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Fellow Riders-

So I have been searching for a second bike. Something a lil more nimble for use on the urban streets and for my daily commute( 10 miles city streets each way). I will save my Stryker for longer rides on the weekends, when I just want to cruise.

Here is my list, please provide your thoughts and any known knowledge on the mentioned bikes.

In no particular order:
a. Ducati Monster 1100
b. Harley X1200XR
c. Moto Guzzi griso 8V
d. Yamaha FZ8
 

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thegreyman said:
Fellow Riders-

So I have been searching for a second bike. Something a lil more nimble for use on the urban streets and for my daily commute( 10 miles city streets each way). I will save my Stryker for longer rides on the weekends, when I just want to cruise.

Here is my list, please provide your thoughts and any known knowledge on the mentioned bikes.

In no particular order:
a. Ducati Monster 1100
b. Harley X1200XR
c. Moto Guzzi griso 8V
d. Yamaha FZ8
My pick is the Monster 1100 Evo since I have one on order! LOL, this is too funny man.
 

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Took the iron 883 for a spin. It looks sexy, but man it has no power and has shaky unforgivin rode. Thus the HD x1200xr
 

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I like being different... Thats the only reason, lol
The duc and xr would be a ton of fun with loud obnoxious slip-ons too!
The fz8 is sweet but its good for long hauls too and pretty soon you may be picking it over the stryker.. Sounds like a bad nightmare...
 

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Drz 400s...... Dirt cheap to license, easy to mod, amazing gas milage, and offroad whenever you want. Best choice for short trips by far :D
 

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I still have my first and previous bike. But the more I ride the Stryker the less I like riding the 636. It might get trader for something a little more comfortable.
 

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If you got the HD you could flat-track it all out, would make for a cool ride. I've ridden a Monster but it was awhile ago. Does it have a dry clutch? That takes a little while to get used to, but kinda cool also. Also are they using the desmodronic valve train on that model? If they are and you don't do your own services that will be pricy! It'd be hard to turn down any of those bikes, but I'd have to agree if your looking for something nimble go with a nice enduro,and if you don't want to ride dirt, go motard?
 

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Honestly my vote is for the FZ8......I looked at one of these really hard the day I bought the Stryker. Still very happy with the Stryker!
 

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Was talking about being able to afford another bike after purchasing a brand new 2011 in this economy.... I'm doing something wrong....I couldn't fathom having the financial freedom to be able to just go out and purchase another bike with mortgage, kids, bills and all... The only reason I was able to get this one was from the sale of my sport bike....otherwise, I can only dream! ;)
 
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