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I'm currently on a Monster 620, and I'd like to upgrade to the new generation Monster. I'm worried there won't be enough of a power bump to keep me entertained in the long run, but I'm not wanting (necessarily) to jump to the 1100. I don't want to buy new and I cannot find any reasonably priced 796s around my area. I find good deals on 696s though all the time, and for what I can sell the 620 for it wouldn't cost that much more out of pocket to upgrade.

A little background on my riding - I've been riding for 17 years and had 6 dirtbikes plus an EX500, GSXR600, GSXR750, Vulcan 1500 classic, and a 2001 Monster 750 now the Monster 620 in that order. I like canyon riding and won't likely track the bike. I just don't want to go through the hassle of selling and rebuying to be disappointed in the power. Any advice?
 

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Thanks for the posts guys - I tend to agree. I was wanting to stay in a lower cc bike mainly for the purpose of keeping costs down. My current Monster costs me less than $150 per year for full coverage insurance including collision and comprehensive and the maintenance is super low as well. I am definitely interested in the larger monster and would actually love an S2R1000 if I could find a clean example. I think I'll list my current one for sale to see what I can get out of it which will determine my budget for the next bike since I want to pay cash. Either way I'll post here with what happens. BTW here's my current ride (don't mind the awful black striping that got removed immediately).
 

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Stripping looks like electrical tape:D
You gotta pay to play...
If you have extra power you don't have to use it. If you don't have enuff power you will always want it...
Think years down the road and try to figure out where you want to be...

All Good reasons you posted for you decision, CONDITION is going to be a Major factor with trading up, if you go used...
Keep searching and pounce on the good deal that comes your way...

If you end up upgrading your new purchase with unexpected expenses well it does not work out ot be a good deal...
Sometimes trying to save a few bucks is not worth the effort for the outcome...

You seem to know what you want,,, It is not a bad thing to spoil yourself with something nice...
You deserve it!!!:)
Good eye it definitely was electrical tape on the fender and fairing!! It had cheap carbon fiber tape on the tank and seat cowl and it looked terrible. I bought it from a doctor who apparently didn't realize what was cheesy although he did put on the very nice carbon pipes which look/sound great (he put stickers on those too! haha).

I agree on the condition and re-conditioning point, and I seem to find a lot of neglected Ducs which I know from experience can cost a fortune to return to great shape which negates any kind of "deal". I think the suggestion of a test ride of the more powerful models sounds the most ideal because I certainly don't want to be disappointed in the new investment. It will be a canyon carver more than anything which is why I'm kinda going back and forth knowing that extra power may not be totally necessary.

Full disclosure - I am also very light - last I checked I was roughly 128 pounds and 5'6" so there is a power/weight ratio advantage there :D
 
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