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Old 10-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #21
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+1 stay away from the SV1K. IMO even well modded it isn't a fun bike. While the triple (even the 955) is a blast to ride.
I LOVED my SV1KN. Minimal mods (no suspension mods) and that was my fave to ride other than the Connie I have now. My roomies Z1K felt like a compared. If I could find a clean 03 1KN (not modded S) in a couple yrs when the c14 is paid off, I would grab it up in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #22
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2005 or newer 1050 Speed Triple. Freaking fun bike. Not too expensive either.
Cheap, reliable, handle decent, decent power and comfortable.....all around great bike
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #23
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Cheap, reliable, handle decent, decent power and comfortable.....all around great bike
Im also going agree with the Speed Triple
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #24
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I've owned both the FZ1 and Z1000. The FZ1 is a better superior bike, the z1000 is a better value and has better rideability. People buy horsepower but you ride torque.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #25
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I've owned both the FZ1 and Z1000. The FZ1 is a better superior bike, the z1000 is a better value and has better rideability. People buy horsepower but you ride torque.
yeah so get the triple
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #26
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Yeah, I forgot about the speed triple. That's the bike that started the modern 'hooligan class.'
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:01 PM   #27
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+ again for the speedie.

If it was fully faired if still have one
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:15 PM   #28
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Speed triple...tuono...then z1000 in that order. This is from the naked bike expert.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #29
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Thanks all for comments. I didn't think of some of those bikes. I like the looks of the Triumph the most and based on some reviews I found online, seems like the exact bike I want, so will start looking for one ...... meanwhile, couple of my current bikes need to go .... anyone wants a ZX6R or SV or both?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #30
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Someone forgot about another gem......the Super Duke

1. Speed Triple
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #31
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OP is thinking about combining 2 bikes into 1. Great bikes mentioned here... but I would think twice if I could have only one.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #33
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You crazy. Tuono handles better than a Speed Triple. You only like the Speed Triple because you both have funny accents.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #34
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You crazy. Tuono handles better than a Speed Triple. You only like the Speed Triple because you both have funny accents.
Tuono has a hinge in the middle...it's a little hinge, but it's there.

The S3 is stout as all get out...but yeah, it does have a funny accent.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #35
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Tuono has a hinge in the middle...it's a little hinge, but it's there.

The S3 is stout as all get out...but yeah, it does have a funny accent.
The little hinge in the middle is the rear shock. That is the only fault I could find in the bike. Easily fixed with $600 though. LOL. I do like the new R model Speed triples over the new Tuonos though. Don't really like 4 cylinders in a naked bike.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #36
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Every bike has its faults. TuonoV2, along with the RSV2, commonly have problem with rear brake needing frequent bleeding, sprag gear going south (especially rider is ham-fisted with the starter button on a weak battery), plastic tank deforming, and the infamous brown connector... just to name a few. Some easily fixable. Others... well, will put you in the poor house without a ride for a while. I'd look for a later model, gently cared for.

S3, compared to other euro ware, are better, but even they have a few problem areas. Good thing about a long lineage is that later models are more likely to have the faults fixed/remedied/redesigned and common parts can be plentiful on ebay.

That is one thing Japanese bikes excel. Cheaper to buy, cheaper to own, cheaper to fix, and - for the most part - less likely to go bonkers.

What's "best" as somebody's 2nd or 3rd playbike is often very different from what's "best" as a daily rider.

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #37
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #38
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