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    Every one talks about this is a entry level bike. I don't think the young riders will be buying. Not my 1st bike still ride a 2 wheeler. I'm almost 69. I am buying.
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    I'll be buying if the test ride goes well. I'm 46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Rodriguez View Post
    I'll be buying if the test ride goes well. I'm 46.
    Test ride got my it's a f3 sport bike.

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    I'm Buying and IF Its just as Good OR better than my F3 for my afternoon 90-100 Mile rides (No Touring) Then my F3 will be sold to cover the Cost of the Ryker?
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    I'm 53 and am trying to decide between the Rally and the 900. If I go with the 900 I will be opting for the Fox suspension and sway bar. The Rally seems to be a better deal cost-wise, but I'm really not interested in going full rally mode anyways.
    Also, I kinda like the idea of having change-able color inserts on the non rally rims. Only a couple of colors to choose from right now but I imagine there will be more soon.
    I still need to see them in person though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markubis View Post
    I'm 53 and am trying to decide between the Rally and the 900. If I go with the 900 I will be opting for the Fox suspension and sway bar. The Rally seems to be a better deal cost-wise, but I'm really not interested in going full rally mode anyways.
    Also, I kinda like the idea of having change-able color inserts on the non rally rims. Only a couple of colors to choose from right now but I imagine there will be more soon.
    I still need to see them in person though.
    Also not interested in rally mode one less thing to go wrong and not going offroad. I also want to up grade to Fox Suspension and Sway Bar 1st add on. Will be getting the 900 basic like the rear fender and wheels much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markubis View Post
    I'm 53 and am trying to decide between the Rally and the 900. If I go with the 900 I will be opting for the Fox suspension and sway bar. The Rally seems to be a better deal cost-wise, but I'm really not interested in going full rally mode anyways.
    Also, I kinda like the idea of having change-able color inserts on the non rally rims. Only a couple of colors to choose from right now but I imagine there will be more soon.
    I still need to see them in person though.
    I struggled with the decision too but finally decided that the price difference was insignificant given the outfitting of the rally over the 900 Ace. I plan on a few dirt roads from time to time but like the upgraded suspension and included Max Mount anyway. By the time you outfit a 900 with suspension and stuff, you'll outprice the Rally. BTW, someone once said they could't see touring on a Rally...please, this is not a touring machine, it is a sporting vehicle (but I'll add a top box and do short two days tours anyway!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Rodriguez View Post
    I'll be buying if the test ride goes well. I'm 46.
    Test ride got me my current spyder( 2014 RTS-SE6). Deanna
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    Bought used 2013 ST-S in September, 74 years old and also have 5 other motorcycles on the road still. If only this cold weather would stop!

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    My Dealer is 'hoping' that the 30 - 50 age group will be looking and buying these Bykes as well. HOPE For BEST. Remember Always ryde Safe.
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    Wifes a definite buyer at 59 me 62 undecided, I'll probably go for an F3s when funds permit (I just can't get my head around not having a gearbox to play with) and hang on to my Harley.
    Spoke to our dealer yesterday and he hasn't got a clue who's going to turn up to buy the Rykers so has ordered one of each for demo's and only mentioned one other lady that had shown interest so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvcntx View Post
    Every one talks about this is a entry level bike. I don't think the young riders will be buying. Not my 1st bike still ride a 2 wheeler. I'm almost 69. I am buying.
    So what's your sayin is your still a kid. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    So what's your sayin is your still a kid. Right?

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    You are right after riding that Ryker I am still a KID

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    I am 63 and the Rally model is what appeals to me. Very likely to purchase after the first of the year.

    Post Script to earlier post. I now have 1,300 miles on my Rally

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    53 and getting the rally

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    66 in January, my body is 99 cueman

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    99 is only upsidedowm of 66
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerpinoy View Post
    99 is only upsidedowm of 66
    I thought 99 was 'just 66, only doin' it standing on ya head!'

    My 94 y/o Mum & her 102 year old friend still run a weekly 'gathering for the old folk', most of whom are 20+ years younger than them!! (Frequently in mind AND body!!)

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    I'm 60 and will get the Rally if it's what I think it's going to be and yes I will travel on it. If it isn't everything I'm hoping for I'll be getting the F3T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cueman View Post
    66 in January, my body is 99 cueman
    I can relate to you, man! At 62, my 1st joint started going bad 6 or 7 years ago. Finally quit putting off replacement, and got REALLY BAD hip (literally 1/2 the ball was gone!) replaced 7 months ago, and bad knee (opposite leg) replaced 2 1/2 months ago. I still have spinal stenosis which was diagnosed 20 years ago. Having prostate C treated soon.

    I got my 1st bike 44 years ago, a 1974 Honda 450 DOHC. After a couple bikes after that, I went 20 years w/o one. Then when I started riding again a 2002 Honda Nighthawk 750), I was shocked when my hands got numb riding!!! Never happened 20 years prior.

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    Guess I got old at an early age. In my 20s I did a lot of off-road riding. Had a lot of fun but kept crashing all the time so I quit riding until I got old. Bought a Kawasaki Vulcan in my early 40s but only kept it a few weeks. It was too small for what I wanted so went straight to a Goldwing. Over 30 years riding old guy bikes and still loving it...... Jim
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    do not feel bad i have a strip down Goldwing and love it my bike.jpg

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    So far, the age seems to be all over the place. I have been surprised at the number of senior RT riders who have chimed in about buying or the intent to do so.

    Time will tell.

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    I am a new rider,55, looking seriously at a 900 for day rides with the wife.

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