What bike do you want today?

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

  1. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    This.

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  2. enkil

    enkil Been here awhile

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    How about these...

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  3. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    Agreed. The purest motorcycle. Ever.
  4. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    the bike i want today is mine. wish i was out riding today.

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  5. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    There are so many, but as of recent it would have to be this monster, though I realize I have no where close to the experience needed to handle this bike

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  6. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    I was going past a Yamaha dealer a few weeks ago and noticed the Yamaha demo truck was there so I stopped to kill a little time. I ended up riding a Super Tenere and an FZ8 since that was the two bikes that I figured I actually come the closest to riding. They also had a V-Max there to demo and I was tempted just to see what it was like.

    Now, I'm not one to knock the object of another's desire, but the V-Max never did it for me personally. BUT, I couldn't resist my curiosity, so I did swing a leg over the demo for a feel at least. I must admit that I was VERY pleasantly surprised with the feel of the bike. Just walking around a looking at the bike I had the impression of size and weight. I t just looked to be big and unwieldy. But once in the saddle it suddenly felt much smaller. Then when I hefted it off the side stand, expecting it to be a chore, again, I was pleasantly surprised with a bike that felt much smaller, lighter and more agile than I ever expected.

    Still kicking myself for not test riding it instead of one of the others. :cry

    It's still not my cup of tea from a styling perspective, but it's possible that I may have enjoyed riding it much more than I would have ever suspected from just looking at them.
  7. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Long timer

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    This thread, and others that are similar, are very cool to me. I get a big kick out of other inmates passion about bikes that I wouldn't (or haven't) given a second look at.

    My wife asked me an interesting question: You can have any bike you want, free of charge. The rub is that is has to be the one and only street bike you have for the next five years. Any and all other street legal bikes you have have to go as part of the deal. Do you take the new bike?

    I love the SMT, and the RC8, the BMW HP2 Sport, etc. But I'm really not sure that I would take the deal...
  8. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    She had me at "free of charge." I'd get a Road Glide. I could be happy for five years on one.
  9. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Yeah, I'm not really a wheeler, dealer type anyway when it comes to motorcycles. I MIGHT be able to find one bike that I could be happy with for 5 years. BUT, she lost me on getting rid of the bikes I already have. Nah, can't get rid of the pristine '84 RZ350, nor the '76 CB400F SS, or even my '93 Ducati 900SS. They don't get ridden but I don't think I could let them go for just a new appliance, no matter how cool it might be.

    Then again, there was a time that I really enjoyed going out into the garage on a beautiful Sat. or Sun. morning and the biggest problem I had was deciding which bike to ride that day. Variety really is the spice of life for me I guess and I while I know that my main ride now (R1150GS) satisfies most of my needs in a bike, I still like to have a choice of being able to scratch a different itch.

    Nah, I'd have to say no deal...
  10. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    I thought the same thing when I saw the 1st gen, but then I saw the 2nd gen and my opinion flipped
  11. Gadget Girl

    Gadget Girl Been here awhile

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    I've got a serious case of MBS. Including the two I usually ride there's a total of 7 bikes in the stable. Sorry, the spousal unit would go before the bikes. It's obvious that he/she doesn't understand a major passion in my life.
  12. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Yep, that pretty well sums it up for me too.... :thumb
  13. azza

    azza n00b

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    Hey I was talking to this bloke who had a big orange KTM at the servo the other day and when he filled it up he had put in 31 liters of fuel, he said it has 2 - 22 litre fuel takes, does anyone know what that model is called?
  14. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    DONE! lol I dont have the time or money for more than one right now so Id definitely take the deal
  15. kirb

    kirb should be out riding

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    Sounds like an Adventure model with Aqualine safari tanks:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767390&highlight=club
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    I just saw the Softail Slim tonight and I really like the looks of it :tb
  17. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I saw one of these in real life and was struck by the line of the thing, far prettier than the usual GS and Sertan and Dakar sort-of off road versions. The only handicap, I see is a two gallon tank. I have no use for this machine but what a great ride it looks to be.
  18. NONo443

    NONo443 Been here awhile

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    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/...hallenge-same-as-049-0131-except-TUV-approved
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8717713&postcount=2324
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6810253&postcount=1031

    :deal
  19. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Today? This '02 Moto Guzzi California Stone turned rat bike I test rode earlier today.

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    Torque is a wonderful thing!
  20. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    ^^^those make me weak in the knees too. i really liked the crossbones, wonderful ergos for us tall people. now if it had brakes that were not made of cheese...