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I have seriously flirted with a Tenere, and can handle the power difference, but concern that they are reported to have even less wind protection than the fjr left me skiddish. I do to many highway miles at cruising speed. If I switch from fjr it’ll be to something that has equal or more wind protection than the fjr. I still think about the Tenere though.

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It's funny coming over from the ST forum where guys complained about the weight of the ST 1300 at 717 pounds to a forum where the bike is nearly 100 pounds lighter (630 pounds) where the guys are complaining about the weight. But then again, guys complain about the weight of the CB1100 ( 550 pounds) which is nearly 100 pounds lighter than the FJR over on the CB1100 forum too.

Wonder how light motorcycles have to be before riders quit complaining about the weight?
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I chuckle too at the guys in Britain who say the CBF1000 is "getting heavy, I'm having problems moving it around in the garage"... 530 lbs. I can wheel that thing around anywhere with ease at my ripe old age, I guess I just don't get it, LOL.
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I tended to ignore most of these conversations short of it being so top heavy but today was different. I got my fjr out for the first ride of the season, had to go into town for some parts for a 76 wing Iím working on, so long story short I couldnít roll the bike up onto the centerstand because of excruciating back pain. Getting off the side stand or swinging a leg over was also excruciating, so once moving I just smiled on my fjr but the time may be here to go a different direction, weíll see ☹️☹️

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Well being injured, especially a back injury, would make a CBR 250 seem heavy. Heck when my back went out a magazine felt heavy lol.
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This is exactly why I changed to a Super Tenere. It has all the features of the FJR, but is lighter and has better handling and suspension.
I'm looking seriously at a 2020 BMW R1250R, a naked roadster...even with a small screen, I'm going to have to get used to a lot more wind blast (unlike the Tenere). But again, given that most of my riding is on back country roads, wind isn't really a concern (and actually, when I took that thing on a testride I was amazed by how clean the wind was). It wasn't until I took it on a short highway stint @ 70'ish mph that the wind became a bit much.

So while I do wish the wind protection was better, it's otherwise exactly what I'm looking for. Also looked at the new 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, the new BMW F900XR, Yamaha Tracer 900GT, MT-10, and a few others, all in that 500'ish-pound range; the 1250R is the only one really excited me. There's no perfect bike for every scenario...if there was, I suppose we'd probably all be riding it.

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It seems funny but an even heavier bike might be a solution for many of you with bad knees, hips, spines, arthritis etc
Imho, the most logical replacement should be a DCT Wing, with engine crawl forward and backward, the lowest center of gravity in the industry, reliable, great power, and now no longer in the "couch" category (ok maybe now a smaller sofa ;-P ), the only thing they should have done was to add electric centre stand and maybe the "self balancing" feature, and then it would have been perfect :-) ,...at least for you US guys it's (only) 25k, here in Canada we are pushing 32k.
Some complain about Wing being "to much carlike", of course I disagree and as long as they still make them I know that will be my ride, once I can't handle the fjr top heaviness. Unless of course they don't come up with an even better bike. And then get a Tenere or VStrom 650 as a second bike.
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I have seriously flirted with a Tenere, and can handle the power difference, but concern that they are reported to have even less wind protection than the fjr left me skiddish. I do to many highway miles at cruising speed. If I switch from fjr itíll be to something that has equal or more wind protection than the fjr. I still think about the Tenere though.
I am fairly short, 5'8", and I find that my Super Tenere with the OEM screen in the high position, has better wind and rain protection than any of my FJR's, I've had all three generations of them.
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I test rode a Super Ten but when I got back to the dealership I couldn't get the side stand deployed. My legs are too short to push it out far enough to catch, it just kept springing back. My son had to walk over and extend it for me so I could climb off. Maybe it was the one I test rode, but it sounded like someone shaking a bucket of bolts.
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I test rode a Super Ten but when I got back to the dealership I couldn't get the side stand deployed. My legs are too short to push it out far enough to catch, it just kept springing back. My son had to walk over and extend it for me so I could climb off. Maybe it was the one I test rode, but it sounded like someone shaking a bucket of bolts.
Yes, all S10's sound like that, I have no idea why, but it doesn't affect their reliability. And all big adventure bikes have a high saddle height, I struggle with that myself, but the S10 is lower than the BMW GS bikes.

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