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Post  jaba01 on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 11:50 pm

So if you were to change out your 1250 what would you replace it with?
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Post  Chook on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 4:48 am

To be honest, NFI.

perhaps a 1000 V Strom or similar from another manufacturer but not even sure about that.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 6:40 am

Good question. I've never been able to work out whether I really wanted to try out the adventure-touring category of bikes, so I'd probably be tempted by one (of the seriously many) that are available. Choosing the right one without prior a-t ownership experience would be difficult.

But if I was stay with something like a Bandit, ie big, torquey 4-cylinder bike good for hard-top touring, I'd be trying to save my pennies for an Aprlia Tuono 1100 RR or RF.  
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Post  reddog on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7:04 am

I'm not sure either. I'd test ride much as I could. I could be tempted by a Busa or jump camp to something like a Yamaha mt09 or mt10. Or go old school and pick up a gsx1400
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 10:33 am

I think only you could answer. 
You need to ask what your requirements before you look. 
I could suggest bikes,  but for me, I want.......,  reliability.....performance. ......comfort. .....and be able to ride around Australia.

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Post  palexxxx on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:17 am

A Yamaha FJR 1300.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:14 pm

It depends on why you're replacing it.
If looking for another sports tourer and new at that you're spoiled for choice, tech, features etc that should have been on the 1250 in the first place. But you'll pay for them. Personally my VFR1200F is the best bike I've ever owned. But 2 of my good mates don't rate them at all. Do I care? 

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Post  gus on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:30 pm

Ducati Monster of some sort . Or a cheap gsx 1400 ,but they seem to hold their value well .
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Post  jaba01 on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:34 pm

Now if they put that 1250 engine into a GSXS1000  the we would have a weapon!   MT10, Street Triple, GSXS1000 are other options that aren't too over the top price wise?
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Post  gus on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:29 pm

On second thought a Triumph Thruxton .
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Post  truck on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 9:18 am

@gus wrote:Ducati Monster of some sort . Or a cheap gsx 1400 ,but they seem to hold their value well .

Coincidentally, I was talking to a mate who rides a Ducati Monster 800? and he was telling me how it was a pain to start in the colder weather but since getting his iridium plugs it starts a little bit easier.


I said my old bandit has never been an issue to start - hit the start button and she fires up first time almost every time.

Don't know if it is just his bike but he also said the handling was not great either which surprised me as I thought al things DUCATI was good.

Ive got a 1200 so the OP question does not aply to me. Sad
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Post  reddog on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:21 pm

@gus wrote:On second thought a Triumph Thruxton .

Serious @gus? why?
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 8:19 am

@reddog wrote:
@gus wrote:On second thought a Triumph Thruxton .

Serious @gus? why?
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