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      07-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #227
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Originally Posted by AlpineCloud9 View Post
Hey guys, just wondering what would you recommend between BMW F800R, Ducati 696/796, and Triumph Street Triple for a beginner. I know they are quite a lot of bike for a newbie, but I have no trouble at all with MSF course. Might as well get myself something that I would keep for years, instead of getting a cheap starter bike that I probably get tired in a few weeks.

Personally, I am leaning toward the BMW F800R, the length of warranty and ease of maintenance is quite much better than Ducati and Triumph. I am planning to test drive all of them next week, but figured I would get some opinions on you guys.
If you're intent on something bigger then a 250cc, I would choose a Monster 696 out of the three choices. Coincidentally, it makes the least power.