OtherGround Forums Which one of these motorcycles would you buy?

25 days ago
12/13/11
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I don't know much about motor bikes. I'd like to buy one in the $6000-$9000 range. I am unsure what to look for. I would like at least 750 CC. After 750 the insurance rates go up so perhaps right at 750 would be good unless you think I would get bored on a 750? I used to ride a motorcycle from about 16 to 18 years old so I'm no strange to riding.


2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 ABS - $7900

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/7117767945.html


2015 Suzuki GSX-S750 - $6250

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/d/north-vancouver-2015-suzuki-gsx-s750/7117248686.html


2016 Kawasaki Z800 - $6000

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/d/vancouver-2016-kawasaki-z800/7113346334.html


VFR 800F - $9000

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/nvn/mcy/d/north-island-vfr-800f/7109740399.html
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12/13/11
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25 days ago
10/1/07
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My pick is the Z800 but that might just be because I'm a Kawa guy.  I can't make a strong argument for one over the others.  Ride safe.

25 days ago
12/13/11
Posts: 9340
Red-White-Blue - 

My pick is the Z800 but that might just be because I'm a Kawa guy.  I can't make a strong argument for one over the others.  Ride safe.


Appreciate the reply.
25 days ago
10/1/07
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I should add that I'd enjoy any of those bikes, no bad picks there in my opinion.  Will be curious to see what others say.

25 days ago
12/13/11
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This one also.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/d/north-vancouver-north-central-2018/7114495900.html


2018 YAMAHA MT 09 FZ 09 - $7200
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12/13/11
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25 days ago
12/13/11
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This one too.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/d/vancouver-2018-yamaha-xsr-km-6yr/7111266529.html
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25 days ago
12/3/02
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You will have much more fun riding that last Yamaha. Triples are great all rounders on the street. 

25 days ago
10/7/14
Posts: 103

Vfr...I believe it isnt as sporty...so a little more comfortable.  I think you can add bags to get nice sport touree

25 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 48408

depends on what you want it for.

the sportier, the less comfortable.

also, if you plan on doing some twisties every weekend, repairing ferrings becomes a PITA

 

25 days ago
8/12/19
Posts: 562

Honda 100%

25 days ago
12/13/11
Posts: 9346
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. -

depends on what you want it for.

the sportier, the less comfortable.

also, if you plan on doing some twisties every weekend, repairing ferrings becomes a PITA

 

I think I want some speed but also some comfort for long drives if needed. that 2014 Honda seems like the best of both worlds. one of the reasons I want a bike is because I have a cabin on Vancouver island and I live in Vancouver. that means I have to deal with the ferries. motorcycles kinda bypass the lineup to an extent and the fair is cheaper. plus most of the time I'm visiting there is in the summer so I think I'll just insure the bike for the summer. the ride is like 45 minutes to the ferry and then 90 minutes to the cabin from the ferry landing. perhaps do the ride with a girl on the back if needed.

Edited: 25 days ago
6/3/18
Posts: 21

I had a VFR 1200 (2010) when I lived on the Island and it was an amazing machine.  I'm partial to Hondas but the VFR would get my vote; beautiful machines and plenty fast enough, especially with all the trapping they do on VI.  Super comfortable bikes.

25 days ago
12/13/11
Posts: 9347

I'd also like to drive it fast for fun as a stress reliever. I have a sports car that I do that with too. 

25 days ago
12/31/19
Posts: 1314

VFR...

25 days ago
5/8/16
Posts: 414

I owned a 2010 Z1000 for 6 years. Great bike. Super reliable, comfortable, and powerful. I'd pick the Z800.

11 days ago
12/13/11
Posts: 9380
Changed my mind. I'm gonna get an R1 or something fast as fuck like it. Which one of these would you get gentlemen?

2016 Yamaha R1s (bought new 2018) guy said he would take 10grand

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/mcy/7124940937.html

24000km on that one.



2009 YAMAHA R1 - $7499

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/7122630536.html

17000km on that one.



2010 Yamaha r1 - $9500

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/mpo/7127755880.html

27000 km on that one.



2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R - $9950

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rch/mcy/d/richmond-northeast-2014-kawasaki-ninja/7128293882.html

15000 km




I lean towards the 2016 R1s. It has more kilometers but its newer and has only been driven for 2 years, although a lot of driving was done. Definitely driving in the rain cause that many km in 2 years in Vancouver where it rains 8 months of the year would be impossible. Thoughts gentlemen?
11 days ago
3/18/12
Posts: 8917

I currently own a 2020 z900 and it's badass.  Last bit was a Yamaha Fz07.  Highly suggest the Fz07 and fz09, you can get them used for around 5k all over.  Z900 is more refined but the Yamahas have the crossplane crank and are hella fun.  

11 days ago
1/18/03
Posts: 18298
I ride a VFR 800.

Its a sport bike for old guys who cant ride sport bikes anymore, so if thats what you want its great.

11 days ago
12/13/11
Posts: 9382
effinggoof - I ride a VFR 800.

Its a sport bike for old guys who cant ride sport bikes anymore, so if thats what you want its great.


hanged my mind. I'm gonna get an R1 or something fast as fuck like it. Which one of these would you get gentlemen?

2016 Yamaha R1s (bought new 2018) guy said he would take 10grand

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/mcy/7124940937.html

24000km on that one.



2009 YAMAHA R1 - $7499

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/mcy/7122630536.html

17000km on that one.



2010 Yamaha r1 - $9500

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/mpo/7127755880.html

27000 km on that one.



2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R - $9950

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rch/mcy/d/richmond-northeast-2014-kawasaki-ninja/7128293882.html

15000 km




I lean towards the 2016 R1s. It has more kilometers but its newer and has only been driven for 2 years, although a lot of driving was done. Definitely driving in the rain cause that many km in 2 years in Vancouver where it rains 8 months of the year would be impossible. Thoughts gentlemen?