What bike do you want today?

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

  1. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    You picked the wrong one.

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    Someday soon, before I go all old-man-guzzi, I'm going to own one of Triumph's 675 triples. :nod
  2. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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  3. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Here's my short list.

    Guzzi V7 Stone
    KTM690
    Triumph Thruxton or Speedmaster
    CB1100
    EX300

    It's really hard for me to pick. I have a 919 now and it's so perfect that any bike I choose will be lacking in some area. There's no clear upgrade.

    But it does sort of lack character and it's not a twin. My perfect bike has to be a single or a twin.

    The Triumph "Street Tracker" thread is very interesting too.
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Naah, I like the 675 but I'd pick the least track oriented 600 if I was in
    the market for one. That used to be the CBR or GSXR, probably is the
    new 636 now.

    The 675 costs more here then the GSX-R 750, and almost as much as some 1000cc bikes.
    That won't fly.
  5. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I figure the whole point of a 600 SS is getting a track oriented one. :lol3

    I have the impression you and I could sit around over a couple dozen beers, and not agree on one single thing. :fitz It'd be fun though.

    This morning, as six inches of snow falls on my fair city, I want one of these:

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  6. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I'll never ride on a track, but I would appreciate top of the line (or close)
    brakes and suspension, just would like it moderately comfortable around
    town and for light touring.

    There's supposedly a huge difference in comfort between some of the
    600's.

    I've ridden only 2004 636 - that's no good.
    Tried a 2008 or so CBR1k (blade) - that's even worse.

    But people keep telling me that 2006-08 CBR600 is very nice, and
    most say that GSXRs are the most comfortable for normal riding
    (any of them).
  7. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    NCR Ducati, please:

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  8. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    Check out a Street Triple. Might be just what you're looking for.
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    these days I am drooling over

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  10. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    That? Snow? Yer gonna need knobbies.
  11. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    I got a sudden boner for this bike again just today. It's a really comfy machine for me. :deal
  12. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Not in Croatia.
    None on the used market, no dealerships.

    Would probably fit like a glove.
  13. Existence_Inc

    Existence_Inc The Wanderer

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    That's what I use mine for. Tail pack, backpack, tank bag, I'm good to go with 5 days of clean clothes and tons of tools and such. I'll try and find a pic of it geared up and ready to ride. Heck, I even replaced the Supercorsa SPs with Pilot Road 3s because of the miles I have been doing. 500 mile days are fine on the stock set up assuming one has some discipline and core strength. :freaky

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  14. Plungerhead

    Plungerhead Long timer

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    Along with the new CB1100, I would love to have this W800 Special Edition
    as part of my stable. DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  15. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    I've wanted one of these since they came out in 1989.

    PhilB
  16. Kikemon

    Kikemon Poseur

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    Try an older Blade (2004-2007). They are much more comfortable than the 2008+s. VEry reasonable sitting position (for a supersport).
  17. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    Phil, you are weird.


    Today I want this:
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  18. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    500 mile days on that seat! Wow! I'm impressed. :bow:bow
  19. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    Yep. But that's a fantastic bike for what it is designed to do. Get me one of those, and put snow tires on it; I'd never need a car again. :D

    PhilB
  20. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the looks. Using that caricature/comic image is cheating.

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    Add that every one I've seen used has fugly pinstriping and 70's-esque airbrush jobs on 'em. :puke1