Topic: Any Bikers Out There? Looking for Motorcycle Advice.
I started riding last year on a Honda CB250 Nighthawk, and I am thinking of upgrading late this season or for the beginning of next season. I really like my Nighthawk, but I am hitting the limits of the 250 engine, it has plenty of power for around town and the back roads, but I need to use full throttle to hit 65 to 70mph. I got it as a bike to learn on and for that purpose it is wonderful.
I am looking to upgrade to something a little bit larger, but not too massive. I still have a lot of work to do on my clutch and throttle control, before I am ready for a big bike.
I am looking for a bike that will have a bit more power, ideally in the 350-500cc range. I really like the styling of naked/standard bikes so I would like to stay with that, so no cruisers or crotch rockets. I do like the adventure bike styling so I could go for one of those, but I have no real plans to ride off road. (Yet)
So far I am interested in the following bikes.
KTM Duke 390
Triumph Street Twin
I am leaning towards the KTM because it is a bit more sporty, less expensive, and I am alright with the drawbacks ie extra maintenance and uncomfortable seat. I have also started to look at the SV650, but I think it is too much bike for me right now.
Does anyone have any recommendations for bikes to look into? Thanks