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post #21 of 427 Old 11-17-2014, 06:38 AM
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Aloha from Zürich!

I used to ride a 600RR a few years ago, then took a break and I'm now looking for a new bike. I was looking at the KTM RC390 and checked it out at dealership. I like how it looks and it certainly would be fun to ride, but I think I'll probably go with a black R3 instead.
Looking forward for one to arrive at the local dealer to check it out!
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Welcome.

I was looking at the RC390 at the weekend. I like the way the pillion seat has been designed to look like a seat cowl:

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Good choice with getting back into sporty bigger CC sporty bikes.
Would you think of getting a bigger CC bike in the future?
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Good choice with getting back into sporty bigger CC sporty bikes.
Would you think of getting a bigger CC bike in the future?
Not sure if that question was directed at me, but I'll answer anyway.
Right now, I'd say my answer is no, I don't think I'll get a bigger CC bike in the future. I remember how it was when I had my 600RR. It was loads of fun, no doubt about it. But I never even got close to using all the power it has. The only place to do that (at least for me) is on a track and I don't have the time (or money) for that.
A 300 CC bike will be more than enough for me. I was even thinking about getting a 125 because, honestly, 80% of the time even that will be enough for me. But just a tiny bit more oomph will be nice to have every now and then and so anything around 300 CC will be perfect.
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Welcome Jesse, sk0r, and jblue to the forum!
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New comer over here ... from Canada. Owned 10 bikes. Track days are well behind me. Same goes for big adventure bikes. I sold my WR250X last year for a FZ-07. Had a blast with the little bike. But was tiring on highways. Rented a CBR250R 2 years ago. Ok bike but is too underpowered. Tried the ninjas (250 and 300). I was expecting more power from the 300 compared to my WR250X.

I'll demo ride the R3 next spring. I love small displacement bikes. It's more fun to ride agressively a small displacement bike. With bigger bikes you can only use 3rd and 4th. I learned riding small 2 stroke off-road. So i'm used to shift often.

I swear to myself never own 2 bikes at the same time. Budget doesn't allow it anymore. Would i sell my FZ-07 for a R3? I don't think so. But i have an open mind.

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New comer over here ... from Canada. Owned 10 bikes. Track days are well behind me. Same goes for big adventure bike. I sold my WR250X last year for a FZ-07. Had a blast with the little bike. But was tiring on highways. Rented a CBR250R 2 years ago. Ok bike but is too underpowered. Tried the ninjas (250 and 300). I was expecting more power form the 300 compared to my WR250X.

I'll demo ride the R3 next spring. I love small displacement bikes. It's more fun to ride agressively a small displacement bike. With bigger bikes you can only use 3rd and 4th. I learned riding small 2 stroke off-road. So i'm used to shift often.

I swear to myself never own 2 bikes at the same time. Budget doesn't allow it anymore. Would i sell my FZ-07 for a R3? I don't think so. But i have an open mind.
Welcome Lonerider1

Break your promise to own 2 bikes or more at the same time. You know you want to . Keep the FZ-07 and buy the R3 too
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I was looking at the RC390 at the weekend. I like the way the pillion seat has been designed to look like a seat cowl:

http://static.zigwheels.com/media/mo...at_640x480.jpg
Ya I was planning on doing the Ktm for awhile, but my good buddy works for Yamaha and a bunch of friends are partnered with them, so I couldn't do that to them plus I really want to build the bike and make some kickass parts for it, so R3 it is, plus it will look better next to my R6
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