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Street Bike to Rekindle the Flame

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    The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Gives Kawasaki’s New Retro Standard The Full Cafe Racer Treatment | Cycle World

    It is amazing to me how much this looks like MY cafe'd KZ1000
    Fairing, drilled reversed dual disks, seat, cam, smoothbores kerker, shortey mirrors

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    I think I sold my MG Sport 1200 too soon. The look seems to becoming popular now.

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    The Kawi isn't doing it for me. Its too soft and rounded or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    The Kawi isn't doing it for me. Its too soft and rounded or something.
    This. I'm not digging the looks at all either. Not aggressive enough to be good looking.

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    saw a review video of it the other day. I kinda liked it, alot. reminds me of my dad's yamaha that i rode on the back of as a kid.

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    i was sick of sportbikes a few years ago. i went all in on a motard and couldnt be happier.

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    I like that Kawi allot. 111 hp looks like fun.

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    Side by side in similar colorways I'm less sure. The Kawi looks more natural, the Yamaha a bit cobbled together


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    IMO this is the only paint option to get if you're going with an XSR900...


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    ^preach

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    I agree on the yellow Yami!

    What I don't get is, why is the Kawasaki Z900RS almost 2k more than the Z900?

    Are you only paying for styling? Retro even!

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    But the Kawi in cafe form. Gets me RIGHT in the childhood.

    My Dad had an orange Z1 all done up just like that. So hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    But the Kawi in cafe form. Gets me RIGHT in the childhood.

    My Dad had an orange Z1 all done up just like that. So hot.
    You own a vstrom. Your "taste" doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    You own a vstrom. Your "taste" doesn't matter.
    What do you ride nowadays?

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    Adventure bikes including Vstroms

    Design for physical characteristics of riders

    Design for real world poor quality roads

    Before my Strom I had a Gixha 1K but would maintain the Strom is faster on rt 8A in the Berks etc.

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    Shit son! 2019 production version of the scout flat tracker!

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    Damn, that FTR gives me a pants tent.

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    I hope it isn't too watered down, because it looks righteous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    Damn, that FTR gives me a pants tent.

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    As soon as I complete my move I am getting back into riding with a Diavel. Used prices are pretty reasonable now.

    It will be my first Ducati, fingers crossed I don't regret not buying another Japanese bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    As soon as I complete my move I am getting back into riding with a Diavel. Used prices are pretty reasonable now.

    It will be my first Ducati, fingers crossed I don't regret not buying another Japanese bike.
    I can't speak for Diavels but the prices on the older 848s and 1098s are crazy low now. You can get a lot of bike for the money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    As soon as I complete my move I am getting back into riding with a Diavel. Used prices are pretty reasonable now.

    It will be my first Ducati, fingers crossed I don't regret not buying another Japanese bike.
    I have two Honda's and two Ducati's - both are equally reliable. Personally, I wouldn't think twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I can't speak for Diavels but the prices on the older 848s and 1098s are crazy low now. You can get a lot of bike for the money...
    I'd love one of those superbikes, but I need more of a streetbike for where I am going. Once I get a chance to ride a few of the tracks out there I'll decide what I want for a track day bike. I had planned to take my 600 with me but ended up getting full asking price for it so I let it go. Sold my MX bike and ATV's as well with the intent of getting new stuff later, but now I have lust for the CanAm Maxx UTV. 4 seats, 172hp and 22" of suspension travel looks like loads of fun and less abuse on the body (plus they are street legal in AZ). I think not having any toys left in the garage is fucking with my head...this is the first time in almost 30 years I haven't owned a motorcycle.

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    Re: Street Bike to Rekindle the Flame

    Not sure if someone recommended Ducati Monster but I have a blast on street with it. It's a backroads 1st,2nd,3rd gear bike that can either lift or have your front tire hopping through twists if you want to push it and still be at sane speeds. My bike isn't like the newer bikes that have more HP but I think mine may have more torque. Smaller wheelbase too compared to the newer ones.

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    Re: Street Bike to Rekindle the Flame

    There are quite a few mid-to-upper-size naked bikes that would probably suit his needs well.

    He mentions the Yamaha FZ-09; Kawasaki has a nice 900 standard these days.

    I would also list, in addition to the Ducati Monster mentioned above (the M821 is a really delightful machine) -- the Ducati Scrambler 800 or 1100, the Triumph Street Triple 765, the Triumph Thruxton 900 or 1200, the new KTM 790 Duke (coming in autumn), maybe one of the MV Agusta 800s, maybe the Moto Guzzi V9 or Griso.

    Any of those would be fairly light and nimble, and easy in traffic, yet fun and sporty and enjoyable.

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