What bike do you want today?

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

  1. wyno

    wyno Griso 1200

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    Flyinace1,
    I have one. A Griso SE Black Devil. Got it new 3 months ago and it's got 12000km on it already.
    Mike
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Amen.
  3. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    I am in love. The big tourer, the bad ass power cruiser, the ultimate sport-TOURER!
  4. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Today the Yamaha FZ-09 has grabbed me by the balls & is pulling hard. Just bought my Daughter a CB 500 F, so I won't be in the market for a new bike for at LEAST a year but, when the day finally comes I haven't seen ANYTHING currently on the market that would keep an FZ-09 out of my garage. Currently filling up a piggy bank that's labeled FZ-09! :clap
  5. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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    Wow, that is cool alright. Amazing amount of motorcycle for the money, it looks like Yamaha is out to own that segment.

    The FZ 09 looks like the ideal real world sport bike.
  6. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    +1 And amazingly, it is lighter than the CB500!?! :eek1
  7. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    So...Is this a conceptual infatuation, or have you seen one in person? I can't get past the styling.
  8. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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    Of course Mr. Spikes will speak for himself, but from my POV it isn't too offensive.
    The headlight can be changed, the erector set out back can be eliminated, and the color highlights on the wheels be painted over. Then it would be about on a par with most of it's contemporaries, of which none are going to win any beauty contests.

    I'd get the red one.
  9. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Great looking bike. Is it just me, or does it bear some resemblance to a TDM 950 - a beefier TDM perhaps?

    I wonder what a flat plane triple sounds like?
  10. basque

    basque Infidel

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    Not even a little bit. I've always loved the bike, but after sitting on one today, I feel like I owe it to my heirs to buy one before they stop making them. Shitty weather is fast-approaching the NE and I'm still trying to justify buying it immediately if not sooner... :lol3

    Remove a couple of cheesy stickers, the rear fender, and you've got a timeless, all-the-power-and-performance-that-I-realistically-will-ever-need-in-the-street, looker that will always turn heads and make you smile.

    And yes, it took entirely too long to insert all those hyphens.
  11. ADK

    ADK .......................

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    V Star 650 Classic :freaky
  12. Mknpwr

    Mknpwr Have you seen my bike?

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    Had one back in 2001. Good bike. Traded it on a 2003 1150GS. I wish I still had that GS.

    Sent from my rotary dial phone
  13. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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  14. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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    The caption with that XS650 reads "Distinctly Styled" but looks looks very much like an RD350 from the same era. Is the point of posting that scan from a brochure your way of saying that's the bike you want today? Kinda sad.

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  15. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Why is it sad? Lots of people love their XS650's.
  16. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Brochure pix notwithstanding, I'd take either of those Yammies.
  17. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    Always wanted one but ended up getting a CB750.

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  18. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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    Of course, you're right.
    I shouldn't let my taste in bikes spoil it for someone else.
  19. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    At first sight the looks didn't do anything for me either way. After reading the September issue of Cycleworld, I thought it was dead sexy & the coolest new bike in all of Japanese motorcycling. However, I just read on the FZ-09 thread that it gets 33.8 mpg. I find that hard to believe but, if it's true I'll be looking for something else. :cry

    The 2013 690 Duke on page 18 of the same issue may be down on power from the FZ but, it's lighter & would probably make better time on the twisties here in hill country. $1,000 more but, it gets 57 mpg. with the cycleworld crew flogging it much harder than I would. :clap
  20. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    I think when Yamaha said "distinctly Styled" they felt it could be applied to any of their bikes. The RD 350 & XS 650 are both good (IMO) looking bikes. I like the styling of the RD better but, only because it reminds me (just a bit) of my old GT 380. (sorry no photo, my psycho ex wife destroyed the only two pix I had of it cuz there were girls in the photos)