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Lots of great information here. I currently ride a yamaha fz-07. I love it. For longer rides it would be nice to have wind protection and some extra power. I am 42 and have been riding for about 3 years. I was thinking about getting a used sportbike like a suzuki GSXR 750. But I don't think that would be a good compliment to the fz-07 and I feel like the full sport bike riding ergonomics would get old quickly.

I love the idea of the N1k because it' appears to be the perfect balance between sport and boring. Would love to get some feedback on what you guys transitioned from before the N1K. I sat on the bike and it felt great. Just need to schedule a test ride. If you were previously on a sport bike do you get enough from the N1K to satisfy the sportbike itch?

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Well as an example I've a highly modified Yamaha FZ1 & I think the engine on my Ninja 1000 is actually superior for power production. I consider the Ninja 1000 at the top of Sport touring mid sized bikes. Think of it as a sportbike with handle bars to allow you to ride all day.
 

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Lots of great information here. I currently ride a yamaha fz-07. I love it. For longer rides it would be nice to have wind protection and some extra power. I am 42 and have been riding for about 3 years. I was thinking about getting a used sportbike like a suzuki GSXR 750. But I don't think that would be a good compliment to the fz-07 and I feel like the full sport bike riding ergonomics would get old quickly.

I love the idea of the N1k because it' appears to be the perfect balance between sport and boring. Would love to get some feedback on what you guys transitioned from before the N1K. I sat on the bike and it felt great. Just need to schedule a test ride. If you were previously on a sport bike do you get enough from the N1K to satisfy the sportbike itch?

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You meant a balance of sport and Touring, not boring, right?

N1K is the gentlemen's sport bike or a mature sport bike. Not many squids on a N1K.
 

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I came from a TL1000R, which I still have, and the ninja is better in almost every way. Some of it is the 14 year difference in technology, some of it is just me. The only thing the ninja doesn't offer over my TL is the edge and distinction the Vtwin provides. Otherwise I'm in love with the Ninja. Even, to my surprise, it seems to have better torque delivery than the Vtwin.
 

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My N1K replaced my 1999 VFR800. N1K has more power, more upright ergonomics, more cramped legroom, not quite as good handling, much better price/product ratio.
 

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I came from a M109R. No comparison for me. This is the best bike I have ever owned in every aspect. Just a pleasure to ride without the work like a big cruiser. Effortless fun. And I agree. It's a gentleman's sport bike.
 

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A lot of you have more than one bike. I can afford to keep the Yamaha FZ-07 and buy the Ninja but I have a feeling I'm not going be spending much time on the Yamaha. It's like a disease. You buy one bike and you start looking for the next one before your current bike is broken in.
 

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I came from a M109R. No comparison for me. This is the best bike I have ever owned in every aspect. Just a pleasure to ride without the work like a big cruiser. Effortless fun. And I agree. It's a gentleman's sport bike.
M109 is an awesome looking bike. If I ever own a cruiser I would want to own something like that. What didn't you like about it. Too heavy, no handling??
 

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The more I think about it I think the perfect combination of bikes to own is the 600cc super sport + the N1K. Great - now I need 2 more bikes.
 
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