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Old 12-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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DL1000.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #17
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There was nothing there for me, heavy, lean angle limited, quiet, smooth, uncomfortable, plenty of power to get the job done, not enough to excite.

Its not about power, small bikes are a hoot to push to the limit.
Bikes with the same amount of power vibrated more so they FELT faster, plus they had a good exhaust sound.

If it sounds and feels like an electric motor, it seems to be boring for me.
I had other bikes that I did not like much (not many), but all were fun and interesting.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #18
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+1 on the V-strom. However, I think a nice set of slip-ons would totally change it for me. The audible of a nice V-twin is more than capable of saving the day. I'd have to see.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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I suppose I've purposely not ridden bikes that I suspected would be boring, and, for my tastes, they probably were but without riding them I can't be for certain, although I think my own yawn detector is fairly accurate. My moto connoisseur Ducatisi type friends said my TranAlp was a "marsh-mellow", and while it was a soft bike, I enjoyed it.

But here's a very boring one: 1998 Honda CB750. I convinced my friend it would be a good starter bike for him, and it was, but soon he had to have something else and went out and got a new full dress Harley something or another. He was adamant that the Harley had much more power and was faster. That's how boring the Honda was.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #20
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Anyone who has never ridden a "boring bike" .....just hasn't ridden enough bikes - or can't tell the difference
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Pigford;20339943]Anyone who has never ridden a "boring bike" .....just hasn't ridden enough bikes - or can't tell the difference [/QUOTE

In the last 3 plus decades everything from lawnmower engine powered bicycles up to the newest bikes of today and not one has ever bored me, but I agree I haven't ridden enough bikes and hope I never achieve "enough". Every ride brings a smile to my face, guess I'm lucky.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:24 PM   #22
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #23
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #24
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+1 on the V-strom. However, I think a nice set of slip-ons would totally change it for me. The audible of a nice V-twin is more than capable of saving the day. I'd have to see.
It won't. I had a Leo Vince set up on mine. It sounded like sloppy, wet, dirty sex and moaned convincingly when I got on it.

It got me from San Francisco to LA in an afternoon. It easily ran 1100 miles in 18 hours.

It was utterly competent.

I spent thousands on it trying to make it a bike I was excited to ride.

It never let me down.

And I couldn't wait to sell it. Riding it always felt like a boring compromise and I hated pulling the plastics off it and doing maintenance I like doing on most other bikes.

The DL1000 will show up alot in this thread.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #25
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.

Well said. It is, what you make of it
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #26
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I think if you are bored it's because you're not paying attention. I bought a 125cc scooter for my son a couple of months ago and commuted with it for a couple of weeks and a couple hundred miles. I thought it would be underwhelming. It was fun to ride. If you can't figure out how to have fun with it you're doing something wrong.


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Old 12-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #27
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There are no boring motorcycles.

There are a lot of boring motorcyclists though.
^THIS^
There r no boring bikes, just boring riders.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #28
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Boring/scary/unsafe feeling

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #29
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There are no boring motorcycles.

There are a lot of boring motorcyclists though.
What if we rephrase it a little?

What is the least engaging bike you've ever ridden?

I've never met a motorcycle I didn't like, but I liked some quite a bit less than others. for me it was the DL650. It was a "comptent" bike.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #30
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I can't speak to riders being bored while riding; but I see people call bikes boring all the time.

I don't think I'd be able to call a bike I was terrified to ride boring - I think a 30 mph max scooter would be sheer terror to ride around here, for example (and thus not "boring"). Similarly, a bike that could stall at any moment wouldn't be boring. I wouldn't like it, but it wouldn't be boring.


Then again, I can't ever really be "bored" while riding my wee because I'm constantly expecting some tuned out jackass to try to kill me. The wee, being boring, responds to input and keeps me alive for the next jackass.
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