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Absolute personal issue you have to answer yourself. I just did the same thing. Sold my '05 GSXR1000 and '06 ZX14 (And a whole slew of other ones prior to that.), and got a M109R. So far, so good. Still a high-tech., smooth, powerful bike, but nothing like the sporties, especially in the twisties. It'll make you slow down and relax.



Now, to see how long it'll last. That's the question. Good luck.
 

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Fazer 1000 or FZ1 yamaha....

I believe it is called the fazer 1000 in europe.

nimble and good handling...enough power for any sane person but easier to ride with restraint than your clip on equipped sport bike.

perfect for the riding you describe.



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Man, you all sure drive fast over there. 130-140 mph on the way to work? You have got to be kidding me. Telecommuting is a lot faster (186,000 mps) and safer.



All that said, for fantasy purposes, with those conditions you described youre probably down to the KTM 990 Adventure or........or.......the BMW HP2. I'd guess 130 mph might be achievable, barely, on those and they'll also meet your enduro/off-road spec.
 

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130-140 mph and you are worried about restraint with a liter bike? sounds like you don't have restraint on the 750.



maybe a 250 would be wise.



if you love 750s why get anything different? each of those crashes could have occurred on a scooter, a cruiser or a sportbike.
 

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[*]I guess I would echo what Woody650 said with some additions. I know if I could have 3 bikes it would be a VFR with ABS for commuting in rainy Seattle, a GSXR750 for weekend fun, and the new Kawaski Concours 14 with ABS for cross country touring. i.e. to visit family in California, CO, and back on the east coast (VA, GA).

[*]You can get into trouble with the law on anybike and crash on any bike. I would avoid cruisers cause to me they are sitting ducks i.e not safe. On a motorcycle the key is to have agility and power to avoid an accident. Contary to what some of the GPTB* believe, sportbikes stop, start, accelerate, and turn faster than any cruiser..

[*]* Gray Pony Tail Brotherhood - kpaul copyright pending
 

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Man you need to slow down on public roads. The speed may have been a factor in the non rearender crashes. If you were ging slower you may have more time to avoid the diesel and to avoid the crash on the tracks. WHen it is raining it is a known fact that sport bike tires are down on traction as are all tires. I sugest you get thee to a school and learn to ride better (not faster) AND get thee to a track day for your speed jollies. I did both and my ridng is more sane in the street (mostly) and I have great fun on the track. I have multiple bikes. You can get an older and a newer as a track bike and have lots of fun. Please don't be dangerous out there. I think that is called being a squid.



I have a 94 BMW R1100RS for my commuter. an 89 FZR 400 for track and an 06 R6 for fun street weekend riding. At the 130-140 speeds you are just taking way too many chances on the street. NO reaction time.
 

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I think that combo is a great set of bikes. I am looking into replacing my commuter 94 BMW RS ABS 40 per day year round) with a Concours zx-14. I have two sport bikes as well. I live in equally rainy Portland and think ABS is mandatory in this climate. My other two are an 06 R6 bumblebe and an 89 FZR 400
 

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Nice collection... Someday I want to be like you. Oh well another kid to get through college.. it will have to wait.
 

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I don't think you need a new bike...2 out of those 3 accidents could have occured on any motorcycle, and the 3rd one was entirely out of your control. Be a bit more careful in the rain, maybe slow down a bit in the areas that you know have ****ty conditions, and go from there.
 

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Simple: A Suzuki DL650 with better rubber than the stock (I run Pirelli Scorpion Syncs and they stick like glue and work fine for light trail use -- if that floats your boat). The WeeStrom's sporty and planted enough to have fun, yet with ergos you can enjoy every day.
 

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I own two bikes currently and now have a 118 mile round trip commute. Of my two bikes (999 and K1200RS) the k bike is the one I pick most days. Fast and flickable enough to not be boring, comfortable enough for all day riding. Plus heated grips and an accessary outlet for heated gear. You can even get them with factory cruse control. For my needs, a great commuter bike.
 

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Moto Guzzi Griso, Triumph Speed III, Ducati Sport 1000, Yamaha Fazer, Suzuki B-King- All are great (except for the fact no one in the US will get to play with the B-King until next year). My fav is the Speed III. Great across the entire rev range.
 

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You need to simply slow down and realize that the public roads are not a race track. Get yourself to a track day and maybe have a track dedicated bike like your GSX-R750. Maybe get an SV650 for in-town sensibility and it handles too. You are simply a fast rider riding on public roads and the solution is to slow down and realize that the public road will not provide the safety margin necessary to do the speeds indicated. I've learned this lesson and now have a dedicated Honda 600 track bike and a street bike. Either way, you will find a way to ride a slow bike fast on public roads so its you and not the bike. You the rider need to recognize the public roads and the race track are two different environments which require different a approach to safety and common sense. Good luck.
 

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I'll second the wee-strom suggestion. I commuted 26,000 miles in the first year on my '03 Speed Triple. Now I'm on the DL650 and it is a better commuter. I put a trunk on it which I would never do to the Triumph and my wife likes it much better too for two up riding. For track days I'm thinking about a used gsxr 600/750...



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