I'm a sportbike guy at heart so I have to have that squared away first. A new RSVR would top my list until someone at Honda pulls their head out of their ass. I'm not holding my breath. Or I'd sell the ZX and pick up a couple of used bikes of my liking. Then I'd scoop up a 650 dual sport. After that, I'll consider big naked bikes. The worst thing about those bike naked bikes is knowing I'll fall in love with one. Then I'll be all kinds of screwed up! Since I don't commute on 2 wheels and strictly use it for fun, I can be a bit more discriminating. Too many bikes, only one Sasquatch.
Oh, Scout should submit himself for drug testing. Mentioning big naked bikes, especially the KTM and Aprilia in this thread, in the same sentence as Gold Wings and Harleys is blasphemy.
I see your reasoning there, and agree with it. As a fun, weekend toy to blast around on, superbikes are brilliant. While mine is usually a 4k mi/year bike now, I want to get back to some 2 wheel commuting. Used to do it on my 10R. Id like to start again on something a bit more oriented for it. Like obijack said, these are the bikes made for it. I love my 10R, but its gotta a bit tiresome to get stuck in traffic on it. Or pound highway miles, but I just love riding, and I would love doing it through my commute as well.
I most certainly appreciate a superbike, I love them. Theyre a ton of fun and whipping around on one is brillient. It just feels like a good time to make a change to me. I full well respect your position on it though, Ive been there. I was like that all through college, rock a superbike as a daily, weekend toy. It was everything. Didnt want a standard, tourer, cruiser. Had to be a sportbike. Perspective changes as you get older I guess. Now I want something comfy.
Thats where the Super Duke and Tuono come in. Toss a set of heated grips on em. Upright bars. Have a blast that way. And theyre still sporty enough to trash canyon roads. Im not a fast track rider, Im bottom half of the slow group at best. And I rarely do the track. But canyons, cruising. Thats me.
Thanks for the insight there. I love to hear other peoples perspectives. Its very interesting to me.
I for one, find no joy in riding a 200hp superbike machine in city traffic. It's not comfortable and the bike hates it as much as I do. I tried other smaller bikes but they always left me wanting. A 1000cc upright is the perfect machine for the street because it is designed for the street, not the track. While my zx10 is the perfect machine for the track.
I basically included my response and agreement with you in my reply to Sasquatch