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View Results: What brand of street bike have you owned the most?
Honda 59 20.00%
Kawasaki 22 7.46%
Yamaha 30 10.17%
Suzuki 38 12.88%
BMW 85 28.81%
Buell 2 0.68%
Triumph 17 5.76%
KTM 15 5.08%
Other 27 9.15%
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:39 AM   #46
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Most of my bikes (5/8) have been Ducs, but I wouldn't call myself a brand snob because I don't think they are better for everyone, they're just what I prefer. Light, fast, and sexy is what I like, but for others longer range, off-road capabilities, comfort, cost, etc may be more important factors, so other brands work for them. I've met some off-putting riders, but any bike is a good bike at some level.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:42 AM   #47
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The OP said snob, not bottom-feeding poser, which other than
a few Hollywood types or the late Malcolm Forbes ( all of whom are outliers
in terms of who the core customers of Harley really are ) are the sort who ride
Harleys.


But this poll is flawed anyway. The absence of bikes like MV Agusta,
Velocette, Norton, Ducati, etc. makes it like a poll which asks which
whether Budweiser or PBR is better. And the answer is that they all
are mediocre but if you want a ride and it's all you can afford
they are just fine because it is the ride that matters, not the bike.


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The stupid is strong in this one.

Why is it that nearly everything you post on ADVR is some type of ignorant, narrow minded, judgemental diatribe ? It's got to be difficult going through life with such disdain for the choices of other human beings that you share this planet with. Live and let live... You will be happier and healthier for it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 AM   #48
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I guess I'd be a Country of Manufacture snob.

All my bikes have been Japanese bikes

82 Honda CB650
01 Yamaha FZ1
06 Kawasaki KLR650
04 Suzuki DRZ400S
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #49
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Poll is flawed, what if you had the same number of BMWs...Hondas and Yamahas over the years? I don't want to count back but I think that would be my case.

Strictly BMWs for the last 28 years but altough I'll keep this one, the next one may just be another Honda or for a first, a Suzuki.

No snobbishness here, I can't afford to be a snob!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #50
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The "biker" guy in the shop where I work will only ride Harley's. That's ok with me but right now he has no bike, he sold his beautiful '78 superglide and a ironhead sportster because it's a girls bike. The guy hasn't had a bike for ten years. I have suggested a different brand bike or an older, less expensive Harley but no, he has his mind made up, it's going to be a newer Harley or nothing! Talk about limiting your choices.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #51
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Well lets see. Ive owned a Suzuki, Yamaha and 2 Hondas.

GSXR600
YZ250
CRF230
XR650L --Own it now.

I have always been partial to Hondas, but I now own one of the only ones i would consider owning since the death of the VFR800. Next one will prolly be a Yamaha, they are my second choice, plus I love the S10.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #52
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Well lets see. Ive owned a Suzuki, Yamaha and 2 Hondas.

GSXR600
YZ250
CRF230
XR650L --Own it now.

I have always been partial to Hondas, but I now own one of the only ones i would consider owning since the death of the VFR800. Next one will prolly be a Yamaha, they are my second choice, plus I love the S10.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #53
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I had a VFR800... loved that bike!!!

I will own one too. I want a 6th gen in White. Saw one once and fell in love. If i dont get the s10 first ill have me a VFR. But my Dirt junkie side brings me closer to the Yamaha. I wish Honda would bring a twin ADV bike to the US. But i dont want to start a whole diff thread!

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #54
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I'm not really a brand snob. I've owned 3 Kawasakis, 3 Hondas, 2 Buells and 1 HD. I don't think I will buy another inline four. Nothing personal, I just prefer the character of the v-twin. So, I guess I am a bit of a snob.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #55
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I don't think I will buy another inline four. Nothing personal, I just prefer the character of the v-twin.
Try a Triple on for size.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:44 AM   #56
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I'm not a brand snob, like others have said, I just buy the bike that rings my bell. Heck I've owned at least one bike from each of the big 4 Japs, and nearly owned as many Euros outright - but I've put way more kays on the Euros. My most-bought brand is Triumph.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:30 AM   #57
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I liken them to the opposite sex.
I never rode a bike or a woman that i did not enjoy......even the bad ones were still alot of fun.
I have had more BMW than anything else and it makes no sense because the nearest dealer was two days and a 7 hour ferry ride away. There was never a K, F or an oilhead sold here until two years ago. We have a very good dealer now and i am grateful.
I own whatever works for me. Honda scooter around town. Klr for the winter duty. K bikes for day trips and the GSA for long dirty rides.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:44 AM   #58
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For me I have 5 each of Honda and Yamaha
4 of Suzuki
2 Kwakas
And 1 each of Buell, BMW, Aprillia, Sachs, and TGB.

Currently including unregistered I have at least part ownership in all four japanese brands.

But I would like to own other makes as well, I have a bit of yellow fever because they are cheap but I lust after everything.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:55 AM   #59
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Thought BMW would win my poll

Here is the list..5 BMW..6 Honda...3 Yamaha...1 Ducati...2 Triumphs(Hinkley models)...1 BSA....If I factored in the ammount of time owned and mileage done...the BMW is the winner on my list...that would be an interesting sub heading to the poll....quick check...I have had BMW,s appx twice as many years as Honda and put more than twice the mileage on them...20 years an BMW.s and appx 102 thou miles compared to Honda at appx 11 years of ownership and 40k....very interesting...okay what does this tell me besides the fact that I am an old guy???
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #60
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Not a brand snob , like them all

I've owned over 50 bikes in the last 55 years. BSA, Suzuki, Monkey Wards, Honda, Yamaha, Harley, Kawasaki, SYM, Ural.

Now on my third Kawasaki W650 and my first hack, a 2012 Ural Yamal.

Like them all and don't know what the next one is going to be.
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