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Motorcycles, General questions

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nope it is NC700X. But it is literly a scooter that Honda can put fancier plastics on it.
That is a neat looking bike. I think with its 115 mph top speed it will have no issues rolling with us. It looks comfortable as well.
 

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Or you can borrow mine!
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a scooter with 100+ mph top speed as well
Yep, that's what I'm told...;)

It's cushy, too, and protects your clothes, lol.
I used to use it as a commuter for a while.

BTW - this used to be my event "park anywhere" ride.
Now, that could not keep up!
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Wow I didn't read through the the tread but this sparked an inner fire that I've put out years ago. I've been through a dozen bikes in the past 10 years...gsxr1000s, cbr600s, sv10000s, r1s, rc51s, v twins to in lines all done on trackdays to back country roads early on sundays! If i had to put hundreds of miles on a bike I would go with a light weight sports bike like a ninja 300 or a cbr500. Something comfortable and light enough for some fun and not crazy scary fast for the streets. I'm all about going fast and having fun but that should be limited to the race tracks. Hell even the KTM 390 might strike a perfect balance between fun and performance for the streets. Raise the bars and switch out the saddle for a prolonged ride and you'll be good.
 

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I am sure you could take shortcut through the woods and get ahead of the pack.

I did get a chance some time on a similar Suzuki and the thing is Fast. On a traffic light will put Harley’s to shame
 

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I've lusted after one of these for years. HyperMotard 110EVo SP

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I keep buying boats instead of motorcycles though. One day.....One day she will be mine!
 

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yea, I do nto think I can keep up with that LOL
 

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I've lusted after one of these for years. HyperMotard 110EVo SP

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I keep buying boats instead of motorcycles though. One day.....One day she will be mine!
That bike is on my shortlist, someday....

I am at 3 motorcycles now. But need another garage if i get anything more. Lol
 

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That bike is on my shortlist, someday....

I am at 3 motorcycles now. But need another garage if i get anything more. Lol
Yeah, i used to have a bike but i got cut off and had to ditch. I had all the gear on which was huge.
Actually really liked a yamaha stryker a month ago but my wife gave me the "you had a stroke" line so between the crash and a stroke it probably won't happen.
I did already convince her that when my truck dies (probably next 5 years) that we should get one of those ecoboost mustangs due to the 30 mpg highway and her sisters living in Texas and florida. She didn't even think about it she just said ok!
Now to see what can go wrong with my truck...
 

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My wife said she is game. We would get hotel rooms as well. We should also see Wheels through Time while up there.
 

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Like most that have replied, all gave great advice, tips etc. I have also rode for over 35 years, on everything.
Amature road raced several years on CBR1000 RR. Only going to comment on couple of things, no replacement for experience. Nothing can’t turn a great planned trip with your son into nightmare quicker than an accident and serious injury. That said, buy good safety gear, helmets, gloves, jackets and even good riding pants. I would highly recommend after buying your choice of bikes take an entire summer and just learn to ride and control the bike. Take short day trips, go out on days that’s it raining so you know what to expect and understand that your riding speed and how you ride will need to change, slower in corners, not snapping throttle open coming out of corners, which will spin tire when wet., etc.
If a situation arises that you need quick action to avoid, your reaction needs to be instinct and second nature. You will not have the time to “ think it through” it will be over long before that. Most of the accidents on motorcycles are not the fault of the motorcycle rider , but the other driver that did’nt see you. I think it is awesome you are going to do this, just make sure both you and your son have the experience to go and comeback as you left. Good luck and Godspeed.
 

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Like most that have replied, all gave great advice, tips etc. I have also rode for over 35 years, on everything.
Amature road raced several years on CBR1000 RR. Only going to comment on couple of things, no replacement for experience. Nothing can’t turn a great planned trip with your son into nightmare quicker than an accident and serious injury. That said, buy good safety gear, helmets, gloves, jackets and even good riding pants. I would highly recommend after buying your choice of bikes take an entire summer and just learn to ride and control the bike. Take short day trips, go out on days that’s it raining so you know what to expect and understand that your riding speed and how you ride will need to change, slower in corners, not snapping throttle open coming out of corners, which will spin tire when wet., etc.
If a situation arises that you need quick action to avoid, your reaction needs to be instinct and second nature. You will not have the time to “ think it through” it will be over long before that. Most of the accidents on motorcycles are not the fault of the motorcycle rider , but the other driver that did’nt see you. I think it is awesome you are going to do this, just make sure both you and your son have the experience to go and comeback as you left. Good luck and Godspeed.
They have already made their road trip with much success. This discussion has changed to another possible rode trip next spring
 
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My only advice go rent several different bikes get a feel for it and then make your decision, I've own from sports bikes 600cc to 1200cc hayabusa to 9' long chopper to my current HD Dresser and i have gone over 300 miles on every single one, it all depends on the riders do not buy trust me get a feel for it by renting then make your decision every rider is different.
 

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Lol oops well glad they made the trip and everything went well sorry for the late comment but very happy for you guys be safe
 

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@Mike Clark - so you up for the trip? We will be planning shortly and it sounds like you will have experience to contribute!
 

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I owned two gsxr1000s. If you plan on getting sport bikes for touring your trip will be over after day one. Your hands and butt will be too sore to ride. Not to mention all the leg cramps. Sport bikes don’t even start riding good til after 120-150mph.
 

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I haven't read the whole thread, but I've ridden a bit and owned 5 streetbikes over a period of about 20 years. I've ridden quite a few others, from GSXRs to Ducatis to BMW sport tourers and HD Electra Glides. Sportbikes are amazing. No doubt about it. However, they are amazing at doing what they were designed to do - which is to be ridden hard. That's not touring...heck, that's not even day to day riding. For me, the frustrating thing about these kinds of bike can be that the opportunities to actually ride them anywhere even remotely approaching where they are tuned to work best are very rare. In my experience, most day-to-day riding is more like "touring" than it is like sport riding. Put this in terms of something else - say boats. Would you want to go on a long tour in a flat bottom jet-drive go-fast boat? I wouldn't. Get something that lets you sit upright with your legs in a natural position (preferably with multiple places for your feet so you can switch it up). Wind protection is up to you and can be a double-edged sword, as it can create really uncomfortable buffeting if you aren't the right height for it, although you can always modify.
 
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