How many of us thumper inmates also own sportbikes?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sierra Thumper, Oct 12, 2012.

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How many of us also own sportbikes?

  1. I can barely handle 1 piston, why add more?

  2. Pistons are like women, the more the merrier

  3. I don't care how many pistons it has as long as I can find dirt tires to fit it

  4. Hookers

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  1. revolut10n

    revolut10n Adventurer

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    I have an 05 ZX6-RR and an 06 R1. Love riding both of the bikes, but I tend to get performance awards :lol3 when on them and the aggressive seating position wreaks havoc on my back after an hour or so. My KLR sees most of the miles these days on account of being able to go (almost) everywhere sitting/standing straight and is relatively self-governing on the speed front.
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  2. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    DRZ400 & VFR800 here. Despite many people claiming that the DRZ is competent on the highway, there is no comparison between the two.

    I have had them both out of thier element before and lived to tell about it, but there is obvious bike bias there. The drz is awful above 60mph, and the VFR is awful on dirt/gravel, sometimes you gotta make do!
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  3. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Its awesome to see so many other guys that need their "street" fix like me. I figured everybody here used their thumpers for everything.....not that thats bad, but nothing beats a good street or sportbike when you really want to peel the pavement, or take the wife on a long ride. We even have an actual racer in the group :thumb:D

    Me, I've gotten a little carried away on the power end of the sportbike spectrum, I ride a 270rwhp turocharged zx14, a modded hayabusa, and a lowered and stretched, chromed and modded 92 gsxr-1100.
    I love the rush of massive acceleration.....in fact I think I might go out for a quick spin on the 14 and scare myself sh*tless...which is what I usually do on that bike :rofl
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  4. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    It's fun to mess around on fire roads with the S3!

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  5. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    I have always tried to have a sport bike and/or sport tourer keeping the dual sports company in the garage. I just got rid of a KLR650, aprilia RSV-R, and Ducati ST3 for my two current BMWs.
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  6. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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