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    What else ya got?

    Just out of interest as I contemplate a second bike for touring (can't do it on my rsvr, back snags) what's your other bike?

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    My other bike is a 2002 model ZX-6R. It's still fun to thrash a 600cc in-line 4.hehe I decided to keep it when I bought the RSV; 55,000 miles on a bike doesn't have much value.lol

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    Sweet! You probably ride a lot more freely on that knowing if you chuck it down the road it don't matter. (As long as you're ok obviously)

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    The Kwak feels like a toy in comparison, and easy to chuck about, but I have a lot more confidence on the Aprilia; its chassis is in another league.

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    I've been riding mine so long that I've forgotten what it's like to ride something else. Not that I ride it properly, every time I go out on it I feel that it's so much more capable than how I ride it. I can't see me ever selling it but the day will come I suppose.

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    It's good to have another bike to ride just to appreciate how good the Aprilia is. I bought mine new five years ago, and intend to keep it until I drop, too. Doesn't mean I won't be tempted by other machines along the way.

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    I'm gunna have a dabble with an adventure bike. Tenere, Tiger xc or GS providing it fits in my garage! There's quite a lot around for about 5k If I don't like touring I can still scratch on the RSVR

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    Superbike Twin ride4fun's Avatar
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    Variety is the spice of life! But I like my sports bikes too much. Wouldn't mind a Fireblade which I wouldn't mind riding in the rain (I do my utmost to keep the RSVR dry, in case it disintegrates.lol), and I would really love a Panigale; I am attracted to those like I am to my Aprilia.

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    Ha ha not wrong there! I have always hankered after an R1 ever since I rode my mates first series one but now the S1000RR is coming into my price window so who knows. The adventure bike thing might not last long but I wanna tick the box.
    A friend had a new blade when I had my VFR, an awesome bike and lightening quick. Shame the bugger wouldn't let me have a go yet he let me ride his 1098, that was quite the beast but damned uncomfortable.

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    I have always liked the original R1; just something so right about that bike. The 1098 has never managed to attract me; looks too much like a modern variation on the 916 (which is design perfection in my eyes). Same with the BMW; fantastic bike, but I just can't get over its looks (she might be great in bed, but I need to be turned on, first.hehe).

    I remember following a BMW GS once, on the Kwak, thinking I'll easily take him through the twisties. How wrong was I! I was surprised by how well those things can take bends.

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    I bought a GSA on behalf of a mate who was waiting for it in Thailand. I picked it up from Chesterfield and rode it back to Hull. A lovely machine on the motorway then on the country lanes back home it really performed well, I was surprised too. I thought it would be a right pig but nope.
    I know what you mean about the 1000rr from some angles it don't look right, a bit marmite I suppose. Your analogy works perfectly ha ha.

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    That was a long trip. Good job it wasn't on an Italian superbike; the cramp would have been horrendous!

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    Ha ha I'd've still been curled up now!

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