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Old 11-07-2018
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Iíve got a KTM990SMT. So much fun, and you can do so much on it. I just rode it from Canberra to the tip of Cape York and back. Itís right at home in the city, the twistyís, and the dirt roads.

(And it matches the 250EXCF nicely)
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Old 12-07-2018
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I did look at the sprint GT online. I got the impression it was more of an FJR style bike than the VFR...bit plain looking, are they exciting to ride?

Not sure about the bandit and Fz1...

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They are a sport tourer so built for smashing out kms, Reasonably upright compared to many others but you can still tuck down into the fairing if you want. I made up some small bar risers (10mm) to make it a bit more comfortable for me as i was having issues with a pinched nerve.
They are a bit plain, the front style hasnt really changed since 2005!
Depends what you mean by exciting! there is no big hit of power as it delivers most of its torque from about 2-3000 all the way up top, but put it and top gear and twist and you will soon be well above the limit!
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Old 12-07-2018
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Check out an Aussie company called tuneboy, I put one of their cruise control systems in my diavel years ago and it works great - Iím sure their software has only got better.
Thanks for that, looks very plausible!
Coming soon for Yamaha's
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Old 12-07-2018
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Budget?
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VFR is an underrated bike, mate of mine had one for a while used to swap him for a few hours. Competent at everything, electric power, predictable yet somewhat grin inspiring...

A little bland for my tastes, but I like idiosyncrasy
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Thanks for that, looks very plausible!
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Ohhh, it's plausible
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VFR is an underrated bike, mate of mine had one for a while used to swap him for a few hours. Competent at everything, electric power, predictable yet somewhat grin inspiring...

A little bland for my tastes, but I like idiosyncrasy
VFR the Camry of roadbikes, comphy and does the job but nothing to wright home about, IMO, my mate had a vfr 400 track bike that was pretty fun but it was all modded and far from standard.

I got a first gen ZX 14 ninja and a Z 1000, the 1000 looks awesome fully moded but is real bad to ride down the highway, your body is a wind plow, fun in the twistys but runs out of legs fast on anything open.


the ZX14 is a highway monster with enough power to melt your face , pretty heavy in the twisty stuff but when you get used to the weight the "out" corner speed is scary fast ,oh and the straight line speed is also stupid quick, there truly is not many things on the road that you cannot beat in a drag.
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Old 12-07-2018
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Yeah i love the VFR. Plenty enough punch. Also ST 1300 or CBR1100xx
I use to want the fastest bikes, but there isnt really a need to get from 160 to 250kph in 5 seconds.
https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/d...SSE-AD-5511104
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I'm not even looking at cbr1100xx or Zx14. That level of warp speed is totally useless now...you can hit lic losing speed without thinking. i want low down muscle.

Even in my VTR1000 i think it was like 150-160 in 3rd. The XX is gonna be approaching the speed of sound in 3rd pinned. Its useless. I have turbo falcon and its the same, never get to let it rip...only down low power counts.

I'd really like a vmax, but outa my price range.
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MT01.
Love mine. Can wind it out without killing yaself.
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