What's your bike's name?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by VozProto, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. VozProto

    VozProto Type A ADD w/ OCD

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    So I recently had a discussion with a buddy about naming bikes.

    I have been in the superstitious habit of giving all of mine well thought out (or so I think) names once I have had them for a while and give them enough use.

    Is anyone as neurotic about picking the 'right' name for their bikes?

    What have I named my bikes? I'm glad you asked...:D

    In order of ownership:
    1992 Yamaha XJ600 Seca II
    Cricket - she chirped like one when I was on the brakes.

    2003 Yamaha R6 (Sliver/Black)
    Alana - was my first R6 that I lusted after (silver and black) named after the really subdued beautiful girl in my HS

    2000 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
    Samara - named after the girl in the ring cause the bike kept trying to kill me

    1984 Honda XR250 pit bike
    Daisy Duke - Speaks for itself

    2006 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
    Persephone - was a brand new off the floor raven R6 before i tracked her. Reference to the greek mythology story cause of her 'dark' side

    Jezebel - 2002 Yamaha R6 Race Bike
    She got around. 5 friends had her before I did.

    Amelia - 2006 BMW R1200GS
    My first (and dream) adventure bike. Who else to name her after that would be more fitting than one of the most adventurous women in history?
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  2. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    In before all the other KLR owners with "Tweety".
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  3. pineconeMN

    pineconeMN Been here awhile

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    Lili Von Shtupp

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  4. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    Black 09 KLR

    Black Angus.

    I've not named my other bikes.
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  5. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    The 950 Adventure is "Kitty" or the "Katoom"
    and the Hayabusa is known as "Budha"
    The Fiddy is "The inflictor of PAIN" Stupid thing has hurt me more than the other two by about times ten
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  6. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Black Betty (Bam-a-lam!!)

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  7. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    2009 KLR650 - "the mule". It isn't fast, it isn't good looking, but it is somewhat surefooted and (more or less) hauls my fat ass and my stuff anywhere I point it.
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  8. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    R1100 GS... the 1100
    R1150GSA... the silver one
    R80 G/S... the old one
    R80 ST... the new one
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  9. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    Haha!
    +1

    The red one
    The blue one
    The black one
    The yellow one
    The green one
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    My Aprilia Dorsoduro 750, in passionate Italian red, is named after this middleweight Sopranos character:

    Furio
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    He's calm and collected, as Italians go, but he can get things done.
    .
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  11. BykBoy

    BykBoy Meshuganeh

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  12. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    2006 silver Triumph Tiger - the obvious - el Tigre de plata

    the '02 Bonneville was also obvious - Bonny

    The Royal Enfield was "that Indian POS"

    Never named any of the Hondas but called the CB750 "Kips bike" because he sold it to me.

    Have not named the TW yet but I don't know it yet
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  13. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    My wife always names her vehicles. I only name mine if a name really suggests itself. I don't go out of my way to come up with one, and some of them get names and some don't.

    Of my current herd, the Ducati Monster is named "Patina", because she's got one.
    The Heinkel is named "Elroy J" because it has that sort of retro-futuristic look of the Jetsons.
    The Vespa and the Maico and the parts bikes do not have names.

    PhilB
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  14. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    my vstrom 650....... i usually refeer to it as that dirty black thing over there.

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  15. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    My wife started the trend, and now we name everything. Even out indoor plants have names.

    67 Bonnie - Livia
    68 Tiger - Ruby
    73 CB750 - Sophie
    07 Bonnie with a cargo hack - Fanny
    11 Ural Gear Up - Boris

    And the rest of the fleet
    07 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon - Rufus
    10 Kia Soul - Kim-chi
    Brenderup trailer - Uli
    Homebuilt trailer - Rusty

    And the list goes on...

    Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
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  16. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Only the Ducati Streetfighter is named, and is "Sleipnir".

    In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is Odin's 8-legged war horse, and is an appropriate name, considering its performance.
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  17. Phineas Whipsnake

    Phineas Whipsnake Adventurer

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    I call my '11 FJR "The Filthy Whore" , 'cause I rider her hard and she makes me go too fast. Lover her anyway.:evil
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  18. duck

    duck Banned

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    I do name my bikes but in reality I usually refer to them by either their color or model designation.

    I call my K1100LT "The Alien" because of all of the lights I've got on it.

    I call my K1100RS "Kato" because of the action figure I have mounted on it:

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    I call my K75 the "K75F" because it's a Frankenbrick built from the ground up with parts from lord knows how different years and models of K bikes.

    I call my other K1100RS the "$300 bike" because I scored it on CL for $500 and sold the bags for $200 so that was my net cost.

    I call my K1 "The K1."
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  19. Tjocksteffe

    Tjocksteffe I was

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    My buell uly I've named "la moto" and my moto martin is called "martin"!!
    Do I have a fan club yet?
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  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I've had my blue FJR for about two months now, and already have 5,000 miles on her. But she doesn't have a name, yet, though. However, choosing a name is something I seriously ponder when I'm riding.

    Right now I'm trying to decide between "Blue Angel" and "Blue Bomber." Not sure I like either name. Yet. We'll see if one name grows on me, or if something else occurs to me.
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