Main Motorcycle: R1200GS Adventure
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Other Motorcycle: 2000 Kawasaki ZX-12R
Extra Motorcycle: Aprilia Atlantic 500
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Construction of a bike is always a aset of trade-offs. You make it better at X and it gets worse at Y. Same goes for better handling in the twisties (consequence is the bike gets more nervous at higher speeds and the chance of an unwanted stoppie increases).
That's why asking for the "Bestest Bike Evar" is not going to get you far. It's all about the right compromise of trade-offs which are suitable to your needs.
If you are looking for a better handling bike in the twisties start by looking for bikes that are lighter and have a shorter wheelbase. For example a KTM Duke 690 might fall into that category.
Depends on who you talk to - guys on a supermoto forum are going to tell you to go sumo and a supermoto would work very well on your roads. Twisty as they are a fat torque curve is a lot more useful than top end hp. I borrowed my brother's SV650 (GSXR forks & Penske shock) when I visited last year and didn't miss the ~30 hp loss compared to the striple - much. I had a hoot going over Tuggles Gap & everywhere else and didn't feel any lack of handling.
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