Naked/Standard Bikes. What else do you need?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by TeneRay, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    Two wheels, a frame, engine, controls (excluding clip-ons), and a moderately comfortable riding position. Why bother with fairings or torturing yourself in the hunched position?

    Calling all: FZ's, CB's, GS's, KZ's, XS's (getting old school :D), Speed Triples, Monsters, those other Italian bikes, I guess the XR by H-D?, etc.

    If you don't need to remove a hunk plastic to get to the engine, let's see 'em! Just another thread to post awesome bikes and brag who's is the sexiest.
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  2. kpmsprtd

    kpmsprtd Been here awhile

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    I've got a nice 2003 Honda CB750, but what else I need, several months of the year, is some weather protection. I have become such a cold weather weakling that I've even been looking at the BMW C 650 GT (heated grips, heated seat, electronically controlled windshield).
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  3. scbison

    scbison Adventurer

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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    My two current standards.....both ends of the spectrum....

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    and one I sold a few years ago that I miss....

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    she was a lot of fun....

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  5. awork13

    awork13 Gas was made to burn

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    As rare as they come. :D

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  6. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    B-E-A-utiful!:raabia I was hard pressed between the FZ8 and this sexy beast a year ago. I just couldn't justify spending $3000 more for the CB1000R so I walked out with the FZ8. I still love the FZ8 but this one was winking at me hardcore while I struggled making a decision. She still calls for me and so does her hot sister, the new CB1100.

    So far I'm loving the Ol' Hondas as I'm a SOHC lover.

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  7. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    The original modern naked? Has clip-ons, but they're not down by your knees...

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  8. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Ooohh! That CB is sweet!

    Izzit a wheelie machine??
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  9. awork13

    awork13 Gas was made to burn

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    It can be nice, and very, very naughty....
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  10. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    I love me some naked bikes!

    I've got some vintage Shoei hard bags for this one.
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    A couple project bikes

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  11. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    This is my girl naked

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    But sometimes she likes to dress up when we go out

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  12. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    Nice Magna, HondaFanatic. Not sure it qualifies as a Naked though. I think that would be categorized as more of a power cruiser.
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  13. HondaFanatic

    HondaFanatic Been here awhile

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    Yeah, you're right. My controls are about 3 inches too far up to be considered a standard. But she is a naked...and I just love posting pictures of her [​IMG]
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  14. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    My trusty scruffy M900 Monster. I agree, nothing else is needed (unless you want to carry a passenger very far).

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  15. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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  16. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Great pics so far!


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    Now that winter is over, I'm glad to have no fairings. Generally about December I start dreaming about wind protection...
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  17. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I agree with everything you said, except I need more than a moderately comfortable riding position, and am willing to give up some handling to get it.
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  18. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    Uh, no offense, but it sounds like you're in the wrong thread, Jerry.
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  19. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    Nice mix of bikes you have there. I like that cabin too.
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  20. Croak

    Croak Been here awhile

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    They call it a naked, but that fairing always looked like a D-cup bra to me.

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    Still love the bike to death, and it's actually replaced my trusty, reliable and well-farkled Sprint ST as a touring bike too, just have to stop for fuel more often and plan routes a bit differently, but it's worth it because it's just so much more fun to ride, and actually more comfortable for everything but high speed sustained slabbing, which I simply avoid doing.

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