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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Am I about to make a mistake

I understand that what I'm about to say is entirely up to me but I'm just hoping for different perspectives on my dilemma.
So I just recently bought a 2016 suzuki gixxer 150 just for fun. It's a tiny 155cc fully faired bike that is super light and super slow. In the last 3 weeks of owning it I haven't touched my z650. This bike is so light and so comfortable. I did two 200km rides with it and I love it.The fairings make a huge difference in windblast. Except for the lack of power. It really is gutless.
So I got to thinking, sell the z650 for a brand new 2019 Yamaha r3. It's lighter, fully faired and has decent power for me. It's just that lately the z650 seems to be too heavy for me, parking it, stopping on the road side where the ground is uneven.I noticed that I'm very careful about where I ride it and I tend to avoid areas where I might get in trouble with the weight. I'm a small rider, 5'6 and 60kg.
Am I crazy to downgrade?
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Not crazy at all. My last bike was a 1992 Suzuki GS500E, and I loved how well it cornered. Shear power isn't everything. If you feel confident, you will be a better rider and have more fun. That's the bottom line.
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Not crazy at all. My last bike was a 1992 Suzuki GS500E, and I loved how well it cornered. Shear power isn't everything. If you feel confident, you will be a better rider and have more fun. That's the bottom line.
Thanks Ned, that's exactly it. Confidence.
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Just ride it. If you need to sell then sell. If you can keep it. Then keep it. It gives you options. I have a grom as well. And only wanted to ride that when I got it but after a few months I started riding my z again. It's all about options. Just need a cruiser now.

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