What happened to "Plain" Standard motorcycles?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wmax351, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    whats suzuki's new obsession about making the back end of the bike one huge exhaust port? The B Kind as well.... wtf?
  2. Taarne

    Taarne Hello World!

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    I do wish you yankees bought more naked bikes. For rather selfish reasons, too. There's a fuckton of standards in Europe, but those that never make it over the pond tend to have a very limited community of riders.

    The Yamaha MT-01 a few replies behind is an excellent example of this. There used to be one English-speaking forum out there for it, but it's been closed down. What remains are a few dutch/french/german forums. As somebody who can only guesstimate his way through those languages, they aren't really an option. I don't consider advrider to be American per se, but I think it's still a good example of the online communities you've built :)

    Another point is that bikes which never make it to the USA tend to naturally have a very limited variety of aftermarket parts. Boo. :(
  3. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Tom-Nor Wannabe Adventurer

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  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    god I love that CB1300.....

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  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    I'm with you on the Suzuki and the Honda. I never liked the swing arm on the Kawasaki, though.
  7. gunnabuild1

    gunnabuild1 Been here awhile

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    So after going through a few pages of this thread,I'm confused are these a standard?
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  8. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    it looks like a standard tro me! :clap
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    D.T. Difficult but useful

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  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I kinda like that thing even thought it just appears to be a sportbike with no fairing....

    technically it's a standard, I suppose. Looks like fun!
  11. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I love that Kawasaki, if it were green. It looks a lot like the '83 Eddie Lawson Replica I wanted so badly back then.

    Has anyone considered the first gen Yamaha V-Max? It's basically a standard, on steroids.
  12. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    It has an awfully long wheelbase, but does appear to have standard ergos.

    I just acquired one of these:

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    I think it counts.
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    Yes,please! I'll take one of each.
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    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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  17. mrbreeze

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    it doesn't allow for a centerstand.
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    Lots of KTM European Hard Parts on this bike: Saddle, tails cap, side panels, rearsets, exhaust, crash bars, rad guards, hand guards. Hope the parts are also available in the US!
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    the header looks like it got confused as to where it was supposed to go

    :lol3
  20. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Hmm...tuned exhaust? It looks better with the EU/Akra chin spoiler over the expansion / cat.