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View Poll Results: Which of these bikes would work best for my needs?
2010 KTM Duke 690 6 18.18%
2009 Buell Lightning XBSs 4 12.12%
2009 Triumph Street Triple R 7 21.21%
2008 MV Agusta Brutale 910S 16 48.48%
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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1, 2, 3 or 4?

Hi folks, I'm in the market for a new naked. I have 8 grand burning a hole in my pocket and I've narrowed my options down to 4 different exotic/semi-exotic nakeds which I have numbered by their cylinders, because its just friggin' adorable that way.

1. 2010 KTM Duke 690

2. 2009 Buell XB12SS

3. 2009 Triumph Street Triple R

4. 2008 MV Agusta Brutale 910S

I've been riding for a few years and I'm competent enough. I ride nearly every day of the year in rain and sometimes in light snow. The bike will not be in a garage and instead will receive a cover. This will be my only personal form of transportation and will need to not only be available for in-town commuting but also highway trips lasting up to 5 hours at a time, a wee bit of tom-foolery on the backroads, and light camping duty (what I carry on my back will work) off of well-packed fire roads and short gravel roads. Top speed isn't important at all to me, I'm much more interested in how agile, versatile and responsive the bike is.

While I'm sure you have to say the Brutale, I'm interested in any of your takes on the other bikes.

Just to clarify, I'm not interested in a V-Strom or a Multistrada or a Kawasaki Sherpa. Just out of those 4 bikes please.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 02:09 AM
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Bike will be outside...with a cover...


Buell

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 02:40 AM
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I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. What I would buy might not suit you. All that will happen here is, like a tyre thread, everyone will pitch in with their fave, you'll probably get some suggestions which aren't on your shortlist too. Result, you'll probably end up more confused than when you pitched the query! My choice would be the Buell BTW.


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


No MV's in the garage anymore
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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...Ö..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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street triple ,fire trails (dirt roads) a bit of a problem with all your chosen bikes,brutale will handle everything else with ease
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Yeah, I'll probably take it on a fire road three times a year at most. Mostly just to get to campgrounds. Well John, I'm asking everyone their opinion, maybe it is just their favorite, or maybe they have some sort of horror story to share about why a certain bike would be an awful one to get given the parameters I gave.
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3,4 depending on these fire trails,all are good bikes but do a different job
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 10:03 AM
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If you like the unbridled attention of good looking women, buy the Brutie. If you're trying to be more practical, buy something else.

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If you like the unbridled attention of good looking women,
Randy, I don't think the F4 was on his list!

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The Buell is crap quality.
Go for the Trumpet my friend
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