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I had a conundrum. I had too many bikes. So my brother is selling his Triumph Daytona and needs a new bike. With one son starting college and his daughter going in a couple of years he doesn't need to be spending money needed for school for them. I'm fairly secure financially so I figured what the heck, I'll give him one of mine, for free.
I figured he wouldn't want my Daytona so it was either my mint '09 Versys or my KZP1000 police bike. He didn't want the Versys!!! Only reluctantly will he take the KZP. Jeeez, I can't give these bikes away LOL. I'm going to sell my Daytona which will leave me with two bikes and a scooter. I'll have the Versys and my true favorite of all time, a ZRX1200R.
For me, the V is a fantastic all around bike. It is reliable and inexpensive to own but lacks soul. The ZRX1200 has it in spades. It is the second one I've owned and will never make the mistake of selling it again.
I may sell the scooter since I no longer use it for commuting to work.
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Ah yes, the old conundrum trick. It's terrible having too many bikes isn't it? What a problem. I understand the lack of soul issue. Had a Suzuki GS750, and a Nissan Maxima, some years ago that were excellent vehicles (IMHO) but completely lacked soul. Never clicked with either of them though they performed well.

Though it may turn out to be less than stellar, my current favorite vehicle (other than motorcycles) is a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth - which has so much soul it's rather frightening. Can't drive the little fire breather without smiling like an idiot. But then, perhaps I am for buying it. Time will tell, but for the moment it's a major hoot to drive - I couldn't be much happier. Well, perhaps a Bugatti Veyron might do the trick but then who has enough $$$$ to own or operate one. Not me!

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i had a conundrum. I had too many bikes. .....

For me, the v is a fantastic all around bike. It is reliable and inexpensive to own but lacks soul

......thought i'd share.
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And I'd only tweak one word of your description
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...I understand the lack of soul issue. Had a Suzuki GS750, and a Nissan Maxima, some years ago that were excellent vehicles (IMHO) but completely lacked soul. Never clicked with either of them though they performed well....
Have to agree - we have a Nissan Maxima 5-speed, and a Mazda Protege5 5-speed.

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I didn't want to take a money hit selling it (but I'd give it away) and I'll probably always have it but it just feels like the really good tool I pulled out of the shed. I've enjoyed many a ride in the country with it but I've never been thrilled by the bike itself, good a machine as it is.
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Well if you ever feel like giving away bikes again...that police bike seems nice and christmas is just around the corner.



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My Buell Ulysses has more soul than any other bike I've ever been on.
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