Well, in my opinion, all adventure bikes are ugly. There. I said it.
You reminded me about one of my other dream bikes - the B King set up for touringAlso do likey the Gen 1 FZ1 and is why I got another back in the collection. Still looking for a "skunk" edition too....
But IMO ( me, my, mine ) it's hard to beat a 'Busa ST.
Goes like stink, actually as comfy if not more comfy than FJR, and did I say goes like stink ?!!
$129 a year down here. Do you HAVE to have Canadian insurance?I have a nice Fazer8 for sale...... baby brother to the FZ1. Sweet powertrain.
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I lusted after this FZ1 at a local dealer, I've never seen another one like it....... then I got an insurance quote...... classed as supersport here, insurance is double that of a sport tourer.
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Shop those rates around, and bundle house & car.Insurance is mandatory to get licence plates, and in Ontario we pay some of the highest rates (could rant all day). No sense even comparing to your system.... typical FJR insurance is ~$1000, and the FZ1 quote was $1800.
Chuck,Until you can figure out how to get me a second 200 miles without sitting around for hours, the electric bike is not a touring machine. Wouldn't mind one around town - maybe.
We shall see. And it also depends of your definition of soon. The electric m/c industry has turned out to be a whole lot of foreplay but not much action. They are heavy bikes that have no range. And good luck finding charging stations in the mountains.Chuck,
Lithium-ion batteries are doomed; forget that dangerous old junk.. Aluminum solid-state batteries charge in minutes, not hours. They weigh less, cost less, and run farther than today's lithium-ion batteries.. They can be recycled reasonably. Several companies are gearing up. Toyota is changing to solid-state batteries for their hybrids next year. Just hang tough; there is much new battery tech coming soon.