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Old 02-09-2014, 01:54 AM   #211
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No such thing as a boring bike! If it's got 2 wheels and an engine it rocks.
Saying that, a 125cc bike won't ever set your pants on fire, also from my own experience, an 883 sportster was pretty boring. The whole leather chaps/tattoos/Harley branded gear conformist thing is a bit '80s and boring..
But still far superior to driving a cage
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:20 AM   #212
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2008 Fatboy, rode one on a demo day and was not impressed.
Very agricultural in fit, finish and performance.
Turned me off HD's altogether, which may have been a blessing in disguise..
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:18 AM   #213
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Saying that, a 125cc bike won't ever set your pants on fire, also from my own experience, an 883 sportster was pretty boring.
But still far superior to driving a cage
Motorcycles are in my blood, but as much as I love them will have to disagree.

There are many times, and circumstances where I'd much rather be in something with four wheels than on two wheels.

YMMV of course.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:46 PM   #214
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I was all set to buy a Scrambler but luckily scored a test ride first. I rode about 4 miles and turned around because I just couldn't connect with it. Glad I am not the only one that was uninspired.

I own a Scrambler, and love it. That said, if your standards are at the level of a powerful motorcycle with a high power-to-rate ratio and high level suspension, it just isn't gonna get it. As for that intangible thang thing, you know it when you feel it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #215
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Bonnie for me. Test rode one hoping to have found "it"....nuthin' doin'. Test rode a Scrambler and a Thruxton....same deal. Just couldn't make it feel right. Love the look, hate the engine....really hate the engine. Bought a GSXR600, t'was fun while it lasted....my back decided it was old. Then rode a bunch of other things trying to find a successor to the little Suzy. Most things, eh blah. I now ride a Road King...and feel like I am ignoring a friend when I am not riding. Love this bike.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #216
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No such thing as a boring bike! If it's got 2 wheels and an engine it rocks.
Saying that, a 125cc bike won't ever set your pants on fire
Wrong on both counts, sir! :-)

Riding may be fun, but some bikes are more boring than others. That is *not* the same as saying one cannot have fun with them.

125 cc bikes can be pretty exciting. Ever ridden a 125 GP replica like the Aprilia RS? I've known a chap to do a Saddle Sore 1000 on one!! And I used to get an old Yammie RX125 (another 2T) as a courtesy bike from my dealer - that was huge fun, way more capable and way more engaging than the poxy Virago 250 cruiser they tried to foist upon me.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:37 AM   #217
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To those who don't like the Bonnie or the variants, with a little work they really wake up.

A stock bike compared to one that has had the standard treatment is night and day.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:13 AM   #218
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K 75 BMW very electric feeling engine. Boring.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:26 AM   #219
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Harley Sportsters, all of them including the XR1200 ( I still don't get that bike.) Buells are interesting. Sporties are just boring.
I was waiting for this. I test rode an XR and just didn't like it. It didn't thrill me the way the Buell does. I love the looks, but the bike doesn't have what it takes to match that image IMHO. Plus I could hear the intake sucking air over the exhaust.

HD should have used the Buell engine and suspension in the XR1200, it would have made for a better bike.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:49 AM   #220
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Boring

82' Yamaha Vision 550.

Yuck.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:03 AM   #221
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:04 AM   #222
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #223
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #224
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Any and all cruiser or touring type bikes are boring to me. I like to ride light and yappy, quick and snappy. It's why I ride.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #225
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Weestrom. It took it a couple of months to grow in me and by the end of our 6 months affair I started liking a bit, mostly when on the hwy but definitely its the less fun bike I've had. I always felt I was riding a big scooter. Good package tough

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