What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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  2. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    I like the adventure but I like the "R" version better!

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  3. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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  4. uconnapharm

    uconnapharm Been here awhile

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    Would love to see Kawasaki return the ZRX1200R to the USA
  5. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    In the most perfect of worlds where I could have anything I wanted: a Britten V1000
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    In an unlikely but possible world: a Ducati D16RR DesmoSedici, and/or a Bimota Tesi 3D
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    In real life, that I genuinely probably will buy: a Ducati 998 and/or a Norton 750 Commando
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    For my daily use, I can't find a better bike than my good old Ducati Monster, although if BMW took that nice new six they've got and built a naked version -- a K1600R -- I'd be very likely to buy that.

    I have been testriding stuff for fun the last few years. Below is my list so far of what I've tested, and what I still want to test.

    This is my short list at the moment,
    in order:

    Ducati HyperMotard 1100S EVO
    Ducati StreetFighter
    MV Agusta Brutale 1090
    Moto Guzzi Griso 8V
    BMW K1300R (if I can get one)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    BMW K1600R (if they build one)
    Buell 1125CR (if put back in production)
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    If money is an issue:<o:p></o:p>
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    Triumph Street Triple R<o:p></o:p>
    Ducati HyperMotard 796<o:p></o:p>
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    This is what I've testridden in the past<o:p></o:p>

    couple years that I’d say is worth a look:
    BMW R1200R
    Ducati Monster 1100S
    BMW K1300S
    Aprilia Shiver 750
    Ducati 848
    Triumph Speed Triple
    BMW S1000RR
    BMW F800GS
    Aprilia RSV4 Factory<o:p></o:p>

    Triumph Daytona 675<o:p></o:p>
    Aprilia RSV4R<o:p></o:p>
    KTM 950SM
    KTM Duke 690<o:p></o:p>

    Yamaha FZ1<o:p></o:p>
    BMW K1600GT
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    This is what I've testridden in the past<o:p></o:p>

    couple years that didn't make my list:
    Ducati SportClassic GT1000
    BMW F800ST
    KTM RC8
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    BMW K1300GT
    Suzuki SV1000
    Harley XR1200
    Harley VRSC (V-Rod)<o:p></o:p>

    Victory Hammer S<o:p></o:p>
    Ducati MultiStrada 1200S<o:p></o:p>
    Triumph Rocket III Touring<o:p></o:p>
    Triumph Bonneville Thruxton<o:p></o:p>
    Triumph Tiger 1050<o:p></o:p>
    KTM SuperDuke<o:p></o:p>
    Harley Softail<o:p></o:p>
    BMW K100<o:p></o:p>
    BMW F800R<o:p></o:p>
    Ducati Diavel<o:p></o:p>
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    This is my list of what I still need to test:
    Bimota Tesi 3D
    Aprilia Tuono V4R<o:p></o:p>

    Aprilia Tuono<o:p></o:p>
    Aprilia Dorsoduro<o:p></o:p>
    Benelli Tornado
    Norton Commando 961
    Honda CB1000R<o:p></o:p>

    Suzuki B-King<o:p></o:p>
    MV Agusta 675 Brutale<o:p></o:p>
    Triumph Tiger 800<o:p></o:p>
    Ducati StreetFighter 848
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    This is my list of what I’d specifically enjoy
    a test on, outside my scope:
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    Ducati 1199 Panigale<o:p></o:p>
    Ducati 1198S or 1098R<o:p></o:p>
    KTM RC8R
    Honda VFR1200
    Honda CBR1000RR
    Triumph Sprint GT<o:p></o:p>

    MV Agusta F4<o:p></o:p>
    Motus MST or MST-R
  6. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :nod

    I've taken a shine to the R version

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  7. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    Not for every day, but yeah....

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  8. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Vacillating between 'want' and 'need'.

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  9. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :thumb Personally, if you're going to put modern USD forks on go the whole hog and fab up a swingarm and extend the shock mounting points too.
  10. Trans4ormer

    Trans4ormer B to V 1983

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    Have done my due diligence....2008 KTM Super Duke R
  11. rhafe123

    rhafe123 Adventurer

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    Victory Cross Roads LE.......
  12. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Somebody buy my Daytona, so I can scratch the itch!
  13. BigTed

    BigTed Adventurer

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    Apart from a couple like the Guzzi V7 I've never seen so many revolting looking bikes: not a classic, restrained or soft line anywhere, the styling looks like confused Rorschach tests crossed with angry insects with a car radiator attached. The engines look like something you might see powering a hotel washing machine. Top it off with garish "Sea-Doo" style paint jobs and seats that for some inexplicable reason all point skyward, I wouldn't ride one if they actually offered the bikes to me for free never mind buying them. Dam. :cry

    Here, get some class:

    http://www.coloradonortonworks.com/about/gallery/01.asp?img=036b.jpg
  14. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    What? You didn't like this or some of the older bikes people people have posted, like the Honda CB400, CB750, the Laverda, etc.?
  15. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    You really need to get laid more often.
  16. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    That's a beautiful bike. Several people, including me, nominated the Norton Commando for the honor in this thread. I really like the CNW builds, quite a lot better than the Dreer bikes or the new Norton versions, and could very well see myself getting one.

    PhilB
  17. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I keep trying to think of of something to post here everytime I see this thread pop lately.

    It's been difficult. I love my new bike.

    But today I was playing around on a long deserted gravel/dirt road and then I realized

    I need a WR250R.

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  18. eliotsajerkface

    eliotsajerkface Been here awhile

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    I'm seriously looking at the XL1200V (HD Seventy Two). It's such a fun bike to ride.
  19. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    All joking aside... how is it any different to ride than any other Harley?
  20. eliotsajerkface

    eliotsajerkface Been here awhile

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    I don't have a lot of experience on Harley's. I rode my mom's softail and an 883. I currently ride a GS, and rode a oldwing before that.

    Sportsters seem to have a good following, and people love them. I think if I wouldn't have lost a lot of weight, I wouldn't even be considering it. I strongly suggest taking either the 48 or the 72 out for a test ride. I couldn't stop smiling and that's what riding is all about right?