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Old 01-08-2013, 06:04 AM   #151
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The only boring bikes that I have ridden have been cruisers, and I used to own a KLR. I just can't get rid of the recliner feel with my feet out front like that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:14 AM   #152
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My last three road bikes were Honda Pacific Coast, the mini vans of motorcycling. But I'm the practical, conservative type so they are perfect for me. My DR 650 fills in the fun factor.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:01 AM   #153
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I usually like every bike I ride. With one exception. Any year FJR. I'm not sure it's the bike. Competent in a heavy sort of way. But I've ridden others like that. I think it has more to do with me.

I guess I like bikes with a bit of character. And a FJR has that designed out, it seems to me.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:40 AM   #154
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Yamaha Exciter. Yuck.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:50 AM   #155
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BMW K75. I spent about an hour riding one, and it didn't call attention to itself in any way at all, good or bad. Fine machine, boring as hell.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #156
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NT700 - There is a reason it's often called the Dullville.
Tractor-like engine (unusually bad NVH for a Honda), uninspiring handling, and as they say in media circles, it has "looks for radio."
I so wanted to love it, as it was a completely logical, practical step up from my '09 Ninja 250, but I kept the 250...far more fun to ride to this day.

It wasn't the worst bike I've ridden, though. The '11 Ninja 650 takes that honor. Like others, I found the new Bonnie a bit drab as well.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:27 AM   #157
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KTM 990 Adventure R.

Boring as F**.

Bike is for sale...

Even the sound of the engine is boring.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:40 AM   #158
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Yamaha FZ6R.

Everything about it is dull. The brakes, the suspension, the handling, the styling.

It's a decent appliance that'd I'd probably keep around for commuting or something, that's about it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:26 AM   #159
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Yamaha FZ6R.

Everything about it is dull. The brakes, the suspension, the handling, the styling.

It's a decent appliance that'd I'd probably keep around for commuting or something, that's about it.
Find a FZ6 (Not the R"educed") model. The FZ6 is away better and more fun bike.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:47 AM   #160
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CR500AF

Yawn.



I can see getting bored on a goldwing or some other mega tourers, otherwise I think you're just doing it wrong. Go into a corner hard on budget suspension and tell me if you are bored.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:29 AM   #161
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Suzuki DL-1000.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #162
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most boring bike ever? It would probably be a close call between the BMW R1100R, K75, and the GL1500.

on second thought - GL1500. The refrigerator of the motorcycle world.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:44 AM   #163
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BMW R75/6...............It failed to pass the test of going uphill better then my DR650,no matter how much it was revved or spun up it refused to go faster then a casual natter down the road,it hated corners,especially lord forbid there was a bump. Brakes? About the same as power output,minimal.
Shifting was as expected,like an old truck. Rubber cow handling,check.

The droning puttering noises reminded me too much of tractors I had driven as a kid,it got traded for a 650 Strom in an act of irony,which at least could be sold,no one would bid over 1500 for the /6.

I can easily see why the airheads have such a huge following though.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #164
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New Triumph Bonneville.

Looks nice, rides OK, enough power, painfully dull though. Did a demo on one and came back scratching my head as to why it was so utterly boring. I still don't know why the combination just doesn't work for me.

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:13 AM   #165
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Harley Sportster. Who knew?
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