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Old 11-09-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Eye catching new bikes. What bikes are you Jonesing for these days?

This seems to be a great time to be a rider. New technology is mind blowing. The verity of choices is on the rise.
What new bikes is catching you eye these days.



I recently rode a BMW S1000R. When I pulled in to our local dealers lot on 1995 technology, I was just looking for a filter. But after being talked into a test ride on a new bike. I left with filters and my head spinning.

The thing that I like the most about this bike was the adjustable damping on the suspension. This seemed to be a step from what in on my GS. And it also was real time active. I've been wishing for something like this on my dirt bike for a very long time. I have to wonder how long before this technology shows up on a dirt bike. I can image having a button that in an instant change the setting from rolling over 9" baby heads, to nice and firm in sand or hard banked corners. A couple of years ago Ducati started winning PP hill climb on the claims that they could adjust the damping on the fly. It's got to be just a matter of time before this technology finds it's way to off-road bikes. When it does I might be in the market for something shiny

So what new bikes/technology has your head spinning?
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #2
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Have I got something for you to think about........

The S1000XR



BMW is bringing the S1000R technology to a what I call a "Mild Dual Sport". Not quite designed to go trail riding, but most GSs don't do that anyway. I bought a S1000R in April this year and am bummed that I did't wait for this bike. I absolutely love my S1000R and do ride short distances on hard pack gravel roads. The new XR will be better suited for how I ride most of the time.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:21 AM   #3
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I think a Tiger XC would fit in the stable real nice. The new VStrom 1000 is also very nice. I have some seat time on one of those. But the lifting of my wallet just won't do. So I guess I'll keep riding the old DRZ and Wee.


Getting a new bike might be something like getting a new wife.
All kinds of new expensive farkels to buy for her.
Learning all kinds of new subtle language.
Learning all kinds of new new moves.
Find out about the maintenance on the new ride.

In the end, It's just cheaper to keep her.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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For me it's much cheaper than getting a new wife.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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Well, I drank the Dirt Bike Kool-Aid last Friday. Long Story Short: My bro let me ride his aging 2000 KTM 520 EXC on Old Flowers Road and after wrestling my KLR 650 New Edition up Moody Hill minutes prior, I thought I was on a Mountain Bike. On a long downhill portion filled with waterbars I was back on my KLR, lugging around in first, he overtook me rolling, engine off, tranny neutral, jumping the waterbars - like a kid in the skatepark.

Sure I have it made on the slab, but I have found myself off pavement more and more over the last two months. I have just crested 1000 miles on the KLR and am ready to trade up. Funny how things change.

Seriously looking at the 2015 Beta 500 RS. Dreaming. Winter Project?



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Old 11-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #6
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A 9T set up as a scrambler?

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Old 11-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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I really wish this bike would show up in the US:





Or one of these:





Don't ask me why, I have no idea.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:11 AM   #8
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Dude, you need to head into MotoAdventure (Kawi, GasGas, Beta, Sherco?) in Loveland. . . they have a spankin new 2014 520RS and would take your KLR in on trade. They're wanting me to take the Beta, so please, PLEASE, go buy it!


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Well, I drank the Dirt Bike Kool-Aid last Friday. Long Story Short: My bro let me ride his aging 2000 KTM 520 EXC on Old Flowers Road and after wrestling my KLR 650 New Edition up Moody Hill minutes prior, I thought I was on a Mountain Bike. On a long downhill portion filled with waterbars I was back on my KLR, lugging around in first, he overtook me rolling, engine off, tranny neutral, jumping the waterbars - like a kid in the skatepark.

Sure I have it made on the slab, but I have found myself off pavement more and more over the last two months. I have just crested 1000 miles on the KLR and am ready to trade up. Funny how things change.

Seriously looking at the 2015 Beta 500 RS. Dreaming. Winter Project?


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Old 11-09-2014, 10:19 AM   #9
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I want one of these...

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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I saw that Beta is offering a small framed 300 2T. Just a smidge over 200lbs. And less than 7k out the door. Very interesting.


The BMW XR is very close to the S1000R. Which is a very very nice bike.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #12
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My next bike will be the new Honda True Adventure or Africa Twin or CRF1000AF or whatever they are going to call it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #13
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I'd really like a liter-class true dual-sport bike...

Simplified, carbs instead of FI, capable of running on third-world gas, ultra-reliable with any weak spots capable of being addressed, lighter and more nimble than the current KTM/Honda/Triumph/BMW offerings, a blast to ride, capable of running single track or a cannonball blitz, and a price that is less than a starter home in Ohio..

I don't need or want cornering lights, traction control, fly-by-wire throttle, 20 pounds of extra fairings, cast wheels, theft-prevention ignition, blind-spot information, or 'cosmetic' luggage.























Something like this:
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #14
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What's the advantage of carbs over fuel injection?
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #15
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New Africa Twin for me!
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