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Suzuki Gladius 650 vs. Yamaha FZ-07
Last Post 05/05/2015 06:46 PM by abe dashner. 38 Replies.
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pretender

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08/23/2014 08:03 AM
roger that, lsd. and that may happen, since i'm not on the warpath to get a bike, like, tomorrow. but just from keeping my eyes open in these parts, there are more versys available, and they tend to come in about 2K less than the wee (with similar mileage and condition). i've ridden them both, read all the reviews- not sure i can justify spending the extra dough.
jmdirt

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09/04/2014 08:38 AM
I decided not to get either.
longslowdistance

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09/04/2014 09:05 AM
Because instead you got: ?
jmdirt

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09/05/2014 05:14 PM
Nothing...yet.

What did you here about the Honda 500s that was not so good?
longslowdistance

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09/05/2014 08:58 PM
Sorry I was thinking of the x, different bike, my bad. No knowledge of the s.
jmdirt

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09/05/2014 11:39 PM
I meant 500s as in all of them (500R, 500F, 500X).

I'm actually thinking about a sport bike now because after about 30 minutes, my "injured way too many times" neck hates me (that's why I dropped the naked sport bike idea). I don't like the look of all the plastic, but it might make for more enjoyment (?). The Yamaha FZ6R seems to be a great bang for the buck, but the Honda CB 500R doesn't look bad for the money either.

I keep waffling: there is nothing wrong with my Vulcan, a quicker handling bike would be fun...
jmdirt

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09/06/2014 11:20 AM
I might also ride a Suzuki V Strom just to see how it rides. I'm not a fan of the tall looking DS bikes but as I said I'm not really afan of all of the plastic either. The V is likely more functional and comfortable so maybe I could get used to its long legs. My bro-inlaw would be happy (not as happy as if I got a Tiger but...).
jmdirt

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09/11/2014 02:58 PM
Another bike on my radar because I like cruisers, is the new Indian Scout.
jmdirt

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09/16/2014 02:41 PM
All these test rides are so fun! I rode a Kawi Ninja 650. Definitely the best of the "forward leaning" bikes I have ridden.
jmdirt

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09/22/2014 07:11 PM
Picked up a kawi Ninja 650 this weekend. Report later...
huckleberry

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09/23/2014 10:51 AM
Contemplating taking a trade for my "for sale" RV - interested in an endure moto, but just got offered a '76 Shovelhead project bike…

I think the wife would _________ (fill in the blank)
ChinookPass

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09/23/2014 11:42 AM
"want one too!"?
huckleberry

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09/23/2014 11:58 AM
: )

Not exactly what I thought would go in my personal "fill in the blank"…

I was thinking more along the line that she would "sh!t bricks", if she actually did perform that bodily function, which she doesn't.
jmdirt

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09/26/2014 11:50 PM
This little Ninja is pretty fun. Since I've ridden dirt bikes most of my life and mountain bikes for the past 25 years, the position on the Ninja is more natural than on my Vulcan. For those who don't know, this 650 does have the Ninja name, but is by no means a full on sport bike, and definitely not a super sport. The position, handling, and power make a great commuter, and play bike.

Here is a stock photo:
http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012-Kawasaki-Ninja-650-Black-630x473.jpg
pretender

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12/27/2014 05:40 PM
Just put a deposit on a Ducati scrambler enduro. Was really hedging on which bike to buy- then saw this one coming out in March- it's perfect for what I wanna do. Can't wait till it shows up- perfect time of the year to go riding.
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