Bike reviews in less than a sentence

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Gundy, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Gundy

    Gundy Long timer

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    December. dark, cold, snowing. Injured bored. Thinking about what's next. One line per bike. Go:
    '09 KLR 650 - if I traveled the 3rd world, but I don't.
    '01 KTM 250 EXC - if I had had skills back then.
    '05 TW200 - moped for Sasquatch
    '06 DRZ400S - the every mans 50/50 bike....under 60 mph
    '09 WR250R/X - 100cc from lite ADV perfection
    '04 Tiger 955 - a tall street bike for short people with maybe the best motor ever
    '12 Super Tenere - for those who ride far, a lot, all the time....
    '12 BMW Sertao - could have ruled the ADV world with better forks and 6th gear.
    '14 Scrambler - beware of things that have to look this good. They aren't.
    '00 KDX220 - "I had one of those!", said everyone riding modern bikes with a smile.
    '14 TE250 - scientifically proven to make you a better woods rider until it breaks your bones
    '09 GSA - telelever, boxer, 30 years in the making; it's not all hype.
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  2. XRCA

    XRCA Adventurer

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    '16 S1000XR - holy frickin crap this thing is fast
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  3. CharlesLathe

    CharlesLathe Been here awhile

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    Street Triple - Most fun bike ever!
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  4. Project84

    Project84 I can haz adventure?

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    '01 Ninja 250 - teaching you to bang gears mid turn since day 1.

    '08 Vulcan 900 Custom - you once had a great lower back and this bike destroyed it.

    '01 Duke II - 3 hour oil changes only to look like a more capable rider than you'll ever be.

    '10 Tiger 1050 - reminding you the importance of losing weight every single day.

    Yamaha FZ6 - the best all'rounder ever?
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  5. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Qapla'!

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    'xx KTM 9x0 Adv - Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racer
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  6. Patek

    Patek Been here awhile

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    My first test ride was: "That's not natural to be doing in the seated position."
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  7. Joezeph

    Joezeph Been here awhile

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    Any Harley..................'A total pile of crap!"
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  8. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Took only seven posts...
    Impressive.
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  9. MagMan

    MagMan Adventurer

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    KLR 650 - The Volkswagon Beetle of Motorcycles
    It's true, I've had both.
    They even farkle up the same, Farkeled KLR = Baja Bug
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  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Speed Triple: Most fun bike ever! ...its not going to run all the time

    KTM525: I'm not using much of this bikes' potential!
    Honda XR650L: Like an anvil with wheels but with less moving parts
    R1150GSA: If you need one bike to do absolutely everything and also do not own a pickup truck
    Suzuki SV1000: Somehow they made a liter V-Twin not very exciting
    Honda VTR1000: Ever wondered what it was like to only go 70 miles on one tank of gas?
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  11. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Husaberg 70* bikes - The mid-engine motorcycle.
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  12. windypoint

    windypoint Been here awhile

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    BMW GS PD........Just my speed
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  13. VanXR

    VanXR nOOb/NooB/noob/NOob/NOOB/

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    Yamaha mini enduro 60.....Started it all for me.
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  14. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Suzuki VX 800 - why did America hate you so much?
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  15. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Long timer

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    500 EXC: Why do people say "Dirt bike with a plate" like it's a bad thing?
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  16. Patek

    Patek Been here awhile

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    Honda Rebel 250/Yamaha Viargo 250: Because at least I have the guts to learn
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  17. Izzo

    Izzo Been here awhile

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    08 Triumph Rocket 3-
    Damn near pulled my arms out of their sockets.
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  18. TechSpec Grip

    TechSpec Grip Good Day Fellow Riders

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    Yamaha YZ250's... I've had multiple YZ's over the years and they have all been bullet proof. Not trying to give props for the YZ line, just never had any trouble with them. 20171114_054350(1).jpg
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  19. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    1063 Centaur Scooter: Who needs a spare tire when you have one of these in the trunk of your car?
    1973 Indian 70cc dirt bike: It's a cute little thing, but pretty much worthless after your 6th birthday.
    1979 Yamaha IT250: This is the perfect 2-stroke bike for pretending you're street legal.
    1983 Honda XL185S: This is a great first bike if you want a street legal dual sport, but don't get out on the highway if you don't like tailgaters.
    1983 Honda XL600R: A raw experience that doesn't put up with whiners; this bike will do it all, but make you work for it.
    2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750: Finally a jack of all trades that is more reliable than you'd think for an Italian supermoto.
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  20. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer

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    2012+ BMW GTL/GTLE K1600- Big ear grins for old geezers that used to have big balls
    1XXX-2XXX DR650 - What? you don't have one and you're planning on RTW trips?
    Husky 701 - see BMW above.
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