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twocoolgliders

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Reply #15 on: June 13, 2020, 01:09:05 am
Hey, I resemble that remark!   8)  My "other" bike is....no, not an SR500.....no.....wait for it....An SR400 !!!!

I've owned (starting from smallest power plant to largest...)

Bicycles (1/4 hp (me))
125cc  (7 hp)
150cc   (7-1/2hp)
250cc   (18 hp)
400cc  (27 hp)
500cc  (45 hp)
and now..

The huge and powerful, luxurious, cruisin' ... RE INT650..!!!   47 hp...hold me back!



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Because 'Murica.  The rest of the world would ride around the planet on a SR500 but in the US a bike under 650cc is only good for a trip to the shops  ;)


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Reply #16 on: June 13, 2020, 04:11:34 am
The bike itself is reliable and solid for primary use. As previously mentioned in other posts, the Brazilian manufactured Pirellis can sometimes be a little out of round and better tires do help with higher speed rides. Really no issues beyond the minor stuff you would see with any other manufacturer.
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Reply #17 on: June 13, 2020, 05:23:49 am
Hey, I resemble that remark!   8)  My "other" bike is....no, not an SR500.....no.....wait for it....An SR400 !!!!


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It's on my list of things to do. ;)
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Reply #18 on: June 13, 2020, 01:47:49 pm
Depends on certain factors.
  AGE: As an 18 yr. old with high T, I rode my 72 350 Honda from Long Island , NY to Montreal for a night with a girl. Would not do that now. No longer have enough T and ass padding.
   LOCATION: The RE 650 is my favorite bike for county roads, twisties, within the city, and generally between 40 and 60 MPH. 

I love the bike, and could certainly have it as my only ride. But let's face it, there are other machines that could handle high speed interstates and and 12 hour days in the saddle a bit better, Granted those machines would lack the same grin factor as the RE in it's element.

PRICE POINT: What's in your wallet. RE 650 shines
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Reply #19 on: June 13, 2020, 08:41:05 pm
My Interceptor is my only motorcycle and is therefore my primary motorcycle and will remain so.
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Reply #20 on: June 13, 2020, 08:56:03 pm
My primary ride is an old "Iron Belly" Bullet 500, and I probably could have managed with a 350 for my "following-Grandma-to-the-Doctor" riding style. So, you'll find little sympathy here if you cannot make a 650 work for you.
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Reply #21 on: June 13, 2020, 10:50:07 pm
I am lucky. I have four bike to choose from but the 650 is my "primary". It is just plain fun!


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Reply #22 on: June 13, 2020, 11:10:18 pm
My primary ride is an old "Iron Belly" Bullet 500, and I probably could have managed with a 350 for my "following-Grandma-to-the-Doctor" riding style. So, you'll find little sympathy here if you cannot make a 650 work for you.

Same here. My go to bike is worse than a RE 650. But I'll happily get on my 535 Continental GT and ride it interstate on multi 1000 km trips. It's fine. In Australia we don't have the same level of homicidal driving behavior as you guys in the states seem to endure.
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Reply #23 on: June 14, 2020, 01:06:37 am
Thank you all for your inputs and comments. This has definitely put my  concerns to rest and I am going to test ride it very soon.


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Reply #24 on: June 14, 2020, 01:58:23 am
I haven't ridden my Suzuki 1250 Bandit since I got my Interceptor, got to sell the Bandit
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Reply #25 on: April 08, 2021, 04:34:11 pm
I would think twice about it. That is a fantastic motorbike, but there are some things that you have to know and to get used to. For example, the speed changing option is tricky a little bit. You have to be very careful because when you are not very close with the bike it can cause you problems on the road. As a solution, I can suggest you going to a place like motorbike rental in Portugal and try to see if this bike is available for rental. If so, take this opportunity to be sure that this bike is the right option for you. If you have any other questions, feel free to write me a PM.


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Reply #26 on: April 08, 2021, 04:48:02 pm
What is the "speed changing option"?


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Reply #27 on: April 08, 2021, 04:56:41 pm
What is the "speed changing option"?

I don't know.... gearbox???  ???

And sorry... could not help myself...

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Reply #28 on: April 08, 2021, 05:01:28 pm
Ride safe!
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Reply #29 on: April 08, 2021, 08:10:24 pm
Yes I did :)