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Old 10-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Why My V-Twin is the Shiznit - Post Up

I loves me a V-Twin, that low end power does it for me, how about U??

My much modded '02 VTR


some Changes made = Ohlins rear, Racetech springs, heated grips, Givi Top Case



Was thinking of selling it, but fcuk ell, there's nothing wrong w/ it, So she's mine until it dies

I love U VTR1000F

Rock On Sporting VTwins
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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You should have put "sporting" in the title. Now this is going to turn into another Harley circle jerk thread. As if we don't already have enough of those...
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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You should have put "sporting" in the title. Now this is going to turn into another Harley circle jerk thread. As if we don't already have enough of those...

I don't hate on the HD's - ride what ya got. Just hate them when on pirate parade & holding up traffic
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I've always preferred that engine layout as well. My '99 SV650 and my Ducati 900ss both have that perfect blend of torque and linear HP curve that makes riding them so enjoyable. I can be in a 35 mph zone on my SV and be in second gear or 6th, it does not care.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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Oh yea, and I love the VTR, I came soooo close to buying one about ten years ago but I found a fantastic deal on my Ducati. I know the Honda would leave it in the dust but I always wanted to try the pasta. It's a little temperamental but easy to work on and wonderful to sport tour on with a Sargent seat and bar risers.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Well, I was going to tell you about my Harley, until LuciferMutt warned me off.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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V-Twins have a heart - but only Honda can ruin that I rode30 miles on a VTR a couple of years back - after just stepping off a TL1000S Suzook - and the Honda was a real let down to be honest !!!

Gotta admit - its an H-D or nothing.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #8
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V-Twins have a heart - but only Honda can ruin that I rode30 miles on a VTR a couple of years back - after just stepping off a TL1000S Suzook - and the Honda was a real let down to be honest !!!

Gotta admit - its an H-D or nothing.
Well, they definitley got it right on the RC51. I can't speak to the superhawk as I have not ridden one yet. I continue to appreciate my RC51 every time I ride it. I also love my KTM, but they are definitely very different animals. I have ocme to really enjoy the twin configuration though. I have owned I-4's, triples, and singles. The KTM was my first twin the RC my second, but I think I have developed a bias to the twin configuration.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
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V-Twins have a heart - but only Honda can ruin that I rode30 miles on a VTR a couple of years back - after just stepping off a TL1000S Suzook - and the Honda was a real let down to be honest !!!

Gotta admit - its an H-D or nothing.
The TL sounds incredible, but the RC51 is a better bike in every other tangible and intangible category.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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I bought a Duc 900SS, I gave the key to my wife to let her try it. What a mistake, she loved it so much we now have two. What else could you really say to extol the virtues of a v-twin. Most are so forgiving that they make great road bikes.
No matter what you say about H-D, you have to give them credit, they found something that works for their clientele and have stuck with it. A great case for knowing your market.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #11
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I'm not bashing HD, but suggesting it would be nice to have a thread about V-twin bikes that doesn't turn almost solely into a HD thread, as most of them do.

Hell...lately I've been having sinful thoughts about several HDs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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Hell...lately I've been having sinful thoughts about several HDs.
So did I, to the point of trading in my ZX-14 on a Road Glide. I kept my Buell. The Ninja was a fast bike, with next to zero engine vibes, but I let it go because it was going to get me in trouble

I love my Buell. I love how I don't have to keep the revs up all the time. While I do enjoy the smoothness of the I-4, I prefer the rumble of the v-twin. Maybe it's because I'm a car guy, and I love the sound of a v-8.

My Buell isn't exactly a touring bike, I've tried, but the geezer glide is there to take up the slack.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #13
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... My Buell isn't exactly a touring bike, I've tried, but the geezer glide is there to take up the slack.
lol. A couple of years ago, I was 600 miles into a 900-mile day on my Ducati Monster, and stopped for gas in Winslow Arizona. There was another guy gassing up his bike, who turned out to be 700 miles into a 1000-mile day on his XB12S. We were both heading for Albuquerque for the night, so we rode that last 300 miles together, cruising at about 100mph through the New Mexico night.

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #14
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lol. A couple of years ago, I was 600 miles into a 900-mile day on my Ducati Monster, and stopped for gas in Winslow Arizona. There was another guy gassing up his bike, who turned out to be 700 miles into a 1000-mile day on his XB12S. We were both heading for Albuquerque for the night, so we rode that last 300 miles together, cruising at about 100mph through the New Mexico night.

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DRiven that stretch of I-40 many times. You were playing with fire doing 100 MPH through there! That stretch of interstate is crawling with state police who nail people for more than 5 over regularly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #15
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I fell in love with V-twins while breaking in my '99 SV650 race bike on the street. Loved the lack of high frequency vibes and not having to downshift 3 times to pass! I really like my current naked SV1000, but have been looking for even more power lately while doing track days. The power and torque of the new Tuono V4R is tempting, but if KTM brings out this RC8 (1190) powered Superduke, I may stay V-twin?!

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