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Old 03-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #61
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Get yourself a Naked Liter bike. They are tuned for the street but have the to smoke any 600 and run with the Litres on the streets. This is America, people seem to think naked bikes are kryptonite. Oh yeah, nakes can have windshields and bags added to them too.
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No disrespect intended here as I'm the new kid in town but I don't think I questioned the sport bike issue.... It was more of the 600 or 1000. ALL of the threads I searched said DO NOT GET A 1000..... Now I feel like most of those were directed to "most" new SS owners...18-25 year olds. Not someone like me who's 40 and WANTS to live a looooong time!!!! And has a pretty good idea how to do it..... Maybe by passing on the sport bike my whole life... JK!!!
I know responsible guys that started on Busas and 1k's and are doing fine. As long as your brain is larger than your , I would expect you to be fine. If you want and can afford a 1k, then get one.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #63
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A reasonable person with riding experience can operate a liter bike. It's what's between the ears that controls the bike.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #64
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no disrespect taken,... get the bike you want... it does not matter what you choose...the old farts on here will criticize it and agrue the same world issues...
you get what makes you happy and fits your family strategy... we will still be arguing when you get back...for folks like Bevo, myself and a few others you are simply and excuse to change direction of todays world crisis...
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Yea, that's exactly what I meant.

I don't know, I guess if it's a rider against 4,000 lbs vehicles, they might want the best handling, best braking, best accelerating, and the easiest bike to ride the lane line between two cars.
And if you bought the right naked (ducati streetfighter, aprilia tuono, etc) you could have a bike that accelerated and broke just as good as its full-faired counterpart.

Naked only means "detuned " in japanese.
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And if you bought the right naked (ducati streetfighter, aprilia tuono, etc) you could have a bike that accelerated and broke just as good as its full-faired counterpart.

Naked only means "detuned " in japanese.
I don't want a broke bike
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Get whatever you want....there is no right or wrong answer...
+1. Ride for the love of riding. Don't even think about trying to save money on gas. If you add up ALL of the incidental cost of motorcycling (bike, gear, insurance, maintenance/repair, etc.), the difference in MPG won't be enough for bike commuting to make economic sense.

That said, don't over analyze the bike choice. Only you can tell if a particular bike is right for you. I went from S83 to ZX10R to Sprint ST to now Concours 14 for a commuter. Each one has its pros and cons. While I don't recommend you follow my path, I really enjoyed the experience with each. I probably would not be so sure the Concours 14 is the ultimate choice for me had I not ridden the ones before.

That said, I rode the C14 all week, and today I took the RSV1000R to work. Helluva ride. Perfect way to cap off the work week.

Litre bike, schlitter bike... Ride what makes your heart race and your German Soldier salute.
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I don't understand.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #69
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+1. Ride for the love of riding. Don't even think about trying to save money on gas. If you add up ALL of the incidental cost of motorcycling (bike, gear, maintenance/repair, etc.), the difference in MPG won't be enough for bike commuting to make economic sense.

That said, don't over analyze the bike choice. Only you can tell if a particular bike is right for you. I went from S83 to ZX10R to Sprint ST to now Concours 14 for a commuter. Each one has its pros and cons. While I don't recommend you follow my path, I really enjoyed the experience with each. I probably would not be so sure the Concours 14 is the ultimate choice for me had I not ridden the ones before.

That said, I rode the C14 all week, and today I took the RSV1000R to work. Helluva ride. Perfect way to cap off the work week.

Litre bike, schlitter bike... Ride what makes your heart race and your German Soldier salute.
Yeah! So get the 954 already and be cool like me(If Thayleal can pimp his SV, then I can pimp my 954)!
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #70
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A reasonable person with riding experience can operate a liter bike. It's what's between the ears that controls the bike.
+1 to this. I think a liter bike is actually better than a 600 because the you don't have to wring the out of it to get out of anything way.

Torque is King on the street.

If you want a SS bike then get one cause life is too short to do without.

Whatever bike you get should get you at least double what you are getting with any pickup truck.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #71
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I don't understand.
broke is the past tense of break, not brake
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Yeah! So get the 954 already and be cool like me(If Thayleal can pimp his SV, then I can pimp my 954)!


For the record... I think the 954s are super nice..it just has too many cylinders...
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Yeah! So get the 954 already and be cool like me(If Thayleal can pimp his SV, then I can pimp my 954)!
Actually.... The one I found on CL is just like yours except an 03.... 23kmi, $4000 firmish..... Really clean looking bike. I'm going to Vegas next week and if it is still avail. when I get back.... I hope to sign adoption papers..... I haven't seen it in person though... The owner is on this site too because I found this site from the stickers on it...
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The owner is on this site too because I found this site from the stickers on it...
Yea, or maybe the "owner" stole it from a MH member
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For the record... I think the 954s are super nice..it just has too many cylinders...
RC51 is just like a 954 with 2 cylinders. But it weighs a little more, makes less hp, sucks more gas, is less comfy...Still want one, to add to my 954 not replace.
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I would think riding around in 6th on and R6 would leave you way down on acceleration if you needed to get out of the way. Of course I'm looking from the standpoint of being in traffic, not cruising back roads or in light traffic.
Sixth gear on a r6 will still give me enough oomph to get me away from minor cager infractions. however, if needed, a down shift is only a click away.
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As a fellow noob that was in your exact situation 2 months ago.....just take it slow no matter what you get...riding on busy streets the first time was really intense for me and I am so glad my bike does not have a throttle that goes from 1k to 14k rpm in a 1/4 inch or super sensitive race brakes.
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Uh, because they're fun to ride?

That's my thought as well. I put on close to 25K miles on my R6 commuting every day lol.
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