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    Street: 2-lane mountain highway, 4 cars in front of you, the bigger bike makes the pass faster and safer.
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    The market has evolved away from small fast bikes. Now if it's under 600c in pretty well all cases it's a neutered learner bike.

    30 years ago there were fast 400s and 250s, and there still are in some parts of the world. In North America thanks in no small part to the USA USA mentality those small fast bikes are extinct.

    My trip through motorcycle ownership has been peaks and valleys of size and performance. From a sportbike to a tourer to a dualsport to another sport bike and always in the past with plenty to choose from. And I"m sure many others have experienced this same route.

    Now the trip is a straight road up the mountain with the only choices being bigger and bigger. Kind of a shame.

    Maybe those new KTMs will shake it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgixxer View Post
    Drop down to 500cc for the same insurance cost as your SV. Not much under 400cc except the little crotch rockets and the 390 Ktm. The Ktm could be what you are looking for. Lots of fun, good riding position, and cheap insurance.
    When did the KTM RC 390 come out??? I never even knew this existed! I think this might be the ticket I'm looking for! Small fun bike with cheaper insurance. Thanks!!! Is there any difference between 2015 and 2016 models? Holeshot has the 2015 on sale
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    The KTM 390 has 44 hp so it's a step up from the 250 which has 28 hp, has ABS just preload for adjustment on suspension, light nimble one of the riders on Monday Ride has one 5'4'' and it fits well. Not cheap about 7400 out the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FZrrr View Post
    The KTM 390 has 44 hp so it's a step up from the 250 which has 28 hp, has ABS just preload for adjustment on suspension, light nimble one of the riders on Monday Ride has one 5'4'' and it fits well. Not cheap about 7400 out the door.
    That's almost FZ07 money. Heard nothing but great things about that bike, that should be a consideration, OP.

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    Info on the RC390 and Opinions on Downsizing over at advrider.com

    A couple of threads over at advrider.com could provide some useful info/insights into the RC, and downsizing:

    http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...#post-26552216

    http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...sized.1096232/

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    incase the OP still wants to go all out and get that dream bike of his:

    http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/5476767094.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_grewal52 View Post
    incase the OP still wants to go all out and get that dream bike of his:

    http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/5476767094.html
    wrong thread....but that bike was NOT dropped in a parking lot. The first line of the ad is a lie, that tells me to stay far away from it. Too bad, the price was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunkyleepickle View Post
    wrong thread....but that bike was NOT dropped in a parking lot. The first line of the ad is a lie, that tells me to stay far away from it. Too bad, the price was right.
    read OP's first post, but yes that was not just dropped at a stand still, could still be a good deal if someone checks it out and it turns out the damage isnt that serial

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR View Post
    That's almost FZ07 money. Heard nothing but great things about that bike, that should be a consideration, OP.
    The Fz07 is terrific bang for the buck. I know because I have one. After a year I'm still in love with it. I don't think I've ever owned a bike this much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunkyleepickle View Post
    wrong thread....but that bike was NOT dropped in a parking lot. The first line of the ad is a lie, that tells me to stay far away from it. Too bad, the price was right.
    Quote Originally Posted by m_grewal52 View Post
    read OP's first post, but yes that was not just dropped at a stand still, could still be a good deal if someone checks it out and it turns out the damage isnt that serial
    To be fair, ad doesn't say it was at a stand still; it says in a parking lot. There was clearly forward momentum, but the damage doesn't appear bad enough for that to have been at speed, so in a parking lot actually makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmondsBatt View Post
    To be fair, ad doesn't say it was at a stand still; it says in a parking lot. There was clearly forward momentum, but the damage doesn't appear bad enough for that to have been at speed, so in a parking lot actually makes sense.
    Is this Parking lot in Pitt Meadows by chance?

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