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Hi forum friends,

Bought my bike in October and already have 2200 miles on this bike. I commute to work mostly on it and ride it everywhere as I don't have a car. I also own a 30 year old Harley FXR that used to be my daily but have since given it a break. I recently moved down to LA from NYC and couldn't be happier. This bike is so much fun, even if all my chopper friends are haters, haha. Never owned a brand new bike before and really enjoying the **** out of this thing. Best 321cc's I've ever ridden. Not as torquey as my old 80" evo but still a blast. Glad to see an active forum for this bike!
 

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Welcome from England.I run a Heritage Softail alongside my R3 and i gotta say the little R3 is a lot more fun in the twistys.
 

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Welcome and congrats on the R3! What went into decision process when deciding on the R3? Were you considering any other bikes (fz07 which would give you the torque you were used to with your Harley)?
 

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Biggest thing was budget. I needed a budget bike to commute. If I had about 3extra k, the FZ-07 or other bikes could've been considered but I just wanted a cheap bike I could ride 40+ miles daily and not have an issue. For the money, this bike really is great!
 

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welcome! you picked the best color too ;)
He's a Harley guy...what color (besides orange) did you think he'd get?
Lol.

I bet you're happy with the fuel mileage on that bike as opposed to the air-cooled hog OP.
Even my liquid-cooled V-Rod loves the gas.

Welcome.
 

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Biggest thing was budget. I needed a budget bike to commute. If I had about 3extra k, the FZ-07 or other bikes could've been considered but I just wanted a cheap bike I could ride 40+ miles daily and not have an issue. For the money, this bike really is great!
I'm riding 60 miles a day, so far so good
 

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Totally agree with your comment on the twistys. I rode up to Blood Mountain in North GA a couple weeks ago. The guys on 600s were shocked I was keeping up with them. Awesome little bike. Don't think I'll trade it for a 600, but I may have to add a bigger horse to the steed eventually :laugh:
 
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