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Old 03-14-2008, 12:30 PM   #41
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I don't think he will find too many S3's in his price range.. but they are cool bikes...
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:48 PM   #42
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Too bad the Triumph Speed Triple is not a choice for the voting.

My previous bike was another "naked", the venerable Kawazaki ZR-7

I'm not into track days or racing, I use my bike as my main mode of transportation (mostly commuting 60 miles round trip) and now more often with the Diesel approaching $4.00 per gallon.

So far my '01 Speed Triple has been working great and pulls hard. Planning to get a new Speed Triple model '08/'09 in the near future.
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Too bad the Triumph Speed Triple is not a choice for the voting.

My previous bike was another "naked", the venerable Kawazaki ZR-7

I'm not into track days or racing, I use my bike as my main mode of transportation (mostly commuting 60 miles round trip) and now more often with the Diesel approaching $4.00 per gallon.

So far my '01 Speed Triple has been working great and pulls hard. Planning to get a new Speed Triple model '08/'09 in the near future.

Zapata, do you take the HOV to the Post Oak exit in the mornings? Then take U-ee back onto the I-10 West feeder? I think I've seen you every now and then.
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Zapata, do you take the HOV to the Post Oak exit in the mornings? Then take U-ee back onto the I-10 West feeder? I think I've seen you every now and then.
Yes.!! That's correct. I wear a yellow helmet and Hi-Vis green vest. I go all the way to Wirt Rd and then South on Chimney Rock all the way to San Felipe St.
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Yes.!! That's correct. I wear a yellow helmet and Hi-Vis green vest. I go all the way to Wirt Rd and then South on Chimney Rock all the way to San Felipe St.
Hey Zapata, sorry for not including the speed triple but isnt Triumph like a Jaguar of cars: fancy and unreliable?
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Hey Zapata, sorry for not including the speed triple but isnt Triumph like a Jaguar of cars: fancy and unreliable?
LOL.....!!!!

Fancy..?? Yes!. Unreliable..?? I really do not know but I do not think so. I have read at the TheSpeedTriple.com message board some issues with new bikes just out of the stealership but the reviews from the British bike magazines are very good.

You can have issues with any brand. I saw Honda Fireblade with less than 15,000 miles and the transmission going so bad that it was cheaper to replace the full engine with a used one.
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What kind of riding do you want to do?

What will you be using the bike mostly for?

Do you plan to do alot of 2-up riding?

What's more important, practicality or hooliganism?

What's your own personal sense of style?

Carberated or Fuel Injected?

Is resale important to you?

All these bikes you listed have very similar characteristics; however, some may be more weighted towards one end or the other (as I mentioned earlier). Once you answer these questions, take each one out for a test ride, then pick the one that suits you best.

They're all Nekkids, so whichever you choose, it's a great choice as far as I'm concerned!

I'm surprised by the high insurance quotes you got for these bikes. As far as the 919 goes, tell them it's a CB900F, since that is its official model #. Be sure to tell them it's not a sportbike, since it (as well as most other nakeds) hardly have the performance characteristics of a pure sportbike. All Nakeds are designed to be streetbikes, not neccesarily trackbikes. I think I'm paying $375/year for full coverage, including theft, not to mention a bonus $50k life insurance policy to go with it!!
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What kind of riding do you want to do?

What will you be using the bike mostly for?

Do you plan to do alot of 2-up riding?

What's more important, practicality or hooliganism?

What's your own personal sense of style?

Carberated or Fuel Injected?

Is resale important to you?

All these bikes you listed have very similar characteristics; however, some may be more weighted towards one end or the other (as I mentioned earlier). Once you answer these questions, take each one out for a test ride, then pick the one that suits you best.

They're all Nekkids, so whichever you choose, it's a great choice as far as I'm concerned!

I'm surprised by the high insurance quotes you got for these bikes. As far as the 919 goes, tell them it's a CB900F, since that is its official model #. Be sure to tell them it's not a sportbike, since it (as well as most other nakeds) hardly have the performance characteristics of a pure sportbike. All Nakeds are designed to be streetbikes, not neccesarily trackbikes. I think I'm paying $375/year for full coverage, including theft, not to mention a bonus $50k life insurance policy to go with it!!

hey man, thanks for the advice... some of these questions i really couldnt answer - like what's important practicality of hooliganism - i'd say both!
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hey man, thanks for the advice... some of these questions i really couldnt answer - like what's important practicality of hooliganism - i'd say both!
That is in fact an answer, and there's a bike in this group that can be both.
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Yeah, I'm not diggin' the Versys at all.

The current issue of Motorcyclist has a comparo between the Versys, BMW XMoto, GSX650F, and the Triumph Street Triple. The GSX and Versys are not very inspiring, but they really like that Street Triple... and so do I!!

In fact, Alex, you really oughto look into that ST... if only so I can take a spin on it, hehehe....
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The poll looks like a near dead heat My vote is SV1K or Z1000
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I think you'd be happy with the 919.
Perfect power.
Great ergo's.
Honda quality.
Classic, yet somewhat modern look.

Great platform to build upon.
Just look at Flipside's tricked out 9'er for inspiration.
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