Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Laclede, Id, USA
Wow, you and your wife have a job ahead of you. I love my Ducati Monster 900 ie for around town use and it is very low, shifts like butter and the hydraulic clutch is a one finger affair. The 620 they now make, a good choice also as is the 800. Colors and styling women love and cheap used on ebay. My buddy is a Harley nut and he fell for the Monsters charm too, financing being of great importance he bought a 2005 Custom model sportster and its great, 250.00/mo. with insurance, over 55mpg on the hiway and easy to ride, great colors, American made, know that doesn't mean much to some on the site but they are reliable machines, 103 years getting it right, HA!!. The Blast seems to be getting a going over on this site. Too under powered and has some issues. However, the new lowered Lightning should not be overlooked by the ladies. in a 1000, a real piece of different work. No tune ups, no valve adjustments, no water, perimeter braking, no adjustment belt, shifts smooth as silk now and a great motor with handling second to none and hi MPG. I have over 25,000 miles on my 2000 S3T with little to no trouble!! Just my two cents for what it's worth. You may have noticed I didn't include any Japaneese bikes, everyone else did. They're cheap (inexpensive) reliable, and everyone rides one. Not to many Buells or Ducs out there. Best advice test ride them all until she finds one that talks to her. You live in great riding country so make sure you have the best of all possible worlds. Good Luck!!
Brian A. Brodhead
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