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Old 02-11-2014, 04:28 PM   #241
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Pretty much just this one. Even when I was small these were boring.

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:55 PM   #242
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Crushed to see how many riders put the Vstrom 1000. Probably my all time favorite bike. Fully farckled, I had an emotional attachment to that bike that I haven't fully had since - I'm crying a little right now (it's OK for a dude to cry if it's over a motorcycle) I also would challenge the notion that there is such thing as a "boring" motorcycle (kind of like jumbo shrimp if you will) but if pressed, it would be my old SV 1000 in the hard to find sport version. Hard to explain why, but I just couldn't "get off" on it. I have a Triumph Tiger XC currently - not boring.
Ah see, and that's where i'd have to disagree, i love my SV. It started out as an S, but after a few.. uh.. run-in's with the ground, it's a custom

I just can't get rid of that bike. The suspension sucks, but I can't get enough of that motor, so I fix the damn thing every time I break it. And spend money upgrading the suspension. At least now with handlebars it will be a much more comfortable bike. Can't take those sport ergo's, I'm not 23 anymore.

If only I could transplant that engine into.. say.. a Z1000 frame.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:52 AM   #243
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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
Try a Sachs Madass for a fun 125ccc.

Split traffic faster than anything I have ridden. And the build quality was so shit that the stand fell off when riding. That is not boring.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:17 PM   #244
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Try a Sachs Madass for a fun 125ccc.

Split traffic faster than anything I have ridden. And the build quality was so shit that the stand fell off when riding. That is not boring.
That's disappointing to hear about the build quality. I like the looks of the thing, I've wanted to give one a try since it came out but I have never actually seen one in person or in any shop I've ever been to.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:22 PM   #245
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To be fair it was a very early one. It had 12000kms at the time. I probably would still buy another its that fun. Not as my only transport of course
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #246
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The most boring bike you've ever ridden

BMW K75c
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:14 AM   #247
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I had a 2 hour test ride on a 2004 VFR 800....what a boring ride...couldn't wait to get off that bike. Hated my 2010 C14..to heavy,to much heat,to buzzy..gave up on that bike after one season.(7,600 miles)
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:33 AM   #248
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This surprises me. I haven't ridden a Breva, but all the Guzzi guys I know act as if Guzzi can do no wrong and not owning one is like never discovering sex or whiskey or something.
I rode a Breva-750 Once, there's a reason I took the 1200S over it-- It might be because I'm not as tuned to Guzzi as most of the other guys are but I found the Breva 750 to be a complete snooze fest, Then again I didn't have a chance to take it in the twisty so.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:26 AM   #249
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Hated my 2010 C14..to heavy,to much heat,to buzzy..gave up on that bike after one season.(7,600 miles)
Yes, that was a bike that disappointed me too. I have a ZX11 and always believed the engines were basically the same except for the cams, carbs, etc. When a friend and I swapped bikes, I finally got to try his Connie. Where the hell did all that vibration come from? Mr 11 is almost electric smooth and the Concours felt like something was going to come apart. I guess the Concours either doesn't have the same balance shaft or it's not sized properly.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:15 AM   #250
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I agree. Had to sell my 2010 Concours after two seasons. Just couldn't stand the high frequency vibrations coming through the grips. And I tried everything! I don't think I will chance an in line four again.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:43 AM   #251
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Had to say for me it was my 2011 Vstrom 650, great bike, lots of great adventures on it, but it was the adventures that made it what it was. if you get down to it the bike is heavy, wide, and lacks any real wow factor.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:58 AM   #252
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the least exciting bike i ever rode was a honda transalp. i switched ride with a friend, he took my dr800. i like bikes that shake and rattle and that are loud. the TA is the complete opposite. the engine noise, the seating position and the power delivery made me feel like i´m operating a machine and not riding a bike. he hated my dr800.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:28 AM   #253
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:20 AM   #254
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Had to say for me it was my 2011 Vstrom 650, great bike, lots of great adventures on it, but it was the adventures that made it what it was. if you get down to it the bike is heavy, wide, and lacks any real wow factor.
True that. But damn if I don't miss mine.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #255
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My wife's SV650S; I know I'm supposed to love it, but I would rather ride almost any other bike, which is odd as I love the naked SV.


The Ride for Trevor:
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