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May be considering a different bike, if I can find something that fits this criteria:

1) Hard side/saddle bags

2) 100+hp

3) Less than 650 lbs

4) Bars/Clipons that are somewhere in between S clipons and N handlebars, maybe similar to Superbike bars. Forward leaning but comfortable. This can be changed though.

5) Windscreen of some sort, sorry no nakeds

6) More sporty than sport-touring. FJR, Concours, ST's seem more touring oriented than I want

Haven't been able to find anything that fits all of these criteria. If you have any ideas let me know...
 

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VFR...Tiger...Many of the R-series...ST1200...Pretty much any sport touring bike.

You might not find one that fits ALL of those. The VFR probably comes the closest.

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I'd be more concerned with torque numbers than hp. Actually, I wouldn't be worried about hp at all...they're all more than capable for anything you need.
 

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I've ridden a VFR800, and to be 100% honest, didn't like it all that much. I rode one that was maybe an 04-05 and felt it needed more power for its weight.

I need something with the power to weight ratio of atleast the SV, and then a little more.

The sport touring bikes get to favor the touring more than sport. Maybe after I turn 30.

FZ1 is the closest so far.
 

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As long as the power to weight is similar or higher to an SV, it'll be fine.

Flickability/maneuvarability is also important. I've considered a ZX-14/Busa/etc to outfit with hardbags and taller bars, so that is an option.

70 hp on a 400 lb like the SV is pretty close, now if I had around 100hp with the same weight, with hardbags, I'd be pretty happy.

FZ1/Ninja 1K catches my eye for that very reason, 150ish hp, less than 500 lbs, just needs some bags.
 

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BTW, I've went through this last year as well, after not finding anything that fit well enough, I ended up putting handlebars on my S.

Hopefully this thread doesn't push me to put hardbags on the SV.
 

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-XB12XT? Probably way too much on the Touring/Dual-sport side.
-Triumph 1050 Sprint ST? That would be close, but I don't remember them having factory hard luggage.
-Ducati Mutistrada? Probably too upright.
-Moto Guzzi Norge? Probably too upright.

EDIT: Nevermind, I should have hit refresh before I posted in here.
 

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-XB12XT? Probably way too much on the Touring/Dual-sport side.
-Triumph 1050 Sprint ST? That would be close, but I don't remember them having factory hard luggage.
-Ducati Mutistrada? Probably too upright.
-Moto Guzzi Norge? Probably too upright.
The Triumph Sprint looks pretty nice, and relatively close too for my criteria. Thanks for the suggestion
 

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The VFR has a better power to weight ratio than the SV. It must be something else you're really looking for.

2nd gen SV Wet weight = 436lbs. Power = 73.4 hp. Power/Weight = 0.168 hp/lb

VFR 800 Wet weight roughly = 540 lbs (assumes ~60 lbs higher than dry weight). Power = 110 hp. Power/Weight = .203 hp/lb
 
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