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Old 10-17-2015, 07:33 PM
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What would you buy???

OK ,So we love our xs1100dreds..!!!My question is ,what does Yamaha make now,that takes its place.What to look at???And or who's riding the V stars here?There nice.1300)?Sure be nice to have something newer.What to go look at???Any suggestions... Pics or Webb sites appreciated. Thank you.....
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:37 PM
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http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...ha-FJR1300.htm
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:24 PM
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Depends on what you are looking to do. I ride a V star 1300 (09) and its a good ride. It however is not the power house the XS is. Remember your V's are big twins so about 650 cc per cylinder on mine. Does not shake your teeth out like a Harley and will edge them out on a run. I was able to pick it up new in 2010 for about 9,000 out the door.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:38 PM
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First try at a link The Vstar is in there alonk with my poor Xs
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:42 PM
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My second bike is a V-Star-1100 Classic and it is just a great bike! It was good stock, but it easily became a great bike with just a few simple mods. In addition, it is air-cooled with a shaft drive just like the XS1100. Further, it was manufactured for about ten years and parts are abundant and bikes are reasonable if not cheap.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:44 PM
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There are a lot of choices. You may need to narrow it down.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:28 PM
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I have a friend that had 1700 V Star Warrior.........70hp. My XS ran circles around it. The inline 4 is what you want to stick with if you want smooth power and performance.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:38 PM
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I agree that the XS 1100 inline 4 is hard to beat. I also think that the overhead valve design of the warrior has its limitations and does not have the potential of a v-twin with overhead cams.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:41 AM
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I'd go for a Yamaha V4 Royal Star or a Honda Valkyie.
These modern style bikes look all the same to me I'm afraid.

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Old 10-18-2015, 06:39 AM
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Oh, yeah!

For me, either one of the MG Griso(s) pictured will do just fine, thank you very much ...
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:46 AM
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I probably would try to find a 80 Yamaha xs750 special. I have had the 650, 850 and now the 1100 all 1980s
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:21 AM
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Man I love those Grisos......but, I have to go with Honda on this.....
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:54 AM
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This might be on my short list.



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Old 10-18-2015, 11:29 AM
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Nothing screams next generation XS1100 more than this bike....the XJR1300
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:50 PM
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I would have to go with the XJR1300, Honda Valkyrie, or a Goldwing.
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