Furious_E Dork
May 12, 2017 8:00 a.m.

In reply to ae86andkp61:

Sweet Bandit, it's like my B600's Mini Me

carknut New Reader
May 17, 2017 9:06 a.m.

I'll second pres589's suggestion of the sv650. I own a curvy 01 SV and it sounds good, has plenty of torques, and has over 42,000 miles on it. The other advantages, are its light weight, and how narrow it is which helps garage space.

singleslammer PowerDork
May 17, 2017 9:42 a.m.

What about the new Yamaha R3? It might fit the bill except being only 2 cylinders. It is likely the most rev happy, small displacement bike out now. But it doesn't have the styling. I wouldn't be surprised if they did an FZ-03 soon.

sesto elemento SuperDork
May 19, 2017 6:26 p.m.

Fzr400?

Brian MegaDork
May 20, 2017 9:18 a.m.

Define how retro. Classic UJM retro? Brit bike look? 80's sport bike?

759NRNG HalfDork
June 19, 2017 8:05 p.m.

sesto elemento has hit an FZR400 outa da park!!!

AWSX1686 HalfDork
June 22, 2017 1:47 p.m.
jstand wrote: A Seca II might not check all the boxes, but could be a good starting point:

I had one.... Not high revving, and not fast.... :/

Woody MegaDork
June 22, 2017 3:24 p.m.
Woody wrote:
wheelsmithy wrote:

^I owned that exact bike, same year (1977), same color!

And I was also going to suggest the CB-1, assuming that you can find one and then fit on it.

This is my old bike as it sits today, in my friend's shop, covered in Kydex dust.

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