Yamaha XJR1300 vs VMAX 1200

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  1. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    I'm going to buy one of these 2 bikes in december..

    Wanting opinions on both, from people that have owned/ridden them?

    Both are the same price.

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    2000 Yamaha VMAX 1200
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    2002 Yamaha XJR1300 SP
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    oBviously the XJR
     
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    Why obviously?

    The VMAX's seem to have a cult status..

    I don't know much about the XJR but i'm coming from a GS500 so I love the naked look of them etc..
     
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    Second one looks better. :o
     
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    XJR looks a lot better. I'd choose it anyday.
     
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    Vmax, V4, watercooled, TONS of power but crap for handling in twisties.
    The engine is pure sex and the vboost is awesome when you hit that sweet spot. (I'm biased though, it's the engine in my Venture)

    XJR, aircooled, handling is a tad bit better but engine is not nearly as smooth.

    Vmax has tons of aftermarket.

    I'd see about test riding both and see what feels good.
     
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    here's the first test: ask yourself, which one is gonna get me pussy. Look at both. Obviously the XJR is gonna get you young pussy, the Vmax will get you 50-year old sluts.
     
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    I hate decisions!

    They both look nice to me. Vmax would look nice lowered at the rear, as a tough muscle/cruiser/whatever type deal..

    XJR would look HOT streetfightered, and be a lot more 'fun' to ride.

    I think i'm leaning to the XJR.

    I also have been looking at VTR1000 Firestorms.. a mate has one and it's pretty nice.. sounds wicked with pipes on it too..
     
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    The XJR remind me a lot of the naked bandit 600's and 1200. And both of those were hella fun to ride.
     
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    After playing with a mates bike, I think i've changed my mind :p

    Narrowed it down to a VTR1000F Firestorm or a TRX850 :)

    I just want something naked, with some balls.. that's the only real criteria.
     
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    Every look into a bandit 1200? They have some power too, esp. with a different pipe and rejetting.
     
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    Haven't looked at one in real life, but i'll check them out..
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I like em. Look at the naked ones, as the half fairing ones are "meh"
     
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    one of my old bikes was a 2005 Honda 919. Completely naked and 900cc. very comfortable riding position....plenty of power on tap. I let a few guys ride who are more accustomed to GSXR1000s and Busas.....they were surprised by the seating position and overall power. Mine had Akrapovic slipons and a power commander.
     
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    I'll pull the fairings off my VTR1000f and show you how she looks naked
     
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