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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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The RR and the 999 are both track bikes. What you seem to be looking for is a sport tourer. Check out the busa, the zx-14, the VFR, etc.



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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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interesting. ill have to look into that. i guess my follow up question to that is if i was picking a track bike, which would be a better choice?? i know there isn't a "right" answer, im just trying to get a feel for which company out there has the strongest customer basis and support. also, do ducati's have solid repair records or is it like being a european car in america?? haha
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i guess my follow up question to that is if i was picking a track bike, which would be a better choice?? i know there isn't a "right" answer, im just trying to get a feel for which company out there has the strongest customer basis and support.

See above posts.

Comfort and looks. That is what you should base your decision on.
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Ducati's make great track bikes. Or so I'm told, never having owned one. Reliability on them isn't as good as what the Japanese standards are, but it is not bad, and quickly improving. Until the 1098 they were pretty well overpriced, but now only moderately so. Their desmo system requires more maintenance, which is likely to cost you more money per hour, since dealerships tend to assume that you can afford it.

I would guess that Suzuki's probably have the higher customer loyalty, I suspect this is due to them being the cheapest (if only by a small amount) and thus most likely to be someones first bike.



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thanks, i appreciate it guys. now that ive got some input im gonna go hop on some bikes and see how they feel. ill letcha know what i find out.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 04:14 AM
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I would guess that Suzuki's probably have the higher customer loyalty, I suspect this is due to them being the cheapest (if only by a small amount) and thus most likely to be someones first bike.
I agree with this and would suggest that there are probably more parts available for GSXR's because they tend to be ridden by those who like to stunt and are often associated with those in the squidly camp

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Hi,
yes it is a good bike I would guess that Suzuki's probably have the higher customer loyalty, I suspect this is due to them being the cheapest (if only by a small amount) and thus most likely to be someones first bike.I want some more details.
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