cheers for all the replies
Futura looks nice on paper, but with panniers on looks just plain odd - like a VFR in all the wrong proportions
it was marketed as Italy's answer to the vfr. If I could find a decent low mileage vfr750 i'd be interested, but linked brakes are out for me so vfr800 or later is no.
A Blade from 2000 - 2002 or a Gixer 750, would both be on the list as well. SP1 even
comfort, dear boy, comfort. I like a fair number of miles and being able to walk once I've dome them
that one, in blue. I've ridden one and it felt like it was made to measure for me. not in kwak green though
6'2" and likes to get away to Scotland...doubt he'll thank you after a few hours on a ZX7
start point is central scotland. ongest trip on the futura was to cornnwall via liverpool, then portsmouth, then to wales, ferry to ireland, couple of days riding about around belfast then ferry to cairnyan and back home. on azx7 it would have taken weeks to recover. on the futura i did a 4 hour ride the next day just enjoying losing the weight of the luggage. it seriously was an awesome bike
I usually get around 90 miles
quite - futura did around 140. try heading north of inverness to john o'groats, then along the north coast to durness and down the west coast on anything with a range less than 100 and you'll be more interested in fuel than scenery. just for a laugh, try it on a sunday, outside the tourist season.
How about a Kawasaki ZX750R
too small, too ugly, too green
the VFR800 seems to me to be a better plan. Can't see what the others really bring to the table that the VFR doesn't beat them on.
not having linked brakes.
I'd suggest an R1
You might, but I used on for a day whilst couriering in london (temporary arrangement from m/c hire place and all I could get till my gt550 came back. too small and too aggressive for me
Daytona's a fab bike (as is it's sister the Speed triple).
IIRC it's a faired speed triple, which I like, but unfaired bikes on long trips get a bit uncomfortable
I think that the earlier 955 looks best (up to 2001),