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    Am I crazy??? 900-400?

    Hey,

    Have I lost it completely? I'm debating trading-in or selling my '99 zx-9r and getting a DRZ-400 SM somewhere '06-'09.

    I've had all enduro bikes in the past cause I love the all-purpose-ness and ruggedness of them. The only time I've been down on the road was on my TTR250 and all I had to do was pick it back up and continue. If I drop my zx9r I'm screwed, I can't afford to fix it.

    Also, the enduro/SM style you can get your thrills below speeds that make you lose your license, the 9r goes fast enough in 2nd for me to lose it and my license instantly (im in ON, with brutal street racing laws), and if i screw around with wheelies and stuff on it I'm too worried about dropping it.

    The SM insurance would be cheaper, cause its only 400, and it would cost me less in speeding tickets.

    What do you guys think?

    Kevin

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    Go for it....you won't look back....only to laugh !!!

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    nope yer not crazy having said that, downsizing from a litre bike you may first want to look at bigger cc tard.

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    Well, I upsized to the litre bike because I was riding from Vernon, all the way across canada and US to Kingston, Ontario. Before that I rode a 250 enduro and made the odd trip on my dads 600.

    I'm thinking that it'll probably seem a bit lacking for a bit, but once I get used to it it'll be good. The 400 is by no means a weak bike, just after the roll-on power of the 9 it'll be an adjustment, I've only had the 9r for 6 months

    Kevin

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    I'd probably go for the SMR610 over the DRZ 400 - bit more torque and top end. I'd still keep my main bike as a litre sportbike though
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    buy whichever SM you can afford, they are hella fun. coming off a litre bike you will instantly notice the lack of power, but that is made up with the nimbleness of the SM.

    these mofokkers can corner like hell in the tight stuff, but you will have penis envy once you get onto the big sweepers, or open roads. this is where the sportbike is king. decide on the kind of riding you will be doing, if it's commuting, or local, the SM would be great.

    if possible, i would keep the zx9, just in case you find the motard is not your thing, but i am willing to bet you will get hooked on the SM. i know i did

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLADERUNNER 954 View Post
    when you own a supermoto, women will want you, and men will want to be like you.
    funny, i have yet to meet a woman that wants me and/or man that wants to be like me. i think you just made that up, pop.

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    Crazy is trading your zx9 for a scooter

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    I did close to the same thing. I went from a 600RR on the street to the DRZ. I re-jetted, un-snorkled it, and piped it to open it up a little, and I still find it a little low on power when I'm with the big bikes. But the big bikes can't do what I can, and I know they don't laugh under their helmets like I do. I didn't get speeding tickets before, but it's close to impossible now and WAY more fun!
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    I've been looking at this one, what do you guys think of the deal?

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/mcy/792308725.html

    I don't even have to worry about you guys stealing it cause I'm stuck halfway across the country :P

    Kevin

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    All I can say is that you would be crazy not to.

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    I have more fun on my Husky 510 SMR than I do on my street VFR, and for commuting I would rather zip around on the SM because it's so nimble and light.
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    Just dont think you`ll never get in trouble on the Tard. They`re sneaky and have a way of bringing out the asshole you before you even know whats happening.
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    If you're thinking enduro, I'd get the 'S' version so you have a useful off-road bike. There is a performance difference for street riding afforded by the sport tires on the SM but not worth the trade off IMO. You can go off-road with an SM but it's a more hopeless dirtbike than the S loses out as a streetbike.

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