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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 44,031
Posted By ARiderX
Damn, there's a Warrior on the local second hand...

Damn, there's a Warrior on the local second hand pages, 5300 euro or something. That 1700 twin will run forever, you could run a tractor from that thing.

That's just crazy value for a hardly used...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By ARiderX
Yeah, I agree with you. Thanks for writing that...

Yeah, I agree with you. Thanks for writing that down, so I know I'm not the only one who frowned a bit at that text. Didn't understand at all what that was supposed to mean. If some sales dude said...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,362
Posted By ARiderX
It depends on your definitions and anyone would...

It depends on your definitions and anyone would have his/her personal take on that. But for me, "class" is not just defined by "they are a bit similar in application/marketing niche" and "they kinda...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 106,824
Posted By ARiderX
That's great to hear!! Quite a relief! I think it...

That's great to hear!! Quite a relief! I think it will fit me great as is, maybe just risers and I'll be good to go. It felt comfortable enough.

As I said, for me 180-200 miles is more than...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 106,824
Posted By ARiderX
All I can do is read up on this bike for now....

All I can do is read up on this bike for now. Waiting for my XCx to be prepped, should be finished by the weekend. Scheduling issues on my part, might put pick up time in two weeks though :(

Funny...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 238,261
Posted By ARiderX
I don't even know what you're on about, or what...

I don't even know what you're on about, or what the problem is?? :dunno It's very much off-topic by now, but I'll just quickly clarify:

I like all bikes, I'm not a brand jockey or drinking any...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 414,251
Posted By ARiderX
What's the name of that tail bag? Is it ktm...

What's the name of that tail bag? Is it ktm specific or will it fit other models? I hate top boxes, I think they look horrendous, but this is very reasonable. And it will fit a laptop and the stuff I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,497
Posted By ARiderX
porky? Great tractable power, good protection,...

porky? Great tractable power, good protection, comfy, what is there not to like about this bike? If you think it is heavy you should spend some time in Paris. People are using these, and K1600gt's...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,453
Posted By ARiderX
Just returned from the dealership, and I bought...

Just returned from the dealership, and I bought an XCx. Impulse buy really. But it is a really convincing package, and actually great value for money. A F800GS can't compete with this package. Got a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
Today I still want one... AND I JUST BOUGHT ONE...

Today I still want one... AND I JUST BOUGHT ONE :clap:wings:rilla:ricky

Anyway, my quest for a new "main" bike is over. Mine is black. Picking it up in two weeks, just in time for the new season!...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 238,261
Posted By ARiderX
Thanks for the reply and the input! Just to close...

Thanks for the reply and the input! Just to close this one off. I went to that dealer, offered him a price about 1,8% less than asking. Just a matter of principle really, the price was already pretty...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By ARiderX
I just bought an 800 XCx, on a whim really... But...

I just bought an 800 XCx, on a whim really... But if I hadn't done that, I would seriously look at a v strom and be all day happy with it.

Come to think of it, haven't even tested the XCx, but it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By ARiderX
I agree with that 200%. I've not been riding for...

I agree with that 200%. I've not been riding for long, so don't have a lot to compare it to, so take this for what it's worth... But when I tested that new v-strom, I couldn't be more impressed! Just...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
Today (and yesterday and the day before)...

Today (and yesterday and the day before) definitely this one:

http://i1.wp.com/blog.vehiclejar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/EICMA-2014-Triumph-Tiger-800-XC-XCx-1.jpg?w=700

Hopefully I'll get...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,453
Posted By ARiderX
Can't really find an XCx topic, so I'll quickly...

Can't really find an XCx topic, so I'll quickly post here if you don't mind...

I'm thinking of checking out an XCx this weekend (sitting and eyeballing only, no test rides yet as they're selling...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
http://www.cpuhunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/0...

http://www.cpuhunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2014-Indian-Chief-Classic-Black_1.jpg

I'm not a cruiser guy either... But I soooo want one of those! Every time I see the classic black one....
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 172,111
Posted By ARiderX
That doesn't work for me. I can understand the...

That doesn't work for me. I can understand the need for tidying up the headlight, but that old skool look doesn't blend well with the "future-retro"/"progressive-retro" look of the rest of the bike....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-15-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,629
Posted By ARiderX
Shouldn't the point instead be that an 18,000$...

Shouldn't the point instead be that an 18,000$ motorcycle, marketed as an off road champion and sold with slogans like "ready to race", should come with a decent air box? An elementary part which,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By ARiderX
I hear you. At 6'4" myself, it is incredibly...

I hear you. At 6'4" myself, it is incredibly depressing to look around as a buyer.

Almost all of the sexy nakeds: scrapped from the list
Almost all Italians: scrapped from the list (except the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,345
Posted By ARiderX
This post (the one with the pictures of all the...

This post (the one with the pictures of all the crazy contraptions to hold a friggin' sight glass) has me like this:

:eek2 :yikes :confused :eek1 :fpalm :fpalm :fpalm :fpalm

Wtf...

Nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 44,031
Posted By ARiderX
Couldn't disagree more. Common misconception. By...

Couldn't disagree more. Common misconception. By the way, "not everyone wants to ride with their feet *behind* their knees"... is sort of a dumb comment, sorry. Actually "not everyone" would be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,059
Posted By ARiderX
That CB1100 could be my only and favourite bike....

That CB1100 could be my only and favourite bike. (I'm not old by the way) I just like the "elemental" traditional universal naked bike. Clean, the basics...

That's why the R1200R is one of my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 433,834
Posted By ARiderX
Great review, cug. Thanks for taking time out to...

Great review, cug. Thanks for taking time out to do the write up.

Haven't been riding one yet, but sitting on it at a motorcycle show, I was also shocked at how incredibly small it felt! I think...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
I think I must have a fever or something... A...

I think I must have a fever or something... A cruiser!

http://www.motoplanete.com/yamaha/zoom-700px/XV-1900-Midnight-Star-2009-700px.jpg

Why not, just for laughs... :rofl

It would have to be...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 51,741
Posted By ARiderX
Here in Europe dealers have them as demo rides....

Here in Europe dealers have them as demo rides. Might try one out next week.

Way too expensive though and way more than what I ever want out of a bike. I don't see a thing that a regular 1190...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-05-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 55,230
Posted By ARiderX
ouch, have been reading the last five pages......

ouch, have been reading the last five pages... not good... :eek1 :cry Was looking into some topics here to see the good, the bad and the ugly. I'm dropping by a dealer tomorrow to maybe try to work...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-05-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 238,261
Posted By ARiderX
deal on a 2013 1190 adventure

Hey guys

Today I dropped by a dealer (just found out there is one close by). He had a 2013 adventure on the showroom floor with honestly quite a decent deal on the sticker. I'm gonna go back...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 51,741
Posted By ARiderX
I have to ask... What sort of riding are you...

I have to ask... What sort of riding are you doing that only the 1290 will do, and for which the 1190 would be woefully inadequate.

And how would a 1290 suit your needs in urban traffic better...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,786
Posted By ARiderX
Too bad, because the ST is in every way a better...

Too bad, because the ST is in every way a better bike than the 1050 before it. It is also honest about what it wants to be. A comfortable sporty slightly fared "standard". Honest, no pretence...
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,988
Posted By ARiderX
Eh? :bow Looks like you've been a real added...

:bow

Looks like you've been a real added value to this topic with your commanding and grumbling replies.

Don't worry, I'm out, have at it. My 990 doesn't have abs by the way. "Enjoy" your bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 414,251
Posted By ARiderX
To the dealer for repairs or trading your bike?...

To the dealer for repairs or trading your bike? While browsing the ads recently, I started reading up on the whole supermotard thing, basically because I wanted something not too expensive (second...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,747
Posted By ARiderX
I see. Compared to a new one I meant. Yeah, the...

I see. Compared to a new one I meant. Yeah, the one in the OP is definitely a good deal. Kinda supports my point on depreciation though.

Some time ago I saw an inmate trade or sell his multi. A...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,747
Posted By ARiderX
That's funny :lol3 because it's true! Really...

That's funny :lol3 because it's true! Really harsh if you think about it.

Not to mention that the first year (ok, make it two) year depreciation will also buy you a full new FJ 09.

Indeed, as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 44,031
Posted By ARiderX
http://motorcycleviews.com/pictures/pic0224.jpg

http://motorcycleviews.com/pictures/pic0224.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 433,834
Posted By ARiderX
Nice review, thanks for that! One question, how...

Nice review, thanks for that! One question, how tall are you?

I rode a '10 R1200R, and loved everything about it. Even size wise it was just fine for my 6'4", no adjustments needed (standard...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
That thing... is positively ugly looking! I...

That thing... is positively ugly looking!

I have to agree with another post here, if you need that much scaffolding to protect your bike, someone needs to rethink the design of the bike.

From...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,107
Posted By ARiderX
Most probably, but that's not what I meant (I...

Most probably, but that's not what I meant (I tried a stupid word play, didn't work). What I meant was they won't protect anything, because most of these won't ride a meter off-tarmac, and will...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,176
Posted By ARiderX
One hell of a video to kick of a topic with! ...

One hell of a video to kick of a topic with!

Really impressive to see. But I still don't really get that hand built "aura" some people like to emphasise. As if it makes it somehow "better" or...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,988
Posted By ARiderX
This is such a useless discussion every time...

This is such a useless discussion every time again... At some point one doesn't know what to say anymore. I guess if you come from the 70's, where most standard road bikes had 50-60 bhp on skinny...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,607,853
Posted By ARiderX
KTM 990 SM(R/T) - dorsoduro 1200 - DUCATI Hypermotard/-strada

So yeah, basically I've been reading up on bikes developed from, or loosely based, on the supermotard style bikes. I guess most will agree that the bikes I mention are not true supermotards, but they...
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