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07-10-2020 10:23 AM
Mr_Ed
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Originally Posted by FjrjrF View Post
I could see myself on a Bergman, weather protection, lots of storage. With the 15" tubless wheel upfront and a 14" rear tube? I would have to wonder what the turn in is like. I guess I would have to test drive.... but I ain't there yet!
A terminally ill friend gave me an '05 Bergman with 952 miles on it a few years back. I drove over to his home in Huntsville, AL, to pick it up, and he died a week later.

I replaced the tires, put plugs in it, changed the fluids, and it was good to go.

I put less than 100 miles on it just around local. I really had to concentrate on not pulling the clutch and locking up the rear brake when stopping. It was very nimble on the country roads in my area. Speed limits are 45, but I kept looking at the speedo and finding myself doing 60+. I mean, I do way over the speed limit on the FJR and ZRX too, but at least, on them I know it The Burgy was deceptively fast. I think it was because the engine sound never seemed to change, no matter how fast I was going.

I kept it a couple of years and really tried to like it for John, but I just couldn't get into it. I finally decided it was silly to let it just sit there and rot and sold it.

They are very capable bikes though. I've had several older friends go to them and put some serious miles on them. One of my friends and his wife (below) toured the country on one with a Givi box and put over 100,000 miles on one in a very short time. That was riding two-up.
07-10-2020 10:09 AM
Mr_Ed
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Originally Posted by chucksklrst View Post
I have a 2019 Versys 1000LT SE and the bags are the same as the Ninja 1K. Size is 28 liters. 2 liters smaller than the my 2014 FJR. Abit of an Odd shape. I have to carry my laptop in the top box because of it.
It would obviously depend on the size of the laptop, but mine won't fit in the FJR bags either. If I carry it along I have to use the Givi.
07-06-2020 05:41 PM
chucksklrst
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Originally Posted by Donk View Post
The bags on the Ninja 1000 are much bigger than you’d expect. A friend had a Ninja and they held a lot of gear. I was both surprised and impressed by the bags capacity. I don’t think heated grips are and option? What’s with the Japanese, one bike lacks cruise another lacks heated grips, chain drive without centerstands? It would cost them pennies more to offer a complete package.
I have a 2019 Versys 1000LT SE and the bags are the same as the Ninja 1K. Size is 28 liters. 2 liters smaller than the my 2014 FJR. Abit of an Odd shape. I have to carry my laptop in the top box because of it.
04-15-2020 09:43 PM
FjrjrF I could see myself on a Bergman, weather protection, lots of storage. With the 15" tubless wheel upfront and a 14" rear tube? I would have to wonder what the turn in is like. I guess I would have to test drive.... but I ain't there yet!
04-15-2020 06:38 PM
the Ferret
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Originally Posted by rbentnail View Post
The only problem I have when thinking about "scooters" is what vehicles people are calling "scooters". To me the term applies to Likker Cycles not the Bergman style ones. To me if it gets registered, insured and taxed it's not a scooter.
So you're saying a Bergman 650 is a step thru motorcycle or what exactly? The manufacturer's call them scooters.
04-15-2020 06:06 PM
rbentnail The only problem I have when thinking about "scooters" is what vehicles people are calling "scooters". To me the term applies to Likker Cycles not the Bergman style ones. To me if it gets registered, insured and taxed it's not a scooter.
04-15-2020 04:28 PM
the Ferret
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Originally Posted by Damir View Post
Ferret, if you go back one page,my post #38, the information I found is;
2020 TMAX Tech Max 560cc will unfortunately NOT be sold in the Americas and Canada.

Well, I'm not ready yet anyway, so maybe when I am ready ( few more years) they will see fit to bring it in. Actually by the time I'm ready to go from mc to scooter full time, chances are I won't need anything that big and powerful. Probably a 300 or 400 cc will be plenty.
04-15-2020 03:46 PM
zwartie
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Originally Posted by passx View Post
The only thing I’ll add to this conversation is that I will never, ever own a “scooter” just not my thing.
My Dad turns 84 next month. He's been riding for years and currently rides a Suzuki Burgman 650, although not that often anymore. Before that he rode a Honda 750 Shadow Aero but had to give that up because after his knee replacement surgery he had a hard time getting his leg over the bike to get on and off it. I rode both bikes and the Burgman was way faster, sportier, and more fun than the Shadow. Would I buy a scooter? Not at this time, but if I had to in order to keep riding, I likely would. Never say never...

Zwartie
04-15-2020 03:11 PM
Damir
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Originally Posted by the Ferret View Post
...and they now have a 560 T max that should be awesome. Twist and go baby, with comfort, wind protection and storage.
Ferret, if you go back one page,my post #38, the information I found is;
2020 TMAX Tech Max 560cc will unfortunately NOT be sold in the Americas and Canada.
04-15-2020 12:57 PM
the Ferret I might not go the 3 wheeler route when I can no longer handle the FJR, but I certainly would have another Maxi scooter. My wife and I both had Yamaha 400 Majesty's and they were great and I have ridden a 500 Yamaha T Max scooter that was very fast...and they now have a 560 T max that should be awesome. Twist and go baby, with comfort, wind protection and storage.

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