getting back in the saddle
I sold my last bike probably a year ago and I am getting ready to buy a new bike.
I learned to ride at 7 and road dirtbikes until I was 16 then started to ride street bikes. I am 32 now.
My last few bikes where older sport bikes, 89 750 ninja, early 90 gsx-r 1100 and I owned a Vmax for about 8 years, good old point and shoot.
This bike is strictly just for fun, after work and weekend rides etc...
I was all set on getting a GSX-R1000, maybe even a 750 or an R1 but I am thinking about maybe getting a Vtwin sport/standard. Maybe a SV1000S. I know the bikes are completely different. After riding that Vmax for so long I wanted something with some handling, lighter bike etc..... but I have never riden any of the newer liter bikes so I don't know how the power band will compare to the Vmax. I know the Vmax is completely dated so I am not sure what to expect. I am thinking I can go with the Vtwin, keep the nice power band, not as much power but still fun and much better handling then the Vmax and still be happy.
What are the new Vtwin liter bikes like compared to the I4s and how do the bikes compare to an old Vmax?
Any one want to throw in there 2 cents.
Also, the dealers said taking a test ride on any of the used bikes for sale is no problem at all so I will probably do that but a lot of times the selection is very limited.