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Thinking of Going Lighter

Here we go again but now itís my turn. I love the FJR but Iím thinking of going to something lighter. Would like to stay sport touring as I already have the Multis. Bike must have cruise, windshield and bags. I wish someone else made an R1200R or RS than BMW. Sort of what Iím thinking but do not want to own a beemer. Ducati Supersport is ok but the bags are tiny and no cruise. Any thought or suggestions?
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To get down to 500-ish lbs., you'll have to go with smaller displacement in most cases. But what you'll find is 100 hp and 500 lbs. is just as fast and a bit more fun. Too bad you can't get a CBF1000 as it was never imported into the US. I'm currently riding that and it's a blast... not missing my FJR all that much.
Try the Tracer GT, got the cruise and good suspension.... a little taller, but you can work with that.... I think it's got lots of room to lower it an inch (there is a factory kit). Uses FJR bags if you like, fit right on. It's still on my radar.
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OK, it's stupid expensive but is anyone looking at the Triumph Tiger 900 GT? More adventure than ST, but still.......and can be fitted with the Trekker kit.
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Here we go again but now it’s my turn. I love the FJR but I’m thinking of going to something lighter. Would like to stay sport touring as I already have the Multis. Bike must have cruise, windshield and bags. I wish someone else made an R1200R or RS than BMW. Sort of what I’m thinking but do not want to own a beemer. Ducati Supersport is ok but the bags are tiny and no cruise. Any thought or suggestions?
Here's a review of the Tracer GT

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...22-fast-facts/

My son had the previous Gen with factory bags and trunk installed. If you are under 5'10" it can be a stretch to the ground with a nearly 34" seat height. At 5' 5 1/2" my feet dangled on both sides when sitting on it. He thought it was an OK bike, didn't excite him like he thought it would and ended up trading it in on an MT-10.

I wish someone else (Honda or Yamaha) made the R1200R too lol.
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I thought the thread was about working out and losing weight.

However I was looking at that 790 KTM. Don't think I would get ride of the FJR though

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They (Triumph) have a Low Version of the Triumph Tiger 900 GT. Seat height under 30" (barely). As to how it performs, i think that the new version, with new engine config, is getting pretty good reviews, overall.
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I'm in the same "lighter" boat. Due to a recent development in my health and my shortness (28 inch inseam), my FJR just became too much of a handful. I recently traded it + quite a bit of cash for a cherry 2008 Honda VFR 800. It's seat height is roughly the same as the FJR with the seat in the lowest position but the VFR's seat is narrower. The VFR also has a much lower center of gravity which makes it feel much lighter than it's roughly 100 lbs lower weight would indicate. Although it's bars are much lower, it's really comfortable for me ergonomically. Plus it came with Throttlemeister bar ends.

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Here we go again but now it’s my turn. I love the FJR but I’m thinking of going to something lighter. Would like to stay sport touring as I already have the Multis. Bike must have cruise, windshield and bags. ... Any thought or suggestions?
Kawasaki Versys? It comes in 650cc and 1000cc, with an LT (Light Touring) model in each size. Those versions have windshield and bags, not sure about cruise control - if not, there are aftermarket products. The 1000 LT SE has cruise control https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/20...VEHICLEDETAILS

Good luck in your search!
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Or Suzuki V-Strom? I believe they are more adventure than sport touring bikes, but I know a couple of fellows that ride theirs very sportily.
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