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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    That is cool. I'm normally immune to blinded out choopers, but as long as the subject came up:

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  2. wldct69

    wldct69 Been here awhile

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    SUPERDUKE!! I want this bike today because I moved to Denver from Phx and the bike is still in Phx. Picking it up in a month and riding it up.


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  3. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    Seeing how I might end up in FL within a year - F6B. So expensive though...

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  4. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    OMFG!
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    Whoever did this to a Shadow should be killed with extreme prejudice!
  5. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yep. Unless they had an engine sitting around from a crashed out bike or something.

    I recoiled in horror anyway. Not my cup o tea.
  6. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Been having fantasies about a trumpet scrambler lately. I currently have a 1200GS and obviously its an extremely capable motorcycle. Only problem is, it's not cool. It has zero cool factor. Oh well, the grass is always greener.
  7. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Yeah, let's see... take a great classic engine and let's see how we can waste it in a totally useless chassis....

    1" of rear suspension travel. Check. A terrible "springer" front suspension with no damping. Check. An extreme steering head angle that makes it steer like a heavily loaded wheelbarrow. Check. A useless butt wedge of a seat. Check. What appears to be cable actuated bake calipers from a bicycle. Check. Forward controls, combined with an extreme forward placement of clip-ons for a back wrenching riding position. Check. A head light that only lights up the rear of the front tire. Check. No apparent means of chain adjustment. Check. Nice wheels, a small, long, sleek tank and pretty black paint,. Check.

    Yep, we have a winning combination! :clap If we're trying to build a piece of livingroom sculpture/trailer queen show bike, and not a REAL motorcycle...

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  8. Mulewright

    Mulewright Old Fart/Journeyman

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    While technicly interesting, I agree:huh
  9. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    I am REALLY wanting this Bike today!

    2014 Bolt from Yamaha
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  10. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    Yeah, what the hell, why not one of these today.

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  11. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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  12. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yep. I'm digging the green R-Spec, but I like how clean the white looks.
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  13. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    after saturday's demo rides, i want both of these in my garage, for their obvious intended purposes.

    victory hardball
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    really annoying discovery about my bonneville vs the R1...bonneville makes 65 hp at the crank, and needs valve re-lashes every 12k miles. R1 makes 180+/- at the crank, and needs valve re-lashes every 26k miles. fuck you, triumph. resting on your laurels much?
  14. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    I'm diggin' this version of the Bolt

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  15. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Jonesin' BAD for new leftover 2012 KTM 990 Adventure. At $13K before you start dealing, they seem like a lot of bike for the dough. My perfect stable would be the 990 and the street legal 500 KTMs.
  16. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    And the really crazy part is I would actually ride it...regularly. I'm odd like that and I'd probably really enjoy it.
  17. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    oh and for today this awesome collaboration between Radical Ducati and Dragon TT
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  18. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Comparing a Bonneville to an R1 :rofl

    Talk about annoying. :1drink

    That Bolt looks good but for the price you can get the one they copied (if you can find one) and it will hold its value much better. Either way, FUN bikes. I wish I were not so damn tall.

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  19. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The only comparison was the frequency of valve checks. Both are DOHC shim-and-bucket systems. The bikes themselves weren't being compared.
  20. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    well, I am not so damn tall, but I am too big for either the Iron or the Bolt, I'm sure. I see your point about the Iron, but I can tell you the HD dealers around here are all about gouging their customers. They may be close to the same MSRP (I'm not sure) but Harley will not come off their price and Yamaha will. And anytime the HD dealer has a model that is in demand, he is probably adding $1000 or more to the price tag just because he knows people are dumb enough to pay it. And if you have a trade, he's going to offer you way less than wholesale for it. And if your still dumb enough to go to the sales manager's office, there's going to be a big fat doc fee added to the cost of the bike. The last time I check, the local HD guy was demanding $600 just to do paperwork.