ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #991
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,179
Why ? 132 cubic inch X-Wedge and 6 speed tranny to start with.
__________________
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #992
IRideASlowBike
Beastly Adventurer
 
IRideASlowBike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 1,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAKEZ View Post
I always love the dramatic over exaggerations on time and gear.

Not sure what the heck kind of gear you have but my heaviest gear for the most inclement weather takes 3 minutes tops to put on and take off... I stay comfortable and dry and there is the added benefit of not having my Mom think I'm gay.

What gear do you wear?

Oh, and:





Suzuki TU 250

IRideASlowBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #993
malott442
Loud, yet refreshing
 
malott442's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Odenville, AL
Oddometer: 587
I've been thinking about getting rid of my R1100RT to get one of these:

malott442 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #994
kraven
Hegelian Scum
 
kraven's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 4,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
Suzuki TU 250
May I ask why? I don't get the fascination some people have with this machine.
__________________
So there I was walking into a biker bar in Chattanooga with liberty spikes on my head and a drag queen beside me... - bcurvin
kraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 11:45 AM   #995
Future ten
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Future ten's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Tampa fl
Oddometer: 207
Gotta love how Ducati makes thier customers feel like they need an up grade.
Attached Images
 
Future ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #996
motoracer51
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Western Colorado
Oddometer: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Future ten View Post
Gotta love how Ducati makes thier customers feel like they need an up grade.
If I didn't plan to take it on the track, which is what I intend to do with my new litre bike, I'd buy the Tricolore:



As much as I love the Tricolore, I just don't think I'd be able to bring such a pretty, expensive, bike on the track.

I've pretty much decided on a 2012 BMW S1000RR, unless I change my mind on a type of bike altogether, and say get a KTM 990 Adventure R.
motoracer51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #997
IRideASlowBike
Beastly Adventurer
 
IRideASlowBike's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 1,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by kraven View Post
May I ask why? I don't get the fascination some people have with this machine.

Because it's light, cheap, fuel injected, classically good looking, economical, and is one of those bikes that can do anything. Commuting, minimalist touring, light off-roading, whatever. Basically one of those bikes that are so rare nowadays, when almost everything is specialized and covered in plastics.

To give you another idea why, I now ride a 1990 Concours. My first bike was a 700-lb Suzuki cruiser. Big bikes get old. I can only imagine what fun it would be to throw that TU250 around.
IRideASlowBike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #998
LuciferMutt
Rides slow bike slow
 
LuciferMutt's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: New(er) Mexico
Oddometer: 10,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by kraven View Post
May I ask why? I don't get the fascination some people have with this machine.

I want one too. For me it's the pure simplicity and ease of use of it. No carbs to worry about. Air cooled, single cylinder, good looks. It's elemental motorcycling with no nonsense thrown in. THe closest to just "get on and ride" you're going to be able to buy brand new these days. Motorcycles have gotten far too complicated.
__________________
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitro glycerin plant!

Badasses might screw with another badass. Nobody screws with a nut job. -- Plaka
LuciferMutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:24 PM   #999
kraven
Hegelian Scum
 
kraven's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 4,766
Cool. I get it now.
Thanks.
__________________
So there I was walking into a biker bar in Chattanooga with liberty spikes on my head and a drag queen beside me... - bcurvin
kraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #1000
LuciferMutt
Rides slow bike slow
 
LuciferMutt's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: New(er) Mexico
Oddometer: 10,935
Just for kicks I just checked ebay. Only one TU250 on there and it has 34 bids. I can't even find one to look at much less sit on here in NM. There was one on craigslist last week but the owner wanted $3000 and it was a 2009 and he had modified it. $1k more buys me brand new, so no thank you. There seem to be a lot in and around PHX...perhaps a little roadtrip is in order. They seem to be rare birds...
__________________
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitro glycerin plant!

Badasses might screw with another badass. Nobody screws with a nut job. -- Plaka
LuciferMutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #1001
Cortez
BAZINGA!
 
Cortez's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Croatia
Oddometer: 6,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
Because it's light, cheap, fuel injected, classically good looking, economical, and is one of those bikes that can do anything. Commuting, minimalist touring, light off-roading, whatever. Basically one of those bikes that are so rare nowadays, when almost everything is specialized and covered in plastics.

To give you another idea why, I now ride a 1990 Concours. My first bike was a 700-lb Suzuki cruiser. Big bikes get old. I can only imagine what fun it would be to throw that TU250 around.
+1

Regardless of what I have now or have owned before, this is one of those
bikes that I'd always like to have in my garage. Just like the MG V7 Classic.
__________________
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
My Flickr gallery --- My 500px gallery
Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 02:24 AM   #1002
DAKEZ
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRideASlowBike View Post
I can only imagine what fun it would be to throw that TU250 around.
They are fun to ride. At 6'5" I look slightly ridiculous on one.



These are starting to catch on. Super fun for around town and commuting. Same thing applies for tall people though.
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 03:50 AM   #1003
rallyman
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Far North QLD Australia
Oddometer: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by WARRIORPRINCEJJ View Post
690 Rally Replica...

rallyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 05:53 AM   #1004
Robert OK
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Robert OK's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Deadford, NY
Oddometer: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAKEZ View Post
They are fun to ride. At 6'5" I look slightly ridiculous on one.



These are starting to catch on. Super fun for around town and commuting. Same thing applies for tall people though.
Nice looking bike, but assuming it's a Forty-Eight, I don't get the 2.1 gallon gas tank? My wife's bonneville holds twice that and still feels like too many trips to the filling station.
Robert OK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #1005
Zippydapanhead
Damn kids, get away!
 
Zippydapanhead's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: the U.S. north coast
Oddometer: 168
Zero Engineering Type 9 Today

__________________
Run Moe, Run... the coyotes are coming!
Zippydapanhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014