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Most popular use for your Ninja 650R?

  • commuting

    Votes: 33 48.5%
  • touring

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • weekend long rides

    Votes: 15 22.1%
  • occasional short rides

    Votes: 8 11.8%
  • at the track

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • other-please specify

    Votes: 9 13.2%
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Pick how your 650R gets used the most. I picked weekend long rides, but I do commute and tour on it also.
 

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I ride my bike daily and when I can get out on the weekends. Purchased it new in Dec of 09 and in less than a year I have over 9000 miles on it. I put over 30 thousand on my last bike. That is why my truck which is an 04 has less than 40 thousand on it.
 

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I ride the twisties on the weekends and commute 90 miles to school once or twice a week.
 

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Just got my 650R on Friday. Will be using it for weekend pleasure initially, possibly turning to a daily commute to work.
 

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I need to be able to select more than just one of those boxes!

I mostly use my new 650R to commute, as my ride to work could take twice as long in a car.
But I also use it for errands when there might be parking issues. Here in LA there are so many places where having a car can be such a hassle. Try going to the Santa Monica Place in a car and you'll spend 45 minutes getting a parking space, not to mention the $$$ to park.

I also have been dying to take my bike on an overnight tour to Santa Barbara wine country but the weather isn't cooperating very well. It actually rained here this weekend! I've got most of the gear, touring screen and luggage... maybe next weekend?

I will occasionally take the bike out to the canyons for some fun carving up the roads, though I don't do this as much as when I had the little 250R.
 

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Weekend warrior here! I only use it for fun riding around all of the twisties here in Tassie. It's very easy to avoid the highways(and the cops!!)and also very easy to add time to any trip just by taking the road less travelled!!
 

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I voted commuting, but most of my miles were put on when touring and long Saturday rides.
 

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PURE PLEASURE! No matter why I'm riding.

Only thing I haven't done with my 07 is the track & don't plan on ever doing the track.

Average daily ride is around 300 miles & just love the twisties in the Ozarks of MO & AR. 19 mile round trip commute for work. 1 7 day 2,600 mile tour and 1 11 day 4,058 mile tour. A couple of overnight trips here & there, should reach 53,000 on the odometer later today.
 

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Commuting to work and a couple of short rides here and there. It's has been rainning lately here in So. Cal so I've been taking my car more often to work but on the way home I really miss my bike since I gotta drive in traffic for 2-3 hours cause of the rain. :eek:
 

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Specifying: Getting girls, usually I just pull up in front of bars, night clubs, etc... take my helmet off and throw my long locks around dramatically. Then sit on the edge of my seat striking a pose till they start to come talk to me. If I'm not getting enough attention, I'll turn it on and red line it while in neutral.

...I also use it for leading group sport bike rides, riding twisties and riding with my fathers Harley club.
 

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Bought mine for commuting and weekend joy rides with friends.
 

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Usually I fill up the tires with pure un-cut cocaine. My airbox is full of marijuana(after all i am in colorado) but.. it does make my bike high and rather lazy.
 

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