Bikes you must own at least once

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jimmy the Heater, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Arpilia RXV/SXV just stupid fun
  2. bogieboy

    bogieboy Been here awhile

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    has a nice ring to it....:rofl
  3. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Yep! :D
  4. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    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. :D

    KLR650. It's gotta be the cheap bastige Scottish in me. :wink:
    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. :deal

    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...:lol3
  5. Jim K.

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    A V-4.......any V-4.
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    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Madura?:norton
  7. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    OK , so maybe not ANY V-4.:lol3
  8. d2wing

    d2wing Been here awhile

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    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.
  9. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Sucks they don't make them any more. :norton
  10. Steve G.

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    LOL,,,,:lol3 good one.
  11. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    I've got to go for a bike that is more or less becoming unobtanium,,,,,,therefore,,,,,,

    Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Sports.
  12. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    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.
  13. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    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.
  14. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    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.:evil
  15. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    I don't understand why nobody has mentioned the Yamaha 650 twin.
  16. 0ldhippie

    0ldhippie Been here awhile

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    Maybe because its a knock-off of a proper British twin????
  17. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    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.
  18. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    This is what I meant, it seems EVERYONE has a 650 Yamaha memory. They had one, or rode the neighbors, crashed their cousins', something. :1drink
  19. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Had one,sold it last winter for 2x what I paid for it.

    The XS is a love/hate relationship.:lol3
  20. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    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!!