**What happened to all the standards?**

Posted at 9/14/2012 12:55:58 AM


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Nice looking bike caspero!
Is that considered a standard or adventuer-touring bike?

Posted at 9/17/2012 1:03:21 PM


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citrusk said:Nice looking bike caspero!
Is that considered a standard or adventuer-touring bike?
Thanks. They call it the "Roadster", and it's a big healthy juicy old school standard. Great bike, it'll do anything on pavement. 109 horses, light weight (450ish), great ergos, saddlebags, rack, hot grips. It'll carve, it'll tour, it'll commute, just a great all around motorcycle.

Posted at 9/17/2012 8:19:57 PM


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There is an F800R as well...same idea as Casper's bike, but with the F800 parallel twin engine. It's available here in Canada...dunno about the States...

Posted at 9/27/2012 1:45:28 PM


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Other good standards to consider...

true standards:

Triumph Bonneville, T100, or Scrambler - the Bonnies are much loved by many
Suzuki TU250X - a small standard

Street-oriented adventure touring / road-biased heavier dual sport machines:

Triumph Tiger 800 - another very street-oriented dual sport / adventure touring bike
Suzuki V-Strom 650 - a very street-oriented dual-sport / adv touring bike
Kawasaki Versys - similar to the V-Strom; I've seen it described as a tall Ninja 650

more upright sport bikes:

Yamaha FZ6 / FZ6R
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2012 and prior) / 300 (new for 2013),
Kawasaki Ninja 650
Honda CBR250R
Suzuki GS500F, GSX650F, and GSX1250FA

technically a cruiser, but seating is closer to standard:
Honda Shadow RS (not Spirit, Phantom, or ACE)

and last but not least:

Harley-Davidson XR1200X

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