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    Senior Member Dave-o's Avatar
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    Need a little help here

    I love my TW, I really do, but.....

    I'd really like to have a bike that can comfortably go 75 mph on the highway without buzzing my arms numb.

    Here's my criteria:

    Low seat height (32" or less)
    Fairly upright seating position
    500 cc or more

    I've looked at:

    Yamaha SCR950 (nice, but too heavy)
    Yamaha FZ-07 (it's okay)
    Honda Rebel 500 (not really my cup of tea)

    It seems the more bikes I look at, the more I like my TW. I sure wish it was a TW600.

    What other bikes should I look at given my criteria?

    Thanks for your input!

    Dave
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    What style bikes are you looking at? What style do you like the most?
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    Ah, the low seat height. I feel that. I suggest the CB500 family of the R, F and X. Also, the Triumph Tiger XRX LRH (low ride height).
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    For models to look at to fill those parameters my recommendations are easy, a 2017 H/D Softail Slim with it's 110 cubic inch Screamin Eagle engine and 25 1/5" seat height or a sweet Runnin' cruiser like my 2014 - 900 cc Triumph America will meet your requirements. Easily with nearly 50 mph to spare...



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    See my signature.... there is no such things as too many bikes.
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    Dr650, can be lowered for no cost and 75 mph is no problem
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    The low seat height pretty much excludes everythin except: small bikes that won't to do 75 comfortably and Harleys.

    Get something else and lower it. You know you're just going to modify anything you get anyway, why not get what you want and make it fit your criteria after.
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    I second the DR650. Here's a ridiculously low asking priced one by me. Just not in the market for a big dual-sport anymore (I say to myself):

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Suzuki...Ra21jL&vxp=mtr

    Or a KLR650. Pre model style change so 2007 and earlier if you can find one.

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    A second bike will solve that issue
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    I've got the TW for the woods and bombing around on back roads and a Victory (1732cc) for comfortable interstate travel.....best of both worlds!

    Unfortunately there is no magic motorcycle that will be good off road and good on the freeway - imo
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    Try a BMW f700gs

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