2000 VFR. It's the 4th one I've owned. No matter how many bikes I've owned, I always go back to a VFR. The thing is spotless with new tires, battery and service at 9000 miles. $5000 even. I didn't even insult the guy with a low ball, he wanted $5200.
Btw, the ZRX1200 I sold to a guy that works for me could be bought for $4500 with 6200 miles and not a scratch.
I just can't buy new.....I want to, just can't bring myself to do it.
You've gott to be kidding! I've had a KLR. Good bike, for what it is. I have an EX500 and got a much better price than you. Comparing a KLR to an EX500 is comparing a pickup truck to a sports car. KLRs have their uses, but they can't travel with EX500s. A sport rider would not be pleased with a KLR so why compare? The general public seems to agree and has been preferring EX500s over KLRs and Hyosongs. The EX500 needs more horsepower? What about the big bad 35 horse too-tall KLR? And -- does the Fat Albert Korean bike with it extra weight need anything? I'd rather have 12 less horsepower than 90 more pounds any day. If I could get another 10 horse out of my 20 year old R80ST, it would be up there with the all new Fat Albert bike. The EX500 has lasted this long because it is broadly acclaimed as an excellent machine. Kawasaki didn't just forget to update it. They are producing an excellent budget sport bike on purpose. Want more horsepower? Buy a ZX and pay for it. To quible about the shortcomings of the EX500 but praise an old underpowered dirt bike and an overweight untried Korean entry is not a thoughtful comparison. Its like saying a Kia is better than a Honda because it has more cupholders. Up to this point, I thought your writing was very good - - but I can't let this go without comment. Its bad advice for the inexperienced rider. Why don't you take the three to the strip and the track and see if you notice any difference? Thanks for your other work.
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