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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jimmy the Heater, Apr 26, 2013.
Arpilia RXV/SXV just stupid fun
has a nice ring to it....
Any early 80's big bore 2 stroke, with a huge rear knobby tire, bout as much fun as you can have with your pants on. I'm partial to the IT 465/490 from Yamaha.
VMax. When that V-Boost opens up, nuff said.
A big VTwin cruiser. Why not, damn near everyone else has. Gotta be a few good reasons.
KLR650. It's gotta be the cheap bastige Scottish in me.
Actually they are quite good for 2+ mile long wheelies at a constant 70 to 75 mph. They are cheap to own/maintain, and don't make you wince when they fall over. You don't have to wear the latest fashions, or buy the high dollar farkles, a milk crate will suffice.
Gotta say a scooter as well, less than 200cc preferably, especially for a second bike if you live in a place like Florida. They are a lot of fun, functional, a wonderful lesson in humility, and will make you think your other bike is a lot faster than it actually is...
A V-4.......any V-4.
OK , so maybe not ANY V-4.
I started riding when Honda only imported scooters. My first bike was a Ducati Diana MK III, My second A modified Norton Atlas. Since then I have owned or ridden nearly every bike mentioned here, H1,2,3 Kaw triples and a KLR, Honda's from Scrambler to Goldwings, countless Harleys, Bmw's , makes you never heard of dirt to bagger. I was a dealer once and worked at a multi line dealership. lot's of great bikes but nothing ever measured up to the first two, especially the Norton Atlas. That is motorcycle nirvana. None of you will know what a truly great ride is because they have disappeared. I haven't stopped riding or looking. Have a Harley now a may buy a Concours soon.
Sucks they don't make them any more.
LOL,,,, good one.
I've got to go for a bike that is more or less becoming unobtanium,,,,,,therefore,,,,,,
Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Sports.
I've owned a lot of great bikes, but my current bucket list of must owns:
Ducati 1198 or Streetfighter, everyone should own a crazy Ducati.
BMW s1000rr, may be the next one I buy.
BMW 1200 GSA. Come on, gotta try it.
Some Harley, just to say I did. Xr1200x most likely.
Hayabusa LE in white. I've had Busas, but this is my unicorn.
KTM Supermoto. I'll probably land in jail, but what a ride!
A beat up 636 stunt modded. Something I can literally beat the tar out of and not care.
Suzuki GSX-R 750. The perfectly balanced sportbike.
Any triple. My preference would be the Triumph Street Triple.
Any bike with gear driven cams. I'm thinking Honda VFR800 or Honda CB-1.
Any Ducati L-Twin.
An airhead BMW.
An airhead, best handling bike I ever had then the transmission took a dump so I dumped/sold it that way to a guy who wanted to fix it. That bike had a problem with something every time I rode it so it went away.
But it was the best handling bike in the twisties I ever had.
I don't understand why nobody has mentioned the Yamaha 650 twin.
Maybe because its a knock-off of a proper British twin????
Oh I had 1 of those,bought it really cheap,I completely dismantled it and created a bobber out of it,heck that's what everyone else was doing to them,have you ever seen the inside of a XS650 motor they are a built to last tough unit,finished it,rode it,sold it damn it was fun.
This is what I meant, it seems EVERYONE has a 650 Yamaha memory. They had one, or rode the neighbors, crashed their cousins', something.
Had one,sold it last winter for 2x what I paid for it.
The XS is a love/hate relationship.
I agree,love/hate thing,damn the thing really vibrated,and somewhere buried in all the noise and vibration was something I was suppose to be happy with,people would wander outta the wood work to tell me their XS stories,ah just like ya said!!