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post #11 of 34 Old 11-08-2012, 02:24 AM
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I don't think you can go wrong with any of those choices including the Multistrada... Would love a Connie however, to go with my CBRs...

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What about a vfr1200?

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From what I've heard a lot of cops don't like their Connies. Not sure why. The Triumph seems to be the better choice for pavement but if you're going to do any adventure riding then get an air cooled BMW GS. It just works better for that.
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I have only heard praise for the Connie... Where did you hear this?
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From what I've heard a lot of cops don't like their Connies. Not sure why. The Triumph seems to be the better choice for pavement but if you're going to do any adventure riding then get an air cooled BMW GS. It just works better for that.

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The new Tiger also has shaft drive, and as you noted already, it has cruise control.

Cruise control is GREAT, I can't say enough about it. I had a BMW k bike sport tourer with CC and I installed a sophisticated, electronic CC on my FJR. To me, this is indispensable for touring. And, once you have it, you'll use it all the time on the way to the twisties.

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The cruise control is the main feature pushing me toward the Tiger. O.k., that and the fact that it has more outward personality (At least to me). That said, I'm not sure if it warrants the $4K price difference between it and the Connie.

Ugh. I just need to make up my mind. I'm going to go look at both again tomorrow and try to make a decision.

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$4K difference in price? Wow! I find motorcycles are visceral things, when I find myself in a position like yours now, I go with the gut. A logical analysis of the situation does not satisfy my gut, but my gut can convince my mind. Good luck and may the best bike win!

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Get the Connie and a throtlemeister...

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Find a used FJR. From what I've read they're put together better than the Connie and they are also easier to work on.

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