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Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by jrock, Apr 30, 2012.

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    jrock

    jrock Member

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    DRZ400 SM
    So I'm about to get my open license after loving a year of lots of learning and lots of riding my DRZ400 Motard.

    I ride it to work every day and get out most weekends but being a single cylinder and me being 6"4 and 100kg it's not the most ideal machine for longer rides although it's seriously fun through anything twisty.

    I'm researching at the moment and keen to get on something bigger that will still be a good commuter but will be more comfortable on longer rides. I'm partial to the naked street fighter style but often when I sit on them they feel a bit cramped. Guess it'll be down to me taking one for a ride when I can.

    I'm currently eyeing off an FZ8N or an FZ6N if the budget won't cope with the bigger bike.

    Anyone out there of similar size ride one of these and any suggestions on an alternative?

    Thx



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    chrome

    chrome Member

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    make sure you test ride a Triumph Street Triple and Speed Triple. They aren't for me, but they're great bikes.
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    aaahhh

    aaahhh Premium Member

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    Got my open licence last Friday bought a street triple Saturday. ^^^ test ride the Triple.
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    JimmyD
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    JimmyD Member

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    if the budget can stretch then try and find a ktm superduke. such a hooligan bike
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    jrock

    jrock Member

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    I'd love a Speed Triple and will definintely own one at some stage but not sure if I'm going to have the coin to get one this time around.

    I absolutely love the Super Duke as well but again probably out of my price range.

    Might have to hang onto the Motard for a while longer and save those pennies!
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    JimmyGenesis

    JimmyGenesis Member

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    CBR250RR
    Am i the only one who started saving for my next bike the week after my first :-p 8-[8-[8-[8-[
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    steltzer
    Cold

    steltzer Premium Member

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    Kawasaki Ninja 650 RL ABS
    ^ LOL nope, i am eyeing off the ducatti 848, or triumph daytona 675. got my full licence (with restrictions for 12 months) 3 weeks ago, saving, earning more cash etc, cant wait
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    something_wild

    something_wild Premium Member

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    ^^ I did the same....there was no way I was coming off my restrictions without the funds to upgrade (which I did so 5 weeks before my restrictions ended.....shhhhh ;))
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    JimmyGenesis

    JimmyGenesis Member

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    CBR250RR

    Similar bikes to me, although i'd love a 50th anniversary R1, but $22,000 ](*,) :nopity:
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    Ausfox
    Devilish

    Ausfox Premium Member

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    CBR250R ABS, Black. First of many.
    I'm still on my L's and want a Daytona 675.
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    Pezza

    Pezza Premium Member

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    Get an LC4. plenty of power to make highways a breeze plus its still a supermoto
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    Cheeba

    Cheeba Vrooooom Premium Member

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    KTM 990 Super Duke
    I went...
    250 Spada -> 650 Sachs Roadster -> FZ6n -> 990 Super Duke

    Don't underestimate how much fun you can have on the FZ6n!
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    spenaroo

    spenaroo "The Tank Humper" Premium Member

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    steltzer
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    steltzer Premium Member

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    ^i like the blue reflective stand base especially, that must have cost alot to mod ;)

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