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This is a discussion on What’s the perfect bike to accompany the XSR900 in the garage within the XSR900 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer Forum category; Ok, but if a random one, and not sure if it’s been done before. But, what do you guys and gal’s think the perfect bike ...

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    What’s the perfect bike to accompany the XSR900 in the garage

    Ok, but if a random one, and not sure if it’s been done before. But, what do you guys and gal’s think the perfect bike to accompany an XSR900 would be. Any make, any model, any style.

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    Go old school/vintage! Depending on what you grew up on and when you started riding, you could go with vintage Jap or British built. You will have a lot of fun riding the old stuff and make you appreciate your modern xsr even more. I know when I go to a bike night or any gathering, seeing the old well maintained bikes always brings back memories and gathers quite the appreciative crowd.

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    This place has a nice selection of used bikes...…………

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    Entirely subjective of course, but if we're talking about a two-bike garage, I think an inline-four supersport might do the trick. Where the XSR is pretty, torquey, and 'comfortable' (relatively speaking) the supersport has a totally different aesthetic with smooth, linear power, usually fitted with much better suspension, at the cost of back-aching ergo.

    My FZ6 - while not exactly a supersport - has been picking up the slack on the days I don't ride the XS. I use the FZ for long highway commutes, iffy weather, and when I want that smooth power curve. The XS comes out when the sky is perfectly clear and I want to do wheelies.



    In the past couple years I've put an average of 6-7,000 miles on each one, per year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nerkid View Post
    Entirely subjective of course, but if we're talking about a two-bike garage, I think an inline-four supersport might do the trick. Where the XSR is pretty, torquey, and 'comfortable' (relatively speaking) the supersport has a totally different aesthetic with smooth, linear power, usually fitted with much better suspension, at the cost of back-aching ergo.

    My FZ6 - while not exactly a supersport - has been picking up the slack on the days I don't ride the XS. I use the FZ for long highway commutes, iffy weather, and when I want that smooth power curve. The XS comes out when the sky is perfectly clear and I want to do wheelies.



    In the past couple years I've put an average of 6-7,000 miles on each one, per year.
    That’s a bit spooky. I part ex’d My ‘04 FZ6 for the XSR.

    Was my first bike. And god was it comfortable. Especially compared to the seat on the XSR.

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    What do you want? Adventure, dirt, track, classic, cruising, touring? The choice is as personal as your cage. I have a BMW F700 ADV bike for its super smooth ride characteristics. If our roads were smooth, I'd have a sportbike and a classic style. I love old twins like Norton and Triumph, but the new Thruxton R would be the ultimate throwback twin for me.
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    I'm keeping it in the family with my 85' RZ 350 Hybrid.



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    i know for me personally, I'm looking to add a Tenere 700 pronto (if it ever comes out over here). I think that'd just about cover all my bases in two bikes.
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