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Ok Fellas..

So while at the dealers getting my service done I had the opportunity to float around the showroom and sit on virtually every other bike in there!

The dealership is a multi brand dealer selling Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and quite a few 2nd hand bikes like Triumph, Honda and Victory.

I sat on virtually every style from Racing Bike, Sports, Adventure, Cruiser, Naked and Moped and I will be honest I just HATED the race/sports style as it was just so bloody uncomfortable and felt like I was leaning on my belly which felt totally alien!!!!

So my question is what other bike would you have apart from obviously the XSR700.
And what types of bike would be your worst nightmare!?
 

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I did drool over the xsr900 at my local dealer, but it had loads of extras which I would have wanted (seat cowl, cafe bars, bar ends etc) which sent it near £9k......! Missus would have had a fit!

I got my xsr700 second hand for a good price with 800 miles and even after all my extras inc exhaust, single seat, rad covers and so on, total cost was roughly the price of a standard new one. And the missus never knew about the cost for all the extras......result!

I'd still have a 916 though if money was no object, just to put in the lounge and stare
 

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The XSR700 is an awsome bike, turns like a beast. However a naked muscle bike like a Ducati Monster has been on my radar for quite some time now. And a Africa Twin or something like that for those dirt roads. A XSR, a Monster and a Africa Twin, three motorcycles that fits my garage perfectly.
 

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Well I'm lucky enough to own both the XSR700 and a Ducati Monster 1200, so for me I've got the perfect garage....not interested in spors/supersports bikes at all as I love the more comfortable upright position. I'd also love to own a KTM superduke 1290R so maybe on my future Radar.
 

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And a Africa Twin or something like that for those dirt roads.
Agreed! I'm lucky enough to have an AT in my garage, keeping my XSR company. Great for touring and trips out with the wife - she finds the XSR pillion position too 'knees bent'. As for another.... my wish list is huge and changes weekly! If Suzuki bring out a proper scrambler based on the SV650, my resistance would probably crack - it's a fantastic engine.
 
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I would probably go for the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory. After owning the 1000 version, it was such a great bike, just not suitable for my daily needs! The xsr is perfect for my current riding situation, but I'd love to have the Tuono as a weekend option!

Here's a photo of the Tuono I used to enjoy!!
 

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Luckily I'm totally addicted to my XSR 700 so for the moment I wouldn't even think of another bike :).
What I would think of is probably an enduro bike, to use on mountain roads and generical off roads... Something fun like the old KTM 125
 

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I would probably go for the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory. After owning the 1000 version, it was such a great bike, just not suitable for my daily needs! The xsr is perfect for my current riding situation, but I'd love to have the Tuono as a weekend option!

Here's a photo of the Tuono I used to enjoy!!
Lovely bike.. was it the APRC version??. I seriously considered one before the Monster, but i got the monster at a knockdown price...
 

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There was an MT tour last month in Thessaloniki and totally fell in love with the Tracer 900. I dare to admit that I had thoughts about selling my XSR and buying it.
 

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Lovely bike.. was it the APRC version??. I seriously considered one before the Monster, but i got the monster at a knockdown price...
Yeah it was the APRC version. Fully kitted with traction control, wheelie control, engine mapping etc...
Total overkill for my commute to work and probably too much for weekend blasts too. Loads of fun and crazy fast though, with a good riding position that was quite comfortable. Great 2nd bike! :wink2:
 
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