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Looking to get my next ride - mainly for commuting 30-40 minutes and charity rides.

Don't want one too heavy and i like the up right riding position to see well ahead. So no interest in any race or sportbikes. liked my Tiger 800 XC with the sweet triple, didn't like so much the 800 GS or the Varadero 1000XL.

Thinking of the aprilia Shiver 750, or Tuono 1100 or even the K1200R, another 800XC or 1050, KTM 990 SMT or Adventure.

Any thoughts?
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I had a 2014 Tiger 800 roadie, sold it late 2016.

In 2017 I went and got a '16 R1200GS, had a Speed Triple R as well at the same time.

There's no perfect do it all bike, but the Tiger 800 is as close as you'll ever get...

I just sold the GS and bought another Tiger, a 2016 Tiger 800 XCA... it's now my only bike and I am absolutely happy with that.

I commute on it every day and struggle to behave myself on it, such a great engine and handles so well for an upright bike.

The WP Suspension disguises that 21 inch front wheel so well.
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I had a 2014 Tiger 800 roadie, sold it late 2016.

In 2017 I went and got a '16 R1200GS, had a Speed Triple R as well at the same time.

There's no perfect do it all bike, but the Tiger 800 is as close as you'll ever get...

I just sold the GS and bought another Tiger, a 2016 Tiger 800 XCA... it's now my only bike and I am absolutely happy with that.

I commute on it every day and struggle to behave myself on it, such a great engine and handles so well for an upright bike.

The WP Suspension disguises that 21 inch front wheel so well.
I agree, that 800XC with that big front wheel is so easy to ride in traffic and that triple engine is soooooo smooth... Might go for another one... If I can't find anything else... just tempted by trying something else for a change but defo come back to 800 XC if not.
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What about a BMW S1000XR ??
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I have a low mileage Yamaha mt09 for sale. Nice triple motor. Might suit.
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What about a BMW S1000XR ??
seen them and they're nice but way above my budget unfortunately.

Have about 4k to spend but in no rush
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I have a low mileage Yamaha mt09 for sale. Nice triple motor. Might suit.
Nice bike but outside of my budget too i suspect... particularly for a low mileage one.... one day...
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Any of you got experience on a guzzi ? been looking at 2010 griso or 1200 sport. I like that they shaft driven, They do look different but where to service them in the Dublin area?
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Have to say the Varadero 1000cc is a cracking bike.
So much modifying and tuning on the cheap you can do to them.
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You'll be hard pressed to get any of the KTM's or a Tiger in decent shape for 4k I would think. From the other 3, I can only speak for the Shiver, which I now have for few months. Very happy with it, nice pull from the engine from low revs, 3 riding modes (good luck trying to commute in sport, but rain is a nice addition for rainy days). Surprisingly little vibrations, bearing in mind it's a twin. Once the engine is warmed up, I can only feel vibrations through my feet and only when I put the middle of my feet on the pegs. I ride with the ball of my feet on the pegs all the time, and with that the vibrations are not noticeable. Great brakes and decent suspension, with only basic adjustment at the back and no adjustment at the front. As with all naked bikes, complete lack of any weather protection, so if your commute involves motorways, it gets very tiring very quickly, even with earplugs and a good helmet. The riding position is not fully upright - I'm 185 cm tall and have to lean forward slightly to keep my arms relaxed on the bars.
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if you liked the 800, the 1050 would suit you, easier to manage than the bigger 1200 and road tyres.
great road bike, easy run, you may not be able to get the newer tigersport on your budget
z1000sx /fazer 1000 / vfr 800 crossrunner may be an option
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I have a nice 2007 Aprilla Tuono 1000 for sale. Very low milage I think its 14000 miles. Will be going on done deal for 4000 this weekend.
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Any of you got experience on a guzzi ? been looking at 2010 griso or 1200 sport. I like that they shaft driven, They do look different but where to service them in the Dublin area?
Robbie McGrath would certainly service a Guzzi….
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Any of you got experience on a guzzi ? been looking at 2010 griso or 1200 sport. I like that they shaft driven, They do look different but where to service them in the Dublin area?

Had a griso a few years ago nice bike although there are issues around valves on them guzzi had to recall them so make sure that's done. For 3 to 4k I'd get a fazer 1000 I think.
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You'll be hard pressed to get any of the KTM's or a Tiger in decent shape for 4k I would think. From the other 3, I can only speak for the Shiver, which I now have for few months. Very happy with it, nice pull from the engine from low revs, 3 riding modes (good luck trying to commute in sport, but rain is a nice addition for rainy days). Surprisingly little vibrations, bearing in mind it's a twin. Once the engine is warmed up, I can only feel vibrations through my feet and only when I put the middle of my feet on the pegs. I ride with the ball of my feet on the pegs all the time, and with that the vibrations are not noticeable. Great brakes and decent suspension, with only basic adjustment at the back and no adjustment at the front. As with all naked bikes, complete lack of any weather protection, so if your commute involves motorways, it gets very tiring very quickly, even with earplugs and a good helmet. The riding position is not fully upright - I'm 185 cm tall and have to lean forward slightly to keep my arms relaxed on the bars.
Thx for your feedback, I quite like the shiver and no motorways for my commute hence why i'm considering a naked bike. Did talk to some friends who discouraged me to go for the Z750 as it was a small bike and I'm a big fella of 1.83m so your feedback is useful. Reading a few reviews done on that model shiver too. It seems to be a forgotten naked somehow yet not a bad one at all.
Re the budget I'm in no rush and may wait a month or so to get the right bike and increase a bit my budget too.
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if you liked the 800, the 1050 would suit you, easier to manage than the bigger 1200 and road tyres.
great road bike, easy run, you may not be able to get the newer tigersport on your budget
z1000sx /fazer 1000 / vfr 800 crossrunner may be an option
Yes I would also prefer the new sport version and was considering it after the GS but now that I start fresh I don't have the budget for one... but I agree with you... she seems a nice one indeed. Never tried one but seen one last Xmas at the toy run looked fine.

thx for the alternative solutions... also looking at them but z100sx hard to find in my budget.
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She looks very tidy indeed and nice colours too. Unfortunately I'll have to scrap that choice as I'll need to bring my son to college in the morning so need a comfy and safe rear seat with luggage.
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Robbie McGrath would certainly service a Guzzi….
I haven't asked him yet but I thought he might as he knows Ducati inside out and was trained in Bologna. He's been servicing most of my bikes since he setup Mototechnic.
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Thinking of the aprilia Shiver 750, or Tuono 1100 or even the K1200R, another 800XC or 1050, KTM 990 SMT or Adventure.

Any thoughts?
Yeah, you could buy something a bit more reliable, like a Harley

Or something like an FJR 1300, that doesn't need the cost of a new bike spending on it every service.
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Yeah, you could buy something a bit more reliable, like a Harley

Or something like an FJR 1300, that doesn't need the cost of a new bike spending on it every service.
Lol a harley... no I don't think so lol... not for me. though i have the beard, not much hair left on top and the grey is prominent. My old six pack faded more into a different kind of 6 packs... All I need really is a leather jacket with Son of something on the back lol...

At the moment my short list is
Shiver 750, Triumph 1050, 800XC if I can find one,
also keeping an eye for
Bandit 1250 / GSX1250FA, Z1000SX (maybe), Versys 1000 (maybe)
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MG grizo or 1200 sport, FJR1300, K1200R

I'll be reading about these bikes to find out more and see then. Thx all for your feedback
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She looks very tidy indeed and nice colours too. Unfortunately I'll have to scrap that choice as I'll need to bring my son to college in the morning so need a comfy and safe rear seat with luggage.
That's a fine machine for a passenger, lots of torque for two, just drop the rear seat cover and away you go. Live those tuonos myself
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