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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.
My first sport bike. Millenium edition x1.
I MISS MISS MISS THAT BIKE
Thanks for the feedback. My brother is going to look at one tomorrow. This particular bug has bit him hard.
I have never owned a cruiser or a big tourer and have only had a passing interest over the last couple of years. This big Guzzi is a game changer for me as it appeals to me on a much broader level than the (usual) transverse twins. This bike melds a standard with a cruiser with a tourer all with brilliant Italian design and ease of maintenance. Truly a unique machine.
I have one. A Griso SE Black Devil. Got it new 3 months ago and it's got 12000km on it already.
I am in love. The big tourer, the bad ass power cruiser, the ultimate sport-TOURER!
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!
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.
+1 And amazingly, it is lighter than the CB500!?! :eek1
So...Is this a conceptual infatuation, or have you seen one in person? I can't get past the styling.
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.
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?
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...
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.
V Star 650 Classic
Had one back in 2001. Good bike. Traded it on a 2003 1150GS. I wish I still had that GS.
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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.
Why is it sad? Lots of people love their XS650's.
Brochure pix notwithstanding, I'd take either of those Yammies.
Always wanted one but ended up getting a CB750.
Of course, you're right.
I shouldn't let my taste in bikes spoil it for someone else.