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Hi guys, I'm Matt. I'm a long time Volkswagen enthusiast thinking about making the 2 wheel convert.

I'm very green, but looking hard at picking up an S4. I'm doing my homework but wondering if I can get any help from the experts.

Any good links/info source essentials I should check?

Do the S4's tend to be pretty good bikes in terms of reliability and overall use?

Any suggestions for dealerships in Maryland & buying tips? Likely I'll buy new when I'm ready to make the move, what kind of price are you all getting at the dealers.

Sorry for the onslaught of questions, very interested & can't wait to make a move.

Thanks a lot
Matt
 

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Brand New MSRP is around 6800. The only problem maybe actually finding a brand new one, since they stopped making them in 2006 (model year). The good news is since that is the case you might be able to get a really good deal from the dealer.

Personally i love mine. I can find it for several hundred miles with a pillion and not get fatigued and my wrists don't get too sore (I have surgery on both). I can't say much about reliability since i have only had my just shy of a year, but so far so good!


Good Luck!
 

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over three years, never failed me, not once. I ride every day all year round through any weather and park it outside. I get regular services and I never have to do a thing to her inbetween. I've had one flat, but thats not the bike, thats just biking. :)

I never planned to have the bike for long, but I just cant fault it. too many memories and still having too much fun :hammer:
 
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Thanks. That's good to hear. Considering I plan to use it as a commuter more days than not.
 

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I'm going to be honest, buying the speed four was the worst thing I have ever done....











no really, because for some reason i'm addicted and can't stop throwing tons of money at her, and i also can't seem to get anything done since I want to ride all the time!!!
 
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ha!

It's already been a burden on my life and I don't even own one yet. I can't concentrate at work and I'm wasting hours in the evening learning everything I can about the ***** things.

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Had mine 3 years and ride it all year.

Bags of fun, handles great and plenty fast - it will take one hell of a bike to make me switch :cool:
 

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Its a real world bike, you will not be unhappy with it. Also, if you want a new one, remember to ask the dealer if they have any, mine was not in the showroom when I bought it. The Triumph Rep had to go to thier warehouse in MI to bring it to Indy, your local Rep will be able to find one if it exists.
 

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the S4 is a mighty fine bike for a beginner with room to grow. i started my rebirth into street bikes with a 1st gen SV650 which was plenty fun, then moved to an 03 S4 (with a brief T595 in between). i loved the S4, but got delusional, so i sold it in favor of a 2nd gen SV650 track bike. back with a 2nd S4 now and i'm glad that i did. the S4 is no R6, etc... but it's priced right, is relatively forgiving and just oozes style. don't overlook used S4s too, they can be had for a great price these days.
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I second just about everything that has been said. I got my S4 as my first bike with plans to commute on it ( and it has been reliable and just as fun to ride as when I first got it. It's very versitile and I love it's character. There are little things every so often, but this board is a great resource for helping solving those problems & avoiding them altogether.

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