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vtr or spada

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by mrgoof, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. I'm looking at getting a bike and i was wondering which would be a better bike. I thought of these bikes because there v twins.


     
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  2. they are the same motor. spada is cheaper due to age. so it's really a case of what you want to spend vs the look of the bike
     
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  3. As above.

    Due to it's lower price, the spada ia little more 'expendable', useful sometimes for a learner.
     
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  4. I reckon the spada looks much groovier too - and as they said its a fair bit cheaper. The VTR doesnt appear to have any extra notcable features either?
     
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  5. Spada! (I'm biased, I picked mine up yesterday!)

    Spada's have a 6th gear, whereas the vtr's only got five. This allows the gear ratios to be spread out a bit.
    Also, the early VTR's (I think all of them before 06?) didn't have a tacho.

    Thats my opinion, however just shop around looking at both and you'll find the right bike, regarldess of wether it's a VTR or Spada!

    Enjoy!
     
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  6. Spada's got the stronger frame, so less chance of doing any damage when you drop it.

    Most of the VTR parts are usable.
     
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  7. Tacho and an extra gear for less that $4k V's more for a 2003+ model VTR. Never ridden a VTR, but have sat on the bosses, I find the Spada more comfy and I'm 175cm. Make sure you give a Spada a good look over before you buy (should with all bikes anyways). Good luck.
     
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  8. despite sharing the same motor, the two bikes have fairly different seating positions. the spada has clip-ons and as such feels a lot more aggressive.

    my advice would be to buy, beg or borrow a seat on both and then make your decision...

    FWIW, in my opinion, they're both excellent learner bikes :)
     
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  9. I look at a couple of Spadas before I got my VTR - which I'm more than happy with :) even for its age, my concern was the bikes had a heap more kms on them & it was suggested at the time often get thrashed alot harder?
     
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  11. Big Iain has clocked over 2 Spada's now.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigiain/sets/72057594086911941/

    And his first Spada was still going strong after clocking it over, until a van ran it over :)
     
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  12. I think VTR all the way. Spadas are all really old now. 2k more and you'll get a fairly new VTR. I love the honda knock off of the monster. Think the VTR looks like a bigger bike also.

    Depends what you like and how much money you have. I had some spare cash so didnt mind a few grand extra. And I wanted piece of mind with a newer bike. But engine wise, the same.
     
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  13. Thanks guys i'll just basically see which i can afford
     
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