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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Change of life

Hi,
I'm new into this world. I've been skydiving but for some reasons I will not be able to keep doing so for some time.
My car is depressing and after a year of visiting every dealership (All the way from VW to BMW) I just could not find anything but.
So I'm giving my life a change, selling my car and getting a Motorcycle. The decision has been taken, I'm well aware is not an easy life but then again I never took that path nor intend to do so. Sure maybe later I'll buy a car and have both but right now this is what I need.
It's not that of a problem, I'm moving close to the office and don't have a family. In any case I can take a cab if the weather goes to extreme.

I've been looking all kinds of motorcycles and learning to ride. Still I have a mess in my mind and need to clear up. So I thought asking you guys for advice.

Obviously I need something that works all the time and won't just get sentimental and decide not to start. Something I can go to work every day and still go for a fun week-end ride.

On looks the Triumph Thruxton wins me over, some mods here and there and it's perfect looking. But not sure is the kind of motorcycle you fit saddlebags.
Next would be the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight with whom I'm really getting in love. The sound, the looks, the ride, the build and every thing. My only concern, an ironic one, is the tank... yes the very thing that gives it's looks. I don't know how often I will have to be refueling if I decide to go touring. Let me know what's been your experience with this.
I could go for a Nightster then. But what about an XL1200 Custom and try to move it's looks towards the other two? From all of them as an every day motorcycle the XL1200C seems the best idea.
I test rode them and felt very confident. Specially since I'm a new rider; 1200 seemed scary and even though every one told me it was not the same as in a sport bike, I had my doubts. Doubts clear I loved it.
One thing that is very important for me for choosing a Harley over a Triumph, it's how many dealerships we have around here. Triumph is rare, maybe cool for that same fact, but in the real world when something goes wrong I'd like to know I have a close by dealership no mater where I go nor wait a month or more for parts to arrive.

Till now that was what I've been really looking for. What has appealed to me. Not that I didn't think of a Monster 696 but I don't think that's the right motorcycle in this case. BMW maybe? A Japanese brand?

Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:57 PM
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stick with a Japanese model. you end up working on those less Get yourself on the track too. Track days are so much fun!

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