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« on: August 20, 2021, 05:50:47 pm »

I don't think I've posted in a couple years, but see some of the same people here. Nice. Hope all are well in these crazy times...

SO- took a 3.5 hour ride on my VFR1200.  For the first time ever, my knees hurt about an hour and a half in.

So I'm thinking about replacing it with a bike on which I can stretch out a bit.  Any good route to go other than a Triumph Tiger/Versys style crossover bike? Keeping the old Tuono, so it has to be good for longer rides.

Let me know your thoughts!  No idea what to do.  Thought about lowering the pegs, but it's not likely to be enough, and I haven't replaced a bike in like 6 years or so, maybe more.  Can't do forward controls on a cruiser - just shifts the problem to your back.  Like it to be fast and able to jazz a bit in the twisties I can find here in the midwest.  

THANKS!

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 07:59:57 pm »

FJ09 or Tracer 900.

Legs not too bent, easy to stand up on the bike to stretch them out. Upright riding position with wide bars so you push it like a supermoto thru the twisties. A lot of fun to ride aggressive with it's relative light weight. Motor is very entertaining without being over the top. Good gas mileage/range also.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 09:43:26 pm »

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2021, 07:36:24 pm »


KTM 1290 Super Adventure S


How does foot placement compare to the SuperDuke GT?

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2021, 09:25:27 am »

The foot pegs are a little forward from the GT.  You leg is a little more straight than on the GT as well.

Definitely more legroom on the Super Adv S.

I don't know when you are looking or if you are looking new or used, but the new model of the 1290 Super Adventures are going to be here in the states in Jan as MY22.  It has a lot of evolutionary improvements that make it little better than the very good current gen 1290 SA (Lower seat height..from the ground, auto preload to go along with the semi-active suspension, new display with better navigation and radar cruise control.  No word on the $$ yet.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 09:19:50 pm »


FJ09 or Tracer 900.

Legs not too bent, easy to stand up on the bike to stretch them out. Upright riding position with wide bars so you push it like a supermoto thru the twisties. A lot of fun to ride aggressive with it's relative light weight. Motor is very entertaining without being over the top. Good gas mileage/range also.


This times a thousand! My FJ is easily the most comfortable and versatile bike I've ever had. Even moreso than my FJR was. Just make sure to get a better seat. Then again, I've never had a stock seat I was happy with.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 09:24:35 pm »

I have the FJ too. It's a good all-around bike. I agree it needs a better seat. If I'm going more than 150 miles or so, I put on a seat pad.

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