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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jimmy the Heater, Apr 26, 2013.
i dont want to own anything, using is a different story
If you enjoy a good power enduced adrenaline rush, must get seat time on these two:
I currently own a 1976 RD400C w/ stage 2 setup. Bought new and road raced a1975 RD350 as a teen and early 20's. Always wanted a Gamma. Suppose it's a "grass is always greener" kind of thing.
I own a NC700X. It's a great bike with great economy, but I wouldn't put it in a must own or must ride category. It's just a really sensible motorcycle for everyday riding.
Mention of the Aprilia SM bikes, certainly on the wish list as well as a Hypermotard.
I think it's quite likely that anything in the must ride/must own camp will not feature "sensible" as an attribute.
in no order
Ducati 900SS in both belt and bevel head
HD 1200 sporty
CB750F in Freddie colors
Eddie Lawson Replica
Ural 2wd Hack (in orange camo)
CB750F Spencer replica (not colours, but a proper period race bike for the street, tuned down so it won't grenade itself every 3 blocks)
Ducati Sport 1000 (sex on wheels)
Guzzi Daytona 1000 (or, were I thick in the wallet, MGS-01 for track day)
RZ500 (always wanted one, never even got a ride *SOB*)
Oh, and +1 on the ELR. The original 1000 was THE ultimate Kawasaki superbike for me.
79 CBX with 6X1 pipes
Honda trail 90
Kz900 with kirker
Kawasaki 500 and 750 triples (first year hell yea)
KLR 650 ( just to keep one humble)
I kinda disagree with this. You should own a sensible bike only to contrast with something...less sensible.
Indian inline 4
EBR 1190 RS
Any 6 cylinder Beemer
You mean like an RD400 that gets 25mpg on $10 premix but sounds and smells soooo good?
I remember my RZ350 was getting way worse mileage than the chevette that I owned at the time.
Apparently, generating $h1t-eating grins uses a lot of fuel. (My Daytona was ridiculously low on the MPG, too. I didn't care, either.)
I've owned over 30 motorcycles the past 25+ yrs. Without a doubt my Aprilia SXV550 is the most outrageous and most likely to loose my lic category.
Is this behind the depot where you steal all the milk crates?
I've owned over 100 bikes since 1971, 70 registered for the street. The bike that stands out for me as the all time had to own it for a while was a 2004 Ducati S4R with Arrow pipes. People would gather around for the start up. Maybe the runner up was a Honda racing team cast off Baja XR630 racer with the biggest dirt bike engine I've ever ridden, tall and stiff it wasn't happy under 80 mph.
My favorite bike for the time was a 1978 Bonneville (young Navy sailor in San Diego). The bike I most regreted selling at the time was my first RD250, since the Navy changed my orders at the last minute and sent me to San Diego instead of Holy Loch Scotland. The bike I wished I still had is the first of my airheads - a sweet R75/5. Goofiest bike that's more fun than logical is my wifes Wolf Classic (70mph on 47" wheelbase!). The bike I loved but that hurt me repeatably, the XR630
Models I've owned three times:
I've owned twice:
RD250, Dakar, R75/5, Sprint RS 955i
At various times I seriously lusted after:
999(S or R)
Norton Commando (boy, am I glad I didn't go there)
old Maico and Husky
I still want:
Busa or ZX14 (something that GOES 200MPH!)
After you said S4R with Arrows I had to go find one on YouTube.
The vid probably doesn't do it justice but is it close?
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I have a bunch of "must own bikes" but I guess I'll focus on ones that I can actually afford or find. In no particular order:
Honda RC51 (SP2)
Honda VFR800 (5th Gen)
Yamaha R1 (latest crossplane model)
Ducati 900SS Final Edition
Suzuki Hayabusa or Kawasaki ZX14
Kawasaki KLR 650 (gotta try these suckers at least once)
Aprilia RSV Mille or Tuono
You guys make me wonder about the klr. What the heck is the big deal?! Granted, I have never ridden one.