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Old 04-23-2021, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I have been a life long cruiser rider. I have a VTX now that tips the scale at 700lb or so. Great for long rides but not so nimble to take around town. I am looking for suggestions with the following specs, around 400lbs, large supply in the used bike market, AND naked. Don't like fairings. The Yamaha MT-03 or MT-07 are good examples. Problem is MT-03 is so new and not very plentiful. MT-07 is a little pricey. Who else makes bikes in that vein?
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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I had a BMW for a while, hence the name, but I also have a 2013 Honda CB1100, which is my all-round favorite. It does everything very well; goes, stops, turns, comfortable, looks great, relatively lightweight at 544 lbs and all with minimal maintenance. For touring or just longer rides or if I have to get on a freeway or go down a dirt road, I ride my Suzuki V-Strom 1000.
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Old 04-25-2021, 04:13 PM
 
Location: St Pete
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Look at an Indian Scout. It's 535lb and puts out 100hp.
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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I'm happy with my Honda, and it is paid for.
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Check out the Triumph Trident 660, or if you want a bit more oomph, the Street Triple. The Trident is probably too new to have a lot of then in used bike pipeline but they're pretty cheap new so there's that.
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I have been a life long cruiser rider. I have a VTX now that tips the scale at 700lb or so. Great for long rides but not so nimble to take around town. I am looking for suggestions with the following specs, around 400lbs, large supply in the used bike market, AND naked. Don't like fairings. The Yamaha MT-03 or MT-07 are good examples. Problem is MT-03 is so new and not very plentiful. MT-07 is a little pricey. Who else makes bikes in that vein?
Husqvarna 701 SUMO.

Light? Yup. 325 pounds

Nimble? Oh boy, you don't know nimble until you ride one of these

Quick? 74HP in a 325 pound package. What do you think? LOL!

Seriously, go test ride one.

If you can buy one during April, there's HUGE incentives on the finance side of things. (This s what I did, for my 701, back in 2018...)

Check the Husqvarna website for details, as there are choices.

Just wait until you ride one. You'll discover "point & shoot" means a whole new ballgame...
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:47 PM
 
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I probably get a Naked Ninja 400 or CB500F.
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 AM
 
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Default Vibrations?

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Husqvarna 701 SUMO.

Light? Yup. 325 pounds

Nimble? Oh boy, you don't know nimble until you ride one of these

Quick? 74HP in a 325 pound package. What do you think? LOL!

Seriously, go test ride one.

If you can buy one during April, there's HUGE incentives on the finance side of things. (This s what I did, for my 701, back in 2018...)

Check the Husqvarna website for details, as there are choices.

Just wait until you ride one. You'll discover "point & shoot" means a whole new ballgame...
How are the vibrations at freeway speeds? I am in Houston a lot of my driving will be at 65 to 75 to get anywhere fun to ride.
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Default Pretty simple, actually.

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How are the vibrations at freeway speeds? I am in Houston a lot of my driving will be at 65 to 75 to get anywhere fun to ride.
After MY 2016, the 701's got dual counter-balancers. This greatly reduces vibration felt in the bars/seat & pegs. The bike can handle 65-75mph without breaking a sweat. The *SUMO's* can quickly reach 115mph, I hear. (I have a 701 Enduro, and while those speeds might be attainable, they won't be on knobbies with me aboard!) There's a sticker on the bike that says: "Vmax 100mph/160kph M+S" Which means, don't go faster than 100mph on knobbies.

Well, I tried what 100mph was like on this bike. Have you ever driven an early Ford Mustang quickly? You know how the front end begins to "float" with no change in direction when you turn the steering wheel? Well, it's like that. Scary. So, the "fix?" Don't go 100mph! I managed to ride the bike for an add'l 2 years, and not had a problem, since. Sure, I know the problem is the knobbies, as the *SUMO* tires are perfect at those speeds (and higher.)

You'll have to find a balance, light weight vs. stability at speed. The lighter, the less stabile. The "wider" the handle bars, the more sensitive/unstable at speed, you'll become.

* SUMO denotes a slightly different model, but uses the same engine and almost the same frame/configuration. The brakes and wheels are not "dirtbike-ish" but more road/track oriented.

The term "SUMO" denotes "SuperMoto" or "Mo-'tard" or, simply "'tard."

Look up "Supermoto" and look at the pictures. THIS is motorcycle control.
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