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Re: [St] New spec for 2008 1050 ST

I did a whole lot of touring on my Yamaha Vision. Caliornia to Texas  
isn't exactly short range. I never felt I was wringing every last bit  
out of that motor and it was a 550 shaft drive. So I have to believe  
a 675 these days is going to be a much stronger motor than that.

Maybe not what you'd want for two up touring, but certainly it would  
be a great platform for a lightweight sport tourer. I still think the  
Vision was my favorite touring bike. Sporty but comfortable.

On Feb 9, 2008, at 5:51 AM, Nathan Maher wrote:

> 675cc strikes me as just a bit undersized for even a short range  
> tourer,
> especially if you don't want to have to be wringing every last bit of
> power out of the motor.  Not saying it wouldn't be a heck of a lot of
> fun, I always kind of liked the concept of the MZ Scorpion. :)

Matt Knowles - Ferndale, CA - http://www.knowlesville.com/matt/ 
  '99 Sprint ST - for going fast and far (2CZUSA)
  '01 KLR650 (A15) - for exploring the North Coast backroads
  '97 KLX300 & '01 Lakota - for playing in the dirt
  '79 KZ400 - just because it was the first vehicle I ever owned

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