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I have been riding sportbikes since 92. No, not a long time by any means. I am thinking about possibly getting out of them and onto something a lot more laid back. 80% of the riding I do could be done on any type of streetbike. It's the other 20% I'll miss.

I spent today riding an R1150GS beemer. (think GIANT 600 plus lb dirtbike) It puts out less than 80hp and doesn't go very fast or accelerate very quickly. It was really wonky at first but I started to get into riding it. I felt like I was 10 feet off the ground and the suspension was soft and great on roads that were not so perfect.

The reach was a little high and the lack of power would be a major adjustment also.

Anyone else thinking about pursuing other motorcycling venues?
 

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this is the bike I rode. Literally, same year and color. I also wheelied it haha... ;)
 

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So buy yourself a comfy bike as your everyday ride and keep a second sportbike around for weekend fun. :shrug I don't know if I could afford to spend the $ on two bikes, but can see myself buying a sport tourer a few years down the road to split the difference between comfort and sport.
 

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Copycat.:redflip I say I'm done with sportbikes and you are just copying me. BAStid:redflip



Then again, I'm going to a cruiser more than likey with a possible slight chance of a dual sport.
 

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ill warn ya right now. dont ride that bike like its a dirtbike or your asking for it !:eek
i work at a dealer that deals BMW and a guy brought his in a couple weeks ago after a wreck. the bike wasnt that bad and he rode it in and rode it home BUT he had OVER 12,000$$$ in damage. the reason he wrecked was cause he "THOUGHT" he was on a dirtbike ,he was chasing some "REAL" dirtbikes and wrecked it BADDDDDD !!:rolleyes he bent the telever front suspension piece (the piece the shock attaches too). too big and heavy for my liking.
have fun
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I'll never sell the Speed Triple as that is the bike I have always wanted. But, I would like to buy a sport tourer next. I like the Sprint ST and the ST3.
 

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I'll never sell the Speed Triple as that is the bike I have always wanted. But, I would like to buy a sport tourer next. I like the Sprint ST and the ST3.
i agree the speed triple is cool looking and i will get to test ride one this weekend BUT the quality is down right scary from what ive seen. i work at a dealer that just picked up TRIUMPH as a model to sell. we've uncrated about 10 units so far and 8 have cosmetic/etc.. damage. the black is SERIOUS CRAP paint, i call it lipstick paint cause it is damaged so easy. i love the DAYTONA looks,seating position and hopefully will get to test ride that this weekend also. the yellow is bad-ass w/ the aftermarket front fairing on it (has the British flag painted on it) :clap
 

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If you liked the GS, go check out www.advrider.com Those guys are GS NUTS over there. I'm definately thinking about a dual-sport of some kind for my next ride. Maybe :confused
I am already there Krabill. A ride with some of the regulars there.

I don't really consider the gs a dual sport bike. It's mainly street only. I like the FZ1 but have already gone that route with the Bandit 1200. I had a dual sport before and though it was fun, it wasn't very good for highway riding.

I'll just wait to see what Rob buys and then copy him. :)
 

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i agree the speed triple is cool looking and i will get to test ride one this weekend BUT the quality is down right scary from what ive seen. i work at a dealer that just picked up TRIUMPH as a model to sell. we've uncrated about 10 units so far and 8 have cosmetic/etc.. damage. the black is SERIOUS CRAP paint, i call it lipstick paint cause it is damaged so easy. i love the DAYTONA looks,seating position and hopefully will get to test ride that this weekend also. the yellow is bad-ass w/ the aftermarket front fairing on it (has the British flag painted on it) :clap
unfortunately i agree with you on the quality. i really wanted to like the speed triple (always liked the way they looked for years). but after i rode one i just couldn't bring myself to like it.

scot, i think you might want to just get something a little more laid back. i've never really even owned a full on supersport or superbike. naked are a ton of fun. fast when you want them to be and laid back when you want them to be. if i make any move soon it'll be to the sport/sport-touring arena (a la futura or kawasaki zzr).
 

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I have been wanting to get an adventure bike for some time now. Mainly to ride down through South America and areas where a sport bike or even a tourer would not be too happy. Can't give up the Sport Bike though. I am thinking about keeping the R6 for a little longer than I had planned and picking one up in about 1 or 2 years.

They look like a kick. :D
 

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I am not looking to get out of sportbikes anytime soon, but I have been thinking about picking up a bike to do long distance touring. The two that stand out to me are the Ducati Multistrada and the BMW1150 GS or Adventurer. I am kind of leaning towards the Multistrada because is is about 200 pounds lighter and a tad bit sportier than the BMW, but the Adventurer can just about go anywhere.
 

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If I get the job at UMd

I may get one of these to commute:

 

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I have been thinking real hard about getting a dual sport/motard after I get my new truck and r6 :D No beemers in my future though .
 

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Re: If I get the job at UMd

Enthalpy said:
I may get one of these to commute:

be ready for VIIIIIIBBBBBRRRRRAAAAATTTTTIIIIIOOOOONNNNNN. wasnt a bad bike to ride but the buzzyness was stupid bad. :shake
 

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I am not looking to get out of sportbikes anytime soon, but I have been thinking about picking up a bike to do long distance touring. The two that stand out to me are the Ducati Multistrada and the BMW1150 GS or Adventurer. I am kind of leaning towards the Multistrada because is is about 200 pounds lighter and a tad bit sportier than the BMW, but the Adventurer can just about go anywhere.
i really like the muti strada also. There are no Ducati dealers near me and I am skeerd of doing the valve adjustments myself. I'd be more apt to try and tackle the BMW's. I've heard they are really simple and can be done in an hour.

I'l like to also keep a sportbike but if I buy a GS, it will require me to sell all of my other bikes to be able to afford it.
 

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qkenuf4u said:
be ready for VIIIIIIBBBBBRRRRRAAAAATTTTTIIIIIOOOOONNNNNN. wasnt a bad bike to ride but the buzzyness was stupid bad. :shake
haha..that's what I was going to say. It physically makes me teeth hurt when I ride it for long distances. I've commuted on mine (45 min or so one way) and it wasn't a lot of fun.
 
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