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2nd Bike Syndrome... Anyone looking?

Can't help myself... the 2nd bike syndrome... I just keeping looking and lusting after some new bikes in the Yamaha line up.
I took the the FJ-09 for a spin at a ride event a few months ago, and left a bit disappointed. It wasn't a bad bike by any means, but compared to the FJR, it really was a step down. It felt like the difference between a top end fully adjustable luxury office chair... to a really nice folding lawn chair.


Now my focus seems to be wavoring between two other Yamahas.
  • The XSR900, retro style that looks to be a worthy beast by all reviews, and it seems to fit me like a glove... a very likely 2nd bike candidate.
  • But then..... the rumored to be arriving this fall... the the MT-10 to be reborn as the FZ-10. Naked and gloriously ugly with its cracked bug face and R1 engine torqued down low, to give huge performance specs at street legal speeds.
Anyone else suffer... the syndrome?

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Anyone else suffer... the syndrome?
Nope. Being broke keeps the lust in check.....
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My new second bike (Just sold the bandit) might just be a cheep track bike. or a Suzuki GSX-S 1000

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The demo truck was in town recently so it was time to try out some different machines. (And of course, a new FJR. Nice, but I'll stay with my '12)

I was wholly unimpressed with the FJ-09. I am hoping Yamaha decides to bring this over...

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...cer-700-review

As for 2nd bikes, I picked up an '09 TMax and I absolutely love it. I think an SR400 would be fun if not for the ridiculous pricing. I tried out a Bolt and thought it'd be a good around-town bike and it's priced right.

The bike I saw that day that I wanted the most? Someone had a like-new 1st generation Goldwing. Naked and shiny and unmolested.
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Found the Super Tenere to be the perfect 2nd bike for me. Spousal Unit has three BMWs in the shop as well. I ride one of those every now and then.

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The purchase of an FJR1300A is my 2nd bike syndrome I'm currently riding a 2012 BMW R1200R naked bike. Planning on buying a 2016 FJR in Oct/Nov time frame.
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I've got the 2nd bike fever bad. Looking at everything from Crotch Rockets to Enduros. Can't decide which way to go so I'm holding until I do.

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I really fancy the XSR900 as a second bike......would have to be the one in Kenny Roberts colours though
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Still trying to fund the 2017 Iron Butt Rally, while feeding the kids and other non-essential expenditures.

That said, we succumbed to "2nd Bike" last Fall. I bought a small scooter for the 14-year-old and so he is mobile now, and a slightly larger scooter for me to commute on. The FJR really is too big and bulky for my 3 mile commute.

One result of that is that my wife decided to learn to ride, and she now has that "M" endorsement too. Those scooters might not be sexy, but they are useful and the wife now wants a CB500X.
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Always want a 2nd bike, the fever never subsides. Used to have one, not lately. Would love to get the 2014 Blue Honda Valkyrie. Just for the fun of it, it's a blast to ride and with that Wing engine that puppy has some major torque.

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