What bike do you want today?

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

  1. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Gonna get one of these Tues. Still not sure which. Head says the little Versys, the heart says, the Duc, the Duc, the Duc...

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    WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO..... Any advice? tp dd50
  2. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    My advice: Street Triple.

    I sold my Monster when I got a Striple. They are great bikes.
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  3. fldfcnscsnss

    fldfcnscsnss Been here awhile

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    Crazy. I just saw the pic. Good looking bike. Then I thought to myself, those look just like the pipes on the Scout...maybe not quite as large in relation to the bike, but almost identical.
  4. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    and looking at those tyres - whoever has been riding it has been having a lot of fun
  5. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Noticed that too. But that's what the bike was created for, or so I've been told. tp

    Good idea, but the Duc is costing me only $4600 USD OTD, and there are NO STR's around for that little bit of money. Actually told the sales friend I wanted both bikes, but need to trade in a cruiser he sold me earlier this year. A loss in $ to me, but the cruiser just hasn't worked out. Guess we will see next Tuesday, when they open again. tp
  6. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    The same I've wanted for many years...
    Yamaha MT-01
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  7. Socalstrom

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  8. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    I've been riding my wife's 300 for 6 weeks while my Ducati has been in the shop trying to trace an electrical issue down. :bluduh

    The X300 is not quite as fun as the Ducati (:doh), but it isn't in the shop either, so there's that. :lol3
    Can't complain about the 60mpg either. :clap
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  9. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    The title of this thread should be "what bike do you want with this breath?" I change my mind multiple times a day!

    Right now I'm having a bit of a love affair with my R1100GS. Plus I'm kicking around the idea of doing a bit of a resto-mod on her (with some parts from unit garage), so the R1100GS is safe.

    Every time I think about swapping my XSR900 for something else, I ride it and it pastes a grin on my face that takes a while to fade, and end up getting off of the XSR thinking I'll keep it.

    I think I need to figure out what it is that I want my bikes to do. Because depending on which stage of a breath I'm in, I may be thinking that any one of the following bikes are perfect:

    - Kawasaki Versys X300
    - Kawasaki Versys 650LT
    - Kawasaki Versys 1000LT
    - Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
    - Honda CRF250L Rally
    - BMW F800GS Adventure
    - BMW R1200GS
    - Triumph Bonneville Bobber
    - Triumph Street Scrambler

    I think my basic problem is this: I want a bike that does everything well and is sexy AF to my eyes. I know the R1200GS does everything well, but it is not sexy AF, but it IS expensive AF.

    Since people come here for the pics, I'll post up my bikes (the XSR and R100GS), and what I'm kicking around doing to my R1100GS.

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  10. Rick G

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    No brainer. Get the Duc!

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  11. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    A modern version of this, because I can't afford these ones. I'd love to see Indian build one.

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  12. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    It is beautiful, but what it would cost Indian for R&D and tooling, ROI would allow only a few like Jay Leno to be able to afford one. And he probably has a couple original ones already. It would be a blast to ride a modern day version though... tp
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    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Maybe I'm getting old but I could see myself on one of these with some saddlebags.
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  14. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    With the Dynas now gone, this may be the option for those who still want exposed dual shocks. Really like the example that "soldierboy" is desiring for his BMW. That GS is COOL. tp
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    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I could see one being built for around $40k, which is pretty much as much as I'd go for a bike. Jay Leno does have an Indian 4.

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    Great looking mod. Dear I say better than the urban GS based on the R9T? Looks more 'real' in a way. However I looked into those unit garage kits and they are expensive! Is this using the original tank? That might keep the price down. The unit garage kit for the R1200R (making it look like a 70s boxer) has a tank swap, or a some sort of 'faux' tank over the original one, making everything look rather boxy. Which the 1100GS kit does not, it really looks like the natural progression of the famous R90GS.

    Great build idea!
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  19. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    I definitely prefer
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    to the one you posted above. The proportions are all off in that one, plus the alloy frame doesn't work for me at all. I could go for the Kawasaki green though, as well as some sort of nice 4 into 4 exhaust.
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  20. paquo

    paquo Been here awhile

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    Uh ....decide what you want before you decide when you are going to get it. Who knows maybe weds you want something totally different