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Philip Peimann

Missouri, USA

Reviewed on February 20, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2021 BMW r1250rs view listing

4.5
Great all around motorcycle! Torque everywhere with shift-cam engine. Handelbar risers, Puig touring windscreen, locking side cases, keyless ignition, shift assist pro, dynamic suspension, and Navigator VI included. Just had 6,000 mile service, front tire was replaced (Michelin Pilot Pro,) and battery was rep... read more
Great all around motorcycle! Torque everywhere with shift-cam engine. Handelbar risers, Puig touring windscreen, locking side cases, keyless ignition, shift assist pro, dynamic suspension, and Navigator VI included. Just had 6,000 mile service, front tire was replaced (Michelin Pilot Pro,) and battery was replaced. Great for commuting, trips, and spirited back road riding.
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4.0
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Mike M

New Hampshire, USA

Reviewed on February 19, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2022 Kawasaki Concours view listing

5.0
Unbelievable smooth power throughout gear range. Handles extremely well, solid feel on the road and nimble response.comfortable seat and upright seating position for long ride/touring comfort. Reliability and safety features inherent to the Kawasaki brand.... read more
Unbelievable smooth power throughout gear range. Handles extremely well, solid feel on the road and nimble response.comfortable seat and upright seating position for long ride/touring comfort. Reliability and safety features inherent to the Kawasaki brand.
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Dale L Sprosty

Reviewed on November 28, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2005 BMW R1200 RT view listing

5.0
I have owned 19 motorcycles including Yamaha, BMW, Ducati, Honda , and Harley. Only Motorcycle I didn't want to get off of. The high miles are due to 4 round trips from California to Ohio and weekend trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gettysburg, and Florida. Stable in turns and at highway speeds (85 ). Ha... read more
I have owned 19 motorcycles including Yamaha, BMW, Ducati, Honda , and Harley. Only Motorcycle I didn't want to get off of. The high miles are due to 4 round trips from California to Ohio and weekend trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gettysburg, and Florida. Stable in turns and at highway speeds (85 ). Handles 2 up as easily as single rider comfortably. I have done 1075 miles in a single day and while a little sore completed 940 miles the following day. Never an issue. If you are considering this well rounded motorcycle you cant go wrong. BMW only produced this sport tourer for 3 years and shipped only 500 to the states.
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5.0
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Ken Andersen

Reviewed on November 2, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2000 BMW K1200 GT view listing

5.0
I’ve owned this K1200RS since 2004, and have ridden it all over the country. Miles and miles , one and two up. It has never been an issue riding all day for a week or more. As you riders know, this can be tiring, especially if you are not in riding shape. Wind buffering behind the stock windshield i... read more
I’ve owned this K1200RS since 2004, and have ridden it all over the country. Miles and miles , one and two up. It has never been an issue riding all day for a week or more. As you riders know, this can be tiring, especially if you are not in riding shape. Wind buffering behind the stock windshield is almost non existent. Solid and confidence inspiring going along the interstate. Comfortable and planted while powering through corners of all types. Fun. This bike is solid as a “brick”. The aero dynamics are outstanding. Mechanically, I’ve never had even a small issue with this bike, ever. The BMW K12RS is an outstanding sport touring bike. Even at the age of this model, it’s still competitive with the Yamaha FJR and Kawasaki Concourse. Not as much horsepower or torque, but that is understandable considering the age of the motor and technology improvements etc. If you have an 02-04 with cruse control and heated seats you are riding an almost perfect bike, in my opinion. If I can think of anything else to add I’ll edit this as we go along.
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Bill

Reviewed on August 6, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2006 Yamaha Fjr1300a view listing

4.8
This is my 3rd FJR. Had an 1100, 1200 and now 1300. Love the adjusable wind screen. The original saddle was too rigid for me so I bought a Sargents saddle . $750ish. Also handlebars were a reach, so I sprung for a riser kit that raised the bars 1 1/4 " and pulled it back 2". $300 well spent. Good pu... read more
This is my 3rd FJR. Had an 1100, 1200 and now 1300. Love the adjusable wind screen. The original saddle was too rigid for me so I bought a Sargents saddle . $750ish. Also handlebars were a reach, so I sprung for a riser kit that raised the bars 1 1/4 " and pulled it back 2". $300 well spent. Good purchase, no regrets.
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Emory Smith

Reviewed on April 18, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2012 Triumph Tiger 800xc view listing

4.8
First comment is that this review site, along with CycleTrader itself, has motorcycle categories that have not kept up with market trends and definitions. Adventure style or type motorcycles are not selectable as a category which leaves them misplaced wherever else one puts them for sale or reviewing. That ... read more
First comment is that this review site, along with CycleTrader itself, has motorcycle categories that have not kept up with market trends and definitions. Adventure style or type motorcycles are not selectable as a category which leaves them misplaced wherever else one puts them for sale or reviewing. That is a very large number of motorcycles, so shame on cycletrader for this oversight. As for the Triumph Tiger 800 xc, reviews are readily found on the internet at other sites, so people really should go there. As for my personal experience with the bike, I have owned approximately forty motorcycles over the years in the groups of dirt bikes, scooters, standards, sport bikes, sport touring, on and off road, classics, Japanese and European. Even as a younger rider, comfort was important to me and all the bikes I have owned over the past 20 years have gravitated even more in that direction. The Triumph Tiger is one of the motorcycles that exemplifies quality in every possible area as a street bike. Enough power for solid acceleration from any speed due to a strong low and mid-range; gearing that makes interstate travel pleasant, i.e. not revving beyond it's comfort zone for vibration. This bike's suspension soaks up large and small bumps compliantly without excessive front end diving or bottoming or rebound stiffness. It turns quickly but is not twitchy due to it's tire sizes and geometry. It is slightly top heavy at low speeds, but heavy enough to be stable at all speeds in windy conditions. Seat and handlebar vibration are minimal. I have not experienced the stock windscreen as I nearly always change that for added wind protection. Tire choices are adequate for the stock rim sizes for either a street bias or off road work. The xc model has spoke rims that can take tubeless tires---nice, if harder to keep clean. The Tiger has a larger than average fuel tank capacity and gets excellent fuel mileage on regular gas----that feature won't be found on most other bikes in this class, the smaller vstrom notwithstanding. Versatility won't matter to some riders, particularly those who think fun only comes at speeds 20 over the limit on public roads. For those of us who want to keep our licenses and our bodies intact, while still getting the excitement that two wheel speed can create, the Triumph Tiger is a standout motorcycle. Reliability is top notch, servicing costs are average, home maintenance ease or difficulty is better than average. Should readers want any additional feedback, I will try to be helpful. Enjoy safe and fun riding one and all.
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David Besetsny

Reviewed on April 11, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX view listing

1.0
I don’t have any comments on this motorcycle as I can’t Find the 2023 H2 Base . Not actually true I can find The H2 naked for 18-20K Or the 2023 H2 SX SE for 28K! The H2 Base 31,500, The H2 Carbon 35 K and finally the H2R 57,500, You’ll find them all day long the 3 over 30K that is But you w... read more
I don’t have any comments on this motorcycle as I can’t Find the 2023 H2 Base . Not actually true I can find The H2 naked for 18-20K Or the 2023 H2 SX SE for 28K! The H2 Base 31,500, The H2 Carbon 35 K and finally the H2R 57,500, You’ll find them all day long the 3 over 30K that is But you won’t they don’t have them!! Has a price etc But when ya look closely it says it’s new but no mileage, no stock number, Most importantly no vin number!!!! Why try to sell you something they don’t have and that you have to order in June till December for the next model year!! I hear Cycle Trader saying they have no “Control” Over it I’m a betting man I bet they have them advertise for sale every model of said manufacturer Kawi,Suzuki,Yamaha Etc I’m calling out Cycle Trader. So No mileage No stock Number no vin Don’t waste your time!!!! Unless ya wanna order a 2024!! They’re out there my 1394 bikes nationwide found 6 North Carolina, Texas and California
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1.0
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TBrown

Reviewed on February 22, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2022 BMW R1250 GSA view listing

4.8
These bikes are crazy good. I've owned 4 RT's in a row and decided to try a GSA last spring. The GSA suspension is a bit taller than the normal GS, which is a bit taller than the RT's that I'm used to. I have a 30" inseam. I got the low suspension Triple Black version. I use a Sargent seat on h... read more
These bikes are crazy good. I've owned 4 RT's in a row and decided to try a GSA last spring. The GSA suspension is a bit taller than the normal GS, which is a bit taller than the RT's that I'm used to. I have a 30" inseam. I got the low suspension Triple Black version. I use a Sargent seat on high setting. The bike is actually about ½" lower than my 2017 RT was. No drops so far on some several high-risk adventures and no trouble with the lower ground clearance except that I have to put my toes on the inside pegs in hard turns too keep boots from scraping pavement. I live in the Chicago area. Good motorcycle roads are hundreds of miles away. My bike has to be a good tourer first. The GSA definitely qualifies. I made a solo trip to Colorado last season; I-80 to Ft. Collins, then Top o the Rockies rally camping for a few days and a slower ride home. The bike was flawless. If you're used to a full touring bike, the stock windscreen won't make you happy on the interstates without ear plugs. I got a V-Stream Deluxe touring screen and Aeroflow Aerowings on mine. I can do 100 mile rides without plugs but keep a pair in my pocket for longer stints. With this setup, I'm able to easily hear music through my helmet speakers, run with visor halfway up, no bugs hitting my helmet or face and wind noise OK for under 100 mile rides. I've changed seat and screen for all my BMW bikes since my first '99 RT. I added bar-baks on this bike. The reach is just slightly too far. I like to sit up straight on the interstate. It's easier on the shoulders and extra height allows me to stand on pegs while riding. You will not have any complaint about the power, torque or handling of this bike. It's not a lightweight but for what it is, it's well designed and easy to ride. The weight is in a good place and it really can do a lot. I spend most of my time at 2500 to 4500 RPM, but I flog it, the red line is 9000...anything above 6000 is just scary fast...in a good way. It pulls forever. I've had it in the woods a few times and went through half a dozen water crossings with it. I ran the last RT through some unpaved stuff. This bike does it better even with near street tires on it. A negative is the fuel economy at speed. It gets MPG in the mid to high 30s at 78mph with cruise on...and it uses premium. That's the worst MPG I've ever had on a bike. If you stay off interstates, MPG rises to high 40s, even if you ride it like a lunatic. I think it's just not aerodynamically good and may be geared a bit lower than an RT. It's so smooth you don't notice the extra revs, but make sure that credit card is working well before you go cross country with this one. Storage in the aluminum side cases is spectacular. I really like them, however I also think their square-flatness is part of the MPG issue. I can put tools and luggage and camping gear on this bike and go anywhere at any speed. Triple Black is a bit hard to keep clean. I've used ceramic and other special brews to coat the surfaces. They look great when clean but there are a lot of matte surfaces that just can't be made to repel dirt well. Get some good wheel brushes for the flat-black spoked wheel rims. Mine came with Bridgestone 80/20 tires...noisiest tread I've ever had on any bike...and my first bike was a Honda Trail 90 with knobbies. I put a set of Continental Trail Attack 3's (90/10) on it and ALL that noise went away. They also stick like glue on asphalt. I dinged "Comfort" one star only because of higher wind noise at speed. People using their bikes as actual Adventure bikes won't mind that. The leg room on this bike is phenomenal. If you're long of leg, this is your bike....but then don't get a low-suspension like mine. I rode a standard GS on 10,000 Alpine hairpin turns this year with Beach's moto tours. It was fantastic. The differences aren't great. The big tank of the Adventure is the largest difference and it's not much of a problem. Gives a little more wind protection riding in colder weather and you get extra range...which is handy with the thirsty nature of the bike at speed.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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David Ortega

Reviewed on January 20, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 2008 Yamaha FJR1300A view listing

5.0
The FJR1300 has been a gem in Yamaha’s crown for many years that continues to shine. The FJR1300 handles superbly. Whether be in twisting mountain roads or a cone course its deep lean angle affords precise and effortless handling. The in line 4 cylinder has power and torque throughout each gear. The loc... read more
The FJR1300 has been a gem in Yamaha’s crown for many years that continues to shine. The FJR1300 handles superbly. Whether be in twisting mountain roads or a cone course its deep lean angle affords precise and effortless handling. The in line 4 cylinder has power and torque throughout each gear. The locking saddlebags are keyed to the ignition and mount securely to the frame. Yet when unlocked allow for quick removal when you arrive at your hotel. The FJR1300’s styling simultaneously beautiful and aggressive. Sharp-looking bodywork and an air-management system keep the bike and rider cooler. A central vent beneath the instrument panel cools the rider and reduces negative pressure. The height adjustable electronic windshield reduces wind impacts on the rider and provides a quiet and comfortable riding experience. The long dual seat features 2-part construction with different foam densities for the front and rear sections, ensuring plush comfort for both rider and passenger.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Gary Mickelson

Reviewed on January 10, 2023

Motorcycle reviewed 92 suzuki gsx 600 fn view listing

4.8
This bike is my lifetime 20th motorcycle..About 14 dirt and 6 street. Third street suz. I got her after a 3 month search.. Wasn't looking for any specifics , just one that fit me....like an old shoe.Lucked out it was a suz which is my fav for the street... She was already 30 yrs old when I got her. All origin... read more
This bike is my lifetime 20th motorcycle..About 14 dirt and 6 street. Third street suz. I got her after a 3 month search.. Wasn't looking for any specifics , just one that fit me....like an old shoe.Lucked out it was a suz which is my fav for the street... She was already 30 yrs old when I got her. All original. 2 owners. Garaged w/24k on her. 2nd owner had her 12 yrs. I asked how she rode on the fwy. He says,"I've never had it on the fwy.". Wow. Gave it a good up close examination. Just stared at it inch by inch. Took one slow lap around the block listening to every noise it made. Got back,paid the guy full asking price(1500) and we've been in love ever since. Can not wait to get home and ride everyday. I also live in Ventura Ca. where you can ride 360 days a year. Ok....I lucked out. Finally. Almost any bike cared for like mine will be awesome. Find one that fits YOU.Dont just get what your buddy has.. But you could. I've crashed around 300 times, all in the dirt when I was younger. Not once in the street,almost a couple times though. This gixxer has plenty of acceleration braking, handling and reliability than I'll ever need. Actually going to take her to the track to see what she can really do. 1.make sure it fits you 2-take a riding course, or 2 if not much experience . 3Haul butt...for very brief moments when in street if is clear. Very brief. 4 .To the track if you need more. 5.200 mph you'll need a bigger bike. 150 is plenty for me..Have fun
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