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VozProto 09-20-2012 02:27 PM

What's your bike's name?
So I recently had a discussion with a buddy about naming bikes.

I have been in the superstitious habit of giving all of mine well thought out (or so I think) names once I have had them for a while and give them enough use.

Is anyone as neurotic about picking the 'right' name for their bikes?

What have I named my bikes? I'm glad you asked...:D

In order of ownership:
1992 Yamaha XJ600 Seca II
Cricket - she chirped like one when I was on the brakes.

2003 Yamaha R6 (Sliver/Black)
Alana - was my first R6 that I lusted after (silver and black) named after the really subdued beautiful girl in my HS

2000 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
Samara - named after the girl in the ring cause the bike kept trying to kill me

1984 Honda XR250 pit bike
Daisy Duke - Speaks for itself

2006 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
Persephone - was a brand new off the floor raven R6 before i tracked her. Reference to the greek mythology story cause of her 'dark' side

Jezebel - 2002 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
She got around. 5 friends had her before I did.

Amelia - 2006 BMW R1200GS
My first (and dream) adventure bike. Who else to name her after that would be more fitting than one of the most adventurous women in history?

der_saeufer 09-20-2012 02:38 PM

In before all the other KLR owners with "Tweety".

pineconeMN 09-20-2012 02:59 PM

Lili Von Shtupp

B.Curvin 09-20-2012 03:03 PM

Black 09 KLR

Black Angus.

I've not named my other bikes.

Qwik 09-20-2012 03:05 PM

The 950 Adventure is "Kitty" or the "Katoom"
and the Hayabusa is known as "Budha"
The Fiddy is "The inflictor of PAIN" Stupid thing has hurt me more than the other two by about times ten

DaFoole 09-20-2012 03:06 PM

Black Betty (Bam-a-lam!!)

the_sandman_454 09-20-2012 03:11 PM

2009 KLR650 - "the mule". It isn't fast, it isn't good looking, but it is somewhat surefooted and (more or less) hauls my fat ass and my stuff anywhere I point it.

Clay Spinner 09-20-2012 03:13 PM

R1100 GS... the 1100
R1150GSA... the silver one
R80 G/S... the old one
R80 ST... the new one

turnenem 09-20-2012 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Clay Spinner (Post 19641677)
R1100 GS... the 1100
R1150GSA... the silver one
R80 G/S... the old one
R80 ST... the new one


The red one
The blue one
The black one
The yellow one
The green one

High Country Herb 09-20-2012 03:34 PM

My Aprilia Dorsoduro 750, in passionate Italian red, is named after this middleweight Sopranos character:


He's calm and collected, as Italians go, but he can get things done.

BykBoy 09-20-2012 03:40 PM

2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Addition

The Dirty Dak :evil

Turkeycreek 09-20-2012 03:49 PM

2006 silver Triumph Tiger - the obvious - el Tigre de plata

the '02 Bonneville was also obvious - Bonny

The Royal Enfield was "that Indian POS"

Never named any of the Hondas but called the CB750 "Kips bike" because he sold it to me.

Have not named the TW yet but I don't know it yet

PhilB 09-20-2012 03:50 PM

My wife always names her vehicles. I only name mine if a name really suggests itself. I don't go out of my way to come up with one, and some of them get names and some don't.

Of my current herd, the Ducati Monster is named "Patina", because she's got one.
The Heinkel is named "Elroy J" because it has that sort of retro-futuristic look of the Jetsons.
The Vespa and the Maico and the parts bikes do not have names.


motorat 09-20-2012 04:02 PM

my vstrom 650....... i usually refeer to it as that dirty black thing over there.

RidingDonkeys 09-20-2012 04:07 PM

My wife started the trend, and now we name everything. Even out indoor plants have names.

67 Bonnie - Livia
68 Tiger - Ruby
73 CB750 - Sophie
07 Bonnie with a cargo hack - Fanny
11 Ural Gear Up - Boris

And the rest of the fleet
07 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Rufus
10 Kia Soul - Kim-chi
Brenderup trailer - Uli
Homebuilt trailer - Rusty

And the list goes on...

Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.

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