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Old 10-29-2012, 06:34 PM
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Got some good response here, thanks. I will definitely find a Vee and a Tiger to test ride. I had not thought about the Bandit, I've ridden a few smaller displacement I4s that were tons of fun but not really touring friendly for lots of reasons, but I suppose an overgrown one would be good at low RPMs. Plus Some of them actually look like motorcycles rather than transformer movie prop rejects..

PS Any Vee or Tiger riders in Upstate SC or Western NC care to go for a ride and trade bikes for a little while?

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:24 PM
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Why give up the Wee? Just add another to the stable. I did - I call it my wifes bike, I just steer it There is no such thing as a fits-all do-everything bike. But there are plenty of good used bikes that will fit your needs. My wife is comfortable on it. She can for the most part take what she wants. And most importantly because of the first two she likes to go on rides with me! The intercom being of utmost importance where we can talk and she is more relaxed. It works for us, we are both in our 60's and we both are well nourished (we should loose a couple to 50lbs if we were to ever fit on the Vee).
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:25 PM
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I miss my Bandit sometimes. What a great engine! Maybe the quickest bike
I've ever ridden at 40-60 mph roll-on. My legs would get a bit cramped on longer trips. The Ninja 1000 is a good looking machine, never rode on but it
just seems fast as hell.
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Got some good response here, thanks. I will definitely find a Vee and a Tiger to test ride. I had not thought about the Bandit, I've ridden a few smaller displacement I4s that were tons of fun but not really touring friendly for lots of reasons, but I suppose an overgrown one would be good at low RPMs. Plus Some of them actually look like motorcycles rather than transformer movie prop rejects..

PS Any Vee or Tiger riders in Upstate SC or Western NC care to go for a ride and trade bikes for a little while?
Tiger and Bandit are not twins.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:52 AM
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Tiger and Bandit are not twins.
Derrrrp

"preferably powered by a twin" is not the same thing as "must be powered by a twin"
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Tiger and Bandit are not twins.
That's right, they don't look anything alike
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:01 PM
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Anyone have experience with a Tenere? Dealer here has one about $1.4K cheaper than normal price. Might be my next bike.
Great bike. Had one now for a year. Don't miss the Vee.

Wouldn't knock the Wee/Glee/Vee for the price but the Tenere is just a step up and still worth the price. Solved a few of the "problems" I had with the way the Vee worked. It just works in the real world really well in all kinds of places. Except maybe deep soft sand where it sucks less than the Vee but still sucks.
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i vote BANDIT! i had the 1250 and loved it. but i also had every option available incliding holeshot exhaust, complete suspension front and rear, corbin, fairiings...the bike would cruise over 100 all day long and still get 38mpg. 55mpg in the mountains with low gears and high revs. more pillion room and i would have kept it. i also had the earlier version 1200. it was great too and easier to work on--just not as refined. 1200's in good shape should be had for $2k and 1250 for less than $5k.



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Another vote for the Bandit. I's the only bike I had that I miss,
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