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BMW sucked me in with quality of product :thumbs: You can own a bike that performs and lets you ride in comfort for 100's of thousands of miles :cheers:
Jetski posts this...

What I wonder is when do you start to make the trade off?

I mean even with the sportbikes... I made a bit of a trade off on my 9R...being that when it was out in '02...they say it may be the most comfortable sportbike on the market at that time...

I wonder if Jetski didn't start his BIG trade off to the BMW's as he got older! Cause there is no debate whether or not that the BMW's like his are WAY more comfortable than probably any sportbikes...

What do you guys think on this multi level topic??

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well even at 51 i was riding a pretty uncomfortable gsxr750, i would never go to a bike because its comfortable...i want performance and handling and if i cannot physically sit on a sportbike, well ill just ride around in my vette....
 

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I've been on both sportbikes and BMWs of various types. I've been on long and short rides on both too.

I'm sorry, but a sportbike is a sportbike. It's not built for cruising, though I've done it.

IMO, I've always felt you need several bikes to match the style of riding you want to do. If I want to see the countryside, give me a K1200LT. If I'm tolling around the twistys, I don't want that bike. Give me something light and flickable.

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I have owned a cruiser, the HD and the CB 750, a street bike...I was getting so fat riding the HD around I bought the F4i to have fun and get back into shape. granted, the F4i is not recommended to ride I-10 to California on. But short trips of one day up to 500 miles, I don't mind. I do wish someone would make a better seat for street riding though... :lol:
 

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Gas Man said:
Jetski posts this...

What I wonder is when do you start to make the trade off?

I mean even with the sportbikes... I made a bit of a trade off on my 9R...being that when it was out in '02...they say it may be the most comfortable sportbike on the market at that time...

I wonder if Jetski didn't start his BIG trade off to the BMW's as he got older! Cause there is no debate whether or not that the BMW's like his are WAY more comfortable than probably any sportbikes...

What do you guys think on this multi level topic??

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Gasman owned many pure sport bikes ;) BMW K1200RS offers performance levels that 99% of street riders cannot handle. On track RS is not race bike.But owning one you can drive 1000 miles in a day and do the twisty's with the best of them ;)
 

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jetskifast said:
Gasman owned many pure sport bikes ;) BMW K1200RS offers performance levels that 99% of street riders cannot handle. On track RS is not race bike.But owning one you can drive 1000 miles in a day and do the twisty's with the best of them ;)
I could out ride most of the squids around here on a 250 Ninja. :here:
I chose the Monster to be my comfy bike for a reason and I may settle for a Vette when Im unable to tolerate it or similar.
Till then BMW doesn't make a sport bike for me. Duel Sport on the other hand! :wink:
 

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I could out ride most of the squids around here on a 250 Ninja. :here:
I chose the Monster to be my comfy bike for a reason and I may settle for a Vette when Im unable to tolerate it or similar.
Till then BMW doesn't make a sport bike for me. Duel Sport on the other hand! :wink:
Have you rode current BMW K1200RS??? 130 HP will keep up with best of them ;) Handling is right up with top 10% of riders :cheers:
 

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Have you rode current BMW K1200RS??? 130 HP will keep up with best of them ;) Handling is right up with top 10% of riders :cheers:
YEP, and how much $$$$$ was that?
 

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OH, about 20K... sound like any other company???



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Gas Man said:
OH, about 20K... sound like any other company???



coughhdcough
I didn't remember them being that much. :scratch: When I at the BMW stealer, I seldom make it over to that side of the showroom. Nothing to get my attention! :yaewn:
 

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I know...I'm just makin a point!
 

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$16,690 :yikes:

BMW K1200RS

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Yeah and it's a 130hp at the crank... not too mention what does it weight??? Probably as much as a goldwing... :D
 

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Gas Man said:
$16,690 :yikes:

BMW K1200RS

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Yeah and it's a 130hp at the crank... not too mention what does it weight??? Probably as much as a goldwing... :D
Yea that's more like I remember. Lets see A VFR is $11k not that Im one to argue about how much $$$$$$ to spend on a bike. :whistle: :lol:
 

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130 at the crank, my 636 almost got that.
as long as my a$$ is higher then my handlebars i know its right for me. lol :lol:
 

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Comfort: How many sport riders do you see riding with one hand? The bars are way too low for riding on the street. Sport riders are just as guilty as HD riders for having the right "look".

Spiegler www.spieglerusa.com makes LSL handlebar conversions for most sportbikes. Besides riding longer distances with two hands, sport riders can also have more leverage on the bars for quicker turn-in. So now you have no excuse for not taking your R1, GSXR, Ninja etc. cross-country.
 

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ill take mine cross contry as is. as long as we can stop at a gas station every hour. lol
 

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Well I have no problem taking my 9R cross country... I'm going to take her to the GAP in May/June..... no problem!!!

Did I mention she'll be in the back of my truck! :whistle:
 

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I traded comfort for performance. I could've just as easily bought one of the 4 main I4 litre bikes or any of the same 600's instead of my VTR, but I decided I wanted a bit more comfort and less agressive ergo's so those long days in the saddle don't ever shorten up :)
 

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Gas Man said:
Well I have no problem taking my 9R cross country... I'm going to take her to the GAP in May/June..... no problem!!!

Did I mention she'll be in the back of my truck! :whistle:
Yea in a trailer! :lol:
Sorry the truck. :lol:
 
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