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Old 03-14-2021, 05:13 AM   #1
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Looking for an upgrade

I am looking for an upgrade to my bike. I currently ride a 2001 600cc Honda Shadow, and want something that has a little more power if I do end up going to Sturgis this year. Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for an upgrade

hey Alpha,
welcome to Automotive Forums.. while you might think an '88 is downgrading, an '88 to a 2014 Harley Sportster is very comparable to your Shadow (i've had both)..
the reason i started at 1988 is it is still a bump up to 1200cc, and VERY affordable; at $2500-5500 all day, possibly even with some custom mods..
but you could jump from 2014-2020 Sporty and still be under $10k if shopping wisely..
and you could always go 2021 Iron 883.. while only 54 c.i., it still packs a punch, has a very nice "buell"-ish look in O.D. green and flat black, is brand new, full warranty, zero maintenance, and under 9 grand with full options at most HD dealers..
and while it will probably come new with Michelin (and these are great shoes), i usually swap out after the third oil change to Metzeler; as regardless, of whether on my Shadow, Magnum, or mini-hog, i just love the side grab at 45-55+ in 3rd or 4th when you deepen the throttle..
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OH, -- and i forgot to mention; don't go shopping for it just yet.. we just got 3 feet of snow in colorado, and it's heading your way, minnesota..
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Early series Yamaha FZR 1000 best bike I ever owned
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:36 PM   #5
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Early series Yamaha FZR 1000 best bike I ever owned
i ridden the 'bike of the decade'..
definitely a great cafe' racer; and pretty good
on mpg; IF you stay out of the throttle....
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