What bike do you want today?

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

  1. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    The R1200R is a wonderful bike. My sole ride on one was a fluke. Went with my brother to pick up his current bike from a private seller, who happened to also be selling his wife's R1200R. He was kind enough to let me accompany my brother on the R while my brother test rode the GT1000 he ultimately bought.

    I owned a GSA at the time, and the R - particularly in comparison - felt so much more nimble and planted. Just a great street bike.
  2. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    I always liked this one:

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  3. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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  4. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    that is pretty interesting!
  5. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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  6. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    I have a 02 R1150RT and love it in the curves.Got to ride a 12 R1200R at an BMW open house.BMW brought their 18 wheeler full of all their bikes and the R1200R was the one I wanted to ride. BMW leader took us through some great curvey roads so I was able to open it up and do some leanin. I loved it. I am 6.2 and 188lbs. and the bike fit me great.
  7. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    Honda MotoGP Racer Replica

    Grand Prix Technology Meets the Streets-Finally!
    Written by: Motorcyclist on November 27 2012 12:32 PM
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    Words by Ben Purvis
    Ever since MotoGP transitioned from 500cc two-strokes to 1000cc fourstrokes in 2003, rumors have been whirling that Honda would build a proper MotoGP replica for the street. While the 2010 VFR1200F did borrow some technology from the RC211V, that 594-pound sport tourer could hardly be called a racer replica. But now, 10 years later, there are clear signs that a road-going version of Honda’s[​IMG] MotoGP racer will finally arrive in showrooms in 2014.

    [​IMG]Patent drawings show a generic CBR1000RR silhouette, but the text specifically mentions headlights, taillights, turn signals and mirrors. It’s not a racer.


    Honda President Takanobu Ito said as much in a speech this past September outlining the firm’s future plans, announcing, “Honda engineers have begun development of a new super sports bike to which new technologies[​IMG] from MotoGP machines will be applied.” Less than a month later, new patent documents from Honda were published detailing a “water-cooled V-type engine, and motorcycle[​IMG] including the same,” giving clues to what shape this new superbike will take. Those patent documents revealed a V-four motor nearly identical to the firm’s current RC213V GP machine’s, with the same mounting brackets and a similar cylinder head design with the exhaust camshaft mounted lower than the intake to allow for shorter exhaust valve stems that reduce overall engine length. The new engine is DOHC, unlike the SOHC VFR, and a 90-degree cylinder angle further distances the new design from the 76-degree, 1200cc V-four. Other modifications seem specifically aimed at reducing production costs, like an unusual water pump configuration driven by the exhaust cam rather than the crankshaft, to simplify engine plumbing.
    This new superbike will not replace the CBR1000RR. On the contrary, Honda insiders suggest it will be very exclusive, expensive, and exotic—think NR750—to serve as a “halo” product highlighting Honda’s considerable engineering expertise. A bold, daring[​IMG] technological tour de force, just like Honda used to do regularly in the good old days?
    We can’t wait for that!

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    Honda MotoGP Racer Replica

    Grand Prix Technology Meets the Streets-Finally!
    Written by: Motorcyclist on November 27 2012 12:32 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Words by Ben Purvis
    Ever since MotoGP transitioned from 500cc two-strokes to 1000cc fourstrokes in 2003, rumors have been whirling that Honda would build a proper MotoGP replica for the street. While the 2010 VFR1200F did borrow some technology from the RC211V, that 594-pound sport tourer could hardly be called a racer replica. But now, 10 years later, there are clear signs that a road-going version of Honda’s[​IMG] MotoGP racer will finally arrive in showrooms in 2014.

    [​IMG]Patent drawings show a generic CBR1000RR silhouette, but the text specifically mentions headlights, taillights, turn signals and mirrors. It’s not a racer.








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  8. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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  9. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    Since....forever. Never made it happen...probably never will. But I still want it.
  10. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim Been here awhile

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    After 33 previous bikes (BMW's, Triumph's, Ducati, etc) I want this now torquey, nimble, fast enough. With a sport touring windscreen, taller clip ons and an Axio hard tail pack I can commute or tour anywherre and just have fun, even at my age :)

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  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    The fuglyness goes away when you start it up.
    :deal
  12. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    :deal
  13. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I want a 1968 Triumph Bonneville.
  14. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    pass the bong! :lol3
  15. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    pass the bong! :lol3
  16. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Just something "better" than my KLR!!
  17. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    I think you want them all. At least it's a different one everyday.
  18. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    Love the Futura. There is a nice one in Columbus on Craigslist for $4900 at a dealer
  19. creaky

    creaky Been here awhile

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    Saw a local ad for a Moto Guzzi Convert...I WANT IT!
  20. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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