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    Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    I've owned and raced motorcycles pretty much my entire life, but sold my last one 4 years ago and haven't had one while I finished paying off my student loans. I'm looking at getting one now that I have those out of the way. Definitely want a road bike and am looking at spending somewhere between $2,000 and $3,750. I know a lot of people on here have bikes... so what say you?

    I'm leaning towards a Yamaha V-Star. Anyone have any experience with them or want to sell one???


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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I've owned and raced motorcycles pretty much my entire life, but sold my last one 4 years ago and haven't had one while I finished paying off my student loans. I'm looking at getting one now that I have those out of the way. Definitely want a road bike and am looking at spending somewhere between $2,000 and $3,750. I know a lot of people on here have bikes... so what say you?

    I'm leaning towards a Yamaha V-Star. Anyone have any experience with them or want to sell one???
    If you've raced motorcycles your entire life than I don't know why you would want a V-star or any cruiser. I tried one once and sold it 3 months later. It was like driving around on a sofa. If you were new to motorcycling and didn't know anything about speed then a cruiser would be fine but you're not.

    Are you wanting something just to putt around town with or is this something you want to put a lot of miles on? If you are not going to go out on the highway I really like the supermoto bikes out there that you can get cheap.

    If you want something relatively sporty but still comfortable than how about something like a Triumph Tiger?

    I have a Honda 919 and it's perfect for me. Fast motor but you don't lay on the tank.


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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    Suzuki SV-650. Good standard. :)



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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by saf View Post
    Suzuki SV-650. Good standard. :)
    Suzuki Bandit 1200S. A bigger standard.


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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    If you've raced motorcycles your entire life than I don't know why you would want a V-star or any cruiser. I tried one once and sold it 3 months later. It was like driving around on a sofa. If you were new to motorcycling and didn't know anything about speed then a cruiser would be fine but you're not.

    Are you wanting something just to putt around town with or is this something you want to put a lot of miles on? If you are not going to go out on the highway I really like the supermoto bikes out there that you can get cheap.

    If you want something relatively sporty but still comfortable than how about something like a Triumph Tiger?

    I have a Honda 919 and it's perfect for me. Fast motor but you don't lay on the tank.
    I raced motocross... dirtbikes. I've never really been into the look of supermoto bikes and have owned a crotch-rocket and hated it. I want something I can take out on the highways with my friends, who also have road bikes, and just enjoy a sunday afternoon.


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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    Yamaha V-Max. You should be able to find one of those very reasonably. My dad had one and it was a blast to ride.


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    Re: Motorcycle Help: What should I buy?

    I've got a 74 H1 Kawasaki 500 triple for you. Total recondition.



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    Everytime I hear someone drive by on a motorcycle that is excessively loud I think to myself a) they are compensating for something b) *********


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