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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:16 AM
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Default Comfortable Sports tourer commuter

Fooling with the idea of a commuter.
in my head... hard luggage option seems practical
upright ish, 'commit' power,
ZZR1100, seems these are pre 2000s ?
ZZR1400 bit on the large side
RT1200RT style but without the bills
Blackbird
VFR

Nice CBF1000 on fleabay style seems a good option

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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: Comfortable Sports tourer commuter

Originally Posted by Airman
Fooling with the idea of a commuter.
in my head... hard luggage option seems practical
upright ish, 'commit' power,
ZZR1100, seems these are pre 2000s ?
ZZR1400 bit on the large side
RT1200RT style but without the bills
ZZR1200..loads of power..... fast as fuck....comfortable ...reliable....great bike.... mine had a set of handlebar risers.... made it very comfortable...great bike
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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by croaker 1000 k1
ZZR1200..loads of power..... fast as fuck....comfortable ...reliable....great bike.... mine had a set of handlebar risers.... made it very comfortable...great bike
Yup. that's it.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 02:27 AM
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Only problem with a ZZR 12 is it's a Kwak. A 'bird is a much better option.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 09:35 AM
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The vfr800 is probly the best at commuting and mpg but for big mileage touring and two up work its the bird all day long.

The zx12 is thirsty, the zzr12 is ugly (and I own a blackbird so my standards are not high).

The cbf1000 is a lovely mile muncher but as a 1000cc bike its all a bit bland... power, handling, brakes are all just shy of being exciting but still a very capable machine!
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:20 AM
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Second gen cb1000f from 2010. Was half looking at one, v favourable reviews. Not a lot to dislike.

Lots of v clean bikes in UK.

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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny b
The vfr800 is probly the best at commuting and mpg but for big mileage touring and two up work its the bird all day long.

The zx12 is thirsty, the zzr12 is ugly (and I own a blackbird so my standards are not high).

The cbf1000 is a lovely mile muncher but as a 1000cc bike its all a bit bland... power, handling, brakes are all just shy of being exciting but still a very capable machine!
Already have something to scare the shit outta me. This is just a morning 2 -3 lane traffic buster for one up. Can pull out and on without needing to dislocate a hip and easy enough to tuck in again. ... a responsive economical couch that can take basic hard luggage. (Off mt back) but with standards.
Down to 1200. Cb. Bird (maybe a little large?) . Vfr.

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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:46 AM
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In that case of you have a sporty bike and are just looking for a hack that will give ypu feck all trouble then look at a dullsville....

Shaft drive, weather protection, good mpg, side cases and all day comfort for little money.

The rest are overkill if ypu have a second bike.
The 650 is good but the 700 is a better machine.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 11:48 AM
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Forgot to clarify.. this will be a good comfortable hacker. Have something else for Sunday's.
Duv.... meh.

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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:14 PM
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Gs1200 cheap agile comfortable shaft drive heated grips good luggage abs brakes or rt1150 same bike better weather protection..blackbird great bike but heavy on fuel and runs hot in traffic. Fazer 1000 another good option....i have a zzr1100 for sale on here with bar risers fitted might be a good budget option!
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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Comfortable Sports tourer commuter

Originally Posted by Airman
Fooling with the idea of a commuter.
in my head... hard luggage option seems practical
upright ish, 'commit' power,
ZZR1100, seems these are pre 2000s ?
ZZR1400 bit on the large side
RT1200RT style but without the bills
Blackbird
VFR

Nice CBF1000 on fleabay style seems a good option
Depends on how much comfort you want.
I've owned a ZZR1400 & a VFR, both great bikes, especially the ZZR, but no-where near as comfortable as a RT (no matter what mods you do) which I own now.
If you're thinking of an RT, make sure not to get a 05-06, which have problems with the ABS brakes. The later models are good and simple to maintain, and they return excellent mpg.

The CBF1000 seems a really good bike too, and for some reason, you can pick them up quite cheap compared to most other bikes.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 01:32 PM
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K1200/K1300? Fast, very comfy for a more sports orientated tourer. Good mpg on the motorway, plenty of luggage options available.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 04:09 PM
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If you're thinking about RT's, I'll throw in the Triumph Trophy. I own one, I preferred the 900 over the 1200, it's not bad on fuel, quite comfy, they nearly all come with full luggage and have a decent payload weight. I choose it over the RT as it fits a bigger rider, better weather protection and is great on the motorway. Big plus is that they are cheap, just ensure you've a good strong charged battery to prevent the sprag from going too soon. If you travel a lot of back roads,none of that type tourer works well, not enough suspension. IMO it sits right on the money for Irish main roads, if not very sporty.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by croaker 1000 k1
ZZR1200..loads of power..... fast as fuck....comfortable ...reliable....great bike.... mine had a set of handlebar risers.... made it very comfortable...great bike
Second this. Can do everything. Post 2003 model for the win!!
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Old 3rd December 2017, 05:28 PM
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The Z1000 and SX model are also worth a look although the fuel eco is maybe not the best. Im getting wide variations of 32 - 40 MPG on mine covering about 40 - 50 kms per day.

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Old 3rd December 2017, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Comfortable Sports tourer commuter

Originally Posted by fatbast
.i have a zzr1100 for sale on here with bar risers fitted might be a good budget option!
I was gonna say ZZR11 too.Cheap,fast,reliable and comfy.
And they're at the bottom of their pricing now so if you buy one you should be able to sell it on in a few years for a nice profit.
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Old 3rd December 2017, 07:20 PM
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sounds like a fazer thou would be very suitable to your needs

oh im selling one by the way
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Old 3rd December 2017, 07:21 PM
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Gen 2 Fazer 1000's are thristy for commuting, they are agile though
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Old 4th December 2017, 08:07 AM
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Thanks all. Didn't expect such a big response. Looks like we're all along the same lines of a list. Going to remove non faired or semi faired. Too much cleaning. Then print the rest and look at the specs. Recon 3.5 to 4 k will narrow it down more and the size also. Def enough to decide.
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Old 4th December 2017, 02:22 PM
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FZs 1000 or FZ1, depending on your budget.

Decent handling (especially FZ1), R1 power very reliable and mostly cheap.
All day comfy and easy enough on juice and endless upgrade options.

You're welcome.

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