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Also if it's anything like my mv you get the fun of Italian engineering. Random little things going wrong, then not being able to get parts. I rode without glass in my right mirror housing for 6 months because the damn company was bankrupt.. again. Then I couldnt just buy the plastic part with the glass on it and snap that back in the housing. I had to buy the whole damn mirror, housing and integrated turn signal. 360 dollars later. Oh and it's not like I did something to break the glass. I was on a smooth street when it just randomly fell out. Because, you know Italians.

And I fucking married one tool so maybe I'm just a masochist.

But I did love my brutale and my wife too I guess.

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Rode another strange one today.  Cold as hell but a motorcycle with Dual Clutch transmission and trigger shifting is kind of interesting.  Seemed like a pretty good deal at the much lower starting price than the BMWs and Triumphs of the world.  Less comfort tech like heated seats, etc. but seemed like a good all around bike.

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Yeah, not a fan of the looks, but the reliability seems to be a plus.  Trying to find someone that has the Kawasaki KLZ1000 Versys and the Yamaha FJ-09 to try to check out the rest of the Japanese bargains.

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I think Ken takes out the Honda Rebel for longer rides. I suggest buying the one that Brent drools after most.

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Rode the Yamaha FJ-09 and found it to be a sports bike that was tall and had bags. So much more fun to ride than everything else I have tried. Now I just need to decide if the elitist in me can settle for such a Brent level bike.

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Rode the Yamaha FJ-09 and found it to be a sports bike that was tall and had bags. So much more fun to ride than everything else I have tried. Now I just need to decide if the elitist in me can settle for such a Brent level bike.

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Just get two and out one in the spare room so I can't have it.

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I guess Brent level is kind of harsh. Probably 4-5 Brent cars in value.


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I wanted to try it but the closest one is in Winsconsin and while it is a good overall bike, it is slower and more top heavy like a adventure bike where this is more of a Sport Touring.


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No R1200RS love, Jeff? 

If you're not hitting any dirt I don't get the appeal of an adventure bike since, as you noted, they tend to be overly tall.  I assumed since that was the vein you appeared to be going down that you wanted/needed the suspension travel.  But if pavement-only works, I'd revisit both BMW and maybe even Ducati.  There are probably others to look at and ride, but I generally lust hardest for those two unless you've got a local Aprilia dealer...

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My motorcycle buddy rides the 1200RS and loves it and it is always a possibility.  I am holding out for next weekend as the BMW shop is doing a big demo day with specials but they only have one GS and no RS to test ride if you just walk into the store outside of their demo day.

I rode the Multistrada and it had the worst throttle, by far, of any bike I tried.  It was a strange off and on drive by wire that made slow parking lot kind of riding very difficult.

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Throttle by wire sucks.  Lived that dream...

Some of these bikes look amazing from a tech standpoint.  I'm struggling a bit with all the sharp angles incorporated...I'm digging the retro bikes posted earlier.  Old fart alert...

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