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post #1 of 12 Old 09-02-2007, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Familiar Bike on Ebay

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What are we buying now? No road racing next season I take it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-02-2007, 08:14 PM
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Undecided. The Tuono is a great bike by any standard, but it is incapable of what I enjoy most about riding, which is ADV touring and dual-sport.

As for the road racing next year, that is still on my to-do list. It may not be on the Ape, but I will be racing in some form or another.

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I love my bikes. Maybe you should get a 919 Hornet.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-02-2007, 08:20 PM
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I'll give you $500 and a 6-pack of Coors for it.

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I love my bikes. Maybe you should get a 919 Hornet.
Why bee like everyone else?

To bee honest, I am looking at the following (In no particular order):

  • 2008 KLR
  • BMW F650GS Dakar Edition
  • Suzuki DR-650
  • Triumph Tiger 1050
  • Buell Ulysses
  • SV-650 (This is only if I go w/ a cheaper ADV bike like the KLR or DR) I can have two bikes for the price of one.

If I go the cheaper dual sport route, I can likely buy an SV-650 for track use, and club racing next year.

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The Tuono was not what I was looking for when I put the Strom up for sale. It became one of those deals that does not come around often and felt like an injustice if I did not snatch it up.

It makes for a fantastic hooligan bike and a great track tool. As for touring, off-road worthiness, and the ADV side of things, it is lacking in many ways.

Luggage is #1. Almost no hard cases are made for it and I don't have much faith in soft cases for long hauls or water repellency. I miss having a sizeable trunk for clothes, helmet, books, whatever I desired for a trip or even bumping around town for videos or groceries.

Gas mileage and range is #2: The Tuono's low fuel light comes on around 110 miles and it rates about 30-35mpg depending on my throttle hand and/or my mood at the time. The Strom was a miserly 50mpg regardless of speed and it would last for a good 230-240 miles between fillups. Add to that; the Tuono requires premium and all others use 87.

Beyond those two reasons you could add ground clearance, two-up comfort and weight to my "things I would change" about it. Trackdays and racing is still coursing through my veins though and that is a deciding factor on my next machine(s).

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KLR and 17" rims hmmmm. A SV 650 for track duty

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i have the dr650, can't beat it w/ a stick
klr has more of a touring aftermarket though...

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Ridge, how about a XX? Great for touring, could do a few track days, not much for ADV off-road.

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The Tuono is sold. Received a PM from the Aprilia board, guy showed up at my house towing a trailer. Examined the bike, took it for a test ride, handed me an envelope and took her home.

I will be working the deal for a 2008 KLR and 2005 SV-650 over the next few days. Back to my everyday riding enjoyment w/ a splash of trackdays if I choose, or a touring adventure ride for a long weekend in the mountains.

Kristen, make room in Oct, I will have the KLR broken in by then.

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Wow two Italian Rides sold by WT Leaders this year...
Everyone should own an Italian vehicle once. I've had several.

Ridge, How about the SV1K? It was a close second to the 9r.

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I knew you were considering but i must of missed this!! Congrats and hope all goes well and can't wait for the mods and reports on these two bikes!!

Like Simpson said you'd bee happier with a hornet though.... JK!

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