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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 08:02:05 PM »
Dembones the Tuono is a fantastic machine but will not fit everybody. My friend had one and I was lucky enough to try it out, I'm 6'2" and looked like the circus bear on it, it was too cramped for me but boy did it want to go, the best way to describe it whilst I was giggling away like a lunatic was that it felt 'alive' underneath me!

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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 09:26:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by stansnuts [+]
Dembones the Tuono is a fantastic machine but will not fit everybody. My friend had one and I was lucky enough to try it out, I'm 6'2" and looked like the circus bear on it, it was too cramped for me but boy did it want to go, the best way to describe it whilst I was giggling away like a lunatic was that it felt 'alive' underneath me!

The ergonomics can all be researched here at this wonderful website. Not sure which year you rode but the new V4 Tuonos do have a plusher saddle and slightly more legroom than the previous v-twins.

www.cycle-ergo.com

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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 12:24:57 AM »
Good comparison of two excellent choices:


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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 07:30:38 AM »
Personally I would go for something lighter and less powerful, either this:

https://www.google.it/search?q=ktm+790+duke+2018&client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLnNjegebYAhXC6qQKHfgyDTMQ_AUIESgB&biw=1366&bih=922#imgrc=vK3wurZ1UsWppM:

Or the new Yamaha MT09 SP with the semi active suspension system.

Two fun bikes which are totally different from the CT  :305:
Honda XL 125 R PD - Yamaha XT 400 - Yamaha XT 600 R - Yamaha XJ6 Diversion - Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Yamaha FZS 1000 - Honda XL 700 Transalp

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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 07:19:04 PM »
https://www.moto.it/prove/yamaha-mt-09sp.html

Sorry for the Italian the video has Eng subtitles though  :305:
Honda XL 125 R PD - Yamaha XT 400 - Yamaha XT 600 R - Yamaha XJ6 Diversion - Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Yamaha FZS 1000 - Honda XL 700 Transalp

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Re: What would make a good Stable mate for the VFR-X Crosstourer?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 03:49:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tazmool [+]

I will stay away from full-on sport bikes however, insurance in Canada has gone insane a long time ago, there is a Black-List of bikes insurance companies won't insure, and if they do, its insanely expensive,

Tazmool

I know what you mean regarding how insurance companies take advantage of creeping socialism in our culture, and rip us off! I currently have four bikes insured and licensed. But going back to what to add to your stable - if you like vintage equipment, keep in mind anything more than twenty-five years old is very inexpensive to insure. Another avenue, although very different, get yourself a dirt bike! Less than $100. annually for insurance, and no traffic tickets. Specifically, Beta 300 cross-trainer - look up some you-tube reviews. I'm involved with SCORRA, and often have a lot of fun in dirt.
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