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I think I am going to sell by 09 Buell 1125cr & I am not totally sure what to get. At the top of my list is a Ducati 1098 or a used 1198 but I am concerned they are to track oriented & would be a lot worse then the Buell around town.

Does anything else have any suggestions on what I should look at? I am thinking of throwing my Buell up for sale in the next few days or just wait until after my wedding stuff is over. I looked at a 09 R1 & they also had a 09 CBR-1000rr..... no clue what I should do
 

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I am a chicken on the bikes so all out power isn't the concern. I am worried a ducati would be to agressive for street riding?? Never been on one & my Buell is my first sportbike.

I do hope to take whatever I get to a roadcoarse one of these days, I wanted to take the Buell but no time this year.
 

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I am a chicken on the bikes so all out power isn't the concern.
What's the point then? All the liter bikes are stupid ridiculous for the street. I've been riding my fiance's '08 CBR600 the last few weeks while I'm getting a new chain/sprockets for my SV650 (the perfect street bike imo) - and what a pointless waste of potential. It's like riding a rocket powered razor blade around, uncomfortable and can break the highest speed limit MN has in first gear, and lose your license if you top out second... Can't wait for my new chain!

That said, if I was going to look at liter bikes right now the new BMW would be top of my list...

I do hope to take whatever I get to a roadcoarse one of these days, I wanted to take the Buell but no time this year.
I hope you do as well - so much fun to actually unleash the potential of these bikes. Although if you get a liter bike don't go up into the faster run groups because it will be demoralizing to get lapped twice in a session by a guy with 65hp ;)

*My situation is different than most riders though so my opinion is a little different - I commute on a bike ~7k miles / year, don't go in search of twisties and get all the "fun" out on the track as my fiance and I both race SV650's.
 

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I think I am going to sell by 09 Buell 1125cr & I am not totally sure what to get. At the top of my list is a Ducati 1098 or a used 1198 but I am concerned they are to track oriented & would be a lot worse then the Buell around town.

Does anything else have any suggestions on what I should look at? I am thinking of throwing my Buell up for sale in the next few days or just wait until after my wedding stuff is over. I looked at a 09 R1 & they also had a 09 CBR-1000rr..... no clue what I should do
If i had the money it would be the ducati 1098 all the way, but maint is expensive. I just recently got rid of my cbr1000, i loved that bike. the r1 and cbr1000 are by no means straight line bikes, they will hold there own in the twisties. If you put ohlins susp on them like the ducati they would compare almost evenly through the corners for a street rider, and still cost less money.

I do not think the r1 is a comfortable bike to ride at all compared to the cbr... just my 2 cents
 

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I'd go with a monster 1100 instead of the 1098. Essentially the same motor on a naked bike. that thing goes like hell.

or..

Have you looked into the triumphs lately?? speed triple 1050 is pure sex. Single swing arm and that raspy inline 3!! I'm actually looking into the street triple R myself. Puts down like 92hp at the wheel, handles and looks great. I think it's probably the best all around street bike aside from the sv that I have now.
 

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SV650 or Ducati Monster or Triumph Street Triple. If I were to buy a great, modern street bike; one that's livable, yet trackable, those are what I would pick.
All of the above!!
 

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I used to borrow a friend's Ducati Monster 620 dark and own my buddies on their R1's and CBR1000's on the twisty mountain roads....

the r1 and cbr1000 are by no means straight line bikes, they will hold there own in the twisties.
Then again I used to do the same on my BMW R100RT as well. I put close to 70k on that bike in two years.

Back on topic though...if you are looking for a great bike around town, that will also be a blast on the road coarse, you owe it to yourself to look at a Ducati Monster 796. You could even move up to the 1100 if you wanted more power. They very comfortable around town - easy to manuver. Great on 2 hour rides...and a blast on a track. I took a buddies on the Nurburgring and did about 5 laps with it - there was plenty of power to get in trouble with and the handling was top notch.
 

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I read a comparison earlier today the CBR1000 beat the 1198s around some roadcoarse.... forget which track or by how much time but it wasn't by much. They also said the CBR was the most comfortable....... If I recall the CBR beat the BMW as well..... I do love some of the technology on the BMW but it would be close to $16K or $6K more then I am willing to do. LOVE to have ABS & if available traction controll on a bike.

With me being a chicken I am just taking my time learning the bike before I push the thing, no need being a client at my own funeral home!! It's also about impossible to use the 150hp my buell has around town & I just haven't had time to take any backroad trips.

So my delima is sell my 1125cr for $6500 ish & put it something different

or

keep it, spend & $1500 on a extended 7yr warrante & another $1,000 ish on a new exhaust & ECU to add 15-20HP & also add the touring/riser handlebars.
 

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1. Buy Japanese
2. Don't buy European
3. Avoid Ducati, KTM(lol), Husky, Aprilia and that British one
4. Prefer Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki
5. BMW makes motorcycles?? omg! (just kidding, I like them!)

Seriously though they don't make them as they used to (I miss my '89 Transalp)...

THEREFORE: Find one you like and suits your clothes (i'm not joking), makes you look cool, shows off your gf's thong when she's riding with you and just enjoy it. Remember that if you get the 1900cc super-duper-extra-amazing-fast-e'fin bike, probably you'll never be able to go over 90mph.

Just my two euro-cents. Oh, wait...
 

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Sounds like you're a little undecided (touring bars on 1125R?), and you're right about not wanting to be a client in your own funeral home. You have a great touring bike in that ultra. To compliment that you want something sportier (faster), then throw a leg over the Yamaha FJR or the Kawi Concours.

The big 4 Japanese 600's are incredible, prolly more than you need, and too tempting on the street. They make great track bikes but are not all that comfortable. I've seen a few friends go to the track under peer pressure and either get humiliated or hurt, but that's up to you. Do it for you if that's what you want. It can be a lot of fun. I'd recommend a racing skills school class first. Like Mid Ohio in Lexington.

Check out their website and especially their video- think I saw 151mph on the long straight: http://www.midohio.com/School/Courses/Motorcycles/Performance-Track-Riding

BTW, nice bike View attachment 091125RBuell.bmp

Maybe wait 'til after the wedding and see if priorities shift a little. Keep the Buell, it's the best bike they built before going under and for 6500 you're taking a pretty big hit. Just keep riding somewhat sensibly- it's not an extreme sport to be displayed on the street. And watch out for the other guy. Good Luck.
 

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Actually $6500 I would be breaking even or throwing a little extra money in my pocket which is why I snagged it last fall. The other half is all for me getting a different bike but yea, since july 31 is almost here I will have to do some more searching when we get back.

Here's the deal.... I will be 40 soon & I just wonder how much longer I would be able to deal with the beating of a bike like a 1098 or 1198. So I keep thinking maybe for my 40th b-day I should try to find one of those...... then do what was suggested & do the Mid-OH school which I have always heard excellent things about.

I think they actually call the bars clubman or something like that. Raises the bars I beleive 1 in & .5 in back, suppose to be much more comfortable & they came stock on the 2010's but my 09 has the older bars. But then I go back to is it worth dumping money into it or should I just buy something else that doesn't need to be modded & is reliable.
 

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check out a triumph Sprint ST/RS. they are called a "gentle-mens" sport bike because there stupidly comfortable,, and have a 1050cc triple in them.
personally im not a fan of the styleing, but they are a great bike

there is also the speed triple,, Bikes and women are alike in that both are better naked

i have nothing against the big 4 Japanese bikes, they are all great, But do you really like seeing yourself coming from the other direction? everybody and there mom has one. the popularity of them has really taken away from there personallity



Nothing clears out the left lane like a Black speed triple in your rearview.

 
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