What bike do you want today?

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

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Did you see how they were riding it?
    70-90mph bouncing off the limiter all the time. You can see that in the 1000ps video. MCN somewhat too.
  4. buck80mph

    buck80mph "Power Junkie"

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  5. PeteN95

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    Yep, some people like dogs other than Corgis too?! :lol3 (but not me)
  6. Thumperama

    Thumperama RIP Husaberg

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    I still want one of these ......today, tomorrow, and next week...
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  7. ADK

    ADK ____

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  8. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    After 40+ years of riding, I've come to the conclusion that 750 cc is my personal sweet spot. That given, my choice is pretty limited these days, & comes down to the evergreen GSX-R 750. I'd love to get one in classic blue & white. I think that some bar risers (or maybe Heli bars), a new seat, peg lowering, & some sort of small luggage rack in the rear. (That may have to be custom fabbed) would largely solve the ergo problems & give me a real sport-tourer.
  9. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I don't understand why all the sport tourers have to be so big. I want a one person bike without all the electronic extras. I don't need a stereo or GPS or electronic suspension, etc. I was thinking of maybe making a sport tourer out of a Street Triple. Good luck with the GSXR.
  10. kconville

    kconville Avant Guard Dog

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    Most dogs are cool, some exceptional, but Corgis rule!

    This is Katy

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    Sorry for the off-topic, I'm easily distracted. Back to bikes...
  11. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    Agreed. Corgis are great. Our Freddie is corgi/beagle, so he rules too...only half as well.
  12. jas67

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    I like dogs. They are cute and all, but, back to the topic :D

    Today, I want a V7 Special in the black & orange 750S3 livery that is currently available in Europe. I am indeed planning on trading my V7 Classic on one when they become available.
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  13. buck80mph

    buck80mph "Power Junkie"

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  14. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Depending on where you are, they are around. Probably just a custom paint job, but Pro Italia in Glendale (more or less) has had a couple - one in green and one like the photo.

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  15. HighFructose

    HighFructose Banned

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    i want an old fart super bike, 2013 14r with ABS please....

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    Yep, here are Nash and Luc, but they have tails!

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  18. PeteN95

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    How about +100cc and - one cylinder? The new FZ-09 is an 850 triple and probably has similar power to a 750 four, but with better torque. It would take a little work to be a sport tourer, but no more than the GSXR. Here is a photo shop possibility with bags and shield.

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  19. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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  20. kconville

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    Assuming I have my Guzzi California Touring by now, today I've got a serious hankerin' for a Scrambler just like this:

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