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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
Don't do it! Your patience will be rewarded. I've...

Don't do it! Your patience will be rewarded. I've demoed the Ducati M1200, the BMW S1000R, and the KTM 1190 Adventure (base model). I know I've fully consumed the orange Kool-Aid, but the KTM blew...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
As much as I lust after the 1290, I can't think...

As much as I lust after the 1290, I can't think of any bike more versatile than my old 690E (with 17s on it). Bombing around NYC, local trails, general hooliganism.. A supremely versatile bike. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
^ Lucky devil!

^ Lucky devil!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
THIS. Spent a weekend on one a couple...

THIS.

Spent a weekend on one a couple months back. Damn near perfect machine (though I'm not super keen on the paint/graphics scheme).

KTM is killing it lately. If I could have 5 bikes in my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
Bingo. Seeing it at the NYC bike show made...

Bingo. Seeing it at the NYC bike show made dredging through the blizzard to get there totally worth it.

I'm very particular about ergonomics and I found the 1290 to be remarkably roomy and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
Ditto! :lol3 Minus the super dorky pose, of...

Ditto! :lol3

Minus the super dorky pose, of course.. :D

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag100/marclarrea/15ad74ed-8743-467e-9163-f85318dd8cd5_zpsa5301245.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
I want this. Please disregard the cheesy...

I want this.

Please disregard the cheesy facial expression. What can I say? I was excited :lol3
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,192
Posted By basque
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag100/marclarr...

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag100/marclarrea/BMW-S1000-F_zpsf7c885cd.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,192
Posted By basque
Back to the bike... I want one. I also want...

Back to the bike... I want one.

I also want the KTM 1190, 1290, and 350 XCF-W

...and the 1200 Monster...and the 2015 R1200R...etc... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,251
Posted By basque
Agreed. I loved the eccentric chain...

Agreed. I loved the eccentric chain adjuster/swing arm on my ZRX.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,192
Posted By basque
This bike is going to be AMAZING. Don't...

This bike is going to be AMAZING.

Don't like chains? Don't like beaks? Don't buy it. Easy.

I've never understood why folks complain about bikes they've never seen/ridden. Bikes were NOT...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 29,020
Posted By basque
Wrong guy :deal

Wrong guy :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 29,020
Posted By basque
This. It's always great to see a true labor...

This.

It's always great to see a true labor of love.

Makes me want to buy a 919 and do the EXACT same thing.

Outstanding.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 58,084
Posted By basque
Hear, hear! Helluva bike. My biggest...

Hear, hear! Helluva bike.

My biggest bike-related regret is selling my Rex..

I will own another.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
Owned one. Helluva bike. Maybe the most versatile...

Owned one. Helluva bike. Maybe the most versatile bike out there. You can do single track, highway, commuting, etc. all reasonably well..

And as an urban assault vehicle in NYC, it was PERFECT.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 41,447
Posted By basque
+1 on the ZR-7 My first brand new bike. I...

+1 on the ZR-7

My first brand new bike. I LOVED that thing.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag100/marclarrea/Kawasaki_750_ZR-7n_1280_x_960-1_zps2c2f598f.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
Kinda want one.. And LOVE that tank!

Kinda want one.. And LOVE that tank!
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
If you consider fork reflectors and "Rad"...

If you consider fork reflectors and "Rad" stickers badass... :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,265
Views: 2,886,386
Posted By basque
Very cool. Helluva bike. And there's always...

Very cool. Helluva bike. And there's always something great about getting a crated bike. Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
Jesus.. that bike gets my heart pumping. ...

Jesus.. that bike gets my heart pumping.

The Rex is the only bike that I really regret selling. It may be time for another.
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,251
Posted By basque
Off-topic, but I test rode a cherry 919 that my...

Off-topic, but I test rode a cherry 919 that my local dealer had on the floor.

Great bike...and it has arguably the sexiest gas tank on a standard...in my opinion.

Back to the FJ-09 thread.....
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,329
Posted By basque
INSANELY. JEALOUS. Enjoy!!! :beer

INSANELY. JEALOUS.

Enjoy!!! :beer
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,251
Posted By basque
Everyone loves torque...so I'm ok with that. :deal

Everyone loves torque...so I'm ok with that. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,985
Posted By basque
Northern California. Auburn/Nevada City....

Northern California. Auburn/Nevada City. Incredible riding both on and off road.

Tahoe/Reno/Sac/SF...all within a stone's throw.

When I'm done with NYC, that's where I'll be moving.

Do it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
Not sure of exact distances, but I sat on the...

Not sure of exact distances, but I sat on the 1290 at the NYC bike show and it's EASILY the most comfortable naked bike I've ever been on. I've ridden nakeds (can't stand the sportbike crouch) for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 32,092
Posted By basque
Maybe not the same engine, but the 1190 Adventure...

Maybe not the same engine, but the 1190 Adventure is a sport-tourer in my mind. I spent a couple hours on one and LOOOOOOOVED it.

I highly recommend a demo ride if you can get one.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 41,447
Posted By basque
Is the SV650 underrated? I'm pretty sure that...

Is the SV650 underrated? I'm pretty sure that bike is universally loved.

If I didn't find the ZR7 more comfortable, the SV would have been my first new street bike. :deal

God I love standards...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 41,447
Posted By basque
Agreed. Killer bikes. My first "big" bike...

Agreed. Killer bikes.

My first "big" bike was a CX500 and those motors were great...and bulletproof.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
But...he posted a pic of the 1190 (which somebody...

But...he posted a pic of the 1190 (which somebody mistakenly thought was a 390 in Thumpers).

If they make a 390 Enduro/Adventure bike, it'll probably look something like this:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 41,447
Posted By basque
Bump :lol3

Bump :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By basque
Yep. It's cliché, but you only live once. Get the...

Yep. It's cliché, but you only live once. Get the bike you REALLY want.

Within reason, obviously... :lol3

Call me a sucker, but the joy and pride of riding and caring for a new bike (KTM or...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
Riding in 20 degrees?!? You're a tougher man than...

Riding in 20 degrees?!? You're a tougher man than me.. In 24 years of riding, I've only ever ridden in anything below 50 degrees if it was an absolute necessity :lol3

I miss Southern...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 949,908
Posted By basque
Had the 690 Enduro (with 17" wheels). PERFECT...

Had the 690 Enduro (with 17" wheels). PERFECT bike for bopping around NYC. Wheelies at greens, stoppies/slides at reds. Pedestrians hated me. Miss that thing..
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,893
Posted By basque
157 indicated on a ZRX12. I know... I know... not...

157 indicated on a ZRX12. I know... I know... not what the thread is about, but I like where D.T.'s head's at :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,241
Posted By basque
Here's a link to the RideApart article: ...

Here's a link to the RideApart article:

http://rideapart.com/2014/01/desirable-motorcycles-sold-america/

Mama Kaw, please send over the ZRX1200 Daeg. Please and thank you. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,225
Posted By basque
The bad news is that I still will likely never...

The bad news is that I still will likely never own one.

I did just buy a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk for boppin' around the city, so at least I've got that going for me. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,598
Posted By basque
2015 KTM 390 Enduro/Supermoto

Want.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ktm-390-enduro-supermoto-spy-shot/
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,863
Posted By basque
The rep I spoke to said, "Under 14k".

The rep I spoke to said, "Under 14k".
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,863
Posted By basque
Checked out the NineT at the NYC bike show today....

Checked out the NineT at the NYC bike show today.

After months drooling over it, I came away disappointed. I'm 6'1" and found the bike wayyyyy too small. Too low, and the way my legs hit tank was...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,225
Posted By basque
Saw the 1290 at the NYC bike show today. ...

Saw the 1290 at the NYC bike show today.

LOVED the KTM. I'm 6'1" and found the seating position to be PERFECT.

Everything about that bike elicited excitement.

I'll take one in black,...
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