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40cu.in.of.furey 10-09-2011 01:52 PM

Where are the singles?
 
I've been looking to find a big single for my next ride and singles are pretty much limited to dirt bikes these days. I haven't seen any out there any longer, gone are the days of big velocettes, and goldstars. I would like to keep it as simple as possible with air/oil cooling, and as you can see in my tag line I already own a DR650, so as for road thumpers what are my choices for 650cc and bigger?

Harry Backer 10-09-2011 02:08 PM

Suzuki S40 is one.

aprilian 10-09-2011 02:34 PM

How about an older bike?
GB500 Tourist Trophy
Aprilia Sumo
BMW Xmoto

rivercreep 10-09-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry Backer (Post 17036365)
Suzuki S40 is one.

Ditto! The Suzuki Savage is a nice little cruiser.

0ldhippie 10-09-2011 04:59 PM

http://www.rycamotors.com/

40cu.in.of.furey 10-09-2011 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 0ldhippie (Post 17037208)

I saw that in cycleword a couple of months back, that motor is really great looking to bad the bike isn't. Some subtle changes would make it look a lot better, I'll have to keep my open for a good used one for sure. Does anyone know what carb comes on the bike, mechanical of cv carb?

bug67 10-09-2011 05:40 PM

Royal Enfield Bullet 500

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/mo...classic-34.jpg

Gordon Bennett 10-10-2011 02:35 AM

Aprilia Pegaso was a nice bike, and there might be the odd new one lurking at a dealers. The BMW G650 uses a variation of that Rotax engine, although BMW are migrating the 650s to their parallel twin motor.

Vertical C 10-10-2011 02:38 AM

Nvm

Murphy Slaw 10-10-2011 05:02 AM

My Dad had a Sprint.

Man he hated that bike.........

Mista Vern 10-10-2011 11:39 AM

Don't forget about the Yamaha SR500 and the SRX600.

Birdmove 10-10-2011 12:22 PM

There are rumors of Triumph coming out with a single cylinder street bike around 350cc. The Royal Enfield 500 is still very much in production. The S40 street bike. Suzuki TU250 is a new fuel injected single. Suzuki GZ250.Suzuki DRZX400S supermoto. Older discontinued bikes? Honda 500 Ascot. MUZ or MZ Skorpian, and a supermoto. BMW had a trio of cool singles including the XMoto, XChallenge, and another one.

I like thumpers a lot also and have owned quite a few over the years.

jon

Grainbelt 10-10-2011 01:09 PM

Emissions controls have ensured that air/oil cooled carbureted singles are extinct.

That's perfectly fine, the new water cooled parallel twins from Kawasaki and BMW are just as good, as is the triple from Triumph. I don't see the fascination with old technology, particularly for a street bike.

WAP 10-11-2011 11:09 AM

Duke III

IRideASlowBike 10-11-2011 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grainbelt (Post 17043200)
Emissions controls have ensured that air/oil cooled carbureted singles are extinct.

That's perfectly fine, the new water cooled parallel twins from Kawasaki and BMW are just as good, as is the triple from Triumph. I don't see the fascination with old technology, particularly for a street bike.


Water cooling is just one more thing that can/will fail.

But fuel injection I would like to have, yes.


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