have hopped on that. Awesome bikes...I might still pick one up, after I get an RC51 of course...lol
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Uh, because they're fun to ride?
Sure they're fun to ride. But very uncomfortable. Something I sure the wouldn't want to do on a daily basis to get to and from work. Let's get real, how much fun are they really? Smack dab in the middle of rush hour traffic.
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I might still pick one up, after I get an RC51 of course...lol
I have it on good authority that those are really fun bikes
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short shift. and have lots of self control. my bike lives in sixth gear.
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Sure they're fun to ride. But very uncomfortable. Something I sure the wouldn't want to do on a daily basis to get to and from work. Let's get real, how much fun are they really? Smack dab in the middle of rush hour traffic.
to me they are not fun at all in traffic... when I ride mine on the road, I go early sunday morning and am home by around 9 or 10....not a bike I would want to be in heavy traffic in... not that i like heavy traffic on any bike, but it is a lot more comfortable on the road king if I have to sit and go slow..a nd no way in would the wife put up with riding on the back of the RR..
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Sure they're fun to ride. But very uncomfortable. Something I sure the wouldn't want to do on a daily basis to get to and from work. Let's get real, how much fun are they really? Smack dab in the middle of rush hour traffic.
How much fun is any bike if you're stuck in stopped traffic? I'll say that a standard riding position is much better for looking around in traffic than the fetal position. And BTW, I happen to think cruisers get uncomfortable much quicker than sport bikes, but that's a personal preference.
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