What bike do you want today?

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

  1. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    I've owned 4. Against my better judgement, I "want" another: S1000 HP4.

    I thought about the K1300S as a high speed sport tourer. Bought a ZX-14R instead. Not disappointed.
  2. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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  3. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Pete, I didn't know there were any TDR's in the US. I'm near Seattle. If you are ever in the neighborhood, I'd love to see that bike in person!
  4. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    Fjr800
  5. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    What is a FJR800? I'd like to see one sounds interesting.
  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    :stupid
  7. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    FJR400R is Japan-only standard-retro I-4 - looks sharp, but only made to meet licensing / power restrictions.

    FJR800 is a wish-list bike - Does Yamaha even make an 800cc engine anymore? Crusier twin or off-road quad or snow-mobile motor?
  8. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Someone posted about a new yamaha engine in the works, I believe a 800cc
    3 cylinder IIRC..
  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    S1000 HP4 :tb

    ZX14R would be my second choice. :thumb
  10. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    The FZ8 is a standard, slotted inbetween the FZ1 and the FZ6, with an 800cc I-4. I suppose they could make an FJR version if they wished.

    As long as wish-list bikes are permitted, I'll take a BMW K1600R, please.

    PhilB
  11. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    The motor is just a sleeved down FZ1 motor though, so I don't see any benefit to losing the extra 200ccs... weight is the same.
  12. DannyZRC

    DannyZRC Been here awhile

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    less valve area = more intake velocity, lighter crank/rods/pistons, blahblahblah
  13. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Well, picking the F800R up even as we speak. :clap

    Now, if somebody'd he'p me out with the Triumph, I could get busy finding the RT.

    :deal
  14. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Sorry, Gryph, not my bike, but my buddy in Seattle used to own one. It might be around here somewhere?
  15. tom c

    tom c Unenlightened

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    Hey - nobody ever posts a bike here that I would NOT like to ride.... It's fun looking at the choices.
  16. Wobbleside

    Wobbleside Been here awhile

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    While I'm sad that white is no longer available the 2013 Pikes Peak looks good and kinda familiar..

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  17. elemental

    elemental Tainted Adventurist

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    I have a current hankering for one of these:

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  18. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I'm kinda look'n for a T100 or a W650. If my Burg 400 ever sells I'll get serious.
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Fuel consumption isn't.
  20. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    When I'm dreaming of my next tour it's a GS1200A, but when I'm walking down the hochstrasse it varies between a Griso, an S1000RR or a Fireblade or, when I'm in a nostalgic mood - a Suzi GS1100 :-) and when I'm in a silly mood it's a Honda Zoomer or an Harley MT350,

    Too many bikes not owned by me! Damn this unemployment! Anyone got a job for an experienced IT SM?