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Old 04-23-2020, 11:58 AM   #21
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2002 R1 - I had one and thought it was my forever bike. Harvey had other plans. It was super comfortable for a liter sport bike, even 2 up. Great power, super smooth all around. I tried to replace it at the time, but could not find one at the time, and I needed something. So I got an FZ10. I am always on the look out for one in original shape and actually found an 02 R1 posted recently, but I am out of the US for now, so can't get it. Once I am back ---- we'll see.

So now I have FZ10 - the judgement is still out. Great power - on par with the 2002 R1, more comfortable for one vs R1, sound - best ever (OK, Tuono is there too). However for 2 up, it is not as good as the 2002 R1. I am working on various rear pegs positions, and trying different seats.
I know it's relatively the same with cars, but I just love that a pure sport bike from 2002 would be on par power-wise with a current "de-tuned" standard bike. Its awesome.

BTW, 2002 R1 is on my list of sexiest bikes. What color scheme?
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:23 PM   #22
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I know it's relatively the same with cars, but I just love that a pure sport bike from 2002 would be on par power-wise with a current "de-tuned" standard bike. Its awesome.

BTW, 2002 R1 is on my list of sexiest bikes. What color scheme?
Silver, mostly stock - just a taller windscreen and pipe (shiny). Didn't need anything else.
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Really, if I could only have one bike. It would probably be a dirt bike to force myself to ride on the dirt more. But I would want a set of sm wheels/suspension/brakes to get on the kart track too.

If that's cheating. Then I'd bite the bullet and live with a Superduke 1290R for the rest of my days. Great on most tracks, absolutely brilliant on road and can happily pot around with the wife on back if she wants.
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Silver, mostly stock - just a taller windscreen and pipe (shiny). Didn't need anything else.
so purdy! Stupid Harvey.
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this will shock nobody here, but an sv650 :P
corbin seat and some traditional bars. that's all i'd need to be happy i think. the sv i have now is a lot of fun, but the clip ons will get old for me. lol just waiting on the title to come in and it's up for sale.
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this will shock nobody here, but an sv650 :P
corbin seat and some traditional bars. that's all i'd need to be happy i think. the sv i have now is a lot of fun, but the clip ons will get old for me. lol just waiting on the title to come in and it's up for sale.
Super solid choice.
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this will shock nobody here, but an sv650 :P
corbin seat and some traditional bars. that's all i'd need to be happy i think. the sv i have now is a lot of fun, but the clip ons will get old for me. lol just waiting on the title to come in and it's up for sale.
Another great one (stupid Harvey - also flooded my SV). I learned to ride on one, and had one since 2001. It was a street bike, then a track bike, then again a street bike that on occasion I took to the track. Great city bike, and best track bike ever (for me), but little under-powered for 2 up and blasts down the back roads. Definitely a keeper as a second bike.
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As a Tuono owner i approve this message. To answer the original question just when i think iíve found my bike for life something else comes along more exciting. I thought my Tuono was the end all bike but honestly i prefer riding my ZX14. Go figure.
Wow, never would have thought that
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Me neither.
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Its his newer slower ride pace.
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I really like my 94 ZX6E. Its a good compromise between track capable and long distance or everyday riding. I commuted on while I was riding track days.
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I really like my 94 ZX6E. Its a good compromise between track capable and long distance or everyday riding. I commuted on while I was riding track days.
I completely get that. I used to have a YZF600R (similar target bike as yours) and felt the same way. My SS/SP just sort of snuck in and took first place for me.
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I love my Bandit 1200 as well. Done everything Iíve wanted. Easy to work on. Cheap insurance. Sportbike power. Built like a tank. Can take mods but also doesn't need any. Got me started with trackdays and upto a decent pace. Weight is not that bad. Good natured for beginners as well.

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As a Tuono owner i approve this message. To answer the original question just when i think iíve found my bike for life something else comes along more exciting. I thought my Tuono was the end all bike but honestly i prefer riding my ZX14. Go figure.
How does it compare to your old FZ1?
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How does it compare to your old FZ1?
Tuono has better suspension with all Ohlins...better motor...stunning good looks...electronics...quickshifter.

With all that being said i really dont think theres that much difference between them because iím the limiting factor. My mind will only allow me to go so fast and both bikes are far more capable than i am.
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Tuono has better suspension with all Ohlins...better motor...stunning good looks...electronics...quickshifter.

With all that being said i really dont think theres that much difference between them because iím the limiting factor. My mind will only allow me to go so fast and both bikes are far more capable than i am.
Great answer Keith! I think this applies to 90% of us. Which is why it's wise to buy what you like, verses what you "think" you need to be that MotoGP corner slayer.
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Absolutely my 2017 Tuono. It does everything I can imagine and, as Keith says, I'm the limiting factor, not the bike.

Hi Keith. It's been a while. Cheers from College Station.
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Absolutely my 2017 Tuono. It does everything I can imagine and, as Keith says, I'm the limiting factor, not the bike.

Hi Keith. It's been a while. Cheers from College Station.
When you going to join us? Iím always available during the week too.
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Hopefully sooner than later. I've been doing a bunch of flying for A&M for the past year and it's been non-stop. When we have time, we actually take the Gay Hill run by your house, stop at the overlook, and head back home down 166. It's a heck of a lot more fun on the Tuono than the Stateline but Jan's still on every ride with me.

I'm glad you're well dude.

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Hopefully sooner than later. I've been doing a bunch of flying for A&M for the past year and it's been non-stop. When we have time, we actually take the Gay Hill run by your house, stop at the overlook, and head back home down 166. It's a heck of a lot more fun on the Tuono than the Stateline but Jan's still on every ride with me.

I'm glad you're well dude.

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