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Old 10-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #61
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My first V-twin.
1975 Ducati 860 GT. I bought it for $900 in the winter of 1979. I bought it from a guy who I met at the Suzuki/ Kawasaki dealer in Lexington sometime in 1976 or 7.When I met him he was turning wrenchs at the dealership and after a couple of years he had opened a BMW dealership in Lexington. I think he got the 860 in as trade while he had the dealership.
When I found there was a Ducati for sale at price I could meet , I had to change my mindset. I dug the Ducati twin but hated the square styling cues dumped on the 860 by an Italinan car designer.
I got over it. When I first went to see the Duc the clutch lever perch was broken. I stated I had the money and was ready to buy pending a test ride. Just wanted to hear it, run it threw the gears and turn around a couple of times.
He got the perch goobered back together and even though I had walking pneumonia in December I took it up the street and pretty much jerked the 900 in cash out to hand to him.

23,000 miles and 33 years later I still feel I got my moneys worth, and I still have the bike.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #62
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My Buell eats up miles like crazy; way more comfortable long-distance than the Vstar 1300 I traded in for it. I did Sturgis with it this year and it was flawless, I just wish it got better fuel economy.

I love the sound of the 1203cc twin through the Jardine RT-1 - like a P-47 on the highway.
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Slightly off topic, do parallel twins count in this thread?

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:54 AM   #63
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they were selling those 2 cyl 750's at fire sale prices back in 1975, and i always wondered what if. i ended up with a new 76 550 honda instead, adequate but alittle dull.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:55 AM   #64
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Agreed on the love of the twin... I find it the power delivery, sound, personality and aesthetics of a twin much more compelling than a thumper or multi-cylinder bike. I recently picked up a Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 and would be hard pressed to think of a better all around bike than the scrambler. It just delivers, handles great, looks great, sounds great, couldn't be happier with it. (I'd post a pic but I recently posted them on another thread and I don't want to punish people with oversharing). My cruiser is a twin (parallel), my sport...er, standard ... uh, adventure ....... my scrambler is a twin, and my next bike will be a twin (Guzzi is the current front runner for number 3 but it's not decided yet).
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #65
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Agreed on the love of the twin... I find it the power delivery, sound, personality and aesthetics of a twin much more compelling than a thumper or multi-cylinder bike. I recently picked up a Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 and would be hard pressed to think of a better all around bike than the scrambler. It just delivers, handles great, looks great, sounds great, couldn't be happier with it. (I'd post a pic but I recently posted them on another thread and I don't want to punish people with oversharing). My cruiser is a twin (parallel), my sport...er, standard ... uh, adventure ....... my scrambler is a twin, and my next bike will be a twin (Guzzi is the current front runner for number 3 but it's not decided yet).


You sir, SHALL SHARE a picture here too, or face the consequences.

Jeez, the ADV noobs these days!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #66
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You sir, SHALL SHARE a picture here too, or face the consequences.

Jeez, the ADV noobs these days!


Alright, fair enough, here she is....

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #67
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Damn.
That looks.. sick.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #68
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Damn.
That looks.. sick.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #69
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My first V-twin (sold):



I stayed with Italian until I almost lost my license (sold):



I stuck with naked (sold):


Went through a buncha SVs (all sold except one):







Still have this SV:



Most recent addition to the garage:


Maybe one day I'll add this to my collection of V-twins:
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #70
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #71
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Had a few singles as first bikes, then fell in love with the vtwin in my .vtr250.

I could not find one in almost new condition stateside, so i had to settle for this


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Old 10-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #72
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Superhawk and Tuono

I had a Honda Superhawk VTR100F and an Aprilia Tuono. Freaky power Tuono below:
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #73
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I was debating between the VTR1000F Superhawk and the TL1000S. I ended up with the TL and I love it. But after a few years Suzuki's dodgy build has started to show though. Then Suzuki SV build looks even cheaper. It's too bad that category is going unfilled in modern bike lineups. If Honda updated the Superhawk it would have been a nice machine.
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I'm riding a 2005 SV1K. I don't find it dodgy.
Too bad it's not part of Suzuki's modern lineup. It's a swell bike.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #74
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vt 1100 was a great bike

I moved to Hawaii in may and bought a 1992 vt1100 which I loved. It had the nice low v twin rumble but wasn't to loud but with tons of power to pull me and my bags. Unfortunately I had only completed about 75% of my tour of the island before a car didn't see me and hit me in a intersection destroying my bike and putting me in the hospital and still healing up... they just pulled the pins out yesterday, not a good experience... I was awake and no local. but back to the bike, I loved my v twin but im thinking Ill get a straight 4 kz1000p for my next bike for touring when I get back to the mainland.
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