Premium Member rustyshackles Posted March 19, 2016 Premium Member Share Posted March 19, 2016 Hi all, 49 y/o Dallas,TX area rider here. 13 yrs riding experience, currently on a 2012 Street Triple R. Prior bikes were a GS500 and SV650. I've had some reliability issues with the Triumph, and I want some bona fide touring capacity in my next ride. With my 50th birthday coming up I am planning a 2-week solo tour (with wife's permission!) that I am calling the midlife crisis tour. I've test ridden the F800GT (too much handlebar vibration, a bit "rattly," and too expensive). Also rode the Versys 650 and found power & fun factor lacking. Hope to ride the FJ-09 today, and am also considering the VFR800 and Bandit 1250s. Much of my riding is commuting (40-mile round trip) in all weather except snow/ice. I enjoy "spirited" riding but nothing crazy. I've read lots of reviews by the moto press and have viewed many vlogs. The FJ-09 seems like it will tick my boxes. I plan to lurk and learn on the site. I'll check in officially if I make the purchase! IBA Member #59800 3 Nations Brewing Mug Club #100 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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