Previous bike was a 2006 SV1000S. Current is 2015 Ducati Scambler.
More familiar riding position.
easy to just hop on and romp around on
fun factor is high!
can take it off road a bit if I desire
have bags on it so I can carry things
termi pipe sounds great!
Had to spend a lot to get it comfy and right for me (throttle tube, grips, seat, front sprocket, multi pegs)
Stock seat is the worst I have ever experienced
couple of bolts that are necessary to remove to get to your air filter stripped already
pipe is nice but doesn't scare old ladies, children and girly men like the SV did
Less power but really i'm ok with it, I think, for now, maybe....
The Honda 919 I bought was my first real bike. Back home I would ride my dad's XJ900. I actually rode it again whilst on vacation. Bolted cameras on it and ductaped my helmet cam on. I thought it was heavy back then, but now it felt a whole lot more comfortable. They are much different bikes, and the 919 is a lot faster than the touring bike the xj is. But, the xj is more comfortable because it's not a naked. Still... I love the sound and the gogo power of the 919. And the upright seating position is great too.
Since the time frame when I got bikes recently is a little strange I'll count these two
Previous bike BMW S1000rr
Current bike Grom (MSX125)
What do I like about the Grom compared to the S1k?
It's cheap, I don't care much about if it gets damaged, etc - yes I care, but way less so that the full fairinged superbike, way more fun since I can ride it to the edge and only be doing 70mph.
I love literbikes, but the Grom really makes motorcycling about having fun and not showing off whose dick is bigger.
My last bike was a 2005 Kawi Ninja 250 that went through a ton of phases of modification. Its final form was like a naked bike/ streetfighter/ flat tracker kinda style haha. I loved riding it but i always knew I'd need something bigger for doing more 2up riding. Almost 2 years ago my Ninja died on the side of the road and then sat in my garage for over a year before i finally sold it (never ended up fixing it).
This spring i picked up a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard M50. My first cruiser. I did a ton of research over the last few years on what kind of bike I wanted next, and after looking at almost every model made since 1980 i settled on this one. Now that I've had it a few months, I can definitely say I made the right choice. I'll probably add another bike or two to the stable eventually but I think this one is here to stay. Very well balanced, nimble in the corners, and a lot of cornering clearance before hitting anything hard. I have yet to even scrape a peg and I've been trying lol
My old bike (1992 Kawasaki ZXR400) began to break down EVERY day, the alternator stopped working and after charging every night, I had 2 starts per day before the battery would die. My new bike (2012 Honda CBR600RR) works always like a dream, no problems, solid warranty, fast on the straights and round the corners and I love it!!
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