What bike do you want today?

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

  1. skortch

    skortch mmm... curvy

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    My most recent dream bike was an '03 Aprilia Mille R, but then I went to a Triumph demo day on Friday and a KTM one a few weeks before. I got to ride some great bikes, KTM 690 singles and 990 twins, Triumph 1050 and 675 triples. Really liked the 690 Duke, Super Duke, Street Triple, and Speed Triple.

    But I lust after this:
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    That 675 triple is the most engaging and exciting engine I've ever experienced. I've ridden a bunch of inline 4s, v4s, twins, and singles. The 1050 triple was great, too, a torque monster but I like engines that can rev a bit more (redline was at least 3000 rpm higher on the smaller engine). I was laughing in my helmet the whole time I was on the bike. Effortless power, telepathic handling, stone-wall brakes, light weight, and the sound... bike heaven.

    Except for the riding position. But going by the title of the thread I'm sure I could handle it for a day. Longer than that I'd go with a Street Triple R and an Arrow pipe and settle in for a nice long-term relationship.
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  2. malott442

    malott442 Loud, yet refreshing

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    I consider it amazing to know someone that knows someone that owns one..... Those things defined expensive!





    Today's want: MMMMHMMMMM

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    If I woke up tomorrow morning terminally ill, I would find a way to ride this bike flat out at Barber's. I'd probably die, but it would be a very nice death in comparison to withering away to nothing.

    Meet the RS3 Cube. 3 cylinders. Pneumatic valves. Formula 1 technology throughout the motor. 225 RWHP+++ ...... Very hard to ride, terrifying even.
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  3. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    My MegaMoto.

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  4. SprintST

    SprintST Been here awhile

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    My fantasy bike of late is an older (15yr+) Africa Twin. I say older because I think that's the only way I could import one into Canada. Maybe it's the thrill of the chase that's got me.
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  5. goezer

    goezer The Traveler

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    THERE, I SAID IT ! Need my Stormtrooper outfit as well.
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  6. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey Been here awhile

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    Same here really. 0% finance on the V and good part-ex swung it. Plus, as I said before, I managed to get a decent test ride on it. :thumb Off to pick it up in an hour.
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  7. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    Just got back from a 150 mile lunch run on this one
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    I just scored a new

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    So I'm cash poor at the moment, but maybe when I recover from the Harley a Shiver might find it's way into the garage, or maybe a Monster, or maybe a DRZ400SM, or maybe........ Hi I'm BigEasy and I'm a bike whore:lol3
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  8. ChrisG19

    ChrisG19 Adventurer

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    Yes please...
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  9. malott442

    malott442 Loud, yet refreshing

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    Only 2 were built, I'll never ride one but I sure would want it, just even for 10 minutes.

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  10. CBBaron

    CBBaron Long timer

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    What I want today.

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    Craig
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  11. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    I've spent a lot of time on one.
    It's a serious giggle and pulls forever.
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  12. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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  13. D-Day

    D-Day n00b

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    This weekend it's been a Honda CRF230L and Yamaha XT250.
    Last week it was a Harley Dyna custom and Kawasaki Versys.
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  14. fivehitsweak

    fivehitsweak Adventurer

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  15. Roadstergal

    Roadstergal Can't touch the ground.

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    I got a Ninja 650R for a great price, took it to Yosemite, and loved it to bits. I turned it into a track bike, and still love it to bits. Now I want a Versys to replace it. I blame my hubby's Weestrom.
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  16. malott442

    malott442 Loud, yet refreshing

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    Today's wet dream: The new Vyrus 987. Supercharged 1098. 194bhp, 155kg. Need I say more?
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  17. basque

    basque Infidel

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  18. basque

    basque Infidel

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  19. malott442

    malott442 Loud, yet refreshing

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    The r1200 is a "magic switch" power plant. I twist my throttle and without a single noise, it launches itself past whatever is annoying me. Sometimes its nice to ride with other guys, I almost forget what a bike sounds like it is so quiet and smooth. I don't have the r though. I have the st, the ugliest cute little abomination that should've never been discontinued.

    And IMO, if I hear bad to the bone in one more motorcycle video I will shoot myself in the face. No offense intended.
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  20. booty0

    booty0 Booger eater

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    Today, I'm thinking I need a lightly used VTR1000F.

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