October 22, 2017 Login  


Suzuki Gladius 650 vs. Yamaha FZ-07
Last Post 05/05/2015 06:46 PM by abe dashner. 38 Replies.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 3 of 3 << < 123
Author Messages
Master50

Posts:332

--
12/28/2014 11:56 AM
I own an St-1300. Faster than I can go. great weather protection for those less than perfect days. 2 up capability too. It does a 1/4 mile in just under 12 seconds when driven by the right rider. tops out around 141 MPH and I went 200 KPH once (120 MPH). Can't really see the need for more power but I know that Hayabusa attracts a lot of 22 year olds.
Trouble with Naked bikes is they are sunny day rides like a lot of bikes.
jmdirt

Posts:775

--
12/29/2014 12:22 PM
pretender, did you get a chance to demo one? My brother in-law rode one in Palm Spring and said that they were pretty fun. Keep us posted!
pretender

Posts:46

--
12/29/2014 03:17 PM
Nope- blind faith (which is rather unlike me). Saw a couple vids, read the reviews, decided to plop the deposit. Displacement, weight, suspension travel, lack of cosmetics- perfect storm for what I was looking for. Intend for it to be an occasional camping bike. Nothing too gnarly, but definitely off-pavement.
longslowdistance

Posts:1474

--
12/29/2014 06:15 PM
The DR650 was a good suggestion, then. Hope you have a ton of fun with the duc.
Dale

Posts:925

--
12/30/2014 01:25 AM

Posted By Pretender on 12/29/2014 03:17 PM


Nope- blind faith


I thought we were talking motorbikes not late '60's rock trivia but I'm gonna win this round regardless

longslowdistance

Posts:1474

--
12/30/2014 09:58 AM
True on the retro thing. Triumph is riding it well, and of course Harley in their own way.

Maybe the perfect bike for pretender is a BMW R1200GS. The current model with 125 hp water cooled engine and dynamic suspension is simply amazing. And expensive at well over 20k fully equipped.

Dale, you'll find a lot of 800GS riders who became much happier when they switched to the big GS. Heavier and pretty bad in sand and mud, but otherwise handles way better whether going slow and fast. And that great torquey motor.
pretender

Posts:46

--
12/30/2014 10:21 AM
lsd- yeah, it was ballpark, but i want something that'll get me TO the off-road with a little more... enjoyment. couldn't care less about retro or the fact the bike is basically being made and marketed for a very specific demographic (i'm the guy who'd show up at a group ride hungover and in a t-shirt and take more pulls than the full body raphastelli dudes). it's just what i'm looking for- i think.

a month ago i was looking at the beemer (not the 12- way more bike than i want or need or would spend the $ on), the tiger 800, and the wee. figured it'd be one of those, but none of them seemed JUST right. hell, this may not be either- but around here at least there are enough ducati wackos that i can at least get a good return on it if i want to get rid of it.

huckleberry

Posts:490

--
12/30/2014 10:35 AM
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/04/15/2014-kawasaki-klr650-new-edition-dual-sport-adventure-first-ride-review-photos-specifications/
pretender

Posts:46

--
05/05/2015 06:46 PM
Bought a CB500 resto project a few months back (after a particularly enervating ski "vacation" with the kids). It's been fun.

Picked up the scrambler today- holy hell is it a blast. Smaller and lighter than the old Honda, but with almost double the horsepower. Almost feels like one of the moonlander surlys.
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 3 of 3 << < 123


Active Forums 4.1
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com

Latest Forum Posts
ride today posted in Road Cycling

2018 Tour de France route posted in Professional Racing

Fires in CA posted in The Coffee Shop

group ride posted in The Ride Spot

Muscle groups used in pedal stroke posted in Road Cycling

Tom Petty, RIP posted in The Coffee Shop


No articles match criteria.
  Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy  Copyright 2008-2013 by VeloNation LLC