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It looks to be a great bike. Nothing wrong with lusting after that baby. 15K$ is more than I can justify for any bike right now. However a couple of bikes that I do lust after are in that price range. Unfortunately it just isn't doable at least not yet.

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Quite nice. I certainly enjoy the look and feel of a good sport-tourer. If you like that, have you seen the new Kawasaki Concours 14? If not, take a peek:

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=220

No price announced yet, but I'm sure it will be on par with the Guzzi.
 

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Sweet ride Ricky..... you're right, looks very comparable.

My problem is of course, being 5 foot 1 inch and 117 pounds-- not sure I could handle either machine. Sigh-- what I woudn't give for another 6 inches of height !!

I believe the Norge lowers to about 30 inches- still not sure that would be low enough.
 

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Sweet ride Ricky..... you're right, looks very comparable.

My problem is of course, being 5 foot 1 inch and 117 pounds-- not sure I could handle either machine. Sigh-- what I woudn't give for another 6 inches of height !!

I believe the Norge lowers to about 30 inches- still not sure that would be low enough.
are you looking for a sport-tourer or just daydreaming (like i'm always doing)?
 

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Mike-- definitely day dreaming..... maybe in a year or so-- after I've gotten some experience under my belt, I may try something a little more challenging.

It's nice to have a goal.... keeps you young!
 

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Mike-- definitely day dreaming..... maybe in a year or so-- after I've gotten some experience under my belt, I may try something a little more challenging.

It's nice to have a goal.... keeps you young!
most definitely!

when you're ready, i highly recommend the Kawasaki Z750S (and not just because i own one - see sig pic). over on the Z site, many small riders have lowered the rear with a dog bone link (easy mod) and installed hard luggage to turn the Z into a tourer. and at well under $7000, the Z is plenty of bike for the $$.
 

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at well under $7000, the Z is plenty of bike for the $$.
Now you're talking!!--- that's definitely something to check into!
 

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denisep said:
Sweet ride Ricky..... you're right, looks very comparable.

My problem is of course, being 5 foot 1 inch and 117 pounds-- not sure I could handle either machine. Sigh-- what I woudn't give for another 6 inches of height !!

I believe the Norge lowers to about 30 inches- still not sure that would be low enough.
May I suggest a pair of six inch ankle strapped pumps might just do the job. :lol:
 

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May I suggest a pair of six inch ankle strapped pumps might just do the job.
What would I do without you people? Great suggestion Paulie!!! :wink:
 

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Hmmm. From what you said, the challenge with you is finding a sport bike that can fit your diminutive frame. Most sport bikes have a seat height of 30"+ and you're at, approximately for your height, a 26"-28" inseam? (forgive me if I'm way off):wink:

Mike's right. An easily modifiable sport bike might be your ticket for sport-touring if you don't want to ride a cruiser forever (nothing against cruisers, but sport/sport-touring bikes are typically better performers - which to me equals more fun!)
 

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Never rode a sports bike before anyway, and pretty sure my inseam is on the 26 end rather than the 28..... My in-laws call me "Stump". Lord, why won't old people die!!

Guess I'd better start with something small and work my way up. :cry:
 

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Nice scoot, but I can't envision owning a motorcycle from a company that calls its saddlebags "panniers". :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hey! I have panniers. :)

Sport touring bikes are a whole different animal. Mines much easier to handle than my old ACE750. Don't be afraid of them.

Old bike below.
 
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