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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2002, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Advice on a new bike, twins only...

I am considering selling my YZF and want to go with a twin this time around. It will be for some commuting, twisties and some two-up riding. The Ducs and Mille are out d/t price. The RC is supposedly tough to commute on and that so-called pass. seat . The SV is too small physically. Whats left?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2002, 12:44 PM
 
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How about one of the less expensive Aprilia like the Falco??? There is another one by Aprilia, but I just can't think of it now. Check out their website www.apriliausa.com I think
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I don't know if it is a twin.....but the Triumph 955i has got the same type of power range that you are talking about, and its comfortable. As far as price: it was pretty close to the RC.
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Honda Superhawk or Zook TL sound like what your looking for???
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The SH would be out as well d/t poor mileage. I ride about 100 mi. roundtrip to work so I would make it one time barely on a tank. The Falco is definately nice as is the TL. Dont care for the Trumpet. Thanks for the info so far...
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I vote Falco. You can probably find one for less than an RC costs.
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I vote Falco. You can probably find one for less than an RC costs.
besides, ya hafta be a tennessee hick to ride one of them RC's...

unfortunately there aren't many twins out there available. kawi doesn't make one, and the only decent twin yamaha makes is the V-Max, which obviously ain't the greatest in the twisties. either way, hope yer two-up partner doesn't mind scrunching up in the back...the nice thing about two-upping on an SV is, much easier to wheelie

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Sorry dear, the Vmax is a V-4.
I know if I were in Tennessee right now I'd either be riding or drinking, not on the damn internet!
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I like the Falco as well for the number 1 vote. But there is also the Aprilia Futura. Newer and a bit more unique but harder to find parts etc etc and the price may be a bit high.
I would say a 900SS since I loved mine. BUT, I wish it had more power (@15-25 more HP).
I am going to try to get a TL for next race season since I know I would also use it for street riding.
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Sorry dear, the Vmax is a V-4.
I know if I were in Tennessee right now I'd either be riding or drinking, not on the damn internet!
DOH! i knew better than that. thanks lil piggy for correcting me on the boo boo. we made sure we were back before dark so on you. i can't see worth a crap at night, especially down here. we only did about 200 miles today. but that was enough. we're waiting to do the REALLY long days when don gets down here.

the duc 750 and 900SS are very beautiful bikes, and can find them fairly cheap used. but having to wait 6 months on parts sometimes is a little much...unless you've got more time than anything (and money. cha-ching!)

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