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Hello everyone. Looking for a new bike sometime next year probably. The Valkyrie seems like a good choice. Perfect for long road trips but also powerful and therefore a lot of fun. Also looking at the CTX1300.

Any other recommendations?
 

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hey man welcome aboard! depends what you're looking for. Neither of those is particularly accommodating in the city, although if that is a concern as well I'd go F6C, the new steering geometry is supposed to make it a breeze at low speeds...

Does it have to be Honda?
 

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welcome to the forum.
they aren't the most ideal city bikes but they are enjoyable to ride and are doable for city riding. i see tons of guys riding these kinds of bikes in the city.
 

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Is any touring bike going to come at the cost of easier city riding though. Are there any options that will be good for the city but I can also take on longer rides during summer vacation?
Doesn't have to be a Honda, those two just stuck out to me.
 

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Is any touring bike going to come at the cost of easier city riding though. Are there any options that will be good for the city but I can also take on longer rides during summer vacation?
Doesn't have to be a Honda, those two just stuck out to me.
Yea I'd say the Valk for the city, it is abit more burly but according to honda they worked really had to keep is maneuverable at low speeds in the city. I could see heat being an issue with a big 6 in there...
 

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Yea I'd say the Valk for the city, it is abit more burly but according to honda they worked really had to keep is maneuverable at low speeds in the city. I could see heat being an issue with a big 6 in there...
I think that comfort and fun are the most important things to me. I want it to have enough power to go, but other than that I just want it to be easy to ride and comfortable to sit on, not burn me, etc etc etc.
Plus I think the Valkyrie just looks bad ass.
 

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For Honda choices these two seem to be compared well
Best bet is to see and sit on both as the F6C looks very different in person.
 

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I think that comfort and fun are the most important things to me. I want it to have enough power to go, but other than that I just want it to be easy to ride and comfortable to sit on, not burn me, etc etc etc.
Plus I think the Valkyrie just looks bad ass.

yup Valkyrie looks bad ass, it will definitely make a statement and even break some necks ;)
 

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The Valkyrie is also more affordable than some of the other bikes that I have looked. I mean its not cheap but, man, Ducatis are expensive.

If I make any mods to it though I would simplify instead of what I see with a lot of the other custom Valkyries where its all about more more more.
 

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Do you think that Ducati will make a more affordable bike some time in the near future? It seems like a lot of brands that have been traditionally more expensive and exclusive are trying to reach out to attract customers who have a tighter budget.
 

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Do you think that Ducati will make a more affordable bike some time in the near future? It seems like a lot of brands that have been traditionally more expensive and exclusive are trying to reach out to attract customers who have a tighter budget.
I think they will make more affordable premium bikes, but nothing as cheap and affordable as offerings from Honda, Yamaha, etc.
 

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I think they will make more affordable premium bikes, but nothing as cheap and affordable as offerings from Honda, Yamaha, etc.
I guess that makes sense. I would expect that Ducati would follow along the lines of BMW. It's a premium brand, so even its entry level model won't really be cheap. I guess that gives me something to aspire towards as I get older (and hopefully richer).
 

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I guess that makes sense. I would expect that Ducati would follow along the lines of BMW. It's a premium brand, so even its entry level model won't really be cheap. I guess that gives me something to aspire towards as I get older (and hopefully richer).
Exactly, they will just be more affordable than what they currently offer. Anything less that puts it into Yami & Honda range might be bad for the brands
 

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I dont see Ducati makin an affordable model

The new Ducati scrambler is meant to be the slightly more affordable model

But it will still be expensive compared to the CHEAPEST of motorcycles

The Monster 696 is actually not all that expensive.
 

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Well good thing there are plenty of other options other than Ducati bikes. I'll have to bet on myself making more money instead of waiting for Ducati to make a cheaper bike.

Guess I'm gonna stick to Honda for now.

I guess you can't expect Ducati to make a bike that is actually one of the cheapest around. Many, even myself, would probably think less of Ducati.
 

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Well good thing there are plenty of other options other than Ducati bikes. I'll have to bet on myself making more money instead of waiting for Ducati to make a cheaper bike.

Guess I'm gonna stick to Honda for now.

I guess you can't expect Ducati to make a bike that is actually one of the cheapest around. Many, even myself, would probably think less of Ducati.
Yup, your chances of making more money to afford a ducati is better than ducati coming out with a lower priced bike, while you're at it, aim to afford a Ducati 1199 :D
 
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