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Hi fellow ST folks, just curious what you are lusting after these days for a second ride. I've been looking for another bike for the wife. Her first and only bike was a Buell Blast, which I must admit was the best $1,200 i've spent. It was absurdly fun to take out and thrash (flat tracking around the property, jumping it and flogging every once of power from it to get it to wheelie). Anyway, in looking for a new entry level bike for her I also know that I'll probably spend more time on it than she will. So, I'm hunting for a bike for her that will be fun for me as well. Cafe racers are my weakness currently so looking at old Honda CB's, Ducati Monster, Royal Enfield, etc. Also I miss the zippy little sport bike for the twisties, so the Honda CBR300, KTM390, Yamaha R3 might be a good idea too. If you can only have 2 bikes in the garage, what are they?
 

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I already have three bikes in the garage but if I were to have another it would be an '05 1000DS Supersport for riding and static display in my home.
 

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Looks like you have a great stable of sport-touring capable bikes! What would you go for if you wanted a totally different style of ride?
 

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Guy I met the other day at a hardware store was riding a new KTM 690 Duke he's had for a month. He gets off work, goes for a ride, comes home for dinner and then goes out again. Says it's addictive. Wife getting pissed. 75hp single with 2 balance shafts, says it has a track pack option. Apparently has electronics to deal with wheel spin and a slipper clutch. Says it's around 325lbs. He has a garage full of motorcycles but apparently the bigger bikes aren't seeing any saddle time since he bought this guy. The weight drop would put it at a power to weight range of a bigger bike with the cornering advantage of the lighter bike. I'd go test ride one but no time right now. Based upon the single, not a trip bike but you could play with the cafe racers since it's kind of a quirky naked.
 

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Ducati Scrambler Independent, wife bought it for herself after completing her motorcycle safety course. Lots of fun and you know the old saying "sometimes it is fun to ride a slow bike fast!! "I bought a Scrambler Café Racer because I would have so much fun on her bike but in the end I traded that in for a 1200 Monster R. The Café was not quite enough for me and was not as much fun as the Scrambler Independent.
 

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If you can only have 2 bikes in the garage, what are they?
had these 2



but sold the GSXR to buy this
A turbo charged 4 liter straight 6 with 270kw (364 hp) and 533Nm @ 2000-5000rpm
In a nutshell, it will get the jump of most naturally aspirated V8s, a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Did do a 1/4 mile 13.4 second pass first time @ a drag meet





am now looking at getting another sports bike to add to the garage
Have my eye on a 2013 1199 Panigale S Tricolore
 

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I've been looking for another bike for the wife
Start with something she can fit on so you need to look at seat height or it will end up being just yours.

I have a few customers who have bought new track bikes... rc390 and R3 are the go to bikes here. Based on Dyno runs I would take the KTM due to the midrange/low end power over the twin of the yamaha though both bikes are within 1hp of each other on my dyno at PEAK power. If you are looking for more than 35-40RWHP then you need displacement and I would look to the newer ktm/husqvarna motor that is counterbalanced and 690/710cc this should be around 60-70rwhp and lots of fun.

I do work on the KTM street bikes and have to say they are among my favorites to work on as their dirt bike heritage makes them more user serviceable. Another customer was in recently and she owns a 1100 monster but just bought a 390 duke and likes it a lot, she is short and is thinking of adding a yamaha R3 as well as she feels it fits her better than the duke but after showing her the dyno comparison she is not sure either bikes will be used for street/track use.

The scramblers or a used monster 620 is a good bike the 620/750 monsters can also be lowered if need be and used should be a 60rwhp bike that can be had for short money.
 

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I’d add a Triumph to the list of possibilities.
 

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My second bike is the 06 Sport 1000 with the prices dropping
on them now is the time to buy. Its small enough that she
should have no problem with riding it and its power delivery
is nothing like the hyper. These two are the Dr Jekyll and
Mr Hyde of the Dual Spark Bikes.
 

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Start with something she can fit on so you need to look at seat height or it will end up being just yours.
She's 5'5" so I'm looking for something close to a 30" seat height or lower.
 

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I’m on a Multistrada but yes I am craving a second bike and my choices are all over the map. Monster R, XDiavel, BMW K1600B, 114ci Fat Bob or maybe a Triumph Bobber or Speed Master. Time is on my side though, CFO is halting anything new before 2019 :crying:
 

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If you were looking non-Ducati what intrigues?
Well... my situation is different than yours. My wife doesn't ride and I had two bikes for a while but didn't relish the extra time and cost of maintaining two bikes. So if I were looking for another bike, it would be an ST replacement. My short list is the '17 SuperSport, BMW F800GS, or the one I lust after the most, the MV Agusta Toursimo Veloce.

Regardless, it's always fun to look and drool. The KTM 690 or even a 390 both look like a hoot, too.
 

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Well, I should get the GS running first, but second to my ST-2 would be something lighter and more pleasant to city-ride. My secret lust is a Zero SR which excels at most things the Duc is bad at. Plus, it also has no valve springs!
 

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We?re kinda in the same boat wineguy. My wife is a newbie so I bought her a harley street 500, great starter bike. Now I?m looking for something practical to ride with her and save the ST4 for our two up adventures. I?m looking at the new Harley street rod 750, cafe style and 30 inch seat height.
 
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Hi fellow ST folks, just curious what you are lusting after these days for a second ride. I've been looking for another bike for the wife. Her first and only bike was a Buell Blast, which I must admit was the best $1,200 i've spent. It was absurdly fun to take out and thrash (flat tracking around the property, jumping it and flogging every once of power from it to get it to wheelie). Anyway, in looking for a new entry level bike for her I also know that I'll probably spend more time on it than she will. So, I'm hunting for a bike for her that will be fun for me as well. Cafe racers are my weakness currently so looking at old Honda CB's, Ducati Monster, Royal Enfield, etc. Also I miss the zippy little sport bike for the twisties, so the Honda CBR300, KTM390, Yamaha R3 might be a good idea too. If you can only have 2 bikes in the garage, what are they?
Wrong question. Need to figure out how big to make the garage addition!
 
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How about a 600 class - light, handle great with plenty of pop like the mint TT600 I picked up a month ago to supplement an SV1000S and 900 Sport
Without question another Triumph is inevitable!
 
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