The most boring bike you've ever ridden

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ph0rk, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    Riding it to go off road was boring as it gets. Sure it did decent off road, but I like riding TO the trails as much as the trails itself

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  2. scorch

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    St1300.. too smooth, too mechanical no character.
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  3. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    Harley Sportsters, all of them including the XR1200 ( I still don't get that bike.) Buells are interesting. Sporties are just boring. Even the new Bonnie is more entertaining...not by much mind you.

    Yamaha FZ6. ZERO bottom end and only came alive near 9000rpm.

    Yamaha R6. Again, zero bottom end and there was nothing happening until you got way north of 9000rpm.

    Yamaha Strato Liner. The big a/c V Twin thing. No cornering clearance and a motor that shut down a little before 5000rpm.
    Those are the only bikes I can think of that made me want to get off of them.
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  4. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    One day you might reach the level of motorcycle connoisseur.

    There are people in this world who can not tell the difference between a Big Mac pattie and a fillet mignon. I mean beef is beef right?
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  5. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    Doesn't sound like a level I'll strive to reach, happy where I'm at in life.
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  6. Dryslick

    Dryslick Adventurer

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    I bought 2002 883 with screaming eagle 1200 kit. Rode it a week and sold it. The Ford diesel I had at the time was more sporting.
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  7. BikePilot

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    honda Pacific Coast. A playstation is more exciting, as is watching paint dry or sleeping. Don't know what I was thinking. Got rid of it w/in 20hrs of purchase and proceeded to put 60k blissful miles on a TL1000S (very much not boring).
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  8. JTucker

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    It's a tie between an 883 and an ultra classic, guess I'm just not into Harleys. Good thing there are others out there. :lol3
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  9. vellies

    vellies Been here awhile

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    Now you have done it, I thought at least I still had one bike not listed, but no longer. My Vstrom 650 I loved, but sold it in the end because it needed some more power. Bought a GSX1250FA (Bandit), and I love the power, especially with pillion who is not even noticed, but it is not exiting like the Ninja 1000. Also bought a DRZ400E to learn to ride offload, and it is a hoot, even driving to the trails for a few kilometers is fun, would love to take a sm for a spin.

    My dream bike is a Multistrada, but the budget does not allow for that.
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  10. kojack

    kojack My Hardley Ableson is a POS

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    There is no such thing as a boring motorcycle. If it has 2 wheels its fun.

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  11. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    There is a difference between a boring ride and a boring motorcycle. The former echoes the sentiment in the old saying, "the worst day fishing beats the best day working". We are discussing the latter. :deal

    My most boring motorcycle: Kawasaki GT550 with big BMW-style fairing. Ruthlessly efficient mile-muncher. This is the only motorcycle I have fallen asleep while riding...true! :eek1 :huh Lucky for me there was nothing to hit, but I think that's why the ol' brain switched off: no input.
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    I had some great rides on it, but it was just sensory deprivation. I got rid of it because it had been neglected and rotted, so things kept breaking on me and it spent too much time in bits waiting for parts. As a daily rider and my primary means of transport, it's time out of service caused me to buy my first new motorcycle. It'd make a good commuter and all-purpose bike, but this particular one was a bad example.
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  12. norseXL

    norseXL Been here awhile

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    I think there is more boring roads than cycles, doesent matter much what bike you are on if there is no bends.

    ...but i do think the ST1300 is pretty boring though.
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  13. cls

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    I have one for the wife's 2-up bike. I love it for the reasons you hate it. I hate it because it's so friggin' heavy and only a 5-spd. Great bike, but I'd never have bought it just for me.
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  14. Attack Pug

    Attack Pug Been here awhile

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    Honda ST 1100 even more boring than a 1300
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  15. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    Rather be a happy dilettante. When I do eat at MacDonald's (maybe once every two years) I prefer the basic burger.

    It's the roads that are boring.
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  16. p0diabl0

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    I can't help but agree a little bit with the guy. I've wanted a Versys for years but used theyve been stuck around $5k. Bought a Ninja 650R for $2.3k figuring it will be close enough for a while. Was able to test ride a Versys at a Kawi event a year after owning my ninja, and all I can say is ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz. I mean my Ninja is absolutely nothing special (set up for touring, easy ergos) but the Versys just seemed like a blander version of the Ninja. All i'd heard from others was that it handles like a big supermoto. I also have (had) a DRZ400 with SM wheels and it was no supermoto.
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  17. mattness

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    i literally fell asleep on a bike also, riding home on the interstate on my vstrom. I sold it after that.
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  18. Mazaev

    Mazaev Been here awhile

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    +1 for the 650 V-Strom. I bought it without a test ride and when I got on it for the 3 hour ride home it immediately felt like I was driving a car. I had just come off a Magna 750 that I started on and what stuck me first was having the dashboard stay in place while steering. On the other hand, it was great for touring because it encouraged looking around and enjoying the surroundings. I would totally forget about the bike itself.

    After a 15k mile trip I came back and got a 5th gen VFR800 instead. Total night and day riding experience. Besides being much louder (tb headers/pipe), it just constantly screams "HEY BUDDY, YOU'RE ON A FUCKIN' VFR HERE!!! I end up missing all the scenery on it. The V-Strom ended up going back to Central America with its new owner and I hope he enjoys it as much as I did.
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  19. kojack

    kojack My Hardley Ableson is a POS

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    Beg to differ, my versys is a hooligan. It loves to be bad a round turns and in town. And it eats miles like their nothing. The perfect bike for me.

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  20. Rick G

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    As I was reading the thread title, one bike popped into my mind. Honda ST1300. I rented one for a weekend in Texas a couple of years ago for my wife and I to take a bike trip with her son and fiance.

    My impression of the bike while riding it was that it reminded me of the motorcycle equivlent of a Honda Accord. A perfectly acceptible and capable machine with no soul or personality what so ever. When the weekend was over I happily turned over the keys and walked away, not looking back even once for another look.

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