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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have been riding a sportbike for a while now and am ready for a more upright position and the look of the naked bikes is very appealling. Which one would you recommend? I do like acceleration, so that's an issue with me. Top end I don't care about so much. My favorites thus far are the 599, SV650, and the FZ6 but have looked at others and am open to persuasion.
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I like the retro look ZRX but if you go modern the bandits are a steal and the z1/fz1 rock IMHO.

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I own a 2001 SV650 i bought it 4 months ago, and love it. Its very tourqy, and great on the highway. It easily pulls wheelies, and turns on a dime. So i hoped to have helped you.
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Re: which to buy?

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I have been riding a sportbike for a while now and am ready for a more upright position and the look of the naked bikes is very appealling. Which one would you recommend? I do like acceleration, so that's an issue with me. Top end I don't care about so much. My favorites thus far are the 599, SV650, and the FZ6 but have looked at others and am open to persuasion.
since you seem to like the mid weights
Why not a Triumph speed four,they have fully adjustable suspension( none of those you mentioned do),a great engine,handel like a dream,are comfortable and are in the same price range as the rest.In Motorcyclist magazines test of the naked 600's they did't compare the Speed four with the others because it out classed them so easy.
i currently own a Speed triple and can tell you in 7800 miles of riding it has been a absolute hoot to ride,and trouble free.Fit and finish are with the best out there.

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since you seem to like the mid weights
Why not a Triumph speed four,they have fully adjustable suspension( none of those you mentioned do),a great engine,handel like a dream,are comfortable and are in the same price range as the rest.In Motorcyclist magazines test of the naked 600's they did't compare the Speed four with the others because it out classed them so easy.
i currently own a Speed triple and can tell you in 7800 miles of riding it has been a absolute hoot to ride,and trouble free.Fit and finish are with the best out there.
Oh Yah, good call. I forgot that one and yes it is a VERY tasty option in the mid-naked class.

I was REALLY dismayed by motorcyclists decision not to test the speed4 along side the other choices in the review. Their rational sounded pretty lame. "It would have won too easily or was too potent for begginers who are the focus of the article" was plane dumb. They should have tested it with all te rest and included a warning of "not for a first bike".



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I took a look at the Speed 4 and that has become without a doubt my first choice. I am moving 7/21 and there is a Triumph dealership where I am going, I'd like to test one if they allow it. Any additional information about the Speed 4 would be greatly appreciated.
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It has excellent mapping on the injection.The twin headlamp deal is great for night or even dusk riding,lights a hellva big area up and I think those twin lights are the setup to beat.Ergos are good for me 6ft1 inch 33 inseam.Good rubber out of the box in current common sportbike sizes for ease of choice..the flyscreen works well.The stock brake lines on all Triumphs are stainless steel.

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Yea im really lookin foward in buyin the rs50,but im really more interested into gettin the rs125...but those are mostly European bikes but some people smuggle them in..im suppose to go to dealer next week to look at the rs50's......are they a good bike for someone that almost 6'0?
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