View Full Version : aprilia RS50 - good for anything but a second bike?

12-27-2009, 12:15 PM
Ok, I am considering my options for a street bike. I had one years ago (CBR600) but sold due to lack of time to ride. Now, I have a dirtbike, but would like to putt-putt around town once in a while so that is where the street bike comes in. Here are my criteria and thoughts...

1. I don't want a supermoto - streetbikes are MUCH more comfortable for me. On the dirt, cool - but just cruising around, I like the way a streetbike feels.
2. I rarely rarely rarely go fast - first and second is the only 'acceleration' that I do - so no need for crazy power. Just enough to merge with traffic, get around someone, etc.
3. I like the RS50 for its attributes - cheap, light and different. However, if I want to take my wife out around the block, won't happen on this bike. Plus, if I happen to want to go riding with a friend, this bike won't keep up. Am I missing anything good about this model?

I think some type of standard is in my future in all honesty - the SV650, the Z1000, XB9 - something that 'looks' different is wanted...reliability is important....and comfortable for in-town cruising......Just wanted everyone else opinion. I lurk these forums lots...and learn lots - just way confused and taking my time so I don't make a wrong decision.

12-27-2009, 04:53 PM
Try the new Triumph Bonneville. They're torquey, reliable and fun around town.

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12-29-2009, 11:15 AM
Rami You didn't say if you were looking new or used. Either way don't overlook the FZ1. Lots of power and priced very well on the Gen I (2005 and older). Gen II even more power and still priced well.