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Moving to Canberra, dual sport or street bike?

Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by webnetxpress, Jun 24, 2013.

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    Test ride both, buy the one you like.

    I have the Tiger Explorer (the Tiger 1200 you mention) and love it to bits, but it does everything that *I* want it to do. You can have it as road biased or off road biased as you want (I have mine set up for predominant road, partial off road). If you want to do more off road stuff though, I'd be telling you the same thing as most other reviews and people, and that's to look at the Tiger 800 (or equivalents).
     
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    simple - the bike is designed as a long-distance tourer, not a short-haul commuter.

    Of course you can commute on one if that is the only bike in the shed - anyone can commute on anything with 2 wheels and a motor - but the design brief of the Concours 1400 was really not focused on short-haul daily commuting, parking in tight spots, zipping in & out of traffic - all the things that a *commuter* bike can do with ease. The Concourse is a big, heavy touring bike, designed for eating up country miles in total comfort.

    Its like asking why you wouldn't tour the country on a GS500 - you can, but it would be uncomfortable and slow.

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    ah, yes, you are absolutely correct. i just wasn't tracking you when I read it.
    Thanks.

    too make it simple, i'm looking for the perfect all around bike. one that i use to commute on, one that we use for long mileage trips, one that we use to go to dinner on, one that i can launch myself into orbit on, etc... lol
     
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    I'd be getting the bike I liked best as I think you'll find more than enough good places to ride either of the bike types you're interested in.
    Have a look at some of the on line maps, some really good day and weekend rides and it only takes 20-30 mins to get out of town.
     
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    Such a bike does exist. Here it is :up


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    Or this... ;-)

    IMG_0281.jpg

    Oh, wait, it's one of the one's he's looking at too! :tomato:
     
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    David, just so you understand, there are some people here that are one eyed. Gosling1 is not just one eyed, he has green blood, so it is very hard for him to recommend anything other than Kawasaki. Gos is very knowledgeable but even if he honestly thought there was a better bike than the Kwaka it would be hard for him to say it. I must say that the Z1000 he has shown is a very good all rounder as far as I know and I did look at them.
     
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    And *that* is the thing I love about the motorcycling community. The bike each person rides is the best in the market, bar none. Which is exactly how it should be!



    PS. All the intelligent sexy people ride cruisers :)
     
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    Yup, with the panniers on my 1400GTR has a mighty fat arse, when I ride to work I usually just have the top box which makes parking easier.
     
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    I think I can handle it. The zzr1100 was smaller but not by much with the panniers on it.
     
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